"After looking into NHC I felt it was a great opportunity for me to get out of my home state and help make a difference in the community."
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin
Educational background: BA Health, Human Performances and Recreation emphasis. Minor: Health Promotion.
Host Site: YMCA Clay County
What is your title and role at your host site? YFFL (Youth Fit For Life) Coordinator. I will be implementing initiatives to students in Clay County to improve their physical fitness and their nutritional education for an improved wellbeing .
Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program? I joined the National Health Corps because I wanted to take time after graduation and try something new. After looking into NHC I felt it was a great opportunity for me to get out of my home state and help make a difference in the community. Also I thought this would be a good experience and stepping stone for what I do after my service.
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service? I am hoping to have a positive impact on the community members that I serve as well as learn as much as I possibly can from NHC.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service? I plan to find a career in public health or something related.
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years? In 5 years I see myself with a career in something health related or maybe pursuing a master’s degree in something health related.