Morgan may not be comfortable bragging about her work as one of Omaze’s campaign coordinators, but we’re going to go ahead and do it for her. A theater nerd to the core, Morgan came to our company because she wanted to make a difference in the world through the creative process. You can find her on Instagram at @herecomeshoneymomo. Trust us, you won’t regret taking a look.
What do you do at Omaze?
I work with our partners to help make campaigns happen.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part is to update the charity on how the campaign is doing and be excited with them about how much was raised. We tell them how much we raised, then ask them what that translates to. It’s been really cool to hear them say “we can send this many kids to the theater who wouldn’t have had access otherwise.”
What’s the most fulfilling moment you’ve had while working at Omaze?
One of my favorite moments was when I was at our Ty Burrell shoot and some kids from Kids In The Spotlight came to the set. Kids In The Spotlight teaches filmmaking skills to foster youth. We were able to have those kids come to the shoot and take a part in the creation of our content. [Our head of production] Aaron taught them how to use the cameras. That was awesome to see because, not only did we get to see the kids we were benefiting in person, but we also saw how much Ty cared about the cause before the campaign even launched. It was inspiring.
Is there a particular cause that you’re passionate about?
I have a few. One is raising awareness of prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. You should read the Washington Post article that just came out about Ovarian cancer. It’s tough to read but also very important to read.
Another cause I’m passionate about is religious literacy. I wish there were more programs to educate people about world religions. I think a huge source of intolerance and fear is a basic lack of understanding about other cultures and religions. Harvard just opened up an online religious literacy program that’s free for people to check out.
What were you doing before working at Omaze?
I grew up in Miami. It’s a weird place. You don’t realize how weird it is until you leave it. Career-wise, growing up, I wanted to be an actress. As I got older, I became more realistic and wanted to go to law school so I could become a writer and actress on Law & Order.
What advice would you give to your high school self?
“The world doesn’t care if you’re awesome at physics.” Because I’m not. At all.
I know you love Broadway. What excites you about musicals?
A few things. The first is the ability to listen to a soundtrack and watch the entire show in your head. You have to pay for a ticket once, but then you can see it again and again. As someone who attempted theater when I was a young warthog, I really respect the amount of work that goes into all of it. The picture below is from when I insisted on having my face superimposed onto Broadway Playbills for my Bat Mitzvah centerpieces.