Suzanne Mwengi

I was an AmeriCorps Project Conserve member from 2005-2006, serving with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy as an Outreach Associate.  My service included contributing to outreach and marketing for CMLC, working with volunteers on developing a monthly hike program and assisting in organizing events.  After finishing my AmeriCorps service, I was honored to be hired by CMLC and worked as the Outreach Coordinator for two more years. 

Serving in Project Conserve was a great opportunity for me as it helped me to identify and further develop the skills that I have to offer.  Perhaps more importantly, it helped me realize that I enjoy working in outreach and got me started on a non-profit career.  In fact, my current job as Membership & Outreach Coordinator with the Friends of the Western North Carolina Nature Center is a result of a connection I made at CMLC.  I think Project Conserve is an extraordinary program and has made an immeasurable contribution to the Western North Carolina community.  I’m proud to be part of Project Conserve, first as a member and now as a site supervisor.