Getting to know the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps cohort — Part 5

We are so excited to welcome this year’s AmeriCorps cohort — 23 civic-minded individuals who are committed to spending the next year at area nonprofits working hard to make Nashville a better place to live. Here’s a little bit of insight into these amazing individuals who are helping Nashville nonprofits serve the community in a variety of ways.

Meredith Cohen
Emergency Response Coordinator
Community Resource Center

Q: What drew you to serve with AmeriCorps?
A: I was motivated by a desire to help a community get through the current pandemic and any cascading crises. I also wanted to explore the field of emergency response and disaster management!

Q: What are you most excited to do in your new service position?
A:
I am most excited to meet members of the community and learn about resource distribution!

Q: What is a silly/random fact about you
?
A: I used to volunteer at an animal shelter and ended up adopting an outrageous number of cats!

Q: How do you spend your time when you’re not serving or volunteering?

A: Jump rope, ultimate Frisbee, and spending time outside!


Quinn Garrett
Mobile Distribution and Volunteer Leader
PENCIL

Q: What drew you to serve with AmeriCorps?
A: I saw it as a great opportunity to serve and better my community.

Q: What are you most excited to do in your new service position?
A:
Meet new people in the Nashville nonprofit scene.

Q: What is a silly/random fact about you
?
A: Once ate an entire Taco Bell taco 12-pack in one sitting.

Q: How do you spend your time when you’re not serving or volunteering?

A: Kayaking with my pals!

Rachel Flores
Economic and Racial Justice Community Coordinator
Workers’ Dignity

Q: What drew you to serve with AmeriCorps?
A: I was excited by the opportunity to work closely with Workers’ Dignity, an organization that I greatly admire, while also getting to know my fellow AmeriCorps members.

Q: What are you most excited to do in your new service position?
A: I am excited to get involved with Workers’ Dignity’s construction campaign.

Q: What is a silly/random fact about you?
A: I learned how to ride a unicycle in high school, and still own one. I can still ride it but not for very long.

Q: How do you spend your time when you’re not serving or volunteering?

A: Hiking, reading, cooking, and crafting.

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