About Student Contributors

Audaris W. Blades is a passionate computer science major from Nashville, Tennessee. A 2013 Hands on Nashville Urban Agriculture Fellow, Audaris has always been interested in helping the community. When he learned of the opportunity to develop an interactive website for the Voicing & Action Project's "Continuing Conversations" initiative, which focuses on sharing the stories and voices of everyday people in East Cleveland, he jumped at the opportunity. This is Audaris' first deep dive into web development. After graduation, Audaris plans to either work for a non-profit company that will impact the greater Nashville community, or join Teach for America and help youth, similar to himself, who grew up in lower-income communities, to pursue their passions. For more information on Audaris, you can visit his site at ablades.info.