After graduating from Georgia College and State University in 2009, Britton swore in for a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service with Communities In Schools – Milledgeville/Baldwin County (CISMBC) as the Community Resource Coordinator. Her second year of service ended in February 2012.
She was awarded Milledgeville’s Youth Volunteer of the Year (August 2011) and is featured as a Site Coordinator Success Story on the national Communities In Schools website. She served on the board for HandsOn Milledgeville (HOM) and the Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration (GAVA). She maintained social media outlets and/or websites for CISMBC, HOM and GAVA.
Since living and interning in Kakamega, Kenya with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in the summer of 2009, Britton has given several lectures on her experiences abroad at local colleges and civic groups. Her time overseas impacted her work as a VISTA member and she hopes to return to Kenya in the near future.
Britton recently returned from living in Taos, New Mexico where she was studying a radical form of architecture known as “Biotecture”. She was enrolled in the spring session of the Earthship Biotecture Academy where she was working alongside the founder of the movement, Michael Reynolds, and thirty-three other like-minded individuals to raise awareness about sustainable living. Be sure to check out her blog for photos from her experience!