John Farris

University of Redlands

John Farris, a second year Hunsaker scholar at the University of Redlands majoring in Organizational Consulting, is a Student Ambassador for the Office of Community Service Learning. Currently John works with Inland Harvest, a low overhead non-profit agency that distributes food to non-profit agencies serving the homeless and to those with food insecurities. John's expertise in developing survey and mapping tools has allowed Inland Harvest to expand its organizational structure in collecting and redistributing food in the Inland Empire of Southern California. John has a history of taking initiative to address sustainable solutions for community problems. In high school he developed mapping tools for STEMI, an Arkansas emergency medical software that increases response time for lethal heart attack victims. John was also the co-founder of TLC Community Foundation, which developed organizational structures to prepare high school students with financial need in tutoring services and college prep workshops. These programs continue today and are examples of his expertise in sustainable methods with real solutions. His work as an Ambassador for Inland Harvest is a culmination of his expertise in GIS technologies and his compassion for those in need.

Dr. Ralph Kuncl
University of Redlands

Personal Statement

My interest in community programs began with a course in middle-school called East, which emphasized the use of student-led, tech-enabled projects for the community. Continuing in high school, I co-founded the TLC Community Foundation with the only local tutoring company in my rural area. As a student, I quickly became aware of the requirements for getting into college or technical programs, and how inequitable the resources were for getting there: especially for students who couldn't afford tutoring and college counseling. Most recently, I've joined a food-saving organization, Inland Harvest.

My common approach to service is to work with existing organizations with established connections to the community. I work with them to identify strengths and weaknesses, to collaborate and create systems, processes, and adopt technologies that better enable them to accomplish their missions sustainably. The goal is to create efficient systems that work for an organization instead of weighing them down. Along the way, we commonly find new or more effective ways of serving the community. In current and future projects, I'm working on integrating studies and research to design efficacious models of service and to create programs which are funded more sustainably.

John Farris
Organizational Consulting with an emphasis on Wellness: Class of 2021
written 2019

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Sarah Lutes, UNC Asheville Seda Sahin, Univeristy of Connecticut Bernardo Villarreal Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey Elizabeth Paige, University of Baltimore Itzel Velazquez, University of Central Arkansas Jordan Borenstein, University of Central Florida Hunter Caudillo, University of Central Oklahoma Delali Nenonene, University of Dayton April Singleton, University of Delaware Amanda Wittebort, University of Denver Mikaela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown Nicolas Robledo, University of Illinois at Chicago Natalie Benson, University of Indianapolis Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa Kaitlyn Frick, University of Kentucky Dyamond Gray, University of La Verne Sarah Nichols, University of Maine at Augusta Maheen Haq, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Madison LaCure, University of Massachusetts - Boston Marvens Pierre, University of Massachusetts Amherst Elizabeth Anusauskas, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Twisha Mohapatra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Shravya Jasti, University of Miami Jalen Rose, University of Michigan-Dearborn Robert Harper, University of Minnesota Danielle Friz, University of Missouri - St. Louis Daisy Ward, University of Montana Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western Lizbeth Perez Hernandez, University of Nebraska Omaha Kaitlin Griffin, University of New Hampshire Joyce Yao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yesika Sorto Andino, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Adriana Zarate, University of North Georgia Hector Robledo, University of North Texas at Dallas Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa Carson Ball, University of Oklahoma Carter Gale, University of Pennsylvania John Farris, University of Redlands Mary-Kate McGeary, University of Rhode Island Lina Tori Jan, University of Richmond Nina Schneider, University of San DIego Nyteia Tyler, University of San Francisco Karen Padilla, University of South Carolina Beaufort Danica Leaphart, University of South Carolina, Columbia Shaneika Bowra, University of the District of Columbia Livia Karoui, University of the South Jordyn Gaurkee, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Emiliana Lopez, University of Wisconsin - Madison Zach Atkins, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Madison Hale, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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