Welcome Ariel and Annalise!
This week we welcomed the newest members to our team, Ariel Simaz and Annalise Piazza!
Ariel will be interning with us for the fall and winter semesters. She is earning a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She’s looking forward to learning the ins and outs of running a mentoring program and is hoping to gain more nonprofit management skills.
Her goal is to one day become a camp director for youth and/or adults with special needs to utilize adventure therapy. When she’s not in class or at work she enjoys camping, rock climbing, hiking, reading, DIY projects, traveling, and eating.
Welcome to to the Affinity family Ariel!
Annalise is a senior at Calvin College, double majoring in Social Work and French. She will be primarily working at our Burton site helping match students, administer surveys, and support the Mentor Center!
She loves working with kids and is looking forward to watching students form strong bonds with their mentors. Her goal is to gain more experience in the Social Work field and later return to school for her Master’s. Outside of school, Anna loves sharing life with friends, co-leading Calvin Dance Marathon, and investing in her church.
Be sure to stop by the Mentor Center to say hi!