Summer Fellowship REACH Program

By | 2021-04-19T03:25:15+00:00 April 18th, 2021|Events|

Meet Ingalls Creek’s 2021 Summer Interns

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Ashley Ramos-Gabriel, Community Engagement/Upper Valley MEND Fellow Sophomore Political Science major Hometown: Vancouver, WA

“My name is Ashley Ramos-Gabriel. I am Mexican and a native Spanish speaker. I really enjoy learning about different cultures and helping others through community service. I am a current Sophomore at Whitworth University, studying Political Science. I dream of becoming an immigration attorney or working for a non-profit organization someday. I am highly interested in community service, traveling, painting, meeting new people, sociology, and God. Some of my hobbies include hiking, baking, cooking, journaling, reading, and watching Netflix. I am passionate about helping give a voice to the oppressed, volunteering, learning about God, encouraging others, and connecting with people. Some of my pursuits are to help promote justice and equality, as well as living a life of stability and spiritual fulfillment.”

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Juan (Daniel) Rodriguez, Ministry & Community Engagement Fellow/Methow Park Fellow Junior Business Marketing major with minor in Leadership Hometown: Federal Way, WA

“My name is Juan Daniel Rodriguez. I love working with immigrant communities because it allows me to be a voice for them. I want to provide and make changes that can benefit them. Coming from a hispanic background, I consider the immigrant community as my family. I also enjoy playing soccer with kids. Growing up I used to love playing soccer with my relatives and neighbors.”

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Kendra Guttridge, Story Gathering & Community Engagement Fellow Junior Sociology (Social Services & Community Action) Major with Business minor Hometown: Canby, OR

“Because of my own journey, I am really passionate about helping others fully realize their self-worth. I believe that holding ourselves in high-esteem is so integral to human wellbeing; when we believe ourselves to be worthy, we are empowered to make choices that better align with God’s best for us and that are rooted in Christ’s unlimited and unconditional love, not our own meager and selfish affection. I deeply believe in the power of a smile, in open and vulnerable witness as a means of healing, in radical kinship and compassion that challenges our world’s understanding of justice. I love to listen more than speak, and really enjoy reading and writing. Some of my favorite things are tea, cooking with or for others, long car drives with lots of music, sunrises/sunsets, poetry, and the outdoors. I thrive best when I get to build deep relationships with a close group.”

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Molly Hanson, Special Needs Fellow Freshman Nursing major Hometown: Genesee, ID

“An interest that I have explored at Whitworth is social justice and equity in communities. I learned to be an ally for people of color. I enjoy working with kids, I was a teacher’s assistant for kindergarten in high school. I am a nursing major because I’m interested in how the body works. My hobbies include exercising, singing, and traveling. I can always be counted on for having a strong work ethic. Many experiences from high school and college have developed me in to a well-rounded person. Because of my passion for serving I’ve organized a food drive in my hometown, did projects with my church, and was a free babysitter for a parenting class. My main goal is to have a positive lasting effect in my life. I want to find out what God calls me to do and to pour my life’s work into that.”