As a member of the Research & Development Department, I work with a team of people dedicated to using evaluation and data analytics in their projects. My role gives me ongoing opportunities to support AmeriCorps tutors, coaches and program staff. In my experience, service involves people collaborating with one another to make the world an easier place to live in! A favorite memory centers upon the 2003 Minnesota PeaceJam, when as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, I stood in a packed auditorium, hearing Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams exchange stories with high-school-age youth — a soul-tingling moment!
My proudest non-work achievement has to be when I volunteered at KFAI, a community radio station. I was the producer of a weekly hour-long webcast series which featured host Collin Robinson, who lived in Liverpool.