Categoría: SOS Walk-In Clinic
Welcome Maeve! Full-time AmeriCorps Volunteer
Maeve volunteered to staff the SOS Clinic booth at the 2011 Walla Walla County Fair.
Maeve is a native Walla Wallan who decided to go to Tulane University in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. “My class had a historic opportunity to help rebuild one of America’s most unique cities and take part in one of the most exciting and demanding community service projects the US has ever seen.” AmeriCorps is the largest contractor working to rebuild New Orleans with volunteers. “As a college student, I came to know AmeriCorps firsthand through members I met in school, on the St.Charles street car, and at weekend paint rallies in flood-wrecked schools.”
“Meanwhile, back in the classroom as my senior year approached, I began thinking about what I valued in a career. My first major was neuroscience; as much as the discovery and knowledge intrigued me, I wanted something that would make this meaningful. I added a major in international development to learn about how to apply the modern science I was so enthralled with in order to improve people’s lives. Public health is a mix of these majors; it is a fusion of science, society, and service.”
When asked why she’s interested in the SOS Clinic, she replied, “I plan on earning a masters degree in Public Health, but I would like to work for a year in a health related program to gain experience before applying to graduate school.”
Some of the projects she will be working on are physician recruitment, developing and implementing a public relations program, and launching our first web page. She will have the expertise of the SOS Board of Directors past and present to offer support.