As we kick off Spring Semester 2016, the CCE department would like to introduce you to our
new fellows, who will be working with previous fellows, interns, and volunteers to plan a
variety of events both on campus and with our community partners. Feel free to approach
them with questions about getting involved with CCE, or just to say hello!
A Long Island native and a Junior at Hofstra, she is studying Psychology
with minors in Civic Engagement and Business. She has previously
worked with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the development of
underserved communities and youth populations, and she is excited to
continue with the CCE. She has begun working with community
partners Homecoming Farms and the Uniondale Chamber of
Commerce. Alison will also be working on the CCE Blog, grant writing,
and various events on campus. She loves to do behind-the-scenes
nonprofit work including organizing, coordinating, and research. Key
Interests: community economic development, food justice,
educational opportunity, gender and racial equality.
Pakelody Cheam is a sophomore undergraduate pursuing a
B.A. in both public relations and sustainability studies. As a
new spring 2016 fellow, she plans to focus on projects
centered around promoting diversity, equality, and
environmental efforts. She’s also the social co-chair for Zeta
Phi Eta, sponsorship chair for PRSSA, and a content creator
for 20/20 Shift, a startup focused on promoting diversity in
the tech workplace.
Sakeenah is a second-semester graduate student from
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a M.A. in Journalism.
As a new fellow Sakeenