I first joined iACT in September 2011 as part of my AmeriCorps service. I specifically asked the AmeriCorps Program Director to place me here because I knew in my heart that iACT was where I should be. I was placed at iACT to help recruit and manage volunteers, as well as teach a few ESL classes. Over time, I was given more responsibilities and more input in the management of the Refugee Program. I was asked to be part of the iACT staff near the end of my AmeriCorps term, which was a blessing. In the time that I worked for iACT as an AmeriCorps service member, I realized how much I loved what I was doing and how perfect the job was for me. Now that I am on the staff, I can only see things getting better and my relationships with everyone going deeper. After I earned my MA in Anthropology, I knew that I really wanted to apply the knowledge and skills I learned in graduate school. I also knew that I’d rather change the world than just learn about it. Since two of my passions are understanding culture and helping people, I knew that iACT would be the ideal place for me to apply what I learned and indulge in my passions at the same time.
Role Models: My grandfather and Grace Jones. My grandfather has taught me how to be patient, caring, and shrewd. Grace Jones has taught me how to be fierce, unique, and bold. These are characteristics that define who I am today and influence the decisions that I make.
Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke
Favorite Food: FRENCH FRIES!!
Favorite spam subject line: “Congratulations! You won $2000. Click here to claim prize.”
In my fridge you will find: Juice, jam, beer, butter, and garlic.
In a movie of my life, I would be portrayed by: Issa Rae for the younger years, and Angela Bassett for my later years.
Little Known Fact: I can wiggle my ears and nose without touching them. I am an enthusiast of Game Theory.
Super Power: Speaking (and understanding) every language.
Quote: “I think I need to start using my Big Stick [Diplomacy].”
Others can do but I cannot: Say “no”.