Isaac Ackerman

Isaac loves learning and listening to people’s stories. He grew up in Morton, IL, and his father is responsible for the growth and harvest of the majority of the United States’ pumpkins. He attended Disciples-affiliated Eureka College in Eureka, IL, where he was a Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Fellow, and graduated with a double major in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. In college, he spent several weeks one summer working in a rural hospital in Mungeli, India. After graduation, Isaac moved to South Korea to teach English for more than a year. His home church is First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Creve Coeur, IL, where he often plays viola, piano, and guitar. Why did Isaac decide to apply for NBA XPLOR? “I want to surround myself with people who are seeking justice, living in humility, and loving their community.”

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

Hiram Farm is an agricultural setting that serves developmentally disabled adults, with an emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum.