Meet Volunteer Advocate April Michaud

Sep 23 2013

By Callie Langford, Originally published in TODO Austin Magazine

April Michaud is focused on education. While she originally moved from Fort Worth to Austin to attend the University of Texas, she is now getting her second Master’s degree and working towards her Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. When not educating herself, she is teaching others at the University of Texas-University Charter School and plans on pursuing a career in Educational Leadership.

April likes to spend her free time working out and shopping, though she also spends that time writing articles on education and working on her dissertation.

April started volunteering with CASA of Travis County in 2010 and has served 6 children during that time. While she was too young to volunteer when she first learned about CASA, April says she “instantly fell in love with the organization” and signed up to volunteer as soon as she had finished her graduate degree and secured a full-time job.

“CASA volunteers are constant reminders to kids that despite their living situation, their family, their school, or any other concerning factors, someone in their life cares for them and will be there,” says April. While some children are born into tougher circumstances, April appreciates having “the opportunity to show them that this does not have to be the only world they ever know.”