Service Scholars in Action

Student Scholar Spotlight

Merv Alisa

IUPUI Junior, Community Service Leader

Merv Alisa is an IUPUI Junior studying Media Arts and Science in the School of Informatics.  This is his 3rd year in the program.

His favorite experience as a SHJ Scholar:
“Being able to serve and connect with fellow scholars and creating a bonding volunteer experience with new groups of people through the days of service.”

His favorite service project:
“Helping out at Indy Urban Acres is my favorite service project/experience by far; knowing that my contributions helped maintain farmable land was more than amazing.”

His favorite quote:
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

His favorite snack:

Advice for first year scholars:
“Always put a positive spin on everything, even if it’s your less favorable option!”