2014-2015 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.
Cate Alspaugh is a sophomore from Raleigh, NC. She is currently in the Pike Honors Program studying Community Development and also hopes to study Spanish & English. Cate loves art museums, dance, writing, gratitude, sustainability, and Uganda. Cate is incredibly excited to strengthen her friendships at the Boys and Girls Club and to learn more about Lynn’s rich community.
Rachel Dale is a sophomore English major from Nashville, TN. She has an older sister and a younger brother whom she loves very much. She loves learning, teaching, spending time outside, and building meaningful relationships. Rachel is so excited to be working with the Family Dinner Project and night ESOL school at KIPP Academy this year. She can’t wait to see all the things that God has planned for the city of Lynn in the future and is so thrilled to be a part of it right now!
Austin Doehler is a sophomore International Affairs and Political Science double major with a minor in French. Austin loves travelling, pop-punk music, crewnecks, and the color green. His ideal career would involve anything that combines politics and helping others, and right now the ideal would be something involving human rights advocacy or working with refugees. He can't wait to build and invest in relationships with the community of Lynn and his SALT teams.
Katie Elliott is a sophomore biology major from Katy, Texas. She hopes to pursue a medical degree after her time at Gordon. She enjoys reading, talking with friends, and singing loudly and off key. She loved working at Catholic Charities last year and is excited to return again this year. She can’t wait to see what God has in store for her, her SALT teams, and Catholic Charities. (She also understands that the fact she is Katie from Katy is hilarious. you don’t have to mention it.)
Andrew Fiedler is a sophomore Political Science and Economics double major from Wayne, New Jersey. He plans to attend law school after graduation in order to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer, but also enjoys investing and entrepreneurial work. He loves developing new friendships, experiencing new things, and learning in every way he can. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing sports, and traveling. Andrew is thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead SALTeams into Lynn, and looks forward to the experiences and friendships that will be made both with the kids at Tracy School in Lynn and with his SAL Team members.
Brandon Given is a sophomore Christian Ministries major with a focus in Youth, Urban, and Global Ministries. He loves to be active and is always ready to go out for sports and adventure. His greatest passion in life (aside from his relationship with Christ) is mentoring and playing with kids. Brandon loves to crank loud music in the car and dance along (in a safe manner) and just have a blast! He cannot wait to work with his SALTeams in Lynn and get to them.
Sara Golden is a sophomore Art and Christian Ministries with a focus in Global Christianity double major (who found it hard to narrow her interests to just two majors). She is from an island in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. She is passionate about community and sustainable development, and loves appreciating the beauty in God’s creation. She loves adventuring outdoors, new experiences, and spending time with friends. She also loves urban engagement, cross cultural ministry, and working with children, thus is thrilled to be serving at the REAL program in the city of Lynn! She is very excited about the opportunity to return to the REAL program, and is eager to develop new relationships with her SALTeams.
Jacob Hevenor is an International Affairs major from Littleton, Massachusetts. He is pursuing fluency in Spanish, with plans to eventually study abroad in Spain. He loves food, all things sports, like playing soccer and watching the Boston Bruins, and is kind of a history nerd. Jacob is pumped to spend a full year at the New American Center helping the incredible kids reach their full potential and inspiring younger students to get involved in their community.
Ani Karabashian is a junior Social Work major minoring in sustainable development that was born in raised in New Jersey. She enjoys playing sports, especially soccer and basketball, hiking, camping, as well as going on adventures and making people laugh. Ani is super excited to be working with the kids at the YMCA as well as looking forward to becoming closer with her SALTeam on the exciting adventure!
Juhye Lee is a junior Social Work and International Affairs double major. She was born in South Korea, but grew up in 7 different countries, including China and Taiwan. Juhye likes to experience new things, especially learning about new cultures and trying new foods. God has taught her so much since coming to the United States for college and she is eager to learn more about Him and the world through her experience as a Gordon in Lynn intern. She considers it a privilege and honor to be given the chance to work with people in Lynn and the SALTeams.
Rebecca Maciuba is a sophomore from Boston, New York, which indeed does exist just 40 miles south of the famously snowy Buffalo, New York. She is a proud Buffalonian as a diehard Sabers fan and lover of buffalo chicken wings. At Gordon, Rebecca is studying Social Work and French. She is passionate about language and aspires to be fluent in four languages over the course of her life. If you ever meet her, and know some French, she invites you to fire away, c'est la vie! In her spare time, Rebecca loves to knit and consume mint chocolate chip ice cream all while being entirely too sarcastic to her closest friends. She is often referred to as Miss Sassypants, but in the most endearing of ways. Rebecca LOVES change and new challenges. She sometimes wishes that she could walk across the entire world so that she could see every place, meet every person and hear their story. As a Lynntern, she is a partner with both Operation Bootstrap and Briarcliff. She could not be more excited to be involved in the partnership between Gordon College and these two fantastic community partners!
Peter Mason is a Social Work major from Leominster, Massachusetts. He is the youngest of four kids and an uncle (and practically full time babysitter) to an 8 year old, 16 month old, and a 6 month old. Peter loves sports and is a huge Red Sox and Bruins fan. He is passionate about working with kids with special needs and disabilities. Peter will be at the Lynn YMCA excited to strengthen bonds created with kids there and hopefully create new relationships with his SALTeam, and the amazing youth at the Lynn YMCA. He is looking forward to taking part in the wonderful things the YMCA is doing for the community of Lynn.
Marianthy Posadas is an English and French major from Fairfax, VA or Mexico City depending on the day. She is the oldest of three and her favorite part about family vacations is making up riddles and corny jokes with her siblings during long car drives. Marianthy really likes the peppermint tea from Trader Joe’s and geeking out about Star Wars. She is passionate about learning how to love others better and hopes that whatever opportunities she’s given, she’s able to honor the people she works with. Marianthy will be at Harrington Elementary School in Lynn where she looks forward to the friendships she will be a part of with her SALTeam and the 4th graders at the school. Marianthy is excited to be a very small part of the beautiful community of Lynn.
Jamie Shore is a sophomore Political Science major from Salem, New Hampshire. She loves rock climbing, watching spoken word poetry, folding paper into various shapes, and learning in general. She is excited to spend next year at the Boys and Girls club and to learn even more about the Lynn community. The best part about being a Lynntern is getting to continue to see the kids she became friends with last year. However, she is so incredibly excited to meet her SALTeams members because she will get to affirm them as human beings and invest in them as they all learn together.
Michelle Waduacharige is a Sophomore Political Science major from Sri Lanka. She is passionate about post-war reconciliation, development and youth leadership in her country. She loves writing, reading and traveling across her small but beautiful island nation. She is inspired by the work of the New American Centre and is honored to be able to serve the Lynn community through it.
2014-2015 OCE Fellows
This year, the Gordon-in-Lynn interns will be supported by a new group of leaders: the OCE Fellows. This year’s Fellows are Lindsey Harrington, Zoey Meyer-Jens, Amy Root, Sarah Sessa, and Abby Swanson. They are all former Gordon-in-Lynn interns.