Eleanor Love

"I want to spend my gap year personally interacting with people in need while gaining a better understanding of the specific healthcare challenges faced by the local community."

Educational Background: Graduated from the University of Virginia in biomedical engineering.

Host Site: Health Navigator at Action Wellness

Why did you join National Health Corps?
I want to spend my gap year personally interacting with people in need while gaining a better understanding of the specific healthcare challenges faced by the local community.
 
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I hope to go to medical school.

Tell us about an employment, service, or research experience that was important to you.
I love teaching music lessons. For years, I've taught piano and violin lessons, and I enjoy working one-on-one with children, creating my own lessons, and actively sharing my love of music. Teaching has been a steady part of my life throughout high school and college, and I look forward to carrying it on as I move forward.
 
What first sparked your interest in community service?
I'm inspired by those who selflessly give back, including a friend of mine who left behind a legacy of community service when she passed away unexpectedly. I think of her as I strive to incorporate community service into my daily life, whether it's through organized volunteering or small acts of kindness.
 
What about Philadelphia excites you the most?
Watching rowing regattas on the Schuylkill.
 
What is your favorite food?
Watermelon!

Hometown: Arlington, VA