Meet the Team: Tennessee

Katie Martin Lightfoot

Katie Martin Lightfoot, Tennessee State Director

Katie Martin Lightfoot, a native of Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a B.A. in International Relations and a certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice.  She received a Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) and Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. 

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Hunter Keane

Hunter Keane, Program Manager

Hunter Keane, a native of the Memphis area, graduated cum laude from Mississippi State University with a double major in philosophy and marketing as well as a minor in international studies. He then attained an M.A. in Religion and Public Engagement from Wake Forest University. Read More >

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Raisa Alam

Raisa Alam, AmeriCorps Member

FocusFirst Coordinator

Raisa Alam graduated from Barnard College in New York where she majored in neuroscience and behavior. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a Senior Health Educator with Peer Health Exchange - an organization that matches… Read More >

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Jessica Cahill

Jessica Cahill, AmeriCorps Member

A native of Redding, CA, Jessica Cahill graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in media arts and a minor in family studies. While a student, she participated in the production of various student… Read More >

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Julie Coen

Julie Coen, AmeriCorps Member

Julie Coen was born and raised in Kingston, Tennessee, and in 2018 graduated summa cum laude from Rhodes College with a major in commerce and business and minors in economics, international studies, and anthropology/sociology. While… Read More >

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Meagan Daly

Meagan Daly, AmeriCorps Member

A resident of New Milford, Connecticut, Meagan Daly graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018, where she majored in human services concentrating in administration and family policy. She also minored in psychology and disability… Read More >

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Jerome Davis

Jerome Davis, AmeriCorps Member

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Tuskegee, AL, in December of 2016 Jerome Davis graduated from Huntingdon College with a bachelor's degree in sports management. As an undergraduate, Jerome served as President of the… Read More >

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Hannah Durnan

Hannah Durnan, AmeriCorps Member

Raised in Holderness, New Hampshire, Hannah Durnan graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 2018, with a double major in English and psychology. As an undergraduate, she enjoyed volunteering in the Boston area and worked… Read More >

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Allison Holmes

Allison Holmes, AmeriCorps Member

Allison Holmes grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and escaped the cold while attending Emory University where she majored in anthropology and human biology and minored in global health. She enjoyed opportunities to play soccer at… Read More >

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Danielle Hurst

Danielle Hurst, AmeriCorps Member

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Northeast Wisconsin, Danielle Hurst is excited to be returning to her southern roots with Impact America! She has spent the last four years at University of Wisconsin-Madison studying… Read More >

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Marisa Moore

Marisa Moore, AmeriCorps Member

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Marisa Moore graduated from Centre College in 2018 with a double major in international studies and a minor in politics. As an undergraduate, Marisa served as Team Captain for the women's… Read More >

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Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson, AmeriCorps Member

Born and raised in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Ashley Peterson left home early to attend the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics for her last two years of high school. In May… Read More >

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Madeline Quasebarth

Madeline Quasebarth, AmeriCorps Member

Madeline Quasebarth, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2017 having completed a degree in anthropology and fine arts. As an undergraduate, Madeline studied abroad in both Belfast, Northern Ireland, as… Read More >

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Mei Ray

Mei Ray, AmeriCorps Member

FocusFirst Coordinator

Mei Ray, a Memphis native, graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama, where she majored in art and minored in biology and psychology. As an undergraduate, Mei served as co-president of Tri-Beta Biology… Read More >

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Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson, AmeriCorps Member

A Memphis native, Rob Richardson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2018, where he majored in Spanish and also completed a minor in management of information systems. As an undergraduate, Rob… Read More >

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Kamaria Thomas

Kamaria Thomas, AmeriCorps Member

Raised in Westerville, Ohio, Kamaria Thomas attended The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude in 2018 with a BA in sociology and women's, gender and sexuality studies. As a student, Kamaria served as the… Read More >

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Melanie Tingley

Melanie Tingley, AmeriCorps Member

Melanie Tingley, a native Memphian, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama Honors College with a degree in advertising and minors in psychology and German. She also held a few small leadership roles… Read More >

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