Site: Growing up Healthy
Position: Program Coordinator
Location: Northfield, MN
Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
Education: BA from Carleton College, class of 2012, major in Art History and Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies
A learning or work experience that changed me: Helping kids write and perform a musical about the benefits of diversity and cooperation.
Why did you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps? I truly believe in the importance of feeling community connectedness for personal well-being and overall good health. When I was in college I had the opportunity to work with Growing Up Healthy and learn about their role in building a healthier Rice County. Not only did I learn about this specific organization, but also about the potential power and passion available on college campuses. Working as a VISTA with College Health Corps is an excellent opportunity to deepen my knowledge of the social determinants of health while engaging a population full of potential.
Inspirational person/quote: Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions. – Michel Foucault
One word that best describes me: Passionate
Place I would most like to visit: Vienna, Austria ( I did my senior thesis on Viennese artists)
Favorite food(s): Ice Cream
Favorite holiday: Passover
One thing I can’t live without: Coffee and a good book
Hobbies: Technical Theater, Cooking
In 5 years I would like to be: Working as a healthcare professional (of some sort) living somewhere I’ve never lived before.