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Meet MAVA VISTA Member: Emma Kopp

Hannah Gerdes
VISTA Member: Emma Kopp
Site: Jeremiah Program
Project Focus: Education

Why did you make the choice to serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member?
I chose to serve a year as a VISTA because I wanted to do something meaningful in my community with my gap year while learning and honing skills I wasn't equipped with during my undergrad education.

What are you working on this year?
I am working to diversify our volunteer pool and work with our Volunteer Advisory Board to increase our volunteer capacity.

What do you hope to do in the future and how is VISTA supporting that?
I hope to work at a university teaching American Cultural Studies. VISTA is supporting my goal by giving me real world experience that I can use to better relate to my field of study. VISTA allows me to turn theory into practice when it comes to combatting socioeconomic inequality.