Serve DC Team at Hendley Elementary School


andrews_jillianJillian Andrews, Team Leader
Age: 23
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
College: University of Arizona
Major: Creative Writing and Political Science
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, visiting historical and cultural sites
Favorite book as a child: Boy by Roald Dahl
Favorite food: peanut butter
Languages spoken: English, conversational Spanish
Goal for the year: To lead my team in forming a lasting and successful partnership at Hendley.

clark_alexisAlexis Clark
Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Spelman College
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: Science
Hobbies: Playing basketball, writing poetry, reading, running track, dancing (modern, jazz, hip-hop), step team, and working with children
Favorite book as a child: Miss Nelson is Missing
Favorite food: Crab legs
Languages spoken: English
Goal for the year: To get prepared to actually get my Masters of Art in Teaching Early Childhood Education.

dacquisto_elizabethElizabeth (Beth) Dacquisto
Age: 21
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
College: University of Maryland – College Park
Major: Russian Language & Literature, rhetoric minor
Favorite subjects in school: English, world languages
Hobbies: Writing, painting/drawing, reading, exploring the museums in DC (especially the art galleries)
Favorite book as a child: The Little Prince
Favorite food: Mac and cheese (I’m a vegetarian!)
Languages spoken: Spanish, Russian, currently teaching myself German
Goal for the year: To become a better leader by taking more leadership opportunities and learning how to improve my skills for the team.

diggs_saraSara Diggs
Age: 23
Hometown: Vienna, VA
College: University of Virginia
Major: English (History minor)
Favorite subject in school: English
Hobbies: Playing soccer, singing, reading
Favorite book as a child: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery
Favorite food: Tortellini
Goal for the year: To run creative and effective learning interventions and get the kids excited about coming to school.

ellsworth_johnJohn Ellsworth
Age: 20
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Saint John’s College High School
Intended major: Education
Favorite subject: English
Hobbies: Riding bikes, playing sports
Favorite book as a child: Calvin & Hobbes
Favorite food: Cheesecake
Goal for the year: Gain more leadership qualities and create an impact on children.

hawkins_sabrinaSharina Hawkins
Age: 23
Hometown: Killeen, Texas
College: University of Texas in San Antonio
Majors: Psychology and sociology
Favorite subject: Reading/language arts
Hobbies: Hiking,reading
Favorite food: Apples
Goal for the year: Give my all, and learn as much as I can.

jameel_abdussamiAbdus-Sami “Sami” Jameel
Age:  24
Hometown:  Virginia Beach, VA
College:  Old Dominion University
Major:  English
Favorite subject in school:  History
Hobbies:  Music, ethnic dancing (Indian), sports
Favorite book as a child:  Frog and Toad
Favorite food:  Chicago-style deep dish pizza
Languages spoken:  English and Urdu
Goal for the year:  To become a better leader, follower, and human.

kerr_drewDrew Kerr
Age: 22
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
College:  Austin Peay State University
Major:  Physics
Favorite subject in school: Philosophy, particularly topics on human rights and self-actualization
Hobbies: Tennis, bicycling, reading, and hiking/any adventure
Favorite book as a child: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Languages spoken: English (native), Spanish (intermediate), French (survival)
Goal for the year:  My goal for the year is that I leave from school each day with the confidence that I conducted myself in a positive fashion and a role model for the students.  My ultimate aspiration as the school year concludes is that I can impart the desire to learn and the love and excitement of exploring one’s imagination to at least one child.

martin_joyJoy Martin
Age: 22
Hometown: Winston Salem, North Carolina
College: Emory University
Major: Sociology, minor in Community Building and Social Change
Favorite subject in school: English, social sciences
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and learning/studying random facts
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Goal for the year: My goal this year is to be the best possible role model and tutor I can to the children I will serve this year because they deserve it.

blankheadshotJadon Ramsing
Age: 18
Hometown: Columbia, MD
High School:: Wilde Lake High School
Intended major: Economics
Favorite subject in school: Math
Hobbies: Playing soccer, reading
Favorite book as a child: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Favorite Food: Chocolate!
Goal for the year: To have a positive impact in the lives of the children that I am working with, and to be impacted by them as well.

sweeney_francesFrances Sweeney
Age: 23
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
College: Loyola University New Orleans
Major: Psychology
Favorite subject in school: Psychology
Hobbies: Playing tennis and painting
Favorite book as a child: Dr. Suess’ Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite food: Mexican or Thai food
Languages spoken: English and Spanish
Goal for the year: To better learn about academies and become the best Corps Member and individual I can be.

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