My name is Allegra Maldonado and I am joining Prosperity Indiana as the Indiana Assets and Opportunity Network (Indiana A&O Network) AmeriCorps VISTA. During my year of service I’ll work with Kelsey, the Indiana A&O Network’s manager, to further our goal to increase asset acquisition for low-wealth Hoosiers and strengthen Indiana’s local economies. I am originally from Long Island, NY but have become familiar with the social and economic landscape of Indiana through internships in the state. Previously, I interned with the City of Indianapolis and The International Center of Indianapolis. In these roles, I convened Indianapolis’ Sister City committees to digitize their rich histories in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library and assisted in planning itineraries for participants of the International Visitors Leadership Program, among other responsibilities.
I attended Kenyon College, a small liberal arts college in Ohio, where I majored in International Studies and minored in Italian. While pursuing my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to study abroad in Siena, Italy. In addition to taking classes, I worked as a research assistant in the University of Siena’s Centre for Political Progress. The intersection between poverty and political representation is a particular interest of mine that I hope to explore during my time with the Indiana A&O Network.
Though I have just begun my year of service, I have already learned a lot about asset-building and am eager to learn more. Soon, I will be reaching out to partners to discuss both how the Indiana A&O Network could support you in your activities and which of your own skills the Indiana A&O Network can leverage to further its goals.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any personal or professional questions. I look forward to working with you all this upcoming year.