Three Clinton School students are enjoying their time in Cape Town, South Africa, this summer. Emily Loker and Joshua Snyder, who are working on the South African Education Project, were recently joined by Jason Lochmann at Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town.
Loker is busy conducting interviews with high schools students, parents and teachers to further enrich SAEP’s understanding of what factors affect students. Snyder is performing a comparative study on the impacts of for-profit and not-for-profit tutoring organizations.
Loker is a graduate of Northland College with a degree in English and writing. She served as an AmeriCorps member with Anti-Hunger Opportunity VISTA and Multilingual Leadership Corps. Loker’s public service areas of interest include youth empowerment, social justice, food security, and refugee and immigrant rights.
Snyder is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Journalism, and a graduate of St. John’s College with a master’s in liberal arts. He has been a program monitor for an afterschool reading program with the Sherman Independent School District, a youth adviser at an emergency shelter for teenage boys, and an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Snyder’s public service areas of interest include public education and youth development.
Lochmann is a graduate of Lyon College, where he was student body president, with a degree in biology. He previously served as an Arkansas Department of Health Stead Scholar, Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Summer Research Fellow, and volunteered as a White River Medical Center health coach. Lochmann’s public service interests include civil rights, public health with an emphasis in mental health, LGBTQ advocacy, and rural health matters.