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Meet Ivy, our Spring Community Service Director! She is currently studying abroad in Chur, Switzerland. Check out the post below to see some of her NSMH memories and a look into her time abroad.


Name: Ivy Wood

Emphasis: Hotel Management

Expected Graduation: May 2018

Hometown: New Paltz, New York

1. Who or what inspired you to get involved with NSMH?

Sitting on “the couch” in the HTM office at SDSU was my big inspiration! The couch is a place where all HTM students are welcome to go, and I strongly suggest doing so! It is a place to meet new people that encourage you to always be your best, learn about events and how to participate, get advice, enjoy a good laugh and much more! Students and faculty are always present, and they were the ones who provided me with the extra nudge I needed to get involved!

(Ivy mentoring High School Students during a High School Outreach Session)

2. What is the best memory you have that involves NSMH? There are so many, how can I narrow it down to just one?! If I must, I would have to say Nationals. I was not only able to make connections with potential employers, but I bonded with other students from SDSU and all over America! We laughed together, we danced together, we even cried together! The relationships I formed because I went on this trip will last a lifetime, and for this I will be forever thankful!