Changemaker Coaches

Envision your change... and take the next step!

Whether you know the kind of change you want to get involved in or not, Changemaker Coaches are here to help support you and your discovery of amazing opportunties at UNH. With experience in a wide range of activities and programs here at UNH, Changemaker Coaches serve as peer educators and mentors, and are here for YOU! 

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2019-2020 COACHES

Caitlin photoCaitlin Durnbaugh, ’21
Changemaker Coach
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Caitlin Durnbaugh is a junior dual majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and Spanish. On campus, her passion for social justice and cultural awareness has led her to be a fellow Changemaker Coach, a member of the Black Student Union, as well as a member of Buddies Without Borders, a club that encourages cultural exchange between international and American students. She is also an alumna of the Semester in The City program where she interned at 826 Boston (Egleston Center), a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization. There, she helped empower traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Off campus, she enjoys traveling, photography, and anything where she can get outdoors! 

 

Jonathan photoJonathan Gagne, ’19
Changemaker Coach
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Jonathan Gagne is a graduating senior dual majoring in Environmental and Resource Economics and EcoGastronomy. Jonathan has been a part of the UNH Transfer Student Leaders and the UNH in Italy programs. He’s passionate about educating others on creating social justice and sustainability within our country’s food systems. Jonathan was part of the summer 2019 Social Innovation Internship program, where he interned with Hannaford Supermarkets to improve their current and future sustainability efforts. Off campus, he enjoys hiking in the white mountains, hitting the slopes and plants.

 

JulianaJuliana Good ’21 
Lead Changemaker Coach 
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Juliana is a junior Music Performance major, and a student of the Accelerated Masters in Public Policy program through the Carsey School. She is an active member of the UNH Symphony Orchestra as the principal violist, and participates in several other ensembles within the Department of Music. Outside of the Department of Music, she is working on starting her budding nonprofit company, Crescendo Inclusive Curriculums (a 2017 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Student Track winning idea), which has the goal of expanding access to fine and performing arts for disabled students. She wants to play a part in creating a world where all students, regardless of their identities, backgrounds, or circumstances, have access to an empowering education throughout their lives. Juliana is enthusiastic about working with fellow UNH students to develop ideas that will “Do Well and Do Good” in the world!

 

Erin photoErin Gralton ’21
Changemaker Coach
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Erin Gralton is a junior double majoring in Accounting and Women’s Studies with a minor in Social Justice and Leadership. On campus, Erin is part of the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, is a Paul College Tour Guide, a Peer Advisor for Paul College Freshman, a Dean's Ambassador for the Dean of Paul College, a Community Assistant in the Gables, on the Executive Board for Best Buddies as the Treasurer and is a Fellow and Changemaker Coach for CSIE. Erin was a fellow in the B Impact Clinic during its inaugural semester and is an alumna of the Semester in the City program. While in Boston, she interned with Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). JPNDC is an affordable housing community-based organization that works to find affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals. Here she had a business analytics internship and worked with property financials to track and update company systems.

 

Kaitlin imageKaitlin Griffin, ’22
Changemaker Coach
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Kaitlin Griffin is a sophomore dual majoring in Business Administration and Sustainability. While in high school, she developed facilitation skills as a leader in the student group, the Ethics Forum, which helped other high schoolers tackle tough topics through meaningful discussion at regional conventions. Since arriving at UNH, she has been excited to merge her interests in business and sustainability by getting involved in organizations such as Dorm Hall Council and CSIE. Last year, she was named a 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellow. In this fellowship she will be partnering with Celebrate Durham, a community organization, to bring together the town of Durham and UNH students. This past summer she also interned with BerryDunn, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm through the Social Innovation Internship program. As an intern, she helped refine the Employee Engagement Consulting methodology for BerryDunn’s commercial clients. Kaitlin is very excited to be a Changemaker Coach and to help students get involved in different activities to spread positive change.

 

Image of BriellaBriella Hirsch, ’22
Changemaker Coach
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Briella Hirsch is a sophomore Business Administration major from Derry, New Hampshire. In addition to working as a Changemaker Coach, Briella is also involved with Women in Business and is a TA for Business Ethics. She enjoys traveling, drinking coffee and spending time with her family and friends. This year, Briella is looking forward to exploring career paths and learning more about how businesses can drive social and environmental change. She is excited to take part in the B Impact Clinic this fall. 

 

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Ely Marciano, ’21
Changemaker Coach
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Ely Marciano is a junior Philosophy major with minors in Business Administration and Design and is originally from Amherst, New Hampshire. On campus he spends his time promoting student opportunities as a Changemaker Coach for CSIE, organizing and keeping track of funds for events as the Treasurer of his Residential Hall Council, serving as an Ignitor for the Paul FIRE program, and shredding the slopes with friends in the Ski and Board Club. Off campus Ely spends a lot of time in Germany with his family. He has led international groups of young adults through multiple volunteer camps and spends his free time exploring new places and meeting new people.

 

Alex photoAlex Papadakis, ’21
Changemaker Coach
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Alex Papadakis is a junior Nutrition and Dietetics major with a dual major in EcoGastronomy and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. On campus, Alex is a Hamel Scholar and involved in the Wellness Task Force, is a Writing Assistant at the Connors Writing Center, as well as a Building Manager and Fitness Program Assistant at the Hamel Recreation Center. Alex became involved with CSIE as a Changemaker Coach after serving as a College for Social Innovation Fellow during her Semester in the City. During her time in Boston, she interned with Project Bread, an anti-hunger organization that seeks to prevent and end hunger in the state of Massachusetts. As a Changemaker Coach, Alex is looking forward to sharing her interest in innovation and social change with others.

 

Escarle photoEscarle Nicole Turcios, ’20
Changemaker Coach
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Escarle Nicole Turcios is a senior Hospitality Business major. At the time of her participation in Semester in the City, she interned in Boston City Hall for the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, where she coordinated outreach events to serve the immigrant community, such as a Citizenship Session. On campus, Escarle is currently Chair for the Executive Board for MOSAICO, the UNH Latino/Latina student organization which concerns itself with social justice issues, cultural diversity and provides the campus community with events throughout the school year emphasizing cultures from various Latin American countries. This year, she joined the Paul College Diversity and Inclusion task force, to work on creating an inclusive community that helps the diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences succeed in the business school. 

 

Nicole photoNicole Yelle, ’22
Changemaker Coach
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Nicole Yelle is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. While attending her first resource fair her freshman year, she learned about and joined Trash 2 Treasure, which lead her to learn about CSIE. She saw CSIE as an opportunity to become even more involved with her interest in sustainability. On campus, she is also involved in Women in Business, is a SHARPP liaison through her sorority (Alpha Chi Omega - Domestic Violence Awareness philanthropy) and is on an intramural volleyball team. On some weekends, she is off campus working at an Escape Room as a “Game Master.” She is a proud and happy member of these organizations.