Our group of four PVI’s came to us from across the United States to begin their year of service in Jamaica this past July. After a month long in-country orientation program, they are beginning work in their various missions. Our volunteers live in community with one another and participate in shared community meals and spirituality nights as a part of their volunteer commitment.

Read below to learn more about them!

 

Victoria Iosue grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and recently graduated from John Carroll University where she majored in Communications with a concentration in Marketing.  She enjoys reading, running, and hiking.  Tori has experienced international service prior to PVI in countries including Guatemala, El Salvador, and Jamaica.  She is excited to fully immerse herself in the culture, especially in learning how to speak Patois fluently.  Tori is also looking forward to hiking the Blue Mountains and exploring the endless beauty of Jamaica!

Kate Spence grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey and recently graduated from Loyola University Maryland.  She graduated with a major in Communications with a concentration in Advertising and Digital Media.  Kate has a passion for creating graphic design and art, playing soccer, and the beach is her favorite place to be.  She has had experience teaching English and working at a refugee camp in Bangkok, Thailand; and she is excited for the new experience that lies ahead of her.  Kate is most excited to learn how to cook authentic food like jerk chicken, and share in humanness with the people of Jamaica.

Erica Clohessy graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Chemical Engineering and after graduation, she continued on to do clinical research in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She originally is from Muncie, Indiana where she fostered her passion for Irish dance, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, and serving others.  She was first introduced to service at a young age when her parents began to take her to Haiti to help with their non-profit foundation, which continues to support literacy skills of youth and adults alike.  While living in Jamaica, Erica is most looking forward to walking with and learning from the people!

Foster King recently graduated from John Carroll University with a major in Economics and a minor in Computer Science.  He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he became passionate for playing soccer and being an avid Cleveland sports fan.  During college, Foster traveled to Immokalee, Florida to advocate for the migrant farm workers in the community.  He is looking forward to exploring the communities in Jamaica and getting to know the people.  He is especially excited to use his passion for soccer to connect with the youth and to have fun outside!