Sangam Volunteers and Interns

Meet our current volunteers and interns

Fiona (USA)

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Hi! My name is Fiona Becker. I'm from the USA and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been a Girl Scout since I was six years old, and even raised money to travel to the Caribbean and Alaska with my troop. 

In 2012, I moved to Savannah, GA to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. Between classes, I worked part-time at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. I loved meeting scouts and guides from all around the world while working there. After completing my degree, I moved once again, this time to New York City to pursue a full-time career. While I adored the city, I couldn't shake off the desire to travel more and the fun memories I had while working with the Girl Scouts. Therefore, after two years of living in the city, I applied to Sangam to return to what I loved most- scouting, traveling, and meeting people from all around the world.

I'm now here at Sangam as a long-term winter volunteer for the 2018-2019 season. I'm so incredibly grateful to be here. I aim to step outside my comfort zone in this new country, improve my leadership skills, gain an appreciation for what I may find unfamiliar and different, and meet new friends from all different cultures and countries."

Mariana (Costa Rica) 

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Hola! I’m Mariana (pronounced rolling your "r" please) I come from Costa Rica where I’ve been involved in guiding since I was 7, I was the first guide in my unit to make the scouting promise and ever since I’ve know guiding and scouting was a family I would always be a part of. 

The second I found out about our World Centres I dreamt about visiting all of them, specially the one furthest away from me, Sangam. I knew, that someday I would come to live in India and share my time with amazing women from all around the world. 

And here I am, after studying Journalism and Public Relations everything came together to make me the Marketing and Communications Intern for this season and I'm really happy to be a part of this adventure, can't wait to live it to the fullest! 

  I also love bubbles, loud laughs, books, feminism and traveling. 

Nikki (Canada) 

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Hi, My name is Nikki and I’m 20 from Canada. I have been in Girl Guides since I was 5 and I am now a leader.

 I came to Sangam for the first time in 2016 and loved every second, so I decided to apply to be a volunteer. 

I love to go camping, hiking, travelling and explore the world around me, and I am so excited to meet new people.

 I can’t wait to learn more about India and experience everything it has to offer! 

Nieka (New Zealand)  

Nieka SV

Kia ora! My name is Nieka and I am from New Zealand.

I have been in Guiding since beginning as a Brownie and I've loved how much Guiding and WAGGGS have taught me over the years. Nnow it's my turn to pass on these lessons to others, while still learning much myself.

Guiding has also given me many international opportunities over the years with Jamborees, friends/contacts and events. It truly is a huge international family!

I first came to Sangam in 2010 and had an amazing time exploring the Indian culture! I love the colours and experiences found here and I am excited to be able to spend such an extended time in this environment. I'm looking forward to getting to know more Guiding and Scouting family, becoming a part of the Sangam family and embracing the Indian culture.

I love to travel, get to know people and cultures, learn about the local environment & the critters that live there, watch movies, read, and draw. If you're heading this way before the end of April 2019 then I'd love to meet you! Come over, join in and say 'hi'!

Emily (UK)

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Hi, I'm Emily from the UK. I have been in Guiding since I was a Rainbow but it was a visit to Our Chalet in 2010 which inspired me to become a volunteer. 8 years later, and on the other side of the world to Switzerland, here I am!

Although I am excited to experience all of Indian culture, I am a big foodie and so I am most excited to try as many types of Indian food as possible. My first purchase from the Sangam shop was the recipe book as I’d like to learn to cook my favourite dishes! I recently graduated with a degree in Food Science and am hoping to find a job as a Food Product Developer after my time at Sangam.

So far, I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the Sangam family and am looking forward to spending the next few months living and working together.

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