Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet Sylvia Ngo!

This fall we are pleased to welcome Sylvia Ngo as our new Mentor Support Coordinator. As an undergraduate, Sylvia was a mentor for our Read, Think, Share mentoring program for three years and enjoyed the opportunity to share her love for reading with youth. She quickly grew to be a staunch advocate for Reader to Reader’s far-flung efforts to promote literacy and the impact of these efforts, as well as the lifelong friendships she has formed with fellow mentors and staff convinced her stay on to play a role in making Reader to Reader as meaningful an experience for other mentors as it has been for her.

As the 2014-15 Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, Sylvia draws from her background to recruit, train, and supervise and support the ever-growing number of mentors.

Sylvia graduated from Amherst College in 2014 with a B.A. in anthropology. She spent much of undergraduate years digging into the histories of the campus museums and studying the colonial histories and contemporary issues that surround and politicize museums, ownership of the past, representations of cultures, and the production of knowledge.

During her free time she enjoyed hanging out at the Reader to Reader office and sharing college history and paleontological wonders with visitors of all ages at the natural history museum.

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