School: Villanova University
Leader: Annabel Anderson
Why you joined YSI: As a nursing student, I wanted a way to combine my desire to serve and empower impoverished communities with my ethical concerns about most “service aid” trips. I love how we support Haitians, as translators, nurses and doctors, while still making supporting communities in Leogane and making healthcare accessible.
When your chapter was founded: I went on a trip with Niamh Mulrooney from UMass, a good friend from high school, in the winter of my Sophomore year (2014-15).
How many expeditions has your chapter taken: three
Number of advocates: Approximately five that remain involved in YSI on Villanova’s campus. In total, over the past four trips, we’ve had approximately twelve.
Officers: We don’t have official officers. Trip leaders include myself, Maggie Mills, and Taylor Spurlock.
Next information or recruitment event: TBD but in the next two to three weeks.
Next Haiti expedition: This winter.
Contact Info: Annabel Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org