Randy Moore joined SC Appleseed in August of 2014 as an MSW intern with a concentration on organizations and communities. During his time here, Randy has assisted in a wide array of reform efforts on such issues as healthcare, child welfare, public benefits, immigration, and homelessness to name a few. His previous public policy and research experience has helped him really understand how legislation shapes opportunity for low-income South Carolinians. You might remember him from this guest blog a couple of weeks ago. Ready to get to know Randy a bit more? He took some time to answer some questions about himself and his work here at SC Appleseed…
- What most excites you about your work at SC Appleseed & the contribution you can make?
I feel a great sense of pride in having the opportunity to work with an organization such as SC Appleseed. Cultivating my own professional knowledge with such brilliant group of people has been a defining moment of my graduate experience. (*SC Appleseed note: we swear we didn’t pay him to say that!)
- What can’t you stop talking about?
I am a history nerd, so I get quite excited when I have an opportunity to discuss the ways in which policy or significant cultural events have paved the road to the present.
- What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
I enjoy spending the weekend with friends and family and having an opportunity to catch up on personal interests like going to concerts or catching up on some reading.
- What would be impossible for you to give up?
Hands down, music would be the most difficult for me to give up. I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t sing or play music and spent most of my childhood developing a relationship with both the piano and guitar.
- Who is a hero of yours?
As a teenager, I became a great admirer of Robert F. Kennedy. I credit his 1966 “Day of Affirmation” speech as having profound effect on my desire to pursue a career in public service.
- What’s something quirky about you?
I was born on the fourth of July.
Following graduation in May, Randy hopes to continue working in the realm of public policy advocacy and educational outreach before returning to a PhD or JD program, so if you might be hiring the near future – take note! Thanks, Randy, for everything you do to make SC Appleseed a big success. We couldn’t do it without you and other volunteers, supporters and interns just like you!