I’m Kerry, 25, from Annapolis, Maryland. Bike & Build has been on my bucket list since I started bicycling in Boston. I interned at a great bicycling nonprofit organization, which instilled in me a respect for community service and the positive effects of bicycles as a simple mode of transportation. Afterwards, I got involved in my college’s bike group to encourage other students to ride.
After graduating from Boston University with a degree in sociology, I served communities for two years through AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, as a Corps Member and then Team Leader. During that time, some of my projects included teaching students, wild land firefighting, community gardening, and repairing homes for senior citizens. A project that significantly affected me was responding to the floods in Houston, TX in 2015, mucking and gutting homes ruined by mold. During that time, I saw how valuable a home is to the stability of a family and community.
Following my Bike & Build voyage across the country, I hope to pursue a masters degree in urban and regional planning, where I can continue to make an impact on this issue. My career goal is to make cities environmentally and socially healthier for everyone. For fun, I enjoy climbing, dancing terribly, and reading. I love terrible jokes, sometimes pluck a uke, keep an eye out for the TARDIS, and will never turn down a bag of Takis.
“If we cannot do great things, we can do small things in a great way.”