Appalachian Transition Fellow
Raynalle Rouse was born in Washington, DC to Reginald and Monique Rouse. Throughout grade school she participated in many school organizations as well as theatrical productions. Once in college at West Virginia State University, she majored in communications, focusing on theater. This contributed to her passion to be a voice for traditional students. In 2016 Raynalle became an Americorps Vista fellow, donating a year of her life to fighting poverty in America. As a Vista fellow she was able to learn how to navigate social changes while also mobilizing the community. Raynalle hopes to advance her social organizing skills during her fellowship with the CARE Coalition.