In this series, we ask some questions of 804RVA coworkers to help you get a better sense of who's who around 804RVA and how to work and engage with them.
Next up, Eva Colen, Director of Regional Recruitment at Teach for America!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I've been in Richmond for 3 years and when I'm not traveling for work, you can find me at Mekong's bar or watching live music. I'm currently working to open a Teach for America placement site in central Virginia.
What's your food and drink of choice?
Seafood - mostly shellfish and bourbon/ginger or any sour beer.
What motivates you?
Social justice, anti-oppression, anti-racism, equality, love, education and education reform. Virginia's had a 400 year history of States' rights over Civil rights and I'm interested in changing that.
What keeps you busy while at 804RVA?
Usually I'm clearing my inbox or working on special projects like creating training manuals for new recruiters. For example, how to use social media tools for networking and marketing.
What's your favorite thing about coworking at 804RVA?
I travel a lot in my current role, but I've really enjoyed getting to know everyone. And it's nice that there are no cats trying to help me type while I'm working. :-)
- To Read: The New Jim Crow; Five Miles Away, A World Apart; The Tipping Point; Multipliers; and How to Cook Everything.
- To Know: Learn your American and Virginian history!
- To Do: Take part in the political process and know more than your legislators do. Show up to meetings. Vote. Testify for or against legislation. Give a damn.
Connect with Eva on Twitter @EvaColen, or email her via Gmail or TeachForAmerica.