Emma Doud just arrived at AFW on May 7th as our summer intern. She’s studying in the Health and Human Sciences program at LMU and has two more years before she graduates.
Wanting to keep busy on her summer break, Emma found AFW on an app called Handshake that puts college students together with businesses for temporary and permanent jobs. She found the description of AFW’s mission something she wanted to experience. Emma explained that her grandfather has Alzheimer’s, so she can relate to those who have family dealing with a chronic health challenge. She feels that AFW’s mission of “putting people together who need this service is amazing.” Emma is just learning her office duties, which will eventually be assisting the Mission Coordinators arranging missions for passengers, medical personnel and social workers by inputting their data for our AFW pilots.
When Emma was younger, she remembers watching her grandfather make model airplanes, and although her mother would help fly them, she never got that chance. Now she says that “it would be awesome to fly as a Mission Assistant some day.” So, now maybe she’ll get a chance to actually fly in one. Welcome aboard, Emma!
Get more updates from Angel Flight West in our Spring, 2018 Newsletter.