2013-2014 Student Interns
The following students are interns at Gordon in Lynn's core community partners and oversee SALTeams (Serve and Learn Teams) from the first year Great Conversations course.
Harrington Family Dinner Project
Julia Bartos is a sophomore Social Work and Spanish double major who hails from the beautiful state of Washington. She loves hiking and skiing as well as writing, playing the flute, and gardening. Julia is so happy to be working with the Family Dinner Project and is looking forward to all of the new experiences she will have alongside her SALTeam. It will be a great year of lessons and blessings!
Sarah Cox is a sophomore Political Science and Social Work double major from Vermilion, Ohio. Sarah loves coffee, reading, traveling, and learning about cultures and languages. After graduation, Sarah hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in International Justice. She is excited to continue working with the incredible staff at Catholic Charities and can't wait to see how God will move this year!
Boys and Girls Club
Anneliese Deckert (Anne for short) is a sophomore Christian Ministries major from Gloucester, MA. Anne loves singing really loud, being outside, and making people laugh. She also loves working with kids of all ages and is excited to be partnering with The Boys and Girls Club of Lynn this year. She is also really looking forward to meeting the SALTeams and seeing them learn and grow through this adventure.
Gregg House and Tracy School Family Dinner Project
Elizabeth Hammerle is a sophomore majoring in Social Work and minoring in Psychology. She is from the far-off town of Danvers, Massachusetts and is the oldest of three girls. She loves to laugh, watch movies, sing (very poorly), and spend time with friends. She also loves working with children whenever she can. She looks forward to spending more time with the kids from Lynn at her community partners of Family Dinner Project and Gregg House. She loves getting to know people and can’t wait to meet her SALTeams.
Lindsey Harrington is a sophomore Social Work and Sociology double major from Lowell, MA. She has a passion for urban development and loves interacting with people and learning about their stories and cultures. She loves watching TV and movies in her spare time and spending time with her friends. Lindsey is excited and blessed by the opportunity to continue to be a part of Lynn, and hopes she can build lasting bonds with her SALTeams, as well as experience all Lynn has to offer with them!
Rebecca Hugal is a sophomore at Gordon. She is double majoring in Sociology and Social Work. She is from Ayer, Massachusetts and has one older sister. She enjoys running, reading and spending time outside. She can’t wait to work in the city of Lynn at REAL and to serve and invest in the lives of everyone there as well as on her SALTeams!
Boys and Girls Club
Ed Link is a Sociology and Political Science double major from the tiny town of Bullard, Texas. He's aiming to go to law school after graduation in order to pursue a career as a foreign service officer for the State Department. He has always had a passion for travel and people, and has recently discovered a penchant for spoken word poetry. Always excited to do new things, he is pumped and ready to go this next year at the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn.
Pharvyana Marcelin is a Psychology and International Affairs double major, with concentrations in International Development and Pre-Law at Gordon College. She is from Somerville, Massachusetts, where she lives with her beautiful Haitian mother and younger autistic brother (both of whom she loves very much). She enjoys music, working with children, and exploring the many cultures of the world. She is very excited to be working in Lynn alongside her SALTeams.
Lighthouse Youth Ministry and Bridgewell
Erin McNaughton is an Art and Art History major from Charlotte, NC. She loves creating, adventuring, exploring, and talking. During her time as a Gordon in Lynn Intern, Erin is most excited to grow relationships with her SALTeam and her community partners, Lighthouse Youth Ministry and Bridgewell. She is thrilled to help bless the city of Lynn as it has blessed her.
Operation Bootstrap and East Coast International Church
Carly Nussbaum is a sophomore Secondary Education and Mathematics double major. She comes from a beautiful family of nine from Naperville, Illinois. She is a part of the Gordon College Soccer team, and also enjoys traveling, baking, and trying new things. She is ecstatic about the opportunities of this coming year, and can't experience what God has in store of her and the city of Lynn.
KIPP Family Dinner Project and Adult Education
Amy Root is a Social Work major and Spanish minor from Connecticut. She is passionate about her studies, the relationships in her life, and about bringing God's love to others. Amy wants to devote her life to serving those in need, bringing them not only the resources that they need, but also the joy and love they deserve. Amy is incredibly excited to be working with Family Dinner Project and the night ESOL school at KIPP Academy! She cannot wait to become more involved in the Lynn community and see what God has in store!
New American Center
Matt Shahzade is undecided in terms of a major, but leaning towards a double major with Business and International affairs. Some of his favorite things are snowboarding, playing/watching hockey, and falling asleep with his dog. He is following in his brother Christian's footsteps at the New American Center, hoping to strengthen relationships and leave a positive, long lasting impact on the city of Lynn and his SALTeams.
Hannah Vander Laan
New American Center
Hannah Vander Laan is a sophomore from Chicago, IL. She is a Political Science and Economics major (although that could always change!). She is the youngest of three siblings and the big sister to eight young foster children over the years. She loves ice cream, watching movies, biking, and relaxing with friends. She loved working with the kids at the New American Center last year and is so excited to be back with them again.