Roger Jones hails from Illinois and recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in Environmental Studies with a focus on policy. He says he is “just really excited to be here and to serve the community.” He decided to serve as an AmeriCorps because of his belief that everyone has a duty to the country and he has a strong interest in helping others. Roger previously served as an AmeriCorps working on the west coast. His role was to expand disaster preparedness. As a second year member, Roger qualified to become a VISTA leader.

Roger’s goals for his Ecolibrium3 service term was to provide the capacity to support other AmeriCorps members in the community. While serving at Ecolibrium3, he has also been able to expand his training and involvement in disaster preparedness and response conversations. Roger is interested in pursuing a career in the disaster field. One VISTA benefit is the ability to have priority hiring for federal positions.

Roger  loves to go hiking and ride his bike on trails and has enjoyed experiencing what our region has to offer.