Name: John Casey
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
School: University of Notre Dame
Major: Chemical Engineering, B.S.
Hobbies: Science, soccer, guitar, piano, hiking, scuba diving
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Organization Title: TBD
I want to be a ServiceCorps Fellow because it will expose me to new people and ideas, make me a better person and make the world a little bit better. I want to learn more about the problems and opportunities facing our country and contribute to society in meaningful ways. A year of service means a year of helping others. It means a year of fostering relationships and developing interpersonal and leadership skills. It means a year of looking at life through a different lens. As a prospective ServiceCorps Fellow, I am excited about giving my time to others and getting to know people I would otherwise never meet and learning about things I might otherwise never learn about. ServiceCorps provides an amazing opportunity of translating words into actions and starting on a path toward becoming a lifelong service-oriented person. I have big dreams and ambitions for my future; a big part of which includes making a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world at large.
John Casey hails from Federal Way, Washington and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Throughout his academic career, John has been involved in bioengineering research, focused on developing an in vitro model to study breast cancer. Additionally, he is an active student leader with the Center for Social Concerns. John has traveled to the Appalachian region of the U.S. on four separate occasions to learn about rural poverty and serve the local communities within coal country. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, John enjoys kayaking, hiking, traveling, and everything else outdoors. He will be beginning his corporate career with GE Power as a member of the Edison Engineering Development Program. He is eager to join ServiceCorps and spend next year transforming words into actions.