Meet Our AmeriCorps Members, 2020-2021

AmeriCorps is a National Service program that pairs individuals with organizations to help meet community needs. At Beaches Habitat, AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service, helping us to meet our annual goals. In return, they learn valuable skills and have the opportunity to give back to the community.

We are thrilled to welcome three members to our team this year!

Judith Tong

Position: AmeriCorps*National Construction Crew Leader

Status: 1st AmeriCorps term, 1st term with Beaches Habitat

Prior Location: Grinnell, IA

Q&A:

  1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
    Undergrad at Grinnell College! I made art and led the middle school art club
  2. Where were you born? Where else have you lived?
    Born in Evanston, IL, right outside of Chicago. I lived outside Chicago my whole life until I attended college in Grinnell, IA
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Somewhere warm, maybe grad school, making art, building things, cooking food with friends
  4. What energizes you?
    Working in a team! People being passionate about what they’re doing and wanting to help.

Cameron Edwards

Position: AmeriCorps*National Volunteer Services Coordinator

Status: 1st AmeriCorps term, 1st term with Beaches Habitat

Prior Location: Orangebury, SC

Q&A:

  1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
    Staying with my parents in SC
  2. Where were you born? Where else have you lived?
    Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Eastover, and Hope Mills, NC. Monmouth ME, Nashville TN, Orange Bury SC
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Getting my Ph.D.! Living in Colorado
  4. What energizes you?
    Listening to music, deadlines… typing!!

Eugene “Chace” Thomas

Position: AmeriCorps*National Construction Crew Leader

Status: 3rd AmeriCorps term, 3rd term with Beaches Habitat

Prior location: Pamona Park, FL

Q&A:

  1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
    Washing dishes, living the life
  2. Where were you born? Where else have you lived?
    I was born here in Jacksonville. I have lived in Pomona Park FL and Wichita Falls, TX
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Hopefully in Florida, at the beach or training to become a firefighter
  4. What makes you feel energized?
    Motivation from others, music

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