Microsoft Team at Cardozo Education Campus


 

ammons_megMeg Ammons
Age: 22
Hometown: Richmond, VA
College: James Madison University
Major: Interdisciplinary Liberal STudies/Humanitarian Affairs
Favorite subject in school: Writing
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, cooking and singing
Favorite book as a child: Holes
Favorite food: Nachos
Goal for the year: To step outside of my comfort zone and try something completely brand new.

arrington_kamilKamil Arrington
Age: 23
Hometown: Nashville, TN
College: Working on master’s at Trinity
Major: Communication
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Writing, music, cooking
Favorite book as a child: Love You Forever
Favorite foods: Cabbage and rice
Goal for the year: To make a difference in the life of at least one child so they can begin to enjoy school and learning.

branch_ashanteAhshantè Branch, Team Leader
Age: 23
Hometown: Statesville, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Sociology and African- American Studies
Favorite subject in school: Biology
Hobbies: Reading, singing, playing flag football and trying new foods
Favorite book as a child: Where the Red Fern Grows
Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Languages spoken: English and Basic Spanish
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is to ensure that my team has an efficient and productive year. I hope to help them develop their skills and abilities of working on a diverse team of young people.

carter_antonioAntonio Carter, Jr.
Age: 22
Hometown: Queens, New York
College: Southern Connecticut State University
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Playing football and wood carving
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter
Favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese
Goal for the year: To get a student to realize that no matter what their circumstances are they can be whoever or whatever they want.

corea_gladysGladys Corea
Age: 21
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
College: Northern Virginia Community College
Major: Administration of Justice
Favorite subjects in school: English, history, science
Hobbies: Being outdoors, hanging out with friends, reading, playing soccer, watching movies
Favorite book as a child: The Littles Series
Favorite food: Spanish food
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Goal for the year: Aid students on the correct path towards success through education, to make a significant difference in their lives, and to impact communities.

davis_alishaAlisha Davis
Age: 22
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: Boston University
Majors: International Relations and Arabic
Favorite subject in school: History and government
Hobbies: Reading and cooking
Favorite book as a child: Pass the Peas, Please
Favorite food: Mangoes
Goal for the year: To encourage at least one of my students to stay in high school, realize their potential and develop a love for education.

dietrich_emilyEmily Dietrich
Age: 22
Hometown: Waxhaw, North Carolina
College: Elon University
Major: English with Teacher Licensure
Favorite subject in school: English, history and math
Hobbies: Reading, running, music, hanging out with friends
Favorite books as a child: The Harry Potter series, A Wrinkle in Time, Ella Enchanted, Cheaper by the Dozen
Favorite foods: Peanut butter, hummus and ice cream
Goal for the year: To learn more about building the relationships my students want from their teachers and mentors. 

domestici_aleAlessandra Domestici, Team Leader
Age: 25
Hometown: McLean, Virginia
College: The College of William and Mary
Major: History, minor in anthropology
Favorite subject in school: History and English
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, dancing, cooking, eating and traveling
Favorite book as a child: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Favorite food: I love Peruvian and Italian cuisine. My favorite food is a traditional dish from the Northern Italian countryside called panegacci.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, and Italian fluently; conversational French
Goal for the year: I want my team to have an amazing experience this year in the newly renovated Cardozo building.  I also want to provide our students with the consistency and dedication they deserve to see from us as City Year and from all adults in their lives.

holmes_cameronCameron Holmes
Age: 22
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
College: UC Berkeley
Major: Modern European History
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Sports, reading, philosophical debate
Favorite book as a child: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite food: Any type of Mexican food
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Goal for the year: I hope to make a positive impact in the life of at least one child.

kraft_martinMartin Krafft
Age: 23
Hometown: Owings, MD
College: Emory University
Major: Creative writing and economics
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Photography and reading
Favorite book as a child: Redwall
Favorite food: Blue fish
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, a little bit of Guarani and Latin
Goal for the year: Inspire kids to take their learning in their own hands.

navarrete_nathalieNathalie S. Navarrete
Age: 22
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
College: Bates College (Lewiston, Maine)
Major: Politics with a concentration in Political Economy and French & Francophone Studies
Favorite subjects in school: History and French
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, writing, traveling, going to the movies, eating and hanging out with friends
Favorite book as a child: Corduroy by Don Freeman
Favorite food: Anything and everything–I love trying new things!
Languages spoken: English, Spanish & French
Goal for the year: I want this to be a learning experience for my students as well as for myself. By the end of this year I hope to build a strong relationship with both families and staff. My goal is to begin graduate school next fall to pursue a degree in Public Policy.

shahid_sadafSadaf Shahid
Age: 22
Hometown: I have most recently lived in Stamford, CT and New York, but I was born in Lahore, Pakistan and moved to Baltimore when I was years old
College: Barnard College at Columbia University
Major: Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Drawing, yoga, reading and crosswords
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter
Favorite food: Thai
Languages spoken: Urdu and Hindi fluently, Arabic much less so
Goal for the year: I want to have a tangible impact on a child’s life, to make him/her realize how great, how important, and how fun knowledge is. I want to learn more about myself and my abilities and interests. I want to know what it is to work hard for a good cause.

solano_naudyNaudy Solano
Age: 22
Hometown:  San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
College: Georgia Southern University
Major: Political Science, minor in international studies
Favorite subject in school: Comparative politics
Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, eating and exploring new restaurants
Favorite book as a child: The Giver
Favorite food: Thai
Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese and English
Goal for the year:  To touch someone’s life, in any way, each day of my service.

walcott_kyleKyle Anthony Walcott
Age: 22
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
College: Georgia State University
Major: Major: Marketing, minor in hospitality administration
Favorite subject in school: English Language Arts
Hobbies: Playing sports, working out, listening to various music and traveling
Favorite book as a child: The Harry Potter series
Favorite food: Jamaican/West Indian cuisine
Languages spoken: Beginner’s Spanish
Goal for the year: To have an influential effect on the students of Cardozo Education Campus through teamwork, service and selflessness. Also, to deliver my full contribution to City Year by efficiently fighting the dropout crisis while improving attendance, behavior and course performance.

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