What or who inspired you to join AmeriCorps:
I’d started thinking about wanting to participate in service through AmeriCorps when my older brother served as a VISTA. It wasn’t until I was in graduate school and my friend, Autumn, and I were talking about AdviseMI that I realized I really wanted to serve. The way Autumn talked about serving her students and the impact service had on her, I knew I wanted to apply.
Something you love to do and or most people don't know about you:
I love to play and listen to music. I have been playing both the drums and guitar for over 12 years and it’s one of my favorite ways to process and take a mental break.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go:
There is a very long list, but I’ve always wanted to go to Chile and hike through a bunch of their national parks, like Archipelago Juan Fernandez National Park, Chiloe National Park, and Easter Island. There are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful and unique parks and hiking trails, and opportunities to experience history and culture through archaeology and paleontology, and I think it would just be an incredible experience.