JANET E. MEDEL is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Communication. Some of her earlier volunteering projects include supporting elementary school students in Tulare and caring for children at the Tulare Community Center through the Teen Hero program. This is Janet’s second year working as a tutor with Reading and Beyond at Fresno State. Through this program, Janet has also volunteered in downtown Fresno with projects such as remodeling a community gym and local ice cream parlor. Janet was a member of Fresno State’s 2016 Alternative Spring Break program (Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley team) where she refurbished the house computer room and provided support to residents. She is excited to continue gaining new experiences, enhancing her leadership skills, and serving the community.