make the world a better place
Growing up, my grandmother brought me along as she taught English to children from Vietnam, encouraging me to play with the kids and help them with their conversational skills. She also baked Christmas cookies for my brothers and me to decorate for the local homeless shelter.
I was also active in Girl Scouts from a young age and was lucky enough to have troop leaders who were passionate about following the Girl Scout Law- especially about making the world a better place. We repainted a temporary housing apartment, collected art supplies for the kids who lived at the shelter, and spent many hours cleaning up public parks and campsites.
These experiences planted a seed in my heart to offer help where I can. Most of my volunteer work centers around environmental concerns and youth development.
Where can you plant seeds of hope in your community?
You can find me:
- Currently serving as Conservation Chair for the Northwest Iowa Group of the Sierra Club
- Currently managing a Soil Health Test Plot at the Agape Community Garden in Sioux City, Iowa
- Prior volunteer work with the Girl Scouts of America includes Troop Leader, Service Unit Manager, Cookie Chair, and Task Force Member for the Conservation of Camp Joy Hollow.
A few non-profits I’ve helped recently through Catch a Fire
Assisting the team at Northwest Natural Resource Group in updating their website and taking advantage of WordPress features.
In progress: assisting Colorado Food & Farm Alliance in customizing their Google workspace to ensure smooth flow of projects and ease in sharing specific assets with member farms.