I love being a part of something greater than myself. Getting to learn about the admirable work that’s being done while continuing to improve upon our AmeriCorps programs is the best part of my job. Prior to working at ServeMinnesota, I served two years in AmeriCorps and then became the Program Director for CTEP. I believe service allows us to shape our world through participatory action and evidence-based programming. My favorite service moments were when participating in or facilitating the AmeriCorps pledge. It’s a uniting moment at the beginning of each service year in which members recite their pledge to service for the year and promise that when “Faced with apathy, I will take action.”
A fun fact about me is I completed the YWCA’s all women’s triathlon in 2011. It took me three months to train and was really rewarding. I would definitely do it again!