• Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows

Alexandra Huzyk, AY2020-21

Name: Alexandra Huzyk (she/her)

Where is home to you? Nolensville, TN

Placement Site: Inspiring Minds

Education: B.A. Global Studies and Political Science, minor in Italian; Providence College

Biography: Alexandra is a recent graduate from Providence College, and will be serving as the Partnership and Outreach VISTA at Inspiring Minds. With experience working in domestic and international non-profits that strive to end various forms of gender-based violence, she has developed a strong background in systems-thinking and an intersectional lens with which to critically analyze situations and events. She is passionate about social and environmental justice movements, educational equity, and women empowerment. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. 

Why I Serve: I serve because I am passionate about addressing and eliminating barriers that systematically marginalize individuals. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, I hope to engage the Providence community and build capacity within my placement organization, so as to effect positive and sustainable change. 

Why Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship? I chose to serve as a Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow because I believe the diverse functions of this position will allow me to acquire invaluable skills that will both challenge me and prepare me for future professional endeavors. I was also drawn to the communal learning aspect of the cohort—to reflect with others and to become resources for one another is, ultimately, to become better resources for the community.