Introducing our 2013-14 class of School-Based Mentors!
Strawberry Park Elementary
Brooke Newton: Brooke is from Austin, Texas and graduated in 2011 from St. Edwards University. This past year she worked for AmeriCorps as an afterschool science instructor for at-risk elementary schools. She is excited to work with students one-on-one in the elementary school setting this coming year. Brooke loves traveling, cooking healthy foods, exercise and being outdoors. She is excited for all of the opportunities that this community has to offer and is looking forward to exploring and living in Colorado!
Soda Creek Elementary
Becky Kruger: Becky was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is interested in pursuing a career in teaching or counseling and is thrilled to be in the elementary school setting working with kids. Becky is beyond excited to try the outdoorsy, small town life outside of the Midwest in Colorado this year. She likes to spend as much time as she can outside, hiking and biking, traveling, thrifting, and spending time with friends and family.
Steamboat Springs Middle School
Lauren DeMicco: Lauren comes from a small town in central Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Earth Science Education. She loves working with kids and can’t wait to continue working in the middle school setting here in Steamboat! In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and spending time with loved ones. Lauren is excited to explore all of the new opportunities that this town and community have to offer!
Nathan Allen: Nathan is from Jefferson City, Mo. He graduated from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.) in 2009 with a bachelors in corporate communications and in 2012 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a masters in journalism. Nathan spent the last year serving as the AmeriCorps VISTA at Partners in Routt County. He enjoys running, skiing, mountains, Steamboat sunsets and Steamboat Springs. Nathan is excited to serve Routt County youth and spend another year in Steamboat.
Preethi Bandri: Preethi is from Canton, MI and received her B.A in Psychology and Health Studies at Michigan State University. She hopes to continue her education by pursuing a graduate degree in social work and public health. Preethi hopes to work with youth in communities affected by health disparities. In her free time Preethi enjoys reading, spending time with friends, going on adventures, and trying new things. She is looking forward to working with the youth of Steamboat Springs Middle School!
Hayden Middle School
Danielle Aimone: Danielle is originally from New York City and graduated from Boston University in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Women Studies. In college, she participated in a part-time AmeriCorps program, as a mentor for at-risk preschoolers in Boston. Danielle is excited to be working one-on-one with middle school students and hopes to pursue a career in providing youth and families with comprehensive social-emotional support systems. In her free time, she hopes to explore all of the outdoor opportunities that the upcoming year has to offer!
Marta Galan: Marta is originally from Camarillo, CA and moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her undergraduate degree in Public Health. Throughout her undergraduate career she gained much knowledge and interest regarding various aspects of adolescent development and health. Hoping to continue her education with a graduate degree in a related field of counseling or social work, Marta anticipates a career involving a marriage of these interests and pursuits. Marta also enjoys spending time outdoors pursuing many different adventures, exploring different forms of expression through artistic outlets, and exploring the culture and activities found in new places.
Soroco Middle School
Nick Loeb: Nick is originally from Takoma Park, MD outside of Washington D.C. He attended college at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where he received his B.S. in Biology. Nick has spent the last three summers working in the Steamboat Springs area doing conservation work. He now hopes to use this knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the students at Soroco Middle School. Nick plans on pursuing a graduate degree in psychology and hopes to work in Wilderness Therapy.
Alice Bradford: Alice comes from Port Angeles, Washington and is an alumni of the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. She is interested in continuing her education to eventually become a bilingual social worker or school counselor. In her spare time Alice skis, runs, rides horses and enjoys exploring outside. She is excited to work directly in the community and can’t wait to be a mentor at Soroco Middle School.