Social Media Coordinator, The Walls Project
I wanted to give back to the community during my gap year, and Serve Louisiana had a number of really interesting available opportunities.
The most memorable moment from my term was when the Baton Rouge Team had a 'Thanksgiving' dinner at the Serve LA office. We shared food, stories, laughs, and it truly felt like a second family.
After my time as a corps member, I continued my path in communications and worked for two local news stations, BR Proud and WAFB. While there I felt as if I wasn’t doing my part in truly impacting the lives of others, at least not in the way I wanted to. That’s when I decided to look for more meaningful work and became the Communications Associate for Voice of The Experienced (VOTE), an organization that works to restore the civil and human rights of formerly incarcerated people.
My year of service impacted my life by showing me there are people who genuinely care about making positive change in Louisiana. It was incredibly eye-opening and motivating. I gained lifelong friends and could not imagine doing anything other than making a difference in this state.