GEM Environmental is excited to announce a new addition to the team! Please welcome Brandon White who is our new GEM for STEM Program Manager. Brandon grew up in a small town in Southern Michigan and has lived in Prescott for the past year. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a specialization in Health Promotions. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, attending live music, playing music, reading, and rock climbing. Brandon has always loved science and is excited to help foster a passion for STEM programs in students. Welcome to the team Brandon!
How did you hear about this service opportunity?
I learned about GEM Environmental through my connections as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Arizona Serve in Prescott.
Please provide a brief description highlighting your work/area of focus.
Following graduation, I began working as a physical therapy assistant in the Washington, DC area. After spending 7 years helping patients recover from injuries and surgeries I decided that I wanted to start working to help people on a broader scale. This led me to become a member of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, where I spent a year serving as the event coordinator for Boys to Men Mentoring running programs for teenage boys in Yavapai County.
What do you plan to accomplish during your service term with GEM?
I plan to use my passion for helping and others and experience working with youth to help GEM's programs achieve their full potential through inspiring and encouraging STEM students.
What are your career goals?
I would like to continue working with non-profits to help make a positive impact in the lives of people and the community.
Have you had any other internship or service opportunities before this? If so, how do you believe internships have benefited you so far?
I worked as a physical therapy intern for 3 months prior to graduation from college. The experience helped to prepare me for my future work environment.