2017 Spring Cohort

Image of AnnaAnna Bannon

Anna Bannon is junior, majoring in Community and Environmental Planning. Anna is involved in the UNH Student Planning organization and passionate about the welfare of the environment. This semester Anna is interning with Resonant Energy. Resonant is a startup that works with communities to initiate, develop and finance clean energy projects. They believe that 100% clean energy should be accessible for 100% of people.


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Annie Batchelder is a sophomore, majoring in Social Work and minoring in Gerontology and Women's Studies. This semester she's excited to be interning with Family Independence Initiative, whose goal is to envision a future in which each person and family recognizes their self-determination and has access to the resources and community they need to thrive.


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Hannah Bowen is a senior Human Development and Family Studies major specializing in Lifespan Development, with minors in Women's Studies and Psychology. Hannah is interning with Union Capital Boston (UCB).  UCB transforms social capital into opportunity by rewarding community. UCB is an approach to overcome the poverty trap for individuals, families, and communities. They are a mobile-based loyalty program for low-income families that provides social and financial service rewards in exchange for community involvement in schools, health centers, and civic programs.  

image of gabriellaGabriella Calvino

Gabriella Calvino is a sophomore, majoring in Anthropology and working towards a double minor in English and Spanish. She aspires to be a social problem solver and has strong convictions about equal opportunity for all in education, health, and happiness. This semester Gabby is interning at Cradles to Crayons in Boston. Established in 2002, the mission at Cradles to Crayons is to provide children living in homeless or low-income situations from birth through age twelve with the necessary items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play in hopes that that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. 

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Keri Chamberlain is a junior, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Women's Studies with a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies. She has previously worked at The Learning Center for the Deaf and as an American Sign Language teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire, which further ignited her passion for disability justice as well as other important social issues. Keri is interning at Easter Seals. With a mission to empower people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play, Easter Seals provides the opportunity for people with disabilities to reach their full potential and strives to change the way the world perceives disability. 


image of emmaEmma Chinman

Emma Chinman is a sophomore, majoring in Social Work and Women's Studies. She is dedicated to advocating for oppressed and marginalized groups every day.  Emma is interning with the Petey Greene Program, which supplements education in correctional institutions by preparing volunteers, primarily college students, to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people.

Colette CoganImage of Colette

Colette Cogan is a junior, majoring in Psychology with an interest in child development. Colette enjoys working with children and has been a very active volunteer working with several nonprofit organizations around the NH seacoast area. Colette is interning with Playworks -- New England located in Boston. Since 1996, Playworks has worked hard to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Today, Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children's social and emotional health and creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. is a junior, majoring in Psychology with an interest in child development. 

Jonathan DavisImage of Jonathan

Jonathan Davis is a junior, majoring in Business. He is interning at the Celebrity Series of Boston, which is a fine and performing arts non-profit that believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities.   



Image of LaurenLauren Guetling

Lauren Guetling is a senior, majoring in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Lauren has spent a lot of time dedicated to research at UNH through working at the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory where she has assisted on many studies/grants and completed her own individual work. Lauren has also previously interned at Bridges, a domestic and sexual violence support center. Lauren is now interning at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities. Massachusetts Advocates for Children helps children who have disabilities, are low income and/or racially, culturally, or linguistically diverse by advocating for policy and legislative changes while also helping one child at a time. 

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Emily Gutermann

Emily Gutermann is a junior, majoring in Social Work and working towards a minor in Gerontology. At UNH, she works as a work-study student in the nursing department and as a licensed nursing aide at a local hospital. Emily has been an avid volunteer for multiple organizations throughout the years. This spring, Emily will be interning at the Jeremiah Program, which is a national nonprofit that provides the support necessary for low-income single mothers and their children to move into a life of economic independence through a holistic approach.  Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.

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Sarah Mayes is a sophomore Women’s Studies and Political Science major at UNH. They have worked in activism surrounding feminism and voters rights in settings such as the Peace and Justice League on campus as well as working for VoteMob during the election. They are interning at Strong Women, Strong Girls where they will be working in communications. SWSG’s mission is to empower young girls in inner-city communities to become the dreamers and doers of tomorrow.


Image of MeghanMeghan Lussier

Meghan Lussier is a junior majoring in Social Work. She is passionate about helping others, advocating for those who do not have a voice in society, and promoting positive change. Meghan is interning with Green City Growers (GCG). In 2008, GCG was established to offer families, schools, restaurants and businesses in the Boston-area an opportunity to install and maintain organic urban farms. GCG gives people access to a network of sustainable farms, which fuels personal and environmental health, as well as sustainability.


Image of JuliaJulia Marshall

Julia Marshall is a sophomore, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. She has a deep passion for helping adolescents grow into compassionate, kind, honest, hardworking, intellectual and healthy individuals, so that they may thrive in society regardless of their socioeconomic background. Julia is interning in Boston with Let’s Get Ready, as well as holding positions through the organization as the Site Director and a Coach at Medford High School. Let’s Get Ready provides low-income, first generation high school students in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions with a variety of resources and supports to assist them to and through college.

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Jillian Morrone

Jillian Morrone is a senior, majoring in Communication and minoring in Music. Jillian is interning with the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Since its founding in 1991, the Schott Foundation has been a national leader in social justice philanthropy and public education advocacy. Schott strategically resources advocacy campaigns to provide students with an opportunity to learn through a hybrid of direct investment, network building, communications, and policy advocacy.


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Karen Porl

Karen Porl is a junior, majoring in Psychology. Combining her previous experience working with children and her passion for ending stigmas regarding mental health issues, she is interning at Doc Wayne Youth Services. Serving 250 kids per week, Doc Wayne connects with kids through a sports based therapeutic curriculum. They strive to empower children to gain greater self-esteem, form healthy relationships with those around them, and make positive choices throughout their life.


Image of JamesJames Redfield

James Redfield is a junior, majoring in History. He is passionate about helping others, and advocating for civil rights. James is working with the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency. ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.



Meghan StewartImage of Meghan

Meghan Stewart is a junior, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. Meghan is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, an organization dedicated to serving the community, and the Marketing and Advertising Club at UNH. She is currently a fellow at Room to Grow in Boston, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies that are born into poverty. With offices in both Boston and New York, Room to Grow provides families with individualized parenting education and support, high-quality material items, and specialized referrals to vital community resources.