After months and months of waiting, it is finally here! Tomorrow at 12:35pm we will depart with Southwest Airlines from General Mitchell International Airport and arriving at La Guardia International Airport. Please stay tuned to this blog for a daily update starting TODAY! This is your best source for all things Alternative Break: Healthcare and Diversity in New York City 2016 volunteer trip. For those who are unfamiliar with what we are doing, this trip is an opportunity for UW-Oshkosh students to get out of Oshkosh and experience the world first hand. We will spend a great deal of our time volunteering at the GMHC, which is an organization that advocates for the prevention and provides the public information about HIV and AIDS. We I would like to take this time to introduce to all of you this year’s participants.
Lexi Kobishop: I am a Biology major with a Healthcare Science emphasis. I currently work as a scribe (physician’s record assistant) in the emergency department at Theda Care Medical Regional Center – Appleton (or Theda Care – Appleton) and at the information desk in the Reeve Administration Office. A hobby of mine would be walking my two dogs Ollie and Nala. I am excited to learn about the GMHC, interact with people there and visit all of the amazing sights in New York City!
Jenna Marie: My major is Human Services Leadership with a minor in Criminal Justice, I currently work at the Day by Day warming shelter and the University Police Department, my biggest hobby is working out and I’m most excited about being surrounded by unfamiliar places and faces, learning about the history and different cultures and everything else New York has to offer!
Erica Wienke: Major: Nursing
Current Job: Certified Nursing Assistant, Student Worker in the College of Nursing Undergraduate Office
Hobby: riding (NOT driving) on motorcycles
Most excited about: Working and learning about people who are more diverse than the people I can encounter from Oshkosh, WI or my hometown, seeing the sights, going to GMA once (maybe more than once)!
Samantha Walvort: Major: Dual Elementary and Special Education
Job/Hobby: I love any opportunity to volunteer or work with children of all ages.
Most Excited For: I’m most looking forward to meeting and interacting with the people of GMHC to hear their stories. I also can’t wait to experience the New York City life and see all of the sites that it has to offer.
Trina Do: Major: nursing
Hobby: I’m really good at watching hours and hours of the Office.