Augustinian Volunteers

John Powers (2001-2002)

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Graduated from Merrimack College with a B.A. in Philosophy

Also worked at St. Rita Center for Immigrant & Refugee Services and Tolentine Soup Kitchen in the Bronx

Where he is now (2012): living in Be’er Sheva, Israel, with his wife Kathryn (pictured) studying at the Medical School for International Health

 

Beatrice Przybysz Frey (2002-2003)

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Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Business Administration, Business Management and Psychology

Also worked at Siena House and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in the Bronx

Favorite part of working for the NGO: Being present at the installation of Switzerland as a UN Member State and meeting Mrs. Nane Annan, wife of then-Secretary General Kofi Annan

Where she is now (2012): Living in Alexandria, VA, negotiating peace treaties among her own cute but strong-willed dictators (pictured above, with her husband)

 

David Lemay (2003-2004)

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Graduated from Merrimack College with a B.A. in Political Science and History; from Lesley University with an M.A. in Special Education

Also worked at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School as a physical education teacher

Favorite part of working for the NGO: All the amazing people that I was able to meet while attending the briefings and being able to have such an international perspective on so many domestic and global issues

Where he is now (2012): teaching 7th grade English in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Photo: UNICEF benefit concert David (front left) produced and performed in while in South Korea

 

Carmen Targa (2004-2005)

 

Sara Pheasant Reed (2005-2006)

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Graduated from the University of Georgia, with a BA in Spanish and Sociology

Also worked as a Spanish teacher in 6th-8th grades and coordinated the after-school program at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School in the Bronx

Favorite part of working for the NGO: The amazing meetings that I got to sit in on!

Where she is now (2012): Traveling the world with her husband David (pictured); after living in Australia and New Zealand they are now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and plan to spend several months in Asia

 

Lauren McNamee (2007-2008)

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Graduated from Ursinus College with a B.A. in Business Economics and Spanish

Favorite part of working for the NGO: attending briefings at the UN and learning about hot topic issues

Where she is now (2012): working in client servicing and marketing for an asset management firm in Philadelphia

Photo: Fr. Joe Mostardi with AVs Lauren Clark, Lauren McNamee, Danielle Demoree, Katie Porter, and Sean Denehy

 

Brian Roe (2009-2010)

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Graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in English and Political Science

Also worked at St. Rita Center for Immigrant & Refugee Services in the Bronx

Favorite part of working for the NGO: gaining exposure to the incredible breadth of issues tackled by the NGO community, learning about those issues, and networking with members of other NGOs to see the projects they were undertaking with respect to those issues

Where he is now (2012): pursuing a degree at Fordham Law School in New York

 

Hannah Brencher (2010-2011)

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Graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in Journalism and Sociology and a Concentration in Mass Communications

Favorite part of working for the NGO: Playing a role in planning the orientation day for the girl delegates coming to the UN for the Commission on the Status of Women! It was so powerful to see girls from all over the world talking about the issues and talking about how technology has really changed our advancements as a gender in society!

Where she is now (2012): Working as a Communications Associate for Save the Children in their media and communications department

 

Susanna Seibert (2011-2012)

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Graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Peace & Justice

Favorite part of working for the NGO: Working with friendly, enthusiastic representatives of other religious NGOs; being in touch with Augustinians around the world through the newsletter