Spotlights: Alum, Leaders & Partners
Our community has grown with each passing year, beginning in rural Pennsylvania and quickly extending across the globe. In this series, we glimpse into the lives of some of the people who make up the diverse VISIONS community and hear how VISIONS fits into their bigger picture.
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May 16, 2023
Antonia, a VISIONS alum and returned Peace Corps Volunteer is now a software engineer in Seattle, WA and plays the fiddle in a bluegrass band. Read more about how her time with VISIONS has influenced her life.
Apr 19, 2023
VISIONS alum Olivia Coward has served with us in Montana and Peru, but she didn’t want to stop there. Today, she raises money for our partner nonprofit, VISIONS Foundation, through her online business!
Apr 6, 2023
Chazz has ridden bareback since he was only five years old and today has numerous competitive wins under his belt, including the renowned Gold Cup Indian Relay Championship at Emerald Downs.
Apr 2, 2023
Joan Cobell is a special part of VISIONS Montana, crafting delicious traditional meals for our participants. Her family also has generations-deep ties to the Blackfeet land, and runs two talented relay racing teams. Let’s meet Joan!
Mar 3, 2023
As a veteran leader of five VISIONS seasons, Nick Nelson knows just about all there is to know about the transformative power of our service adventures. We chatted with Nick to hear about his time with VISIONS, what he took away from the experiences, and what he’s up to now!
Jan 30, 2023
There’s just about nowhere Stacy Bodow hasn’t been in her 25 years with VISIONS, from Alaska to Dominica to Australia to Virgin Gorda. Let’s learn more about Stacy’s long career with VISIONS, what she’s learned along the way, and what she’s up to now.
Jan 17, 2023
From 1992 to today, VISIONS leader Marvin Mastin has led trips to Vietnam, the British Virgin Islands, the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, and everywhere in between! Let’s learn more about Marvin’s intimate & unique VISIONS experience.
Jan 11, 2023
Let’s hear from Cecilia Boyers! This multi-talented VISIONS alum is a veteran of five programs, holds two master’s degrees, and is an aerial silk acrobat, masterful banjo player, and new mom!
Jan 11, 2023
Former VISIONS Director Michael Sano reflects on his Nicaragua and Dominican Republic experiences, shares about his life back home, and what it takes to make the world a better place.
Dec 22, 2022
VISIONS Alum Ashlin Ivester reflects on her Dominican Republic experience, prepares for VISIONS Peru, and shares about her volunteer project back home.
May 26, 2021
Textile artist Alayna Rasile teaches an enlightening workshop on plant-based design for VISIONS. Let’s meet Alayna and learn more about her work!
Jun 3, 2020
VISIONS alum, Hilary Moses, reflects on the high school summer program that influenced her educational and professional tracks towards becoming a therapist of adolescents.