April Alexander is a first-year AmeriCorps national service member serving with the COMCorps program which is housed in Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs. COMCorps’ mission is to increase access to evidence-based nutrition education, healthy fresh food, physical activity, and preventative and primary health care services. As the Live Healthy Kids Program Coordinator housed at Marietta College, April’s primary role is to organize and teach the Live Healthy Kids program in second-grade classrooms throughout Washington County. April, also, recruits student volunteers and partners with other individuals in the community to aide in the delivery of the program in the schools. In addition to Live Healthy Kids, April is involved with many other health-based initiatives and local nonprofits fighting against food insecurity.
April received her B.S. in General Biology from Penn State University in May of 2018. During her time at Penn State, April traveled to indigenous communities in Panama and Honduras to set up free medical/dental clinics and other clean water/sanitation initiatives with Global Brigades, acted as one of the fundraising chairs for Global Brigades’ executive board, participated with the Finance and Rules & Regulations committees for THON, performed with and choreographed for Penn State’s Ballet Club, and assisted statistics courses as a learning assistant. Outside of Penn State, she volunteered at a local outpatient surgery center, counseled a Christian youth camp, and worked as an EMT with a local ambulance service. April is, also, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Health Honor Society.
Originally from the Greater Pittsburgh area, April is brand new to Marietta but has already begun to adore the small town. She is very passionate about community/global health, preventative healthcare, education, youth development, and community service.