DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Must be received by 4pm.
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Meet the past DFLI Class of 2013!
Stephanie Allen '13
Hello, my name is Stephanie Allen and I am a senior at Stonehill, originally from Epsom, New Hampshire. I am a double major in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Social Justice and Policy Studies and hope to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. On campus I serve as a Resident Assistant, Peer Mentor, and Student Ambassador. My time at Stonehill has also allowed me to develop my passion for social justice and volunteering, which I do as both a HOPE student leader and an Into the Streets volunteer and Site Coordinator. Last year, I studied abroad in Granada, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina, which allowed me to improve my fluency in Spanish. While in Argentina, I conducted a month-long research project analyzing the effects of a microfinance organization on local women's economic and social empowerment. These experiences have all lead me to want to dedicate my career to nonprofit work. I am very excited to be a part of the DFLI program to learn more about fundraising, nonprofits, and how local organizations can continue to serve the needs of the community.
Paige Begley '13
Hello, my name is Paige Begley and I am from Sidney, Maine. I am currently a senior at Stonehill double majoring in Communication and Sociology. Outside of class, I am a member of the Senior Events Committee, a Resident Staff Assistant, a volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children and a participant in the H.O.P.E. Alternative Spring break program. During my junior year I was able to study abroad in Seville, Spain which was an amazing opportunity. I have had several internships with local nonprofit organizations during my time at Stonehill which has sparked my interest in the industry. After graduating I hope to work in development and outreach in the nonprofit sector. I am excited to be a part of the DFLI program and I am looking forward to all the opportunities that will come from this experience.
Carolyn Berninger '13
Hi, my name is Carolyn Berninger and I am from Ballston Spa, New York. I am currently a senior at Stonehill, studying International Studies and Environmental Economics. Throughout my time at Stonehill I have continued to develop a passion for social justice and environmental sustainability, particularly through my involvement with the Activism Club. I am interested in the nonprofit sector as a means to pursue solutions to environmental and social problems, and I am looking forward to learning more about nonprofit management through the DFLI program.
Jack Bressor '13
My name is Theodore "Jack" Bressor and I'm from Montpelier, Vermont. I am a senior, International Studies major with an Interdisciplinary Studies minor in Community Development. Last year I spent six months interning with a small non-profit in Washington DC where I gained experience with the inner-workings of non-profits. Enrolled in DFLI this semester, I'm excited to build off my past experiences and learn more about fundraising and development. My interests in non-profits come from my passion in international development. Having traveled to several countries in Latin America and East Africa, I have seen the efforts of many non-profits on the ground and look forward better understanding the non-profit world from a different perspective.
Deanna Celi '13
My name is Deanna Celi and I'm from Reading, Massachusetts. I am a member of Stonehill College's class of 2013. I'm majoring in English and minoring in Communication. Additionally, I will be interning at the Center for Nonprofit Management this semester in Social Media and Marketing. I am a HOPE student leader at Stonehill, co-president of English Society, and vice president of Africa Service Project. During the spring 2012 semester, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. I have volunteered in many capacities throughout my time at Stonehill and have developed an intense passion for the work nonprofits do. Upon graduation I will be pursuing a career in nonprofits, specifically the public relations aspect. I am very excited to be a part of the DFLI class of 2013 and look forward to all that I will learn.
Julia Crane '13
Hello, my name is Julia Crane and I am a senior English and Sociology major with a French minor. On campus I like to give tours and help advise traveling students in the Office of International Programs. I've also been involved with the Honors Advisory Council, the H.O.P.E. program, and S.U.R.E. research. During my semester in Galway, Ireland, I partook in a literacy service project; that experience, in addition to my other service opportunities and internships like one in Stonehill's Advancement Office, has inspired me to learn more about making a difference by working in the nonprofit sector. I am excited about the knowledge and experience I will gain as part of DFLI, and I look forward to applying my skills to nonprofit work in the future.
Audrey del Rosario '14
Hello! My name is Audrey del Rosario, and I am a member of the class of 2014 at Stonehill College. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and Spanish. On campus, you will often find me giving tours as a Student Ambassador, participating in the Student Government Association, helping out at Asian American Society events, or somehow being involved in activities sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs. Likewise, this past semester, I spent time studying and researching in Buenos Aires, Argentina in a program through the School for International Training. It was through my time there that I took many enriching seminars in issues related to international development, as well as Latin American affairs and social policy. With this knowledge, I hope to work in the field of international development someday as a possible career path, and it is with this goal that I am thrilled to join the DFLI class of 2013.
