SHUMLA Volunteer Spotlight:
A strong volunteer base is a critical component to the success of a non-profit organization, and SHUMLA is no exception to this rule. Starting in this copy of the eNews, SHUMLA staff will profile a volunteer who has made substantial contributions to SHUMLA's operations.
This month, SHUMLA staff acknowledges research volunteer Sarah Sick.
SHUMLA volunteer Sarah Sick at field school.
Originally from Northern California's San Francisco area, Sarah brings a great academic background to her volunteer work with SHUMLA: a degree in urban applied anthropology from the University of Southern California. Sarah came to Del Rio with her husband Aaron who serves in the Air Force.
While anthropology is a motivating academic interest for Sarah, her involvement with SHUMLA is tied to her personal philosophy "that it is our obligation to support the things we believe in, whether academic, sociopolitical, spiritual or creative--most especially in our local communities."
SHUMLA staff sincerely thanks Sarah for her contributions to research and education programming.