Member Spotlight - Lowanna Anderson

Meet your fellow AmeriCorps members and the programs they serve with our monthly member spotlight.

This month’s member spotlight is on Lowanna Anderson, a VISTA member serving with the Northwest Indian Community Development Center!

What program do you serve with? 
Boozhoo, fellow AmeriCorps members! My name is Lowanna Anderson and I live in frigid Bemidji, Minnesota, originally from the Redlake Nation. 
The program I serve with is the Northwest Indian Community Development Center (NWICDC) in Bemidji MN! I work in the ABE/GED classroom as a postsecondary education data specialist.    

What do you do in your position?
I help develop student surveys so we can use the information to better the program and find ways to make it an even better program for future students. I recently became a proctor for the GED testing center at our organization. I helped get the Common Core curriculum ready for use in October 2018. 
I also had the opportunity to use my creativity in the classroom, putting the student success boards up and giving the classroom a pop of color! We use the boards as a place to put student achievements up for everyone to see.

What interested you in serving with AmeriCorps and with your specific program?
I have the privilege of serving next to some pretty amazing people who have helped me in so many ways.

What do you like to do in your free time? 
In my free time, I like to watch movies and spend time with my daughters. I like to ice fish when I get the chance, take walks, bead and sketch.  I thoroughly enjoy the opportunities that the NWICDC and AmeriCorps Vista have given me.