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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.

Gabrielle Barbera
Gabrielle Barbera

Gabrielle is a rising junior from Montrose, New York pursuing a Biology major and PSP-Community Health minor.  At PC, she is involved in PC for Life, Liturgical Ministries, Publicity, and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honors Society.  She loves museums, libraries, and romantic comedies.  Her dream is to one day become a doctor and devote some years of her life practicing medicine in Africa.

Favorite thing about Providence: I love when spring time arrives and I can just lay out on blankets with my friends while reading, doing homework or just enjoying our beautiful campus!

One thing not to forget: A little bit of home, rain boots and a smile!


 

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Ryan Bonomi

Ryan is a rising junior from St. James, Long Island.  He is a Finance major with an Economics minor.  Ryan is actively involved around campus.  He teaches religious education, helps run high school/middle school retreats through the Youth Ministry program and is a member of Colleges against Cancer.  Besides these clubs, Ryan also participates in multiple intramural teams including a very successful wiffle ball team.  Ryan is known for his easy going nature and his optimistic outlook.  At PC, Ryan is affectionately known by several nicknames that include kittens, squid and cupcake.

Favorite thing about Providence: All the great people that I have been blessed to meet since I've been here.

One thing not to forget: Take time to enjoy the little things in life!

 

 

 

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Caitlin Creamer

Caitlin is a rising sophomore from Montgomery Village, Maryland pursuing a degree in Public and Community Service.  At PC, Caitlin is an active member in Campus Ministry, Women Will, and Colleges against Cancer.  Caitlin spent her spring break doing Habitat for Humanity, an experience she highly recommends!  She participated in FaithWorks as an incoming freshman and loved every bit of it.  She cannot wait to be a coordinator for FaithWorks.  Caitlin's favorite animal is a giraffe.

Favorite thing about Providence: There is always something fun to do and it's only a short RIPTA ride away! Anything from going out to eat, going to the mall, going to WaterFire, there's always something.  Also, I love the sense of community that the PC campus has.  Everyone participates in some way and it gives a very special feel.

One thing not to forget: Rain boots and a lot of command hooks!

 

 

 

 

Jenny.jpgJenny DeMarco

Jenny is a rising senior from Waldorf, Maryland, majoring in Health Policy and Management and minoring in Political Science.  She's an Admissions Ambassador, Student Admissions Blogger, Honors Mentor, a member of Campus Ministry, and a volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital.  She loves Boy Meets World, cupcakes, and anything related to Disney.  PC has been an amazing second home to Jenny over the past three years and she is ecstatic about welcoming incoming students to this wonderful community through FaithWorks!

Favorite thing about Providence: The people!  One of the first things I noticed when I visited PC was its close-knit community and that is something that has been incredibly valuable to me in my time here.  Everyone is just so open and friendly, and this is where I've met my best friends.

One thing not to forget: An open mind and a smile.

 

 

Mike.jpgMike Donlan

Mike is a rising junior from Guilford, Connecticut, and is a biology major hoping to pursue a Physical Therapy degree after graduation.  On campus, Mike is involved with the San Miguel Mentoring program, intramural sports, and Special Olympics.  Other activities that Mike enjoys are spending approximately 1,000 dollars a year in the alternate dining hall, and making a trip to Chipotle on Thayer Street at least once a day.  This is Mike's first FaithWorks experience and he is excited for an awesome week!
 
Favorite thing about Providence: The sense of community, seeing new and old friends everywhere you go, and the endless opportunities to get involved both on campus and around the world.
 
One thing not to forget: Keeping an open mind and never being afraid to do something new and exciting! 
 
 
 
 

Billy.jpgBilly Dumais

Billy is a rising sophomore from East Lyme, Connecticut, currently majoring in Political Science and English.  Billy was a past participant of the FaithWorks program and was inspired to become a coordinator!  Billy is a member of the Providence College Varsity Men's Swimming and Diving team and qualified for the Big East Championships his freshman year in the 100 and 200 Backstroke.  Out of the pool, he participates in Liturgical Ministries, as well as regularly attending campus talks on many topics.  In his free time, Billy enjoys reading novels, biking and watching classic films.  One of Billy's most favorite poems is "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.

Favorite thing about Providence: WaterFire and Downtown Providence.

One thing not to forget: A Brita water filter!

 

 

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Danny Hentz

Danny is a rising sophomore from Hatfield, Massachusetts, on the pre-law track in the Honors School at Providence College.  He is a former FaithWorks participant and currently the president of Providence College's scuba diving club, the Friar Divers.  Outside of service work, Danny is very active in extracurriculars.  He has studied Uechi-Ryu Karate for over fifteen years, and recently achieved his second-degree black belt.  He loves acting and musical theatre and hopes to continue joining the spring musicals at PC.  He is also a member of the Providence College Pep Band, in which he plays the tenor saxophone.

Favorite thing about Providence: Schneider Arena on campus and WaterFire downtown.

One thing not to forget: A futon or small couch for your room for guests who pop over and/or a popcorn maker for movie-nights.


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Claire Kleinschmidt

Claire is a rising sophomore from Duluth, Minnesota, planning to declare a major in Engineering with a math (and a possible theology) minor.  She participated in FaithWorks as a freshman and can't wait to be back as a coordinator!  Claire is a member of the PC Running Club and sings with the Liturgical Choir.  She loves attending Friar basketball and hockey games and exploring Providence.  In her free time, Claire can be found watching New Girl, cheering on the Minnesota Twins, or eating spicy food.

Favorite thing about Providence: Exploring downtown.  Whether you're out running, eating on Thayer Street, or walking around WaterFire, there is so much to do!

One thing not to forget: Travel coffee mugs.


 

Katherine.jpgKatherine Mahder

Katherine is a junior from Fairfield, Connecticut studying History and Secondary Education at PC, looking to be a high school history teacher.  Katherine is currently the coordinator of Adult Literacy on the Campus Ministry Council, an intramural basketball/volleyball participant and serves on the Senior Ring Weekend Core Committee.  Katherine loves to travel and is very excited to be traveling to Greece this summer with the PC History Department and to study abroad in Rome, Italy in the spring of 2015!  She loves talking about sports, especially her favorite team, the Providence Friars, as well as talking about her dog, Maddy!  Providence College is one of her favorite places in the world and she is so excited to share how wonderful it is with the incoming freshmen class!

Favorite thing about Providence: The mall!  It is such a fun place to hang out with your friend on weekends to get off campus for a little bit, and not to mention, it has some amazing stores to shop at!

One thing not to forget: A willingness to try new things...that's what college is all about!

 

  


Nicole.jpgNicole Rossi

Nicole is a rising junior from Warren, New Jersey pursuing an Elementary and Special Education degree.  At PC, Nicole is involved in the Protege Program and the Tutoring Center.  She also has a radio show where she does her own talk show and plays some of her favorite music!  Music is her passion - she plays guitar and sings!  Having participated in FaithWorks as a freshman, Nicole is thrilled to serve as a coordinator for this year's immersion.  Nicole loves PC and cannot wait to share her experiences and life lessons she has learned with the incoming freshmen.  She spends her days in Slavin because that is her favorite place on campus!  Nicole loves PC and cannot wait to share her experiences and life lessons she has learned with the incoming freshmen.

Favorite thing about Providence: The friends that have become my family!  The people that I met have truly inspired me and changed my life.  College is a journey of ups and downs and the right people will flock to you when you need them most.  PC is such a comfortable community of people who love and care about you.  I have made friends that will last for a lifetime and I am so grateful for each on of them.

One thing not to forget: Rain boots and an open heart!

 


 

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