VISTA Profiles

Our team of VISTA members is made up of amazing individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their communities. Located across the country, our VISTA members are working every day to expand access to afterschool programs, meals, and opportunities for STEM.

Rikki Brown

STEM Ecosystem
Oklahoma STEM Ecosystem

"I wanted to become a VISTA member to create better opportunities in my community."

Kassandra Camarillo

STEM Ecosystem
Arizona SciTech Ecosystem

"I wanted to become an AmeriCorps VISTA because I wanted to help underserved communities become more involved in STEM and in their communities."

Ray Decadiz

STEM Ecosystem
San Diego STEM Ecosystem

"Coming from a research- and field-based background in science, I was pulled in to the concept of utilizing STEM pathways in educational and community accessibility- specifically, and especially, in the neighborhoods that I grew up in."

Clay Eggleston

STEM Ecosystem
Orange County STEM Ecosystem

"I joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program because I wanted use my talents to serve the public."

Nate Hafer

Afterschool STEM Expansion
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network

"I wanted to become a VISTA member to experience a sense of connection with the big picture and serve in work that is meaningful, together and with the people who are creating positive change."

Alex Hoffman

Afterschool STEM Expansion
New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network

"I wanted to serve as a VISTA because I wanted to use my degree to assist people in the community and help them achieve their dreams."

Ebony Mitchell

STEM Ecosystem
North Louisiana STEM Alliance

"I wanted to become a VISTA so I can be apart of an organization that strives to eliminate poverty and bring awareness to the systematic problem."

Cachetta Potts

STEM Ecosystem
Project Exploration

"I wanted to become a VISTA because it seemed like the perfect marriage of my purpose and passion--the desire to help others attain their personal and/or professional goals and motivation to create change in communities much like the one, or, in this case, the exact one, I grew up in."

Carvan Craft Rich

STEM Ecosystem
STEM West

"I wanted to have a job that aligned with my passions, meet new people, and make a difference."

Tanya Rincon

STEM Ecosystem
Arizona SciTech Ecosystem

"I wanted to become a VISTA to have a concrete way to influence my own community while developing myself professionally."

Kaski Suzuki

Afterschool and Summer Meals
New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network

"I wanted to become a vista so that I could take a more active role within my community; to contribute to something that my community and state benefit from, and that will last beyond my year of service."

Dallas Thornley

Afterschool STEM Expansion
Utah Afterschool Network

"I wanted to serve as a VISTA because I have wanted to break into both education and the non-profit sector for a few years and I thought it was time to take the dive into a wonderful organization."

Sierra Wagner

Afterschool and Summer Meals
School's Out Washington

"My desire to serve as a VISTA was fueled by the need to end the cycle poverty. My position gives me a wider impact and deeper understanding into the achievement gap, racial equity and hunger youth face."

Shelbie Wolfe

STEM Ecosystem
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

"I became a VISTA because I wanted to make a difference and build more capacity within Oregon's Statewide Regional STEM Hub Networks."