Position: Graduate Advisor for the Center for Community Service
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
What is your role on ASB Exec?
I have the privilege of serving as the Graduate Advisor for the Center of Community Service and ASB.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
I am very excited about the variety of trips that Auburn students have the opportunity to experience this year! We have covered a variety of different issues and are venturing to new locations, so I cannot wait to see what these experiences have in store for ASB participants.
What made you do ASB in the first place?
Although ASB is included in my job description, I chose to participate in the program as an undergraduate and prior to beginning my assistantship with the Center for Community Service. As a junior at Auburn, I decided to participate in the spring break trip that worked with individuals with disabilities, because I wanted to have a positive effect on those in need during my spring break. I wanted to feel fulfilled and accomplished and I had heard so many wonderful things about the trip that took place before that I knew my college experience would not be complete if I did not partake in an ASB trip.
What trips have you participated in the past?
Individuals with Disabilities Spring 2010, Children with Terminal Illnesses Winter 2011, Community Development Spring 2012 in Costa Rica, Food Insecurity Winter 2012
What is your favorite ASB memory?
Honestly I cannot pinpoint one ASB memory that has been my favorite. Every ASB experience that I have had has been incredible and has taught me so much about others and the importance of the fulfillment that is experienced when you give of yourself to others.
What is one thing you learned on an ASB trip?
Throughout my involvement with ASB both as a student and an advisor, I have learned that positively impacting those in need is one of the greatest joys in life. I have learned that I desire to continue to lead a service-minded life and be an active citizen in my community.
How has ASB impacted your college career? Has ASB changed your life trajectory?
Much like I said before, ASB has changed my life and made me realize the importance of working towards the greater good of mankind. It has encouraged me to continue down a career path that includes serving others and continuing to be an active citizen in the community!