Archive for September 7th, 2012
I lived in the Philly suburbs in Pennsylvania for my entire life (until now!), and recently graduated from Muhlenberg College with degrees in Psychology and Political Science. My passion for ending homelessness was sparked on a poverty-focused advocacy trip to DC, and I have since dedicated myself to the cause. Academically, I researched housing policies and completed a senior thesis on perceptions of homelessness.
In the Allentown, Pennsylvania community, I interned at the Sixth Street Shelter where I later began a tutoring program for adult residents. I am very excited about this opportunity to serve as the assistant to the Alliance’s President, Nan Roman, as well as help out with policy outreach through working on the Alliance’s strategic advocacy campaigns!
I am very grateful to be working with a team that has such a vast wealth of knowledge about the issue of homelessness, and am excited to begin working with other advocates as well! In my free time, I enjoy ethnic food, theater, and any activity involving good conversations with people.
So far, I am really enjoying living in DC, (particularly all of the events and how accessible everything is here)! I look forward to further exploring all that my new home, the capital city, has to offer!