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Breanna Wheeler

Breanna Wheeler

Volunteer

I am a total nerd when it comes personality types. I’m completely fascinated by how they impact so much of how we interact with the world!

Samantha Simunyu

Samantha Simunyu

Volunteer

I go to the movies at least 4 times a month! I can also translate Latin poetry and even know how to juggle.

Robin Baker

Robin Baker

Volunteer

 One of my favorite quotes is by Shirley Chisholm. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 

Ellis Burgess

Ellis Burgess

Volunteer

Ellis volunteered at Newwave Foundation’s 2018 Golden Age of Hollywood Gala

Jens Arnold

Jens Arnold

Volunteer

I am from Berlin, Germany. I also have cats and birds living together in my house, peacefully!

Chiamaka Ugorji

Chiamaka Ugorji

Volunteer

I am a hula-hooping master and I’m also slightly addicted to Cheetos. I also love to laugh and will make you feel like a comedian!

Amy Roach

Amy Roach

Volunteer

I’m from Charleston, South Carolina and I’m currently working on writing a novel! I also believe cats are people too!

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Volunteer

I love to cook and trying to imitate my favorite meals from restaurants right at home! One of my favorite quotes is “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement” by Helen Keller.

Nicole Freebourne

Nicole Freebourne

Volunteer

Fun fact, I’m a weather junkie! I love learning about the weather and watching storms. One of my favorite inspiring quotes comes from Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

DeeDee George

DeeDee George

Volunteer

I love watching stand-up comedy in my car during long drives and I literally laugh out loud! I’m also addicted to HGTV – especially Fixer Upper. I believe every piece of property can be turned around to a dreamboat!

Chris Rivera

Chris Rivera

Volunteer

Through the Newwave Foundation, I’m able to give back. It’s important to look at your surroundings and see who could use your help, because not everyone is comfortable asking for it

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Volunteer

I was born and raised in Panama! I’ve traveled to 6 different countries and over 15 states! My favorite quote is “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.” -Rachel Wolchin

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