Why are you volunteering?
I am taking a psychology class that requires me to complete volunteer hours. We have to connect our volunteer experience back to psychology in some way as part of an assignment.
How do you plan on relating your volunteer experience at MOCA back to psychology?
I am tying volunteering in general back to social cognition. Volunteering can help someone experience self-actualization. For example, I usually feel more motivated after I volunteer.
What made you want to volunteer with MOCA?
I came here a few weeks ago to see my friend Emily in a fashion show, and I really liked the environment. It's very inviting, and it's nice to be in a beautiful setting, so I thought MOCA would be a great place to spend my time.
How have you spent your volunteer time at MOCA so far?
So far I have committed a few hours to helping out in the classrooms on MOCA's fifth floor. I refreshed the classrooms for the tour program, which serves hundreds of kids each week. Mostly I have helped by cleaning up the tables and organizing everything so it's neat. I also helped prepare art materials for the collage activity that second graders get to do as part of their tour of the Museum. The activity seems really fun, and I kind of want to make a collage myself!
Do you have any experience with art?
I took advanced art all throughout elementary, middle, and high school. My favorite medium is painting, though.
Do you volunteer anywhere else?
I help out a lot of different charity walks including the Heart Walk and the JDRF One Walk to find a cure for diabetes.
What do you want to do after you graduate?
My plan is to be an entrepreneur. I want to open my own café, and I have an idea that would make my place a little bit different. I can't share too much though because I need to get it patented first!