Photo: The incoming QVS Fellows (from left to right): Nicole, Salem, Emma, Roy, Imani, Karla, Sonam, Shay, Kat, Tas and Naren
We’re so excited to introduce you to the 2023-2024 QVS Fellows! We have over 11 young adults eager to begin their year with QVS. Here are just a few highlights from our incoming Fellow cohort!
- Sonam Tsomo (she/her) grew up in Dharamsala, India and has served as Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) club’s vice president at Earlham College. Sonam’s passion is Social Work. She is looking forward to being back in Boston for a transformative year with QVS and is excited to learn and grow through her work with social workers at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center.
- Roy Farrel (he/him) spent last summer and fall serving with the Maine Conservation Corps completing conservation projects in the forests and parks of Maine, including trail work on the Appalachian Trail. He is excited to move from the East Coast to the West Coast to partner with HereTogether for the service year.
- Emma Fee was a program coordinator for the Painted Turtle Farm through Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College. She spent a semester abroad in Tunis, Tunisia, which encouraged her passions for religious studies, philosophy, and community organizing. She is excited to serve with ACHIEVEability this year in Philadelphia!
We hope you will follow along on Facebook or Instagram as we continue to introduce a QVS Fellow every Sunday and Wednesday this August. You can like a post, drop a comment, and help us welcome these amazing young adults into a year with QVS!
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