Crissy van Hooff is a native of Baltimore, and since graduating from school in 2006, has called Baltimore City home. Over the past few years, she has transitioned from a career in the automotive industry to become an advocate for environmental and social justice issues, devoting her time to LGBTQ causes. This year she will continue her work as she serves as the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator with the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Community Center of Baltimore and Greater Maryland (GLCCB) recruiting and training volunteer facilitators for support groups. She will also work to develop a schedule of programming for LGBT seniors and recruit volunteer session leaders to cover program sessions for LGBT seniors. “I’m hoping to make a difference in the quality of life for the LGBT residents of Maryland and learn what it takes to recruit, manage, and motivate volunteers to fulfill the needs of a community and the mission of an organization,” Crissy said.