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Alumna gives back as Summer Construction Intern for Habitat for Humanity
Posted 08/08/2017 04:06PM

Megan Sauter ‘16 was deeply inspired by her experience doing Community Service at La Reina. “I learned that I love to work for people – my volunteer experiences have always been motivating,” she said. So it seemed like a perfect fit for Megan to become a Summer Construction Intern for Habitat for Humanity.

As a Civil Engineering major at Santa Clara University, Megan especially appreciates the opportunity to get construction site experience which informs the more technical skills - such as site surveying and drawing - that she learns in classes. Habitat builds houses through a mix of professional workers and volunteers. Recently, Megan has taken a leadership role on a six home build project in Oxnard by creating proposals for surveying and construction companies.

Megan finds herself doing everything from technical proposal writing to volunteer management, working not only on the construction site but in the business office as well. It’s a job she describes as “one of the most rewarding experiences I have had,” and she hopes to join the Habitat for Humanity club at Santa Clara when she returns this fall.

“Some days it’s hard to get up at 7:00 am, but the people make it completely worthwhile,” Megan says. “The volunteer group is so quietly inspiring and humble. It’s an honor to be able to participate in this important work.”

Pictured:  Megan Sauter '16 and Alexia Palmeri '16

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