What you enjoy about your position?
I enjoy being able to use my knowledge, skills, and time to provide much needed education to refugees in my community. It feels like I am doing important work. Often while they are learning from me, I am learning from them as well. The people I have met in this role have opened up so many different avenues of my life to explore, and I am so grateful for that. I also enjoy that I get to hear from my VISTA team-members how dedicated and enthusiastic they are for community service. They inspire me!
Something you love to do and or most people don't know about you?
I love reading and writing about social justice issues. I would love to write a book one day. My VISTA service has inspired this passion as well because I have learned so much from the people I serve!
What or who inspired you to join Americorps?
I originally wasn’t very inspired to join AmeriCorps. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after I graduated and I wanted to learn about nonprofit work. I became inspired when I learned about all that my organization does for refugees. My inspiration continued to grow as I spent time working on my project, and I am so glad I made the decision to serve!
Why would you recommend Americorps?
I would recommend AmeriCorps because it is fulfilling to work with people who are putting GOOD into the world, especially during a time when it feels like there is so much negativity. It feels right to be making something better for someone, even in a small way.