[lightbox link=”https://movingtoendsexualassault.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Lizzie-Stelten-07.17.jpg” thumb=”https://movingtoendsexualassault.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Lizzie-Stelten-07.17-300×300.jpg” width=”300″ align=”right” title=”” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””] MESA is pleased to spotlight Lizzie as our July Volunteer of the Month. Lizzie is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Lizzie has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Lizzie, for your dedication to MESA and our community!
Let’s hear from Lizzie!
- What do you enjoy most about volunteering with MESA?
I feel like we’re living in such turbulent times that it’s easy for me to get overwhelmed and begin to feel powerless. I wanted to give back to my community and put some love into the world. I’m a survivor myself and this work gives my pain a purpose; I appreciate being able to use my experiences to help others feel more supported and less alone.
- How long have you been with MESA?
I graduated from the training program last Fall .
- How do you usually spend your Saturdays?
I like playing outside! I’m a big fan of tent camping, kayaking and canoeing (it’s the Minnesota in me). Taking my dirt bike into the mountains is great self-care for me. I really enjoy relaxing with close friends over bluegrass, beer and games. And taking naps snuggled up with my cat.
- What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Simply getting to this point in my life. :) I’ve had my fair share of pretty tough curve balls thrown at me and I think I’ve been able to stay positive, focus on the learning opportunities and not lose hope. I’ve worked really hard to keep my sense of humor and integrity intact.
- What is your favorite joke?
What time does Sean Connery get to Wimbledon? Tennish.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to turn water into really, really, really good coffee.
Interested in becoming a MESA volunteer? Apply today!