Minor: Education Studies
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Service was my introduction to Bowdoin. I participated in the Community Immersion Pre-O as an incoming freshman. It was a great way to get to know the community and the CSRC office. For the rest of my freshman year I was kept busy getting to know the school in other arenas, but at the end of the year I found myself back in their office applying to lead the same pre-o I had participated in and Iíve been there ever since.
My service experiences over the past four years have allowed me to gain a greater understanding of community dynamics. I have been privileged to work with children, older adults, homeless, and well established in the Brunswick community. In doing so I have developed a greater understanding for the challenges each group faces and how they struggle separately and together.
Serving the common good can take many forms. I believe for an individual to serve the common good they must utilize their strengths to affect change. Whether through business, political advocacy, mentoring, or daily service, as long as your actions have a positive impact on others each of us can contribute to the common good in our own way.