Emily Woods was a junior Social Work major with an Asian Studies minor at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. On campus, Emily has been working as the President of Students of Social Work and a community educator for SHARPP. While in Boston, she interned at the Pine Street Inn, an organization looking to end homelessness. Her internship focused on various projects through the semester and allow her to experience all the aspects of the shelter – from the streets of Boston to state meetings with the Mayor.
Meghan Bailer was a junior Sociology and Justice Studies major at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has been greatly involved on campus through being a part of Kappa Delta Sorority, and Greek Intervarsity, as well as working at the Union Court. During her semester in Boston, she worked with Edward M. Kennedy for the United States Senate. The program works with schools to educate students about the United States government.
Kyra Connelly was a junior Communication Sciences and Disorders major at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. As a UNH student, she has been a member of NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association), a Seacoast Reads tutor for elementary school children, and an active supporter of UNH athletics (e.g. UNH Hockey). Kyra’s internship placement was with EPIC (Empowering People for Inclusive Communities), an organization that helps to prepare young adults with disabilities to be active and engaging community leaders through education, leadership development, and community service.
Amber Heredia was a sophomore Sociology major at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has spent her time on campus as a member of the Black Student Union and NALA: a support group for women of color on campus. Amber interned at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. She worked as a communications specialist and working towards increasing the organizations' social media presence.
Julia Mello was a junior Psychology major with a minor in Business at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has been an active member of Best Buddies and loves attending UNH football games. She interned at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. The club provides a safe, affordable place with caring adults and enriching programs for kids to go to when they are not in school.
Sarah Morgan was a junior Marketing major at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has spent her time on campus as a member of SIGNAL, a club that focuses on professional development and leadership. She has also been in multiple bands on campus including symphonic and pep bands. Sarah interned at Project 99, a program that helps leading organizations engage and retain diverse talent tailored to the millennial workforce. She helped with their marketing efforts.
Catie Micinilio was a sophomore Community and Environmental Planning major with a minor in Business Leadership at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. In the past she was a fellow for NextGen Climate, which focused on protecting and advocating for the environment. While in Boston, Catie interned with Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). She analyzed data on energy in apartment buildings through WegoWise and observed their sustainability methods and created and interpreted charts while translating the data into understandable terms through the EPA website. She also helped JPNDC with their social media presence to attract donors (specifically focused on sustainability) through her data.
Rebecca Jerome was a senior Psychology major who is also perusing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies and Women's Studies at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has been a member of BSU, MOSAICO, and Alliance. She has also done volunteer work at the Waysmeet Center and was a part of Mills and Stoke Hall Council. While in Boston, she interned for Freedom House, Inc. and worked on administrative tasks, as well as coordinated events and social media marketing.
Chloe Greene was a junior Social Work major with a minor in Women’s Studies at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. During her time at UNH, Chloe has been involved with the community as a Youth mentor at Somersworth Youth Connection, an after-school program and off-campus work-study job located in Somersworth, NH. She also completed the summer Social Innovation Internship program at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund/ROC-NH. While in Boston, she was involved in the community by interning at the Phillip Brooks House Association, a non-profit student organization at Harvard University. PBHA has several different programs that promote social justice, diversity, inclusion, and compassion.
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Escarle Nicole Turcios was a sophomore Hospitality Business Major at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has been a part of the Executive Board of MOSAICO, a multicultural organization that talks about social justice issues as well as cultural diversity. She interned in Boston for the Mayors Office for Immigrant Advancement, where she coordinated outreach events to serve the immigrant community, for example, a citizenship session.
Catie Sirois was a junior English major with a minor in Women’s Studies at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. She has worked three part-time jobs while at UNH. She interned with 826 Boston, a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students to find their voices, tell their stories, and to gain communication skills to succeed in school.
Emily Chakmakian was a junior Social Work major with minors in Anthropology and Justice Studies at the time of her participation in Semester in the City. Emily was in the PROVES program her freshmen year at UNH and volunteered for the local community and was also in Alpha Phi Omega. She interned with Let’s Get Ready, where she provided high school students with low-income backgrounds free access to SAT preparation, counseling for admissions, and other various support services to go to and graduate college.