Written by Kelsey Lineburg, proud Senior AmeriCorps Team Leader at Kenilworth Science and Technology School. 

This year the City Year Baton Rouge Senior Corps team is composed of 11 young idealist who are excited to embark on a new journey and guide this year's AmeriCorps Members through their year of service. Here's a snapshot of who we are!


  Name: Abigail Long 

  Age: 23

  Hometown: Burlington, NC

  Favorite CY Uniform Piece: That vest though!!!

  What is your strangest talent? I can touch my nose with my tongue


  Name: Hannah Harrison

  Age: 23

  Hometown: Houston, TX

  Favorite CY Founding Story: The Starfish Story

   If you could choose a super power, what would it be? Teleportation





  Name: Brea Butler-Gilton

  Age: 23

  Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

  Favorite CY Value: Social Justice For All

  In a movie about your life, what celebrity would play you? Issa Rae


  Name: Grace Trocano

  Age: 22

  Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

  Favorite CY Founding Story: Love and Joy

  If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pasta… or Strawberries!




  Name: Keaira “Kitty” Woodard

  Age: 24

  Hometown: Greensburg, LA

  Favorite CY Power Tool: Ripples and Joy

  If you were a breakfast food, what would you be? Cinnamon Rolls





   Name: Kelsey Lineburg

   Age: 23

   Hometown: Charles Town, WV

   Favorite CY Founding Story: Cathedral Building

   What is your least favorite household chore? Folding laundry…and washing dishes




   Name: Ruby Stern

   Age: 24

   Hometown: Bethesda, MD

   Favorite CY Power Tool: Silent Applause

   What was your favorite toy growing up? A good book… I love to read!



   Name: Susan Nourse

  Age: 23

  Hometown: Oelwein, IA

  Favorite PITW: PITW #53: Set very high expectations for yourself and others – especially those you are leading

  If you were in the Olympics, what event would you compete in? Swimming, even though I can’t swim.


Name: Tyler Aitken

Age: 20

Hometown: Athens, GA

Favorite CY Value: Belief in the Power of Young People

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Ireland…the land of my people




  Name: Jasmine Walker

  Age: 21

  Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

  Favorite CY Uniform Piece: Backpack! Backpack! (in Dora’s voice)

  What flavor of ice cream best describes you? Vanilla-Strawberry.  I’m very structured and traditional…but the moment you look up, BAM!  I’m a flavorful and delicious ball of sweetness.




  Name: Savannah Gress

  Age: 24

  Hometown: Atlanta, GA

  Favorite PITW: PITW #121: Use every experience as a learning experience

  If you had a reality TV show, what would your theme song be? Welcome to Atlanta

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