I grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, also known as Amish Country; however, I’m not Amish (contrary to popular belief), but am Quaker. There are many pros to being Quaker- a social justice mindset, a focus on questioning religion and our very existence, self-guided spiritual journeys, and being surrounded by quirky, peaceful people. But, there are some cons to Quakerism- it takes literally forever to make decisions and reach a consensus, everyone thinks you time-traveled from 17th century England, you eat a lot of Quaker Oats, and self-guided spiritual journeys.
I went to Goucher College (Baltimore, Maryland) where I majored in political science and minored in art history. When I am not binge-watching Netflix or drinking coffee, I can be found playing ultimate frisbee, listening to music, exploring, and taking trips to various thrift stores. Living in an intentional community filled with like-minded people is a privilege that makes life a lot more enjoyable. I look forward to the adventures, joys, and possible hardships that will come with living in Seattle. QuEST’s mission is a unique one and I can’t wait to share it with everyone I come across.
I am working at the Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance where I will be helping to draw attention to the homelessness affordable housing problems in Washington. Growing up, I learned a lot about the inequalities of the world and how to talk about them, but now, I get to learn how to actually fight for justice and change. I am excited to learn more about community organizing and hope I can learn lots of new things from my wonderful co-workers. This site is something I feel passionate about, but is something that we should all be passionate about because a house is more than just a structure or a privilege; it is a safe, comfortable space of which all humans have the right to enjoy.