Graduate of Santa Clara
Currently serving in Seattle, WA
Mainstream Services Liaison at Downtown Urban Rest Stop
My placement is at Downtown Urban Rest Stop, a hygiene center for people experiencing homelessness. I am the go-to person for all questions regarding social services, and I assist patrons with questions on resources around Seattle. I also serve as the volunteer coordinator!
I think of my year with JVC Northwest as my year of faith in action. I cultivated a faith-through-works mentality at SCU, and this year has helped me grow in my action of faith in everyday life. Not to mention, I am using my psychology and public health degrees every day at the Rest Stop!
I knew being a JV would challenge me, but I never anticipated the way my heart would break for the people I serve. To see people who work full-time and are still unable to obtain housing has challenged the way I look at systematic indifference and injustice. I also believe that I’ve grown to express my beliefs, my passions, and my needs in a more intentional way through living in community this year.