Ex Fabula’s Newest Addition!
Hello everyone! My name is Sam Woods, and I’m excited to join the Ex Fabula team as Community Connector for Season 10. Like Carolina before me, I am currently serving a year with Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that brings together young, social justice-oriented folks for a ten month long apprenticeship that builds sustainable citizen-leadership.
I grew up in Seattle, Washington before attending college at American University in Washington, DC and graduating with degrees in economics and philosophy. After graduating, I moved to Milwaukee to serve with City Year, another AmeriCorps program that focuses on helping students and schools succeed. While serving with City Year, I worked at a high school on Milwaukee’s South Side, assisting as a math tutor, event planner, classroom assistant, and mentor for over 100 ninth grade scholars.
Like most of us, I’ve had a variety of interests throughout my life that arise, define my life for awhile, but ultimately fade away with time. However, I have always been interested in history and in understanding why things happened the way they did. As I grew older, it meant reckoning with stories of past inequities, trying to understand what allowed such persistent injustice to be sustained.
Given this interest in stories and history, I was naturally drawn to an organization like Ex Fabula that uses storytelling to understand and strengthen community bonds. Stories give everyone the chance to be an artist, and to connect to members of their community.
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