Ross Peizer, from Seattle, WA, attended Boston University, where he majored in Communication, with concentrations in Public Relations and Psychology. Ross visited New Orleans during an Alternative Spring Break trip, and has participated in two service trips to Israel, volunteering at a soup kitchen. He has also served as a Corps member in the Southwest Conservation Corps, maintaining and building nature trails, and has volunteered with other young Jewish professionals through the MenschWorks program of the Jewish Federation of Seattle.
Ross serves as the Intake Assistant at Rebuilding Together New Orleans, helping homeowners through the application system to receive assistance and finally get their homes rebuilt. Ross functions as the primary point of contact with homeowners and will act as an advocate on their behalf, both within the organization and with other agencies citywide.
Oct 25th, 2010
After living in New Orleans for two months I’ve seen and learned about many of the challenges that I did not expect to be as present five years after Hurricane Katrina. I came down here during college to gut homes and felt really sad when I saw the home I worked on three years ago [...]
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