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Hi! I'm Kristina Akesson. I am a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz.
I have done a lot of volunteer work including:
- Built a stage and game area in the playground of a preschool for children with parents on welfare assistance in a project culminating in approximately 150+ hours of work and dedication
- Through designing, creating, and implementing Project Once Upon a Time , I
- Proposed my idea to a board of head leaders of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles who carefully scrutinized my project
- Solicited my neighborhood as well as local businesses for clothes, toys, books, and a bench (an amazing donation from Home Depot) which I sanded, sealed, and painted
- Carefully cut branches located between two fences that were jutting out and dangerous to children
- Attached tarps onto the fence and measured different aspects of the tarp to form a stage curtain
- Cleaned and painted the cement to form a stage and game area where children could perform to their imaginations content, as well as learn letters and numbers from a hopscotch-esque game
- Built stairs for a military veteran
- Worked as a team to:
- Disassemble old, dangerous stairs
- Measure, saw, hammer, seal, and paint the new stairs
- Painted the inside of a food pantry
- Collected and distributed dental hygiene supplies to people shopping at the food pantry
- Encouraged and handed out nourishment at the Santa Clarita Marathon for two years
- Over the course of ten years, I instructed and supervised children between the ages of three and twelve
- Planned and organized arts and crafts and a game which creatively tied in the lesson that I was teaching
My interests lie in mathematics, anthropology, and computer science. While I do not know where I want to go with a career, I do know that I want to always be creative, solve problems, and work for a better tomorrow.
If you would like to discuss any of the things mentioned on this website, my resume, some advice for a career path, or anything else on your mind, you can contact me at my email.
Background artwork by Kalli from Design Heroes