Capital One Team at Leckie Elementary School

barnette_matthewMatt Barnette
Age: 24
Hometown: Casa Grande, Arizona
College: Virginia Tech
Major: Sociology and Psychology with a minor in Military Leadership
Favorite subjects in school: English and Social Studies
Hobbies: Music composition, watching sports, playing sports, studying international politics and development, drawing, paintball
Favorite books as a child: The Hardy Boys series
Favorite food: Steak and potatos
Languages spoken: English and Italian
Goal for the year: I hope to improve my understanding of the growing challenges that our inner city students and teacher face. I also want to further develop my tutor, mentor and leadership abilities. Lastly, I hope to make the difference in a child’s school year. Even if it is just one child, if I can help them reach their fullest potential and encourage them to strive to always do their best, I will be able to leave Leckie knowing I made a difference.

huetherburns_christinaNina Huether-Burns
Age: 22
Hometown: Rockville, MD
College: Earlham College (Richmond, IN)
Major: African/African Anerican Studies
Favorite subjects in school: History and Anthropology
Hobbies: Reading, collecting old medical books, trying new restaurants, listening to music
Favorite book as a child: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Favorite food: Spanish tapas
Languages spoken: English, Spanish (almost fluent), some sign language
Goal for the year: I would like to convince at least one student that math and reading can be fun.

cotter_tuckerTucker Cotter
Age: 23
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
College: Old Dominion University
Major: Political Science
Favorite subject in school: Political Science
Hobbies: Music, photography, running, yoga
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Favorite foods: Italian, Greek, Mediterranean
Goal for the year: Get/keep my students interested in their educations/futures, help them meet their respective learning standards, and learn more about the US/DC public education system from the inside.

gordon_davidDavid Gordon
Age: 24
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject: In school I enjoyed English
Hobbies: Playing sports, reading and playing video games
Favorite childhood book: The Redwall Series
Favorite food: Baked macaroni and cheese
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is to develop a diverse skill set that will be applicable to my future.

jackson_shakiaShakia Jackson
Age: 22
Hometown: Columbia, MD
College: St. John’s University
Major: Communication Arts
Favorite subject: Creative Writing
Hobbies: Shopping, arts and crafts
Favorite book: Night
Favorite food: Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo
Goal for the Year: To touch as many lives as possible, and teach at least one significant life lesson to a child.

ng_edanaEdana Ng
Age: 22
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: University of Florida
Major: International Relations, Chinese
Favorite subject in school: World History
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, writing, drawing
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter series
Favorite food: Steak
Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is to positively and effectively impact at least one student’s academic performance while developing my own leadership abilities.

noble_danielDaniel Noble
Age: 24
Hometown: Corbin, KY
College: University of Kentucky
Major: German and Gender Studies
Favorite subject in school: German
Hobbies: Trivia, reading, listening to radio programs
Favorite book as a child: Series of Unfortunate Events
Favorite foods: Fried fish and sandwiches
Languages spoken: English and German
Goal for the year: Challenge myself to do more math and to read at least 30 books.

blankheadshotHunter Plaines
Age: 18
Hometown: Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Washington, DC
High School: Escola Maria Imaculada: Chapel School
Intended major: Recording arts
Favorite subjects in school: Art, PE, biology
Hobbies: Music production, cooking
Favorite book as a child: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Favorite foods: Curry chicken, feijoada, BBQ spare ribs
Languages spoken: Spanish and Portuguese
Goal for the year: To make a lasting difference at Leckie.

sanchez_elsaElsa M. Sanchez
Age: 21
Hometown: Bronx, New York
College: Dominican College of Blauvelt
Major: Communications
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Radio hosting, reading, dancing
Favorite book as a child: Charlotte’s Web
Favorite food: Lasagna
Languages spoken: Spanish
Goal for the year: To make a difference in the life of at least one child.

voigt_sarahSarah Voigt
Age: 22
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
College: High Point University
Major: Sociology and Spanish
Favorite subject in school: Sociology
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, volunteering, spending time with my family
Favorite book as a child: Budd, Not Buddy
Favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese
Languages spoken: English and some Spanish
Goal for the year: To make a difference in the lives of the children in the city that I love. To foster the love of reading and education I have developed throughout my life in the hearts and minds of DC children.

lorenzo_stephanieStephanie Lorenzo, Team Leader
Age: 23
Hometown: Bronx, New York
College: University of Rochester
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: Writing
Hobbies: Reading, knitting (starting to) and cooking
Favorite book as a child: Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Favorite food: Lasagna
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Goal for the year: My goal is to ensure the best possible growing experience for my Corps Members, partnership, and myself.


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