Hi! I am Mary Chamblee and I am serving as a Chicago Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) for 2017–2018. I am graduating in May from North Carolina State with degrees in communications and women’s and gender studies. After growing up and going to college in the same town (10 minutes away from home), I am excited to take on a new city and a different time zone! While in college, I have served in a variety of advocacy roles, particularly regarding mental health and sexual violence. I am looking forward to taking these passions into my YAV year, while developing and broadening my lens of social justice!