Kaileen Dougherty '13
Hello! My name is Kaileen Dougherty and I am from Springfield, Massachusetts. I am a senior at Stonehill College, pursuing a double major in Political Science and Communication. Throughout my time spent at Stonehill I have been involved with WHEN (Women's Health & Empowerment Now) and the Moore Center for Gender Equity, I traveled abroad to Melbourne, Australia where I lived for a semester last spring, and have spent many hours volunteering at local nonprofit organizations. Some nonprofits I have worked with over the past four years are; APCSM (Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts), Girl Scouts, and Catholic Charities. I discovered this passion for volunteer work upon arriving at Stonehill College, and I wish to dedicate my career in assisting these amazing organizations in achieving their goals. I hope to one day work in the field of government relations, advocating for the mission of a nonprofit. Through my experiences at Congressman Richard Neal's office, the Elizabeth Warren Campaign, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus and of course, DFLI, I hope to enter the real world with the foundation to achieve my goals and aspirations.
Noah Dunn '14
Hello there! My name is Noah Dunn, and I am a junior at Stonehill College. I hope to graduate with an Interdisciplinary Studies major, as well as a minor in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies. It is exciting to be joining the other DFLI students to work with and and learn from the Center for Nonprofit Management and Advancement Division. By learning about the operational and financial side of nonprofits, I hope to be able to more effectively be involved with and serve nonprofits in the future. Besides this, it is great to have the opportunity to meet and work with departments and individuals that we otherwise might not have had the chance to, outside of the DFLI programme. I have no doubt that we will all learn and gain a lot from each other, as well as the programme.
Joe Gale '13
My name is Joe Gale, member of the Class of 2013 from Leominster, MA. I am a history major with a philosophy minor. On campus, you might find me in Boland Hall where I am the Resident Staff Assistant for an incredible group of fellow RAs and residents, or in Duffy as a Teacher Assistant for world history or Ancient Greek. Stonehill is filled with wonderful opportunities that I've enjoy during my time here - History Society, the Summit, the SURE program, H.O.P.E., and many more. My experience working with My Brother's Keeper in Brockton inspired me to learn more about nonprofits and understand the important role they play in our society today, which makes DFLI the perfect opportunity!
Daniel Gardiner ‘14
My name is Daniel Gardiner, I'm from Niskayuna, NY and a member of Stonehill's class of 2014. My major is American History and I have a minor in Environmental Studies. On campus I am the student organizer of the "What Really Matters?" dinner series and a passionate volunteer at The Stonehill Farm. I am also a Resident Staff Assistant and I have been lucky enough to be part of two H.O.P.E. alternative spring break trips. In June of 2013 I will be heading back to the site of my second H.O.P.E. trip, the Coachella Valley in California where I will be living for six months. During that time I will be working with the local housing coalition, serving with a community organizing group and conducting research for my senior history thesis. I am certain this project will require the application of every skill I gain through my experience in the DFLI program!
Lynley Joynt '13
My name is Lynley Joynt and I am a senior from Guilderland, New York. I will graduate with a double major in International Business and Spanish. Last spring I studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain where I was lucky enough to experience Spanish culture for four incredible months. On campus I have been a member of the women's cross country and track and field teams, and I also enjoy volunteering with My Brother's Keeper. I'm looking forward to applying my background in business to the operational and financial side of nonprofits. I am particularly interested in combating poverty with tools for self-sufficiency, whether it is through small loans or professional development. There are so many great organizations out there doing amazing things and I hope to use the skills I acquire through the DFLI program to be a part of one in the future!
Melissa LaNeve '13
Hello! My name is Melissa LaNeve and I am from Franklin, MA. I am currently a senior Psychology major and Business Administration minor here at Stonehill. Outside of class I am the president of Stonehill's Habitat for Humanity chapter, an ITS coordinator, and a Moreau Student Minister. Serving others has always been a major part of my life and something I hope to continue doing after graduation. My work with Habitat for Humanity has been eye opening and has shown me just how important nonprofit work is. One day I hope to be involved in the marketing and advertising areas of nonprofits and to eventually run my own. The DFLI program is an amazing opportunity to become knowledgeable about all the inner workings of nonprofit organizations and I am extremely excited to have been selected to be a part of it this year!
