Zachary Adinolfi, a Women’s Studies major, was a sophomore in the Fall of 2016. Prior to his participation in Semester in the City, Zachary was an active volunteer at several organizations and particularly worked to coordinate education, plan actions, and develop strategies for a local branch of a national climate change organization. In Boston, Zachary interned with the Transformative Culture Project (TCP), an award-winning organization that uses the power of media arts to provide meaningful employment and education for youth living in low-income neighborhoods. By educating, employing, and empowering, TCP enables participants to have increased academic success, self-confidence, and leadership skills.
Molly Belanger, a Community and Environmental Planning major, was a senior in the Fall of 2016. Prior to her involvement in Semester in the City, Molly had worked with the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the UNH Planning Student Organization, the Solar Festival, and Choose 2 Reuse. In Boston, Molly interned with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). Incorporated in 1977 after a grassroots effort, JPNDC’s mission is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and create a better community for all.
Nikita Bubnov, a Journalism major, was a junior in the Fall of 2016. Prior to his participation in Semester in the City, Nikita’s experience included working as a courier for Astor Ltd in Moscow, Russia. In Boston, Nikita interned with the GroundTruth Project. A nonprofit organization, the GroundTruth Project is dedicated to training a new generation of international correspondents and to adding increased knowledge and understanding on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs, and global health.
Sean Fogarty, a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major, was a senior in the Fall of 2016. Prior to this time, he had been very busy with research at UNH, working with the EPSCoR Research Experience for Undergraduates, the Water Systems Analysis Group, and the Complex Systems Research Center. During his participation in Semester in the City, Sean interned with Green City Growers in Somerville. Established in 2008, Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing Boston-area clients with immediate access to nutritious food, while revitalizing city landscapes and inspiring self-sufficiency.
Abby Geremia, a Women's Studies major with minors in Art and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies, was a senior in the Fall of 2016. Prior to this time, Abby had been involved with the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the Alternative Break Challenge, and the Pre-Orientation Volunteer Program (PrOVES). During her participation in Semester in the City, Abby interned at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester. With a mission to provide an outstanding, transformative education to prepare students for success in college, further education and beyond, Codman Academy believes in educating the whole student, as well as a school community where rigorous academics and daily experiences of discovery are paramount.
Dana Gingras, a Communication and Women's Studies major with a minor in French, was a senior at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. Prior to this time, Dana had interned at Old Sol Music Hall in Manchester, NH and served as the Director of Promotions for the Memorial Union Student Organization on the UNH campus. In Boston, Dana interned with the Social Innovation Forum (SIF). Since 2003, SIF’s mission has been to actively connect supporters (funders, investors, and volunteers) and practitioners (nonprofit and social business leaders) to build productive relationships focused on growing social impact.
Gabrielle Greaves, an English and Women's Studies double major, was a junior at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. As the Discussion Coordinator for UNH's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Gabby collaborated across UNH organizations and departments to address important social issues. Gabby interned with The Theater Offensive in Boston. Formed in 1989, The Theater Offensive’s mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.
Mary McLamb, a Business Administration major, was a sophomore during her participation in Semester in the City. Prior to this time, Mary was a member of the Recreation Society and a Student Employee Representative with the Memorial Union Board of Governors. During the Fall 2016 semester, Mary interned with the City of Boston Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT). DoIT engages, empowers, and improves life for citizens and partners through technology. Not only have they launched several different apps for residents, DoIT also offers free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city.
Danique Montique, a Political Science and Justice Studies major with a French minor, was a sophomore during the Fall of 2016. Prior to this time, Danique was very active in student organizations on the UNH campus including the Black Student Union (BSU), Connect, and NALA: The UNH Women of Color Support Group. During her participation in Semester in the City, Danique interned with Freedom House. Located in Dorchester, Freedom House works to defend human rights and promote democratic change, with a focus on political rights and civil liberties. They act as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action.
Kelly Pellegrino, a German and English dual major, was a senior during her participation in Semester in the City. Having studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany prior to her semester in Boston, Kelly shared her leadership skills and passion for change and innovation while interning with 826 Boston. Serving more than 3,500 students a year, 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Teresa Scalley, a Business Administration major, was a sophomore in the Fall of 2016. Prior to Semester in the City, Teresa was involved with Net Impact, a nonprofit membership organization for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. In Boston, Teresa interned with Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc. (SWSG). Incorporated in 2004, SWSG’s mission is to empower girls to imagine a broader future through a curriculum grounded on female role models delivered by college women mentors, who are themselves mentored by professional women. SWSG strives to support positive mentoring relationships between college women and pre-adolescent girls in underserved local communities with the vision that every girl realize her inner strengths to dream and do.
James Smugereski, a Business Administration major, was a sophomore at the time of his participation in Semester in the City. Prior to this, he was an active volunteer with UNH Serves, as well as the Merrimack County Junior Court. During the Fall 2016 semester, James interned with Union Capital Boston (UCB). UCB transforms social capital into opportunity by rewarding community with 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