About Our Members

UWEC ECLIPSE AmeriCorps Program Director:  Amy Fink

ABOUT

ECLIPSE Volunteer Coordinator

Alivia Torrez

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • Elementary Education and Spanish Education (Double major)

Year in College: Junior (3rd Year)

Position in ECLIPSE:

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Website management and Video approval process

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I joined ECLIPSE to work with children, serve our community and meet new people my freshman year.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “I would love to teach overseas one day or work in an immersion school.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “One of my favorite parts about ECLIPSE is being able to serve our community and work with so many children. It was always fun going to site and seeing how excited all of the kids were to see us.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Animal: Flamingo

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Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders/Speech & Language Therapy – BA

  • Early Childhood Education – Dual Teaching Certification in General Education & Special Education

  • Early Childhood Special Education – Masters Degree

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I was looking for opportunities to help strengthen our childcare and early childhood educational system programs.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “To ensure that all children have equal opportunities to high-quality early learning to ensure their future success in school and beyond.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “I love the connection with everyone within our program and how that spreads out into the community. The willingness and drive AmeriCorps UWEC ECLIPSE members have to "Get Things Done" is remarkable and inspiring. It is uplifting to know there are such strong willed and compassionate young leaders at UWEC and in the Eau Claire community.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Dairy Free Cookie Dough

Favorite Animal: Porcupine