Franny graduated from Tufts University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Religion. Even though she went to college in Boston, she considers Northern California her home. She is so excited to work at CVNL, work with local nonprofits, and serve the community where she grew up.
Terra grew up in San Diego, California and studied Environmental Management and Protection at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is excited to work with MMWD and continue learning about how to preserve and protect our natural resources. After her year of service, Terra plans to pursue a career in environmental law. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, listening to podcasts, and doing crafts.
A Bay Area native, David is passionate about community education and outreach. He has worked with the Exploratorium, Commonwealth Club and a number of other Bay Area organizations. He is excited to support the Vivalon and CVNL missions as an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow. David’s future educational plans involve a mix of computer technology, business economics and volunteerism. His current extracurriculars include sea kayaking, experimental cooking and RPG board games.
Riley (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara where she completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science. She is a proud Sacramento native, but is excited to be starting her position with AmeriCorps in the Greater Bay Area. Riley aspires to attend graduate school abroad upon completing her term, to empower her interest in urban planning, sustainability, and housing policies. In her free time, Riley enjoys hiking, biking, and creating art pieces.
Melinda Earp was born and raised in Southern California. She worked as an Entertainment Law paralegal prior to relocating to the Bay Area. She has an eclectic work and education background. She has enthusiastically served Solano County nonprofits for 20 years and is passionate about giving back to the community she loves.