Meet Our Member – Karla Noboa
Field Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy
Karla graduated from UVM in May with a degree in Natural Resources – VHCB/TNC is her first plunge into the professional world. In her spare time, Karla is a radio DJ at WRUV 90.1FM in Burlington (you can hear her on Monday nights), goes to many many concerts, binge watch shows on Netflix, and does a lot of cooking and baking.
What is a typical day like in your position with AmeriCorps?
A typical day (in the office) at The Nature Conservancy for me includes a lot of e-mailing, prepping for field days, updating databases, completing paperwork, and petting my coworkers dogs. What we do in the field varies by season but every day is different with new volunteers, crazy weather and different landscapes.
Why did you join VHCB AmeriCorps?
I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to give back to my community and I thought it was a good stepping stone between graduating college and entering the professional world.
What has surprised you most about serving with AmeriCorps?
The AmeriCorps support system is much better than I expected – I thought it would be good, but it’s great!
What is the highlight of serving at your site?
The highlight of serving with TNC is seeing how what I’m working on is actually impacting people in the community. We work with volunteers on our preserves and it’s exciting to see how they are dedicated to maintaining these outdoor spaces and how they want to help us protect other areas across the state.
What would you like other people to know about serving with VHCB AmeriCorps?
VHCB AmeriCorps is a great way to get involved in your community and provides ample support to make your time serving as rewarding as possible.