Meet our Summer Interns

Meet our awesome team of summer interns! We’re excited to work with all of them this summer to make a service year a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.

Paige DeLoach
Growth
Rodrigo Acevedo
Policy
Wilmot (Bliss) Collins
Movement Building
Leah Dillard
Service Year Exchange
Paige DeLoach | Growth

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

Taking pictures of my cat, reading, or sleeping. I’m boring and I’m proud.

What is your nickname?

People call me Paj or Pajjy.

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

I would take my nice towel, my Chronicles of Narnia set, and my cellphone (included: my cellphone hot spot)

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

“Millennials are ruining _______ (fill in the blank)”

What movie or TV quotes do you use on a regular basis?

Lots of Spongebob quotes: “Goodbye everyone, I’ll remember you all in therapy.”

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

I’m extremely good at crying on command.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

I would love to hear the narrator from Arrested Development narrate my life..

What is the most powerful argument for convincing people like you to do a service year?

A service year is the perfect move because you have nothing to lose and sooo much to gain. For one year, you get paid (emphasis on PAID) to pay off student loans, travel, get professional experience, help communities, make new friends.

 

Rodrigo Acevedo | Policy

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

Doing something sports related

What is your nickname?

Rodrigo

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

A volleyball named Wilson, a beard, and toothache.

What movie or TV quotes do you use on a regular basis?

When I or somebody doesn't know anything, "you know nothing jon snow". When I am meeting a stranger, I use the old Forrest Gump Introduction. "My mother told me not to talk to strangers, My name Rodrigo, I guess we ain't strangers anymore."

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

Eat hot cheetos

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Besides Morgan Freeman, John Leguizamo

What is the most powerful argument for convincing people like you to do a service year?

Somethings will be the same in a year, but you won't

 

Wilmot (Bliss) Collins | Movement Building

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

If I’m not at Service Year Alliance, I’m watching House of Cards, getting in a heated political discussion, or eating.

What is your nickname?

Bliss is my nickname but feels like my real name. I always frequently forget that my real name is Wilmot.

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

A good friend, some popcorn(that’s what I smell right now) and a few Coronas.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

When someone tries to tell me Taco Bell is better than Taco Johns.

What movie or TV quotes do you use on a regular basis?

“TREAT YO SELF”, “Bye Felicia.” “Will you accept this rose?’

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

Talk.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

50 Cent, he’s got the realest voice ever known to man.

What is the most powerful argument for convincing people like you to do a service year?

We need to spend more time taking pride in what we do for others rather than demand what is done for us, the world will know more love, light, and peace if we take a backseat to servicing others.

 

Leah Dillard | Service Year Exchange

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

Walking around the neighborhoods of D.C., visiting museums, hangin in coffee shops, and stuffing my face with food

What is your nickname?

Dillard or Boots (I had stress fractures in both tibias sophomore year of high school and had to wear one of those knee-high rehab boot things on each leg. fun times)

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

One of those head scratchers that looks like a whisk that's been opened at the end, my dog, and a bag of Hint of Lime Tostitos chips (can salsa be a fourth?)

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Any and all country music (especially that song about the big green tractor idk)

What movie or TV quotes do you use on a regular basis?

"Pfft. Idiot" - Dwight Schrute

"Anybody want a peanut?" - Princess Bride

anything Snape says (Harry Potter)

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

Fast-walk. Fake the words to songs just to sing along

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Lou Holtz (sports commentator...look him up if you don't know him it's hilarious)

What is the most powerful argument for convincing people like you to do a service year?

That it changes someone’s life for the better. That it has a real, positive impact on at least one life.

 

Will Allen
Career & Education Pathways
Amber Hudson
Marketing & Communications
Will Allen | Career & Education Pathways

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

I'm either reading on the national mall or looking at my Spotify discover weekly!

What is your nickname?

Noodle, don't ask

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

I'd take my laptop, my charger, and a remote island wall outlet.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Has to be when waiters call me buddy at restaurants. I'm not your buddy pal.

What movie or TV quotes do you use on a regular basis?

"You're all individuals!", "I'm not!" from Monty Python's Life of Bryan.

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

On grounds of raw consumption, I think my tea drinking rate is far higher than the national average.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Hunter S. Thompson. A Savage Journey into the Heart of Will Allen.

What is the most powerful argument for convincing people like you to do a service year?

I think showing people how a service year is a tangible way to give back to the nation in these uncertain times is the most compelling argument.

 

Amber Hudson | Marketing & Communications

What are you doing, if you're not at Service Year Alliance?

Hanging out with my family, shopping, out to eat, or at the movies.

What is your nickname?

Ambyy-Bambyy

3 things that you would take with you on a remote island?

Chick Fil’A, The Notebook (The actual novel), Netflix

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Someone denying how amazing Beyonce is

What do you think you do better than 90% of people?

Talk lol

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Tamar Braxton

 

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