United Way of the National Capital Area Team at Kelly Miller Middle School


burnham_maxMax Burnham
Age: 22
Hometown: Vashon Island, WA
College: University of Washington, Seattle
Majors: Political Science; Law Societies & Justice
Favorite subject in school: International Studies
Hobbies: Reading, playing basketball, and hanging out on the beach
Favorite book as a child: Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Favorite food: Baby-back ribs!! My birthday dinner is always ribs, mac and cheese, and apple pie.
Goal for the year: To make a profound connection with at least one student, and to change his/her attitude regarding the importance of school for the better.

cherian_nuvalNuval Cherian
Age: 24
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
College: University of Maryland
Major: Biology
Favorite subject in school: Astronomy
Hobbies: Guitar, reading
Favorite book as a child: The BFG
Favorite food: Cheeseburger
Goal for the year: I want to be a really good tutor.

doakes_larondaLaRonda Doakes
Age: 22
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College: University of Miami
Major: Human and Social Development
Favorite subject in school: Sociology
Hobbies: Dance and hanging out with friends
Favorite book as a child: Goosebumps
Goal for the year: My goal for this year is to impact at least one life for the better.

emeritz_phillipPhillip Emeritz
Age: 22
Hometown: Washington, DC
College: State University of New York at Binghamton
Favorite subject in school: Ancient History
Hobbies: Writing, reading, cooking, biking, drawing
Favorite book as a child: The Hobbit
Favorite food: Mac and Cheese or any Thai dish
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is to instill students with a passion for learning, whatever the subject may be. There is so much exciting and interesting information in the world and I want students to hunger for increasing knowledge. I want to have students who, by the end of year, do not simply complete an assignment or read a book by requirement, but finish one task and look forward to the next one eagerly.

goldin_kamilaKamila Goldin
Age: 22
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
College: Ohio Wesleyan University
Major: Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies
Favorite subject in school: Music
Hobbies: ultimate Frisbee, food, culture and society blogs, cheap art
Favorite book as a child: The Giver
Favorite food: Matzoh Ball Soup
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Goal for the year: To be a part of something beautiful! To be able to look back on our service with pride for what we did and for how we did it.

jeanbaptiste_twensqueenTwensQueen Jean-Baptiste
Age: 22
Hometown: Savannah, GA
College: Georgia Southern University
Major: Political Science
Favorite subject in school: English & Language Arts
Hobbies: Reading, watching TV, surfing the web, volunteering, hanging out with friends
Favorite book as a child: The Giver
Favorite food: Pizza and cereal
Languages spoken: French, Kreyol, and English
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is to encourage and inspire the students at Kelly Miller to develop a passion for education and service. It’s also to work tirelessly with my team to positively impact the students, Kelly Miller, and the surrounding community.

murray_brittanyBrittany Murray
Age: 23
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
College: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Major or intended major: Liberal Studies with a concentration in African American Studies; minor in History
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends
Favorite book as a child: The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Favorite food: Pasta
Goal for the year: To complete my first year of Graduate school and make a positive change in at least one child’s life.

nathan_isabelIsabel Nathan
Age: 21
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Banneker Academic High School
Favorite subject in school: History and Math
Hobbies: Reading, taking care of dogs, jigsaw puzzles and logic puzzles
Favorite book as a child: Redwall by Brian Jacques
Favorite food: Matzo Ball Soup
Languages spoken: English
Goal for the year: I want to figure out my career path during this year. I’m thinking about becoming a veterinarian, and if I decide that’s what I want to do, then I will apply to veterinary school by the end of the year.

rhodes_taylorTaylor Rhodes
Age: 23
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
College: Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Major: International Studies, minor in Business
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Travelling, reading and watching movies
Favorite book as a child: Harry Potter
Favorite food: Frito Pie
Goal for the year: To lead my team through an amazing year of service and to get into my graduate school of choice.

rosen_millieMillie Rosen
Age: 22
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
College: Elon University
Major: Middle Grades Education
Favorite subjects in school: Math, history and language arts
Favorite food: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and asparagus
Goal for the year: My goal for this year is to make the largest possible positive impact on my students’ lives as I can, both in and out of the classroom, and to do so while building my own skills and experience as a teacher and mentor so that I can be even more effective when I begin teaching in my own classroom next year.

scates_brandonBrandon Scates
Age: 24
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
College: Western Illinois University
Major: African American Studies
Favorite subject in school: History
Hobbies: Spending time with loved ones, writing poetry, listening to music, mentoring and giving back to society
Favorite book as a child: Time for Bed Sleepy Head
Favorite food: Pasta
Languages spoken: English
Goal for the year: My goal for this year to use education a revolutionary tool to empower youth and my colleagues (fellow corps members). I believe this goal can and will be accomplished through coalition building as well as collaboration with City Year, the school partnership, community we’ll be serving. The only way to reach this goal is to have the same vision between the school partnership, community and City Year.

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