Why I Serve
I serve because I care about and for our community. Working with the Dornsife Center has provided new service opportunities such as volunteering alongside Whitworth’s Facilities Department in maintaining their sustainable ‘Food Forest’. It is a honor to give back when I have been so generously blessed.
How I Serve
I have the privilege of working with our student Health Education Action Team (HEAT) peer educators. Year after year, the peer educators serve the campus and community encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. As a program assistant in the Health and Counseling Centers, I am fortunate to interact with students accessing a variety of services. I volunteer with my children’s schools in a variety of different capacities. I recently started donating blood in memory of Jacob Hess, a young man who died in Afghanistan January 1, 2014, while serving our country. He made it his mission at the age of 16 to regularly donate blood, helping countless people. My family served in the military and I too, served in the Air Force Reserve for 21 years. I worked at the Veteran’s Administration for seven years giving back to our deserving Veteran population. Service is in my life’s blood and working at our university provides the opportunity to humbly serve students and the Whitworth family.