Hannah is a student at UNC-Wilmington studying English and Political Science (graduating in December 2016!) In 2010, her nonprofit experience includes traveling to Kilkenny, Ireland for two months as an intern working with children and youth in the community. She is a child advocate for Compassion International, raising awareness on child poverty and seeking program sponsorships; and an fundraising intern for Feast Down East, a farm-to-table initiative based at UNCW. Hannah is looking forward to helping build USH's social media strategy to grow its audience and sponsors.
Temis is a soon-to-be graduate of the International Development masters program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia. His formal education is based in the theory and practice in the development field, and he hopes to take on a permanent role with a grassroots NGO upon completion of his masters. Temis has been volunteering with USH since 2014.
Lacey Schauwecker is completing her doctorate degree at the University of Southern California. She teaches Spanish and Portuguese, as well as courses on Latin American culture, history, and politics. As a volunteer with Unlocking Silent Histories, she is interested in learning more about student-driven education, critical media literacy, and grassroots Indigenous cinema. Her time with USH has been highly informative and inspiring.
Shani-Leigh Searcy is a graduate of Western Carolina University where she received her B.A. in English with a concentration in professional writing. With her interest in non-profit work, intercultural communication, and social justice, she is continuing her education at Western Carolina by studying technical writing in the English Master’s program. Shani-Leigh has worked with non-profits throughout her college career where and continues her passion for community development by volunteering for a number of organizations and events. As an advocate for the arts, she has used her years of professional dance to teach children in the community, as well as participated in performance fundraisers for Western Carolina to help continue to fund the fine and performing arts programs. USH is an organization that Shani-Leigh believes to be truly changing the lives and minds for people around the world and is honored to be involved.