Service-Learning Team Manager
Year/major/minor(s): Third Year, English/Secondary Education
Hometown: Port Chester, NY
Did you find S-L, or did S-L find you?
S-L found me the first semester of my freshman year when I took Professor Attwood’s class, Education in the Community! It was s-love at first sight when I began to volunteer at 826 Boston and work with some really incredible, really creative, and really fun young people!
What S-L classes have you taken?
Education in the Community.
What S-L classes have you TA’d for?
Education in the Community, College Writing, and Human Rights in the 21st Century.
What is your favorite memory relating to service-learning?
Last semester, my student Ryan fell in love with s-learning, so he decided to work with his site coordinator to arrange a special treat for his students. He took his entire cycling team to his service site, the Hurley After School program, to show the kids safe ways to ride, how biking can be used for exercise, and some cool tricks too! The kids loved the experience and had a ball, and even sent Ryan some lovely, hand-drawn thank you cards!
What would be your biggest advice for a first-time service-learning student?
Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone! Sometimes service will require you to take on roles that you’ve never stepped into, or work with people whose backgrounds and lives are entirely different than yours. Embrace that! By stepping out of your comfort zone, you get to build on your skillset and learn to see the world from new perspectives… aka, what s-learning is all about!
If you were a television character, who would you be and why?
According to my best friends, I would be Chris Trager from Parks and Rec ’cause I always try to be aggressively positive, even when I’m super stressed, ’cause I know I’m also #blessed!
What has been your favorite meal you’ve had at an S-L SL meeting?
Pasta from Lilly’s 😀
What’s a fun fact about you?
I can touch my tongue to my nose!