Brianna Lertora '13
My name is Brianna Lertora and I am a senior double-majoring in Communication and Spanish with a minor in Journalism. I have always enjoyed volunteering and have spent much of my time at Stonehill serving others through Into the Streets, H.O.P.E., and The Urban Plunge. During my sophomore year I took the Learning Community course "Women's Global Issues," which further sparked my interest in helping women and girls in particular. In the fall of my junior year, I lived in New York City and interned for a nonprofit called the Women's Media Center, and my passion for helping women grew from there. Upon my return to Stonehill, I got involved with the club WHEN! (Women's Health and Empowerment Now!) and decided to pursue a career with nonprofits, specifically focused on the empowerment and education of women and girls around the world. I am beyond excited to participate in DFLI this semester and learn more about how to run a nonprofit organization!
Jessica Mardo '13
Hi! My name is Jessica Mardo and I am a senior English and Political Science double major from Cumberland, Rhode Island. I have been a Student Ambassador for the past three years and have spent the past two summers working in the Office of Admission. This year I am one of the student interns for the H.O.P.E. alternative spring break program and I will be leading my first trip (third overall!) to New York City. I also enjoying writing for the Rolling Stonehill literary magazine and the Martin Institute Political Review. I was fortunate enough to spend my junior year on some amazing adventures; first semester I studied abroad in Galway, Ireland and second semester I participated in American University's Washington Semester Program. Through this program, I interned at the environmental nonprofit, Environment America, and participated in AU's "International Environment and Development" seminar course which traveled to the West African country of Ghana for two and a half weeks. It was through this program that I became passionate about nonprofits and the incredible work they do for people around the world. I am looking forward to learning about the inner workings of nonprofits through DFLI this spring!
Lauren MeLaugh '13
My name is Lauren Melaugh and I am from Medfield, Massachusetts. I am a senior at Stonehill College pursuing a major in International Studies and Art History and a minor in Business Administration. I have discovered my passion for helping others from my experiences in Student Government Association, Peer Mentor, and Student Ambassador at Stonehill. Since I have always been interested in the social, economic, and cultural issues faced around the globe, I am interested in working for an international non-profit organization. I am excited to develop skills and knowledge about bringing this passion to action through the DFLI program.
Alexis Monahan '13
I am a senior at Stonehill soon to complete my degrees in Economics and Political Science. During my time here I have learned a lot inside of the classroom and out of it. Some of my favorite experiences include the two years I spent tutoring in Brockton, my participation with Students for Liberty, and my internships in Washington, DC, North Carolina, Foxboro, and Rhode Island. Since starting Stonehill I've developed a strong passion for the advancement of liberty and capitalism in politics, as well as for development. After school I hope to be working in development at a pro-liberty think tank.
Sean Moran '13
My name is Sean Moran and I am a senior pursuing degrees economics and political science with an interdisciplinary minor in international development and the environment. I have interned at several nonprofit organizations throughout the years including the Small Planet Institute, the Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College, and most recently the Environmental Law Institute. While studying and interning in Washington DC last semester, I observed first-hand the demand for development associates and the value of these skills. I look forward to learning the many facets of fundraising and meeting other student leaders through the DFLI program. When I'm not in class I can be found playing volleyball for the Stonehill Club team, leading a H.O.P.E trip, or volunteering at the Farm at Stonehill.
Michael Stanton '13
My name is Michael Stanton and I am a Senior International Studies and Mediated Communication double major. On campus I am a member of the Mindful Living Community and involved in various extracurricular activities such as Africa Service Project, Activism Club, Into the Streets, and volunteering at the Cape Verdean Association and My Brother's Keeper. Through my various volunteer experiences, interning at the Center over the summer, as well as traveling to Rwanda and visiting various NGOs, I have found a passion for non-profits. I am very excited to be working with the DFLI program this semester and learning integral fundraising techniques that I will be able to take with me in the future as I embark in post-grad service opportunities as well as a potential career in the non-profit sector!
Mallory Sullivan '13
Hi, my name is Mallory Sullivan and I am a senior Public Administration and International Studies double major. Aside from academics, campus involvement has been a huge part of my Stonehill career. I've been a peer mentor on the orientation team, a SURE scholar, and a participant on two domestic HOPE trips. I'm also proud to be an inaugural member of the Students for Service house! Volunteering has been a long-time passion of mine, and during my time at Stonehill, I have been able to expand upon this interest through several service experiences and nonprofit internships in the community. I am particularly interested in organizations with international and education-based focuses. I am excited to be a part of DFLI and learn some of the skills integral to working in a nonprofit. I hope to put these to practice in a future career!