CSX Transportation Team at Turner Elementary School


abdullah_lailaLaila Abdallah
Age: 21
Hometown: Savannah, GA
College: Georgia Southern University
Major: Biology and Spanish
Favorite subject in school: Literature
Hobbies: Reading
Favorite book as a child: Pendragon
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Languages spoken: English, Arabic and Spanish
Goal for the year: To grow as a person and to help my students succeed.

cooper_mirandaMiranda Cooper
Age: 23
Hometown: Levittown, PA
College: Moravian College
Majors: Art History and French
Favorite subject in school: Art and English
Hobbies: Reading, drawing, painting, listening to music, running
Favorite book as a child: Harold and the Purple Crayon or the Berenstein Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
Favorite Food: Bread!!
Languages spoken: French and English
Goal for the year: To be as accessible and open-minded as I can be. To try new things and to really engage and learn from the people around me, especially the students, teachers, and my teammates.

dieringer_colleenColleen Dieringer
Age: 22
Hometown: Parkesburg, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: English Literature
Favorite subject in school: English/Language Arts
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, cooking, reading
Favorite book as a child: The Giving Tree
Favorite food: Enchiladas
Languages spoken: English and basic Spanish
Goal for the year: To support the students with positivity and high expectations as they develop as young scholars and as contributing citizens of their community.

edwards_ashleyAshley Edwards
Age: 23
Hometown: Paterson, NJ to Roanoke, VA
College: Liberty University
Major: Education/Social Work
Favorite subject in school: Psychology and World History
Hobbies: Reading and spoken word poetry
Favorite book as a child: The Whipping Boy
Favorite food: Curry chicken, cabbage, and rice & peas
Languages spoken: English
Goal for the year: Consistency! Also, I endeavor to have a positive impact in the students’ lives; and to help them achieve measurable gains in their literacy and math skills.

karon_laurenLauren Alyssa Karon, Team Leader
Age: 23
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College: UC Santa Cruz
Major: Women’s Studies and Anthropology
Favorite subject in school: English and Language Arts
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, going on walks, going to museums
Favorite book as a child: Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
Favorite food: Indian food, pizza, anything really spicy
Goal for the year: To give my team the initial push into action, and then watch each corps member blossom into a leader!

nash_jarvisJarvis Nash
Age: 24
Hometown: Ocala, FL
College: Florida A&M University
Major: History, minor in psychology
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Reading, researching, and traveling
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter
Favorite food: Stew peas (Jamaican cuisine)
Goal for the year: I am going to combat the dropout crisis and gain an understanding of the politics associated with the education system. In addition to these goals I am also open to learning and practicing various new ideas and cultures.

roberts_xavierF. Xavier Roberts
Age: 18
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
College: Piedmont Virginia Community College
Major: Social Thought in Politics
Favorite subject in school: Sociology/anthropology
Hobbies: surfing, ultimate Frisbee, reading, yoga, friends
Favorite book as a child: The Giving Tree
Favorite food: Sushi or Indian
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, some Swahili, and a little bit of Sanskrit
Goal for the year: To make a difference for the better in the lives of others, maintain my peace, and spread that peace to others.

smith_ayokaAyoka Smith
Age: 21
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
College: Pennsylvania State University
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Dance, writing, reading, exercise programs, arts and crafts
Favorite book as a child: Captain Underpants, later years Harry Potter
Favorite food: Mexican food
Goal for the year: To become an active citizen and impact the community around me using the skills I already have and gain new ones.

sorrell_austynAustyn Sorrell
Age: 22
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
College: George Mason University
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Drumming, writing
Favorite book as a child: Go, Dog Go!
Favorite food: Waffles
Goal for the year: To observe growth, both for students and personally.

thompson_takiyahTakiyah Thompson
Age: 24
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Major: Nursing; minor in Public Health
Favorite subject in school: Language Arts/Reading or History
Hobbies: Biking, reading, jogging/walking, dancing, making jewelry
Favorite book as a child: The Hungry Caterpillar, The Rainbow Fish
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies
Goal for the year: I would like increase my students reading levels and develop myself as an articulate, effective leader.

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