Brittany Feathers

Brittany Feathers

Age: 27

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Education: B.A. in History and Women’s/Gender Studies from Indiana University

Why did you join: Opportunity to see a different side of the U.S. and gain experience and perspective doing something new and exciting, while helping people and doing some good in the world.

Future plans: I’m not really sure. I’m a terrible planner, but I hope to travel more and go back to school for a Master’s in Environmental Studies.

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, watching movies, writing, adventuring and trying new things!

Favorite quote: “The less I needed, the better I felt.” – Charles Bukowski

Abby Hurd

Abby Hurd

Age: 23

Hometown: Stow, MA

Education: B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont

Why did you join: To have an adventure and to help people in need and the environment. To experience a new part of the country, meet new people, and learn new things.

Future plans: Run a marathon. Hike the Long Trail in Vermont

Hobbies: I enjoy running, hiking, kayaking, playing sports, reading, watching “The Office”

Favorite quote: “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.” – Michael Scott

Sam Owens

Sam Owens

Age: 26

Hometown: High Ridge, MO

Education: B.S. in Biology and Educational Studies from Webster University

Why did you join: I believe the urge to pitch in and help out lives in everyone. That’s called good will. AmeriCorps St. Louis seemed to me to be the ideal opportunity to fulfill that need at the same time as gaining practical skills and experience in a field I’m interested in.

Future plans: To obtain a Master’s degree; to continue helping others; to become an all-around handyman, fixer-upper, DIYer; and to become a legendary, corny country-folk singer-songwriter.

Hobbies: I’m a musical, scientific person. I collect and play musical instruments for hobby. Popular science and sci-fi are my favorite genres to read and watch. I’ve also long loved the outdoors, especially here in Missouri.

Favorite quote: “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Mohandas Gandhi