Who are you?
My name is Devon Provo and I am 19 years old. I grew up in Como Park of Saint Paul, but I now attend Occidental College in Los Angeles, where I study Urban & Environmental Policy. I am interested in community organizing and exploring the ways in which cities and quality of life can be improved.
What do you do?
This summer in particular I have been trying to learn how to cook (much to my family’s dismay). I also sing in a Glee Club, hang out with friends and pretend I am flexible enough for yoga poses. At CAPM I have been assisting with the 2011 Education Report. Researching this project has been both eye-opening and rewarding, and I will keep what I have learned in mind as I finish my own educational pursuits.
What has your experience at CAPM been like?
I’ve had a wonderful experience at CAPM. I have been engaged in important work and learned a lot while utilizing my own skills and exploring my areas of interest. The staff members have been so welcoming and I am truly grateful to be a participant in their work.
What motivates you? What are your passions?
I am motivated by the amazing changes I see in the world every day. Rockets, hybrid cars and entire countries around the world joining together in protest… these are the things that inspire me. In addition to urban planning, I am passionate about nature, history and politics.
What else would you like us to know about you?
Despite living in Los Angeles, I stay loyal to Minnesota and do not cheer for the Lakers.
The CAPM staff would like to give a big thank you to Devon for helping us over the summer. Her last day will be next Monday before she returns to CA. We wish you a safe trip and we’ll miss you!
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Thinking about volunteering or interning? Contact us! We’re always looking for talented, motivated, and energetic people who can help us with office tasks, techie stuff, art and design, community outreach, policy work, and more! Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org