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Our Team

Adrianna Horsey, Senior JV Program Coordinator (she/her)


Hello! My name is Adrianna and I use she, her, hers pronouns. As an Oregonian born and raised, I have a lot of pride for Oregon’s natural wonders. Little did I know that moving to Spokane, Washington for school would be the beginning of calling many places my home. Through Peace Studies at Whitworth University, my interest in community development grew, particularly where social and ecological injustices intersect. I worked as a Community Development Fellow in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and was inspired by the impact organizing efforts can have on a community’s health. After getting hooked on community gardening and studying international politics in South Africa and Belgium, I pursued a year of service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) that bridged both of these worlds. During my time with LVC, I worked at an environmental nonprofit, piloting its urban community education programs in Wilmington, Delaware, where I quickly adopted its small state pride and love of Wawa. After soaking up as much of the east coast as I could, the call of Oregon’s outdoor wonderland and proximity to family drew me back to the Pacific Northwest.

In my free time, I am a scoby parent and experiment with Kombucha flavors, play board games, knit scarves for loved ones, and practice playing guitar with Google as my teacher. I am a member of Women Who Explore and find deep joy in spending time outside in many ways including hiking, canoeing, and cross country skiing. I love experimental and seasonal cooking with friends, road trips, and sharing playlists, podcasts, and articles that spark good conversation. I am passionate about creatively addressing community needs and fostering spaces for people to explore their gifts and passions. I look forward to doing so with JVC Northwest!

Want to contact Adrianna? Email her or contact her at 971.353.6889.

 

 


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Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV 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.