Staff 2020-2021

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Mia Brum - Project Coordinator- 

Mia was born and raised in Bristol, RI.  She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  Her work background spans from working with families and the elderly population in the social work field, to recruitment and training of college students for a nationally known college internship program.  Her enjoyment working within higher education and the college age student population is what led her to pursue a career at Roger Williams University.  Mia has been with Roger Williams University as an administrative support for both the CPC and Feinstein Center for Service Learning programs since October 2016.  She enjoys her position and interacting with students from both programs on a daily basis and likes the fact that she was able to bring her experience in the social work field to her position at RWU.  In her spare time, Mia enjoys spending time with her two children Jackson 12 and Ella 7 and enjoys exploring what RI has to offer for them in terms of local festivals, playgrounds or any other new adventures that they can discover together. 

Email: mbrum@rwu.edu

Allen Hance

Allen Hance, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Community Engagement
Phone: (401) 965-6594
Email:ahance@rwu.edu

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Patria Komiega – Administrative Assistant, Global and Community Engagement

A city native and local resident, Patria joined Global and Community Engagement in the Winter of 2021. Patria has spent most of her professional life in Advancement and Philanthropy divisions at Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital and at Roger Williams University. Patria is an active member of her neighborhood’s association, church and children’s school.  Patria is pursuing her Business Management degree at RWU and will someday share her Hawk Pride with her two sons. In the meantime, she lives through the amazing students that come through the Farmhouse.

Phone: 401-254-5628
Email: pkomiega@rwu.edu

 

The Marketing Team is important because they inform the community about what the CPC does as well as inspires them to get involved in the process. How is this done? Through social media platforms and general CPC branding and promotion. For example, the Marketing Team distributes penguin stickers, our unofficial mascot, and shares new blog posts that talk about the latest news regarding the CPC. They are the CPC’s greatest supporters!

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Emma Perry
Position: Team Leader
Year: Senior
Major: Forensic Science

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Madeline Cariglia 
Position: Marketing Assistant
Year: Junior
Major: Communications and Creative Writing

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Benjamin Donaldson 
Position: Marketing Assistant
Year: Junior
Major: Marine Biology

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Toby Pydych
Position: Marketing Assistant
Year: Sophomore
Major: Anthropology and Sociology

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Averi Preston
Position: Marketing Assistant
Year: Sophomore
Major: Marketing

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Kelsie Gallagher
Position: Marketing Assistant
Year: Freshman
Major: Psychology

The Design and Research Team experiences first hand what community engagement really means. In other words, they complete individual projects and work directly with our partners. Students in the Design and Research team come from all different backgrounds and majors, but are all bound by one common interest: bettering the community as well as their academic experience in a semi-professional setting. Throughout the course of the school year, students working in this branch create a design for their intended partner and work in teams of 2 to 4 other students. Ultimately, students in the Design and Research Team learn the importance of collaboration as well as communication.

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Joseph Rendino
Position: Co-Team Leader
Year: Senior
Major: Architecture

Haley Precopio 
Position: Project Assistant
Year: Senior
Major: Architecture

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Sophia Studley 
Position: Project Assistant
Year: Sophomore
Major: Architecture

Jack Bourre
Position: Project Assistant
Year: Sophomore
Major: Architecture