What do you have in common with our #askcy panelists?

Next Thursday, October 29, you’ll have a chance to ask your most pressing City Year questions to three of our current AmeriCorps members: Jesus Gomez, Ryan Land, and Sarah HeuckerothWe know how awkward, or nerve­wrecking, it can be to meet new people. So, to help break the ice, here’s a few things you should know about our panelists!


Name:Jesus Gomez

Site: City Year San Antonio

University: Texas A&M University 

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

What was your favorite cartoon? My favorite cartoon was Pokemon.

What’s your go­to karaoke song? “Ain't no mountain high enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 

If you could bring three things with you on a deserted island with you? I would take a spark starter so that I could build a fire. I’d also bring a knife and a water purifier.




Name: Ryan Land

Site: City Year Milwaukee

University: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

What was your favorite cartoon? Avatar the Last Airbender

It’s your turn to karaoke. What song do you select? “Party In the USA” by Miley Cyrus

What three things would you bring with you to a desert island? Sweet tea, tanning oil and Chick­Fil­A...The whole store. not just a meal.


Name: Sarah Heuckeroth

Site: City Year Kansas City

University: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Do you have a favorite cartoon? I've never really watched cartoons. My favorite comic is 

probably a webcomic called PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) Comics. It's about a bunch of students in grad school. I could also give you my favorite Tv shows, which are currently Dr. Who, Agent Carter and Madam Secretary.

Top pick as your Karaoke song? I'm completely tone deaf, so anything I can get other people to sing with me. 

Three things you would bring to a deserted island with you? Definitely a book, I never leave the house without one even if I'm just going to the store and coming straight home. I’d also bring something to light a fire with, and a blanket. 


To find out why Jesus, Ryan and Sarah serve with City Year, and to hear about how their year is going, join us at 8 p.m. October 29!

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