My first year in AmeriCorps, I served with AmeriCorps VISTA at Davenport University and Grand Rapids Public Schools doing College Access and Success. It was something I sort of fell into on accident. A wonderful friend of mine from Grand Valley, Kanyn Doan, applied to be a College Adviser with AdviseMI, but unfortunately I was too late to apply, so I ended up finding the position with AC VISTA. After my year with VISTA, I got a position with AdviseMI and I am now finishing up my third year as an AmeriCorps member, and I couldn't be more proud of the service I have done and the communities I have impacted. I have been so grateful for the amazing leadership I have experienced from my supervisors at AC VISTA, Davenport, AdviseMI/MCAN, and Belding, as well as my fellow college advisers at MCAN. They encouraged me to take my position at Belding High School and continue in a second year with AdviseMI. They have all constantly encouraged, supported, and guided me when I needed it most and left me with a whole network of people I can call colleagues and friends. I don't think I would have made it through my years of service without each one of these extraordinary groups of people.
Something you love to do and or most people don't know about you:
I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit fan!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go:
My grandma is from Malta, so I would love to travel to there one day and experience it!