onesky/cci 2018 trip official blog
Meet our Adoptee Facilitators Summer 2018
Check back here often to stay on top of updates from our Summer 2018 Adoptee Facilitators. They will be keeping a photo and journaling blog about their experiences this summer that will be housed here.
Sadie Jo Li Larson was adopted from Chang De, Hunan, China at the age of 16 months old by Linda and Steve Larson. In 2001, she went with her parents to adopt a baby sister, Sophie, from Vietnam. Sadie is a long time Southern California resident and is currently pursuing a bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering at UCLA. At UCLA she serves as the Executive Director of China Care Bruins, an affiliate of OneSky that focuses on providing mentorship opportunities for adoptees who are a part of Families with Children from China (FCC-SoCal). It has been her dream to travel to China and volunteer in orphanages. She will be attending the OneSky Chunhui Care Home Adoptee Volunteer trip this summer! She loves watching shows on Netflix, dancing, painting nail designs, and eating pizza.
Adopted from China, Jenna DeVille was raised in Lighthouse Point, FL and has been at Florida Gulf Coast University for four years. During her time here, she has been involved in Leadership Through Service LLC, Service Ambassador: Youth Empowerment,while earning her degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. Jenna hasn’t been back to China since she was adopted, and looks forward to this amazing journey. She hopes to find herself and explore her culture. Jenna loves the beach, dogs, hanging out with friends, and drinking coffee. As they say at FGCU, “Wings Up!”
enna is a Junior at North Carolina State University at Raleigh studying biology and public health. During her first year at NCSU she helped create the Adopted Student’s Union alongside five other Chinese adoptees. Now in its third year, ASU has hosted multiple donation drives, started an adoptee mentor group and collaborated with other adoption clubs in the triangle area. Outside of school, Jenna enjoys kayaking on the lake, testing out new baking recipes and family vacations. Even though she hasn’t revisited China since her adoption in 1999, she is eager to reconnect with her cultural roots and excited to share it with so many other passionate adoptees.
Click here to meet last year’s adoptee facilitators and read about their experiences.