We are so excited to have our latest interns here at Vogel Alcove. Welcome Ari Appel and Andrew Nguyen! They’ll be helping the development department and the rest of the staff throughout the Summer. The two will also be working on individual projects that advance skills they each are passionate about. In the coming weeks they’ll have assignments throughout the building, gaining knowledge of the diversity each day holds here.
Welcome Andrew Nguyen!
“Hi I’m Andrew! I’m a rising senior at Dallas International School. I was born in Texas and am the second of four children. I speak French, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In my free time, I am an avid fencer and an enthusiastic musician. I love looking at challenges as opportunities to make myself better, whether that be a difficult subject to understand, a challenging opponent, or an intricate piece of music. I believe in the importance of viewing mistakes not as failures but as learning opportunities. Outside of school, I like to spend time gaming with my older brother, doing peer tutoring or help coach fencing to younger kids, including my two younger sisters. I’m thrilled to be working with Vogel Alcove this summer because I think it is an amazing opportunity to further develop my vocational skills while learning more about my community.”
Welcome Ari Appel!
“Hello, my name is Ari Appel and I am 16 years old. I am a rising high school junior and attend Greenhill School in Addison. I spend my time pursuing several personal passions such as running, filmmaking, and social justice activism in my community. There is no pursuit more meaningful to me than extending a helping hand to those who need it and making a positive impact on the spaces around me. I have long believed in the mission of Vogel Alcove as I was first introduced to the community when my 6th grade class visited to serve as volunteers. That experience helped me to understand Vogel Alcove’s importance to the greater Dallas area and why Vogel Alcove’s operations are so vital to the people it serves. For those reasons, I am beyond excited to get to work and eager to contribute in whatever way I can.”