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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.

Andrew Butler

Andrew is a rising sophomore from Riverside, Rhode Island, planning to declare a major in Humanities and a minor in Classics.  Andrew is involved in Liturgical Choir and Knights of Columbus through Campus Ministry, in addition to The Cowl Newspaper and PCTV.  When he's not in the Campus Ministry Center or doing homework, he's playing ukulele or writing songs for his music project, Andrew and the Safari Rangers. 

Favorite thing about Providence: There are so many great people and services on campus who are more than willing to help you. Everyone from the people in Career Services to the workers in the dining halls are simply great.

One thing not to forget: How fortunate you are to be going to Providence College!



Kelsey Hayes

 Kelsey is a rising sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts pursuing an Elementary/Special Education major and a Theology minor.  At PC she is involved in Children's Outreach, PC for Life, Irish Dance Club, Youth Ministry, and Retreats.  One of her favorite college experiences so far was going on a Habitat for Humanity Spring Break trip to Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Finding Nemo is her favorite movie and in her free time she loves watching "Criminal Minds" and eating anything that contains chocolate.

Favorite thing about Providence: I love the WaterFire in Providence.  It is so beautiful and it's also close by, making it a perfect place to go in the first few weeks of freshman year.  I would highly recommend it!

One thing not to forget: Rain boots and an umbrella.  You'll definitely need them!



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Enrique, a sophomore from Sutton, Massachusetts, is a Political Science and Spanish double major who aspires to be a Prosecution Attorney.  Enrique enjoyed being part of the first FaithWorks last year as a freshman.  Enrique is involved in the Peer Mentorship Program, Student Ambassadors, Rejects on the Rise - PC's Theatre Improvisational Troup, and the Pre-Law Society here at Providence College.  Enrique has fully embraced his "inner performer" and throughout his life has been involved with as many theatrical productions as possible.  He enjoys performing and is proficient in acting, dancing and singing.

Favorite thing about Providence: the welcoming campus and the many interests one can pursue.

One thing not to forget: your sense of humor!


Bridget Murphy

Bridget is a rising junior from Douglas, Massachusetts, pursuing a Secondary English Education major and a minor in Spanish.  She is the current coordinator for Adult Literacy on the Campus Ministry Council, a choreographer and dancer on the PC Dance Club, a member of ESL and the Liberal Arts Honors Advisory Committee.  Some fun facts: Bridget shaved her head at Relay for Life last year to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  She has a schnoodle (a schnauzer and a poodle) named Oliver; she loves libraries and photography!

Favorite thing about Providence: Prov's hidden gem: Westminster Street.  It is full of wonderful stores selling handcrafted goods, a great cafe, and lovely restaurants!  And at PC: St. Dominic Chapel at night.  It is a beautiful place to sit, reflect, and pray after a long day!

One thing not to forget: Clorox wipes!  They are so useful - especially when cold and flu season rolls around!


Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth is a rising sophomore from Marlborough, Connecticut, pursuing a degree in political science with an international relations concentration and a writing minor.  At PC, Elizabeth volunteers with Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Home for Children and is a writer and editor for The Cowl, PC's newspaper.  Having participated in FaithWorks as an incoming freshman, Elizabeth is excited to serve as a coordinator for this year's immersion.  She loves to scuba dive and is rarely found without her camera or poetry journal in her hands!

Favorite thing about Providence: Thayer Street!  A short RIPTA ride away from PC, Thayer Street is on the East Side near Brown and RISD and is home to some of Providence's coolest restaurants (check out Nice Slice Pizza, East Side Pockets, Tealuxe and Paragon) and shops (I recommend Spectrum India, Urban Outfitters and What Cheer).

One thing not to forget: An open mind and a willingness to try new things!

Andrew Sheehan

Andrew is a rising senior from Beverly, Massachusetts, studying Marketing and Finance.  He loves Providence College and doesn't want this experience to end!  He grew up living next door to his grandparents, and as a result he is a very family oriented person and loves to spend time with them.  He also says he has the best friends at Providence College.  Reflecting on his own time at PC and how fortunate he feels, Andrew encourages incoming students to make the most out of every opportunity.

Favorite thing about Providence: The community.  Providence College is a very friendly campus and there are always things going on.  It is very easy to meet new people and everyone asks how you're doing and says hi.

One thing not to forget: Your smile - you'll never know how far it will take you.

Andrea Tempesta

Andrea is a rising senior from Wayland, Massachusetts, studying History and American Studies.  At PC, Andrea participates in Admissions Ambassadors, Club Figure Skating and many clubs in Campus Ministry.  She serves on the Campus Ministry Council, was coordinator of the Day of Connections Retreat, and is a student representative on the Project SAVE Committee.  For the past two years Andrea has been a Resident Assistant (RA) in traditional and apartment style dorms.  Andrea is very excited about spending three weeks traveling Europe this summer.  She is allergic to garlic and has never broken a bone.

Favorite thing about Providence: WaterFire!  It is both beautiful and relaxing and a really fun evening out exploring downtown Providence with friends.  Also the PC community; they always make it feel like home.

One thing not to forget: Command hooks, a bathing suit, and a   little piece of home, whatever that may be for you.


Kelly Vail

Kelly is a rising senior from Franklin, Massachusetts who is studying Management and Accounting. Kelly is on the executive board of PCTV, sings in the liturgical choir, and tutors accountancy through the Office of Academic Services. Kelly also likes to get her groove on with Dance Club and teaches CCD on Sundays. She holds two intramural championship t-shirts for women’s lacrosse (Go A1’s!), and her favorite television show is Downton Abbey. Kelly spent the last semester studying in London, which was the best decision that she has ever made in her life, aside from going to Providence College. Her favorite part about PC is the amazing friends that she is blessed to have, and she would like to thank her parents for being spectacular.

Favorite thing about Providence: Running in Providence is amazing. You can stay close and run our lovely campus, or you can take off and trot downtown. There’s so much to see, especially on your own two feet (just try not to get lost you may end up in another state!).

One thing not to forget: Rain boots and a smile. One’s to keep your feet dry.


Troy Validivia

Troy is a rising sophomore from North Providence, Rhode Island (a local!), pursuing a Social Work major.  He participated in FaithWorks as an incoming freshmen and had an amazing time; he is excited to participate again as a coordinator!  He loves to volunteer and do hands on service.  He also loves to play tennis and video games.

Favorite thing about Providence: The opportunities it gives me to grow in my faith whether it’s through the weekly Mass offerings or helping with the retreats on campus – there’s so much offered!

One thing not to forget: an openness to try new things!



Laura Wells

Laura is a rising senior from Madison, Wisconsin, studying Mathematics and Humanities. At PC, Laura plays the violin in orchestra, is involved in PC for Life and serves as a tutor for the Math Department.  She sings in Liturgical Choir, and had the awesome opportunity to tour Italy with the PC choirs during the summer.  She loves spending time with her four younger siblings, especially bouncing on their trampoline. She has eight pet chickens (at home!).  At PC you can find Laura doing anything from playing the piano or swimming some laps in the pool, to curling up with a good book or knitting a sweater. Baking is a favorite form of procrastination. Come visit for tea time!

Favorite thing about Providence: The people—the students, the friars, the professors, the Ray cafeteria workers.  Even passing strangers will greet you with a smile. Make the most of your time with these wonderful friends! 

One thing not to forget: Rain boots!

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