2018-19 Fellows


Region: Central Inland

Project(s): Building Communities of Opportunity – Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Mitigation Funding Implementation

Email: mhouston@civicspark.lgc.org

Fellow Bio:

I am a lifelong native of Pennsylvania and a recent alum of Penn State University where I studied Community Development and French. After graduating, I served a one-year term in Rwanda in central Africa assisting a grass-roots development organization. I’m now returning to the United States to get married and start a new life in California. I’m joining CivicSpark because I’m passionate about developing communities within my own country and in maintaining the United States status as a global role model and leader by setting an example of a country which genuinely cares about its citizens and the betterment of the world as a whole. I hope to get solid professional experience and skills working with government and communities as well as the opportunity to work with people who are making a difference and acquiring their passion and drive for their work.