Placement: City of Vancouver
Position: Community Events & Volunteer Enhancement Coordinator
“I know that this internship will be a great opportunity to help bring the community members of Vancouver together for a positive cause.”
Chante was born and raised in Queens, New York. After receiving her BA in Communication Arts from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Maryland she enlisted in the United States Army. She served from 2010 until 2013, deploying to Iraq under Operation New Dawn. It was there that she met her husband John, a veteran with a Purple Heart. Upon Honorable completion of her service to the Army, Chante and her husband moved to his hometown of Vancouver, Washington.
While searching for the right employment opportunity Chante received information about VetsWork from a VA contact. She applied for and was accepted to serve with the City of Vancouver as the Community Events and Volunteer Enhancement Coordinator. Chante eagerly anticipates that this internship will “teach me new things about myself “ and will allow her to “meet some amazing people.” She offers this enthusiastic assessment of the impact she will have in this position: “This internship will be an exciting way for the City of Vancouver to reach out to other veterans and other community members to encourage them to volunteer and check out the awesome events we hold in our community.” In her free time Chante enjoys jig-saw puzzles, hiking, walking her dogs along the trails and a little bit of fishing, as well as music and dancing.