Hello, my name is Dylan Bean the new AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Live Healthy Appalachia. I am truly excited for the opportunity to work at LHA, an organization of the utmost importance to the region in which I am fortunate to now call home. As a VISTA, volunteer in service to America, my role at LHA will be centered on capacity building rather than direct service in my one year year service term. This work involves a great deal of communication, which fits perfectly with the degree I just graduated from Ohio University with, Communication Studies. I look forward to transitioning the knowledge and skills I learned in the classroom to Live Healthy Appalachia on a daily basis. Whether this entails marketing, grant writing, public relations, or volunteer coordination, I will do all I can to help LHA grow in the short year that I am here.