Volunteer of the Week: Destinee Laquer ’14

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Destinee Laquer ’14 is the Kenney Community Center Volunteer of the Week.

Among her many service activities, Laquer participated in the winter break community service mini-term to New Orleans, where she aided in rebuilding houses for hurricane and oil spill victims.

She also volunteered at COCOA House, tutoring and mentoring local children.

A managerial economics major and math minor, Laquer recently attended the Museum of Mathematics in New York City with the Albany Area Math Circle, service learning professor Mary O’Keeffe’s math outreach program for local youth.

During spring break, Laquer will volunteer with the New York City Urban Project’s Plunge program, which works to prevent human trafficking and other social injustices.

“Volunteering has been rewarding for me and has increased my sense of community as a citizen of the planet,” Laquer said.

A resident of Springfield, Mass., Laquer is also active in Union’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Dinner and Discussion around Diversity series.