I first became interested in the Shepherd Program after working for the Edwards for President Campaign, which was an anti-poverty candidacy. Since then, I took many poverty classes at W&L, and I loved these classes, especially International Development with Professor Dickovick and Econ of Education with Professor Diette. I also, of course, enjoyed working at the afterschool program at the Lexington City Office on Youth.
I plan to continue to use my Shepherd experience after college, as I want to continue to play an active role in the community where I live. One of the things I most enjoyed about being in the Shepherd Program was that it made me a part of the Lexington community, forcing me to venture off-campus. Wherever I go for work or graduate school, I want to be engaged in that community. The Shepherd Program is so important for precisely this reason. It helps students become engaged in Lexington, not just Washington and Lee University. It is W&L, plus more.
Community Service: The Campus Kitchens Project Leadership Team
Capstone Paper Title: The State and the Collection Plate: The Possibilities and Limitations of Charitable Giving