Meet Our Recruitment Team

Want to learn more about becoming a JV?
Connect directly with a member of our recruitment team or join us during one our virtual info sessions.

Zayna Abusada

Full-time Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) recently finished her additional year in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.

You can contact Zayna by email at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org and or her traveling cell, 503.449.0526. And check #zaydayjvcnorthwest on social media to see where Zayna is going and where she has been!

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Chris Suriano

Recruitment Coordinator

Chris is a proud alum of both AmeriCorps and Peace Corps. He served two years in AmeriCorps as a Construction Assistant with Habitat for Humanity in Mandeville, Louisiana. He later spent two years with the Peace Corps as a Community Health Volunteer in a small community in southern Paraguay. Before joining JVC Northwest, Chris worked on national recruitment, marketing, and social media initiatives for AmeriCorps at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

You can contact Chris by email at csuriano@jvcnorthwest.org or by phone at 503.335.8202.


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