Moriah Gendy graduated in 2016 from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in History, with minors in Religion and Middle Eastern and South Asian studies. She previously worked as a Community Organizer with the Public Interest Research Group at Rutgers University, before leaving to spend a year working and learning about sustainable organic farming out west. Returning to Winston-Salem in 2017, Moriah first served as a VISTA with Diaper Bank of NC where she assisted low-income at risk families across the state in accessing diapers for their families. Returning for her second year with, Moriah now serves as a VISTA Leader for the Winston Salem Community Action Coalition.
Partner Development and Evaluation
Pro Humanitate Institute
Amanda Rosensky graduated in 2018 from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics & International Affairs and History. During her undergraduate career, Amanda worked with campus and community-based volunteer organizations including Campus Kitchen, World Relief, and the Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees. She will be serving as an AmeriCorps*VISTA for the Winston Salem Community Action Coalition, focused on data and assessment, beginning in August of 2018.
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Tre' is a returning VISTA member at Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017 with a B.A. in English. At Habitat, his primary focus to create economic empowerment by increasing access to housing, primarily through the creation of safe, affordable housing and the development of programming and initiatives at the local and state level. Following the end of his second term, Tre' will begin his career as a real estate developer specializing in both commercial and residential properties.
Kids Cooking Coalition
The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University
Cameron graduated from Wake Forest in 2018, where he majored in Sociology and minored in Chemistry. As a student, Cameron served as a Resident Adviser and participated in many student groups including UndocuDeacs and the BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat. While working as a Sustainability Ambassador or as the Program Director of the Social Justice Incubator, Cameron found a passion for learning through service and student engagement which led him to pursue a year of service with the Kids Cooking Coalition through Campus Kitchen.
Cook Elementary School
Kierra McClinton graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017. After graduation, she served with the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition. She is focused on building capacity in after-school programs and expanding access to programs. Following her second year of national service, Kierra will attend law school to pursue a J. D.
Winston-Salem Urban League
Originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, Meli graduated from Wake Forest in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Religion and minors in Politics & International Affairs and Health & Human Services. She worked for the Event Resource Managers for three years, and was the co-manager in her senior year. She also spent two years working with the LGBTQ Center as a Change Agent, leading inclusive and educational programs for students and the campus as a whole. She was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Student Leader at the 2018 SOAR Awards for her work facilitating a program for first-year LGBTQ+ and ally students called Queer First Year.
Laura graduated from Wake Forest University in 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts in English. She was initially drawn to Wake Forest for its “Pro Humanitate” motto and found multiple ways to explore this during her time as an undergraduate. Through the Pro Humanitate Institute, she was a SNIP Fellow with Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Participant Management Coordinator for SPARC, and a Campus Kitchen shift leader. After discovering a passion for nurturing and serving others during her time at Wake Forest, Laura is delighted to serve as a VISTA member with Senior Services.
Opioid Addiction Response and Prevention
Eli Bradley grew up in Boulder, Colorado before pursuing a dual Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Theatre from Wake Forest University. In his studies, he focused on the intersections and divisions of personal and cultural narratives. He has worked in the fields of Volunteer Coordination, Dramaturgy, Sales, Writing, and Production, and intends to continue both his dedication to knowledge and service to others through the Americorps*VISTA Program.
The Shalom Project
Originally from Elkin, North Carolina, Maggie graduated from Pfeiffer University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Religion & Human Services, with a concentration in child development. While at Pfeiffer University, she was a member of the women’s soccer team, a sports chaplain, and a Bonner Scholar. She previously worked with the Veterans' Restoration Quarters in Asheville, NC to assist veterans in securing housing and employment.