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Our Team

Phil Gerigscott, Communications Coordinator (he/him)

Born and raised in the western ‘burbs of Chicago, I eventually grew wings and ventured to the crossroads of America to study art education at Goshen College, a small Mennonite liberal arts school nestled in Northern Indiana. Beyond earning my B.A., it was there that my passion for restorative justice was nourished, my understanding of ecological justice was pushed beyond the catchy “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra, my understanding of privilege and power began to more heavily influence the way I interacted with the worldand it was also where I met my partner Emma. In 2016, after spending some time post-graduation as an elementary school art teacher, Emma and I (along with our beagle and parakeet) packed up and drove to Portland where she began her MFA. Before joining JVC Northwest, I spent the majority of my years in Portland managing the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, of which my absolute favorite part was building community with the many amazing volunteers who gave us their time and shared their gifts 

Communications Coordinator at JVC Northwest could not be a better fit when it comes to aligning my ethical passions with my creative fervorDuring my free time, you’ll find me creating all sorts of things: comics, music, videos, and animations, to name a few. When craving some vitamin D, I enjoy tending to my beehive, swimming in rivers, or lying in the dirt with grass between my toes 

Want to contact Phil? Email him or contact him at 971.353.6844.

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Application Office Hours

It’s less than one week until the first priority application deadline on January 11! Drop in any time to the Zoom link below to chat with the JVC Northwest Recruitment Team about questions you have regarding your application.

  • Fri., January 7 | 12pm – 3pm Pacific Time | Join 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.

Catch us at an event near you!

Event DateTimeSchoolEvent NameLocation
1/24/226:30pm-7:30pmSt. Mary’s of IndianaJustice Speaker SeriesRice Commons
1/25/225pm – 8pmUniversity of Notre DameSpring Career FairDahnke Ballroom in the Duncan Student Center
1/25/228pm-9pmUniversity of Notre DameDiversity Leadership Reception5th Floor, Duncan Student Center



Marquette University

Justice Speaker Series

2/1/223pm – 6pmU of Wisconsin-MadisonPublic Service FairGordon Dining and Event Center
2/2/223pm – 6pmLoyola University ChicagoHealthcare Career FairDamen Student Center
2/2/227pm-8pmLoyola University ChicagoJustice Speaker Series Damen Suite 217
2/2/22 John Carroll University“Discerning a Year of Service” session
2/3/224:30pm – 7:00pmJohn Carroll UniversityCareer Exploration Fair 
2/8/2212pm-1pm/2pm-4:30pmGeorgetown UniversityJustice Speaker Series and Office HoursSeminar Room 1, Cawley Career Education Center
2/8/2210am – 2pmSt. Bonaventure UniversityService Year Info Session and Drop-InCafe La Verna
2/9/2211am – 1pmCanisius College“Recruiters on Campus” tableGriff Center
2/10/2210am – 1pmSaint Joesph’s UniversityOn-Campus Career FairSJU Athletics Center
2/15/2212pm – 4pmManhattan CollegeSpring Career FairKelly Student Commons
2/15/223pm – 6pmMarquette UniversityCareers for the Common Good FairAlumni Memorial Union
2/16/2212pm – 4pmSaint Louis UniversitySpring Career Expo 
2/18/2212pm – 3pmCreighton UniversitySpring Career Fair