Roxie spent two summers serving as an AmeriCorps member for Project Transformation. She served as Team Coordinator in Moore, Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017. Roxie then went on to graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, she worked as the Administrative Coordinator for Camps and Conferences of the Oklahoma United Methodist Church for 2 years, before joining the Project Transformation team as Program Director in 2021. Roxie lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Jacob and two fur babies, Lincoln and Pollux. She enjoys playing games with her friends and family, and reading.
Roxie’s favorite children’s books include the mystery series Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene and Trixie Belden by Julie Campbell.
Olivia served as an AmeriCorps member for Project Transformation in 2019 as the STEM Coordinator in Mangum, Oklahoma. She is now a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University, where she studied Theatre & Performance, Education, and Nonprofit Leadership. Originally from a small town in East Texas, Olivia has enjoyed living in Oklahoma City since 2018 and is thrilled to be joining the Project Transformation family once again as the Program Assistant. She enjoys seeing live performances, spending time with her friends and family, and reading.
Olivia’s favorite children’s books include A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse & Chrysanthemum, both by Kevin Henkes.
Michael Ely is a former seventh grade Social Studies teacher. He grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master’s Degree in History. He is excited to be working with Project Transformation to help children throughout Oklahoma. He enjoys reading, listening to music, making playlists, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.
Michael’s favorite children’s books include Harold and the Purple Crayon, Sea Tale, and Myths and Legends.