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FaithWorks Student Coordinators

Student Coordinators for FaithWorks work closely with the Campus Minister for Local Service to plan and prepare the service-immersion experience in August, to build community among trip participants, and to raise awareness about social issues in Providence, R.I. They are responsible for finding creative ways to build community among FaithWorks team members and for assisting with reflection during the program.

Emily Ascherl 

Emily AscherlEmily is a rising sophomore from West Orange, New Jersey, and is majoring in Political Science with a Latin American Studies minor. She participated in FaithWorks this past year and since then has continued to be involved in Campus Ministry through Hunger and Poverty Outreach, especially by visiting Emmanuel House. She is a member of Liturgical Choir which sings at the 7pm mass, as well as Concert Chorale. When she’s not attempting (and failing) to be a vegetarian she is a big fan of all things buffalo chicken. She is a huge theatre nerd and is always planning her next trip to Broadway. In her free time she loves having movie nights with her friends and exploring all PC has to offer!

Favorite thing about Providence: The strong sense of community is so amazing. Everyone genuinely cares about each other and really makes you feel a part of the Friar Family.

One thing not to forget: The beginning of freshman year is super exciting and fun because you’re meeting all these new people and experiencing all these different things, but it can be a little overwhelming. Don’t forget that it is totally okay to take some time to yourself if you think you need it!​

Anne Capozzoli

Anne CapozzoliAnnie is a rising sophomore from Bel Air, Maryland, majoring in Biology. She is involved in Peer Ministry, Post Mass Bash, Admissions Ambassadors, and is a Eucharistic Minister at 10:30pm mass. Annie works in a research lab with zebrafish and can often be found in the lab. In her free time, she plays intramural sports, watches Netflix, cheers on the Friars at sporting events, and loves to go on food adventures in the city! Before living in Maryland, she grew up in Pittsburgh and is a huge Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan. As a past FaithWorks participant, she can’t wait to welcome you all to campus!

Favorite thing about Providence: The amazing atmosphere and opportunities. Providence offers a feeling of belonging and welcomes you with open arms every single day. The opportunities are endless at Providence, so make sure you take advantage of every single one that comes your way.

One thing not to forget: College is a chance to truly be yourself, do not let others define you. Be as you as you can possibly be.​

Danny McLaughlin

Danny McLaughlinDanny is a rising sophomore from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and is currently majoring in Business Management. Over the past several years, he has been a part of many Catholic retreats in the New England area. In the near future, Danny hopes to become an Admissions Ambassador and an honoree in the Student Alumni Association. Around campus, he is known for his involvement in many intramural sports and activities, but is probably most recognized for his music production and frequent performances around Providence as a professional DJ. Currently, Danny is most likely playing sports outside with his friends, or enjoying a big snack in Ray.

Favorite thing about Providence: ​Danny feels blessed to be able to attend a school as amazing as PC, but particularly loves the amount of energy that all its students put forth into school, activities, and fun.

One thing not to forget: Although adjusting to college life is new and can be intimidating, you will be surrounded by a family of 4,000 other students who have been in your shoes and survived this exact situation. Friartown will soon become your second home!

Jen Conroy

Jen ConroyJen is a rising junior from Walpole, Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Biology and Psychology and is in the Neuroscience Certificate Program. Outside of her classes, Jen is involved with lots of groups in Campus Ministry including Hospitality, Youth Education, Children’s Outreach, and Women’s Study Group. She loves to read, watch movies, and nap! You’ll usually find her hanging out in the Slavin Center, whether it’s doing homework outside of Dunkin’ (with a coffee, of course), getting popcorn from McPhails, or catching up with friends in the Camp Min Office. Jen did FaithWorks when she first came to PC, and she is so excited to meet all the new freshman and give them a wonderful experience before they start they school year! 

Favorite thing about Providence: The people! Because PC is a smaller school, you are constantly running into your friends whether you are walking to class or eating lunch in Ray. It makes me so happy when I bump into people I know going about my day, even if I’m just saying a quick hi to them!

One thing not to forget: Don’t be afraid to live in the moment. There are so many wonderful opportunities available to you in college; put yourself out there and take advantage of them! They will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.​

Caroline Hancock

Caroline HancockCaroline is a rising junior from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, majoring in Marketing. She is involved in Peer Ministry, PC Women in Business, American Marketing Association, and Intramural Soccer. She loves attending Campus Ministry events and cheering on the Friars at basketball games. During the summer, Caroline competes in Arabian horse shows, and her horse, Thunder, is her best friend. Her other interests include walking her dog, obsessing over One Direction, and informing people about ice dance. Caroline did not have the chance to do FaithWorks as a freshman, and is so excited for this experience!

Favorite thing about Providence: Exploring the city with friends, trying new restaurants, and the sunrises and sunsets.

