Why I Volunteer: Merinda Watkins-Martin '91

Merinda Watkins-Martin '91 is the chair of the School of Social Sciences accessibility task force, a volunteer for RAVA and a Gateway business mentor.
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Why I Volunteer: Kristjan Stone Ph.D. '08

Kristjan Stone Ph.D. '08 is a Los Angeles regional volunteer, a member of the Association of Rice Alumni board and a member of the Initiative for Students Commission.
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RAVA volunteers play a key role in Rice’s excellence

Over the last decade, Rice has expanded its reach dramatically and has become more selective and diverse thanks to alumni, parents and friends who give their time to Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA). These volunteers are key to maintaining a stellar applicant pool that brings the best students to Rice and ...
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Why I Volunteer: Kate Gunn Pagel '05

"Rice has only gotten better since we graduated. It's pretty amazing to have the opportunity to be a part of something like this."
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Volunteers mentor Owl Edge Externs across the country over Winter Break

Over Winter Break, Rice alumni, parents and friends around the country welcomed current students to their workplaces to shadow them as Owl Edge Externs. These volunteers represent career fielding ranging across industries and areas of expertise, including engineering, public policy, communications, finance, aerospace, government, nonprofit, IT and more.
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Why I Volunteer: Akilah Mance ’05

"I volunteer for Rice because Rice has given me so many tools for success and I want to give back to make sure the university continues to thrive."
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