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Our Team

Kate Stinson, Director of Partnerships (she/her)

I hail from a big family and a small town on the north bend of the Coos in Oregon. I attended college at Macalester, joining my extended family in the Midwest. The coastal fog, crashing Pacific, shifting dunes, and towering trees called me back after college, and I returned to the west coast to serve with JVC Northwest. I’ve been in and around here since. After stints ranging from caddying to lawyering, and employment ranging from the Forest Service to an ocean towing company, I returned to JVC Northwest. Outside of work and with the help of my partner and five chickens, I like to see just how much food and how little garbage we can produce, though sometimes we undermine our efforts by road tripping or traveling to Tunisia. I’m a fanatical supporter of Project POOCH, and enjoy skijoring, my dogs, hiking, and practicing mindfulness.

Want to contact Kate? Email her or call her at 971.353.6935.

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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

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.