Position: Community Health Program Coordinator
Location: Duluth, MN
Hometown: Owatonna, MN
Education: Bachelor of Social Work- University of Wisconsin- River Falls
A learning or work experience that changed me: In my first year with CHC I learned a lot about sustainable gardening, and the importance of fresh, unprocessed foods in a persons diet. Through further education on different topics surrounding the issue of healthy food, and participation in local good-food initiatives I’ve become dedicated to educating others on the harmful effects of bad foods, sugars, and chemicals, and the positive effects of a whole foods diet.
Why did you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps? I chose to continue my service with AmeriCorps VISTA and the College Health Corps because I believe that change happens in a lot of different ways, but nothing changes if you don’t work for it. I would like to continue making my community a healthier place, and a more desirable living environment, and I am able to work towards those goals as a VISTA as well as expand my knowledge base and have an opportunity to connect with other community members who are passionate about similar ideas.
Inspirational person/quote: “Life is too short to be in a hurry”
“The best journeys answer the questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask”
One word that best describes me: Quirky
Place I would most like to visit: Germany- to spend time with my foreign exchange “brother”
Favorite food(s): Pesto, nectarines, fruit/vegetable smoothies, Quinoa
Favorite holiday: Earth Day
One thing I can’t live without: Respect
Hobbies: Cooking, Bowling, going to art fairs, painting/crafting
In 5 years I would like to be: A Masters of Social Work graduate working in the community organization and social change field