Meet Victor Ash, SWAMP Team Member, currently serving with the Mobile Baykeeper organization, in the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I felt that this experience, of serving my community, would be beneficial to my growth and for my future career as an educator. As I’ve traveled to different areas, I've recognized the need for increased environmental awareness in my hometown. So sharing useful information about the environment with young people in this region brings these two things together.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get first-hand experience working within an organization that seeks to address a specific need in my community. Connecting with others professionally to work towards a common goal of environmental awareness would also be beneficial for me.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on presenting watershed awareness and training students and adults to be water quality monitors.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan on going to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Education.
Thank you for your service, Victor!