From July 18th 2016 to April 27th 2017 I was a volunteer with AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Conservation Corps) in their southern region, based out of Vicksburg. As part of Delta 1, a team of nine 20-22 year-olds from all over the country, I traveled around the Southeastern United States doing a variety of service projects, primarily related to natural disaster relief.

My service year was a fantastic adventure filled with diverse people, experiences, places, causes and jobs I never imagined myself participating in. It helped me grow more as a person in a shorter time than any other time in my life. I kept a blog during the year for anyone interested in getting a taste of what living, serving, and traveling with a team of young people from every walk of life for 10 months looks like.