Headshot of Ilyssa Marsh
Headshot of Ilyssa Marsh

Ilyssa M.




Psychology, Science and the Common Good

My Experience

Primary Service Sites/Social Justice Passions

Dog Gone Good, Barnstone Art for Kids, Womens Center of Montgomery County

What Bonner Means to Me

Bonner gave me the opportunity to gain connections in my school community. Community connection was something I valued strongly in my hometown but felt I was lacking when I got to Ursinus. The service I do in our community provides me with that connection, and my service helps to keep me grounded in my passions and who I’m striving to be.

Memorable Moment in Bonner

I loved our Bonner class about “filling our cups”. Some service sites fill our cups while others drain them. Having a balance between these sites, and knowing when you have no more in your cup to give, has been a crucial lesson in being a service leader for me.

Advice for Prospective Ursinus Service Leaders

Having a service site that relies on you to come weekly will help you stay motivated and accountable.