One thing not to forget: Bees are dying off at an alarming rate.

Annie Kleinschmidt​

Annie KleinschmidtAnnie is a rising junior from Duluth, Minnesota majoring in Biology on the pre-medical track with a Spanish minor. She participated in FaithWorks as a freshman and is thrilled to be a coordinator this year! Annie does research in a molecular biology lab on campus, helps lead the Providence College chapter of American Medical Students Association, is involved in Campus Ministry as a Peer Minister, loves playing intramural sports, and is an avid coffee drinker. Over the summer she will be in Tucumán, Argentina teaching English at the local schools as part of the Fr. Smith Fellowship. In her free time she loves to run, explore new places, try new foods, hang out with her friends, or catch an episode of New Girl or 24.

Favorite thing about Providence: The opportunities for students! PC does a great job with student involvement and it always seems like there's a fun event going on somewhere on campus. Take advantage of the free bowling trips and the free food! Step outside your comfort zone and try something new: it could change your entire college experience!

One thing not to forget: A picture of your pet. The only downside of college is that you can't take your furry friend with you!

Jack Murphy

Jack MurphyJack is a rising sophomore from Brunswick, Maine, and he is studying Spanish and Philosophy. On campus he helps out with Elderly Outreach, Praise & Worship, and ESL. Jack is also a proud member of the worst ultimate frisbee team at PC. He is a member of the community service housing cohort, and next year he will be one of the Resident Peer Ministers in St. Joseph’s Hall. (Live in St. Joe’s next year!!!) He can usually be found in Campus Ministry or wandering aimlessly around campus talking to people. He enjoys playing ping pong, meeting new people, and speaking Spanish.

Favorite thing about Providence: Jack’s favorite thing about PC is that although it’s a Division I school, it feels pretty small, so you’ll always see people that you know around campus!

One thing not to forget: Underwear. You’d have a really hard time getting through freshman year without it. Also don’t forget that you should be studying that you want to study and something that will make you happy. 

Daniel Arteaga

Daniel ArteagaDaniel is a rising junior majoring in Theology and Spanish! He has been involved in Campus Ministry since his freshmen year. He has led our Day of Connections Retreat, the Encounter with Christ Retreat, and has served as our Liturgical Ministries Coordinator on 2016-2017 Campus Ministry Leadership. Next year he will be on Campus Ministry’s executive board as the student minister for worship. He is a chicken parm enthusiast, no matter what form it may take, sandwich, entree, calzone, you name it, he loves it! He is an avid Parks and Rec fan who is growing to like The Office, but still thinks Parks and Rec is better. His other interests include SpongeBob, memes, and traveling! He’s traveled to Canada, Colombia, England, Poland, Czech Republic, and most recently, Italy and Vatican City! 

Favorite thing about Providence: The Friars. The Dominican Friars have taught me in class and outside of class. They have taught me about Christ, the Church, and how to play really well in ultimate frisbee! I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them! 

One thing not to forget: A sense of adventure! Set your sails because life with God and life at Providence College will take you for a whirlwind of amazing opportunities! God Bless and Go Friars!

Andrew Goyer

Andrew GoyerAndrew is a rising-senior from Oldwick, New Jersey. As a Theology Major and Music Minor, he immerses himself in the Music Ministries that Providence College's Campus Ministry has to offer. He coordinates and participates in the St. Dominic Ensemble which provides liturgical music at the weekly 10:30pm Mass in the St. Dominic Chapel. He is also a member of the St. Cecilia Ensemble in which he participates as a vocalist, guitarist, and violinist. In his free time Andrew likes to take advantage of the City of Providence by exploring Downtown, Federal Hill, and Thayer Street. Livin’ the dream comes natural to him.

Favorite thing about Providence: Our school colors: The Black & White are symbolic of the balance between faith and reason where truth is found. Go Friars!

One thing not to forget: Don't forget to pack a speaker for the shower!



Lindsay Blake

Lindsay BlakeLindsay is a rising junior from Ansonia, CT. She is a double major is finance and management. In her free time she works at the Starbucks on campus and works catering events on campus. She is a member of the Women's Club Rugby team, and Admission Ambassador, lectors at masses both on campus and at her home church. She also participated in a service immersion trip to Jamaica this past May 2016, loving serving others both locally and abroad. She participated in FaithWorks her freshman year, and is very excited to lead the incoming freshman during this exciting journey and transition for them.​

Favorite thing about Providence: You never get bored. I always feel like there are too many options between clubs and organizations, events on and off campus, or just exploring downtown Providence. You get the best of both worlds at PC, and I love that!

One thing not to forget: Something (or more than one something) sentimental that reminds you of home. Whether that be a stuffed animal, a framed photo of your family, or even a flag from your home state, it's important to not forget home or have these items comfort you if you're homesick. ​