Nourish is thrilled to add four new chapters for the 2011-2012 school year! Students at the University of Kansas, the University of California-Santa Barbara, Rice University, and the University of South Florida are excited to begin ventures in the fall. The National Office is grateful for the hard work and dedication shown by the Chapter Founders intern team in their recruitment and selection help!
Read on to learn more about the Chapter Founders:
Adam Nicholson is entering his junior year at the University of Kansas. He is majoring in sociology with a minor in peace and conflict studies. In the fall, Adam will be entering the McNair Scholars Program and hopes to one day obtain a PhD in sociology. Before coming to the University of Kansas, Adam spent four years in the United States Marine Corps and did two tours of duty in Iraq. His experiences overseas are a major part of his passion for developing impoverished areas. Adam is married and has an 8-month-old son, Joshua.
Miya Sommers is a first-year student at the University of California-Santa Barbara and is double-majoring in global studies and cultural anthropology. Growing up, she dreamed about joining the Peace Corps. Upon entering college, her desire to combat poverty on a global scale focused her interests into sustainable development, with a special focus on agriculture and the environment. She desires a world where all people have enough to eat while still preserving the beauty of our planet. When not dreaming up ways to save the world, Miya loves to do Polynesian dance, wrestle, or watch Doctor Who. She is excited about bringing Nourish to her campus and can’t wait to watch it grow.
Victoria Delgado is a sophomore at Rice University in Houston, Texas, studying economics and Hispanic studies. Overwhelmed by the number of different clubs and organizations on her campus, she stumbled upon Nourish International and was inspired to start her own chapter. She is confident that her campus will embrace Nourish’s message and is thrilled to be a stitch in the fabric of the movement to eradicate global poverty. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the gym, sharing movies and music with her friends, and trying desperately to teach her German Shepherd new tricks. She ultimately wants to spend several years abroad working with the Peace Corps after graduation. Victoria is excited that Nourish will help her acquire skills that will facilitate success in future humanitarian work.
Adrienne Mael is a graduate student at the University of South Florida working on a degree in applied anthropology. Her passions include international development and working side-by-side with local communities to create sustainable change. Before she started graduate school, Adrienne worked for an international volunteer organization, which sparked her interested in development from the perspective of the volunteer. Her current research is on volunteer satisfaction and retention. Adrienne has been lucky to travel to West Africa and Central America, where she worked on development projects with schools, orphanages, and women’s empowerment movements. Adrienne is excited to be working with Nourish International and starting on a new international development project.
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