Educational background: Currently on gap year from Brown University, studying applied math and economics
What is your title and role at your host site?
Nutrition educator at Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, assisting with pantry operations, coordination volunteers, and creating nutritional education materials
Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
To gain experience and knowledge about how to improve public health through hands-on service. I hope to go into health policy in the future, and I want to experience the direct service interactions that make macro-level changes possible
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I hope to have a better sense of how factors (such as access to nutrition) outside of the traditional healthcare setting shape people’s health
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
Return to Brown to finish my undergrad
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully in grad school for either public health or economics, working towards a career in health policy