Introducing Shelby Messner, Habitat's new AmeriCorps National Service Member!
A new face to Habitat, Shelby Messner is a recent graduate from the City and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Through her schooling as a City and Regional Planning major, she has developed a passion for community engagement and involvement as tools to make stronger communities. She has a strong interest in sustainability and strives to be environmentally conscious in all aspects of her life, as well as for the future of her community.
As an Americorp National Service Member, Shelby is a part of civil society program through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This federal agency plays an important role in strengthening the nonprofit sector and challenges in America through service. CNCS strives to strengthen communities and improve the lives of individuals through volunteering and service.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Shelby is glad to be back and to be serving her home community. Through her time at Habitat, she hopes to have a good experience working with the community. She is glad to be working with an organization that works directly to provide housing within a community, which ties in with her interest in housing needs. As a graduate who studied City and Regional Planning, she is looking forward to applying what she has learned and is ready to get to work here at Habitat!