Even while she was in pursuit of a neuroscience degree in college, Madonna Enwe still engaged in service as much as possible. Participating in a DC Urban Plunge experience left a lasting impression on her and she knew she wanted to do more.

Madonna met one of the FMS office associates at a pizza night hosted by the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. Little did she know that shortly after this pizza night, she would be moving into the FMS formation house right across the street from where the sisters live.

As she learned more about FMS, Madonna was drawn to the opportunity of serving in DC in a faith-based organization, all components which she found within the DC Service Corps program.

Originally from Cameroon, Madonna most recently lived with her family in Hyattsville, Maryland.

During her year as a DC Service Corps member, Madonna hopes to take the experience of working directly and in-depth with others and apply it to all of her future endeavors, specifically, medical school. She recognizes the vital importance of connecting with and continuing to learn more about the human person, especially in the healthcare field.

Madonna’s service site is Catholic Charities Refugee Center, where she serves as an employment specialist to help refugees and asylees achieve their employment goals. In this role, Madonna works directly with clients in conducting initial assessments, orientations, and job search training.

During this year, she is excited to form new friendships, grow closer to God, and learn how to balance her work and prayer life.

In her free time, she enjoys dancing, listening to music of all genres and languages, and learning new things.

Favorite Saint: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). “I read her autobiography, and she really influenced me by being a God-fearing woman and giving her all to God.”

Fun fact:I love watching foreign movies and dramas – Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese – and listening to Korean pop music.”