Our storytellers in Episode 28 are:
Tristen Robole attended high school in Amery, Wisconsin and will now be attending college at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He is planning on studying business administration, with a minor in communications or education. Tristen volunteered for three weeks in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 2017. His volunteer experience trip was sponsored and all thanks to Walt and Paula Richey.
Hadley is a student at the University of Connecticut. She served in Ecuador in 2016 at the age of 20 all on her own because she felt compelled to travel abroad to serve others. She formed wonderful friendships with her teammates during her two weeks in service in Ecuador. Hadley fell in love with the children with whom she worked in Ecuador and hopes to serve again with Global Volunteers.
Micah is currently in his third year at the University of Iowa, where he studies Medical Anthropology and Philosophy. Heone day hopes to become a successful pediatrician or gynecologist that is able to utilize his skills as a physician to give back to the residents of his home country of Haiti. Micah currently resides in Grimes, Iowa with his mother, father, and two younger brothers. His interests include reading, playing sports, and lifting weights. Aside from school, he is a passionate advocate for life-long learning, holistic education, and any opportunity to embark on acts of service for others. This is what led him to serve in Ecuador with Global Volunteers.
Mindy holds a B.A. in anthropology with minors in both biology and chemistry from St. John Fisher College. She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Penn State University College of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Lull has been teaching at St. John Fisher College since 2010 and her current laboratory research focuses on the effects of environmental toxins on the brain. She is a member of the Reaching Children’s Advisory Committee and chairs the RCP Clinic subcommittee. She has served with Global Volunteers in Montana, Tanzania, and Peru, and has also organized students to serve on Global Volunteers programs.