Member Spotlight: Richard Whiting, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Program
Meet Richard Whiting, Patrol Member, currently serving with the Mobile Baykeeper Patrol Team, a service site of the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps?
I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I felt I could be proud of while learning as much as possible. I figured it would be even better to do both and serve my local community. Moreover, I was excited by the possibility of strengthening my experience in conservation and the non-profit industry.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity?
I want to connect with like-minded individuals and feel a sense of pride.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year?
During this program year, my service will focus principally on water quality monitoring for Baykeeper’s Swim Where It’s Monitored Program and assisting concerned citizens practicing environmental vigilance in their community.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?
After AmeriCorps, I want to become a Fulbright grantee as an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. Afterward, I intend to serve in the United States Peace Corps. Also, I want to go to graduate school for a Master’s in International Relations, Foreign Service, Public Policy, or a related field. Long-term, I want a career in the international relations field with an emphasis on reconciliatory climate policy.
Thank you for your service Richard!