Markiesha Duverneau

Clark University

Markiesha Duverneau is a rising senior, majoring in Sociology. Over the last five years, she has worked with the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School, Clark’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, Jeremiah’s Inn (a food pantry), and Horizons for Homeless Children. In the fall, Markiesha will bring her love for working with children and enthusiasm for art and creativity to Playworks Massachusetts. Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-­being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. They partner with low-income elementary schools across Massachusetts to use play as an essential developmental tool to improve the educational environment and increase physical activity for every kid.

Linda Mindaye

clark university

Linda Mindaye is a rising sophomore, majoring in Sociology and self-designing an Education Policy major. For the last four years, Linda has been an afterschool teacher with Breakthrough Greater Boston, and will continue to work with middle school youth at Citizen Schools in the fall. Founded in 1995 by former college roommates concerned by inequitable access to opportunities for children in inner-city Boston, Citizen Schools is re-imagining the middle school experience for low income students; ensuring that each child has the academic support, hands-on learning experiences and mentorship required to combat the opportunity gap and position them for success in high school, college, and as productive and inspired members of American society.

Zachary Adinolfi

University of New Hampshire

Zachary Adinolfi is a rising sophomore, majoring in Women’s Studies and Ecogastronomy. During his two years off between high school and college, Zachary was a permaculture worker in Hawaii, and a certified technician at Brainstate Technology in Massachusetts. In the fall, Zachary will join Press Pass TV. Press Pass TV harnesses the power of media and video production to provide meaningful education, technical training, employment, and hope for youth living in low-income neighborhoods. It offers creative outlets as an alternative to violence, while teaching life-sustaining skills and empowering youth and their communities with the resilience to succeed and thrive in life.


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Molly Belanger

University of New Hampshire

Molly Belanger is a rising senior, majoring in Community and Environmental Planning. Over the last two years, Molly has also worked with the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the Solar Festival, and Choose 2 Reuse. This coming fall, Molly will start her internship 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

University of New Hampshire

Nikita Bubnov is a rising junior, majoring in Journalism. Nikita’s experience includes working as a courier for Astor Ltd in Moscow, Russia. Starting this fall, Nikita will be interning with the GroundTruth Project in Boston. 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 Forgaty

University of New Hampshire

Sean Fogarty is a rising senior, majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. He’s been very busy with research while at UNH, working with the EPSCoR Research Experience for Undergraduates, the Water Systems Analysis Group, and the Complex Systems Research Center. Sean will be interning this fall 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.

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Abby Geremia

University of New Hampshire

Abby Geremia is a rising senior, majoring in Women's Studies with minors in Art and Deaf Studies. Over the past three years, Abby has also been involved with the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the Alternative Break Challenge, and the Pre-Orientation Volunteer Program (PrOVES). This fall, Abby will be interning 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.

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Dana Gingras

University of New Hampshire

Dana Gingras is a rising senior, majoring in Communications and Women's Studies. Currently the Director of Promotions for the Memorial Union Student Organization, Dana has also been an active mentor to children as the Cast Coordinator for the Oyster River Players. Dana will be interning with the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) in Boston this fall. Since 2003, SIF’s mission has been to build networks and capacity to accelerate social change in greater Boston by bringing together innovative nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses and connecting them to passionate investors, supporters, mentors, and in-kind partners who are seeking new ways to use their resources to create positive social impact.  

Gabrielle Greaves

University of New Hampshire

Gabrielle Greaves (Gabby) is a rising junior, majoring in English and Women's Studies. Currently the Discussion Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Gabby collaborates across UNH organizations and departments to address important social issues. This fall, Gabby with be interning 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

University of New Hampshire

Mary McLamb is a rising sophomore, majoring in Business Administration. Mary is also a Woman in Business Club Member and Student Employee Representative with the Memorial Union Board of Governors. Mary will be interning with the City of Boston Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) this fall. 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

University of New Hampshire

Danique Montique is a rising sophomore, majoring in Political Science and Justice Studies with a French minor. Danique is very active in student organizations on campus, including the Black Student Union (BSU), Connect, and NALA: The UNH Women of Color Support Group. This fall, Danique will be interning with Freedom House. Located in Dorchester, Freedom House's mission is to transform the economic and cultural fabric of high-need communities through education and leadership development. Freedom House removes barriers to educational success and opportunity by coaching students, creating students, creating college-level learning opportunities, and providing intense college preparation during the summer. 

Kelly Pellegrino

University of New Hampshire

Kelly Pellegrino is a rising senior, majoring in German and English. Currently studying abroad in Freiburg, Germany, Kelly looks forward to sharing her leadership skills and passion for change and innovation while interning with 826 Boston this fall. 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

University of New Hampshire

Teresa Scalley is a rising sophomore, majoring in Business Administration. Currently 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, Teresa will be interning at Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc. (SWSG) in Boston this fall. 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

University of New Hampshire

James Smugereski is a rising sophomore, majoring in Business Administration. He has been an active volunteer with UNH Serves, as well as the Merrimack County Junior Court.  This fall, James will be interning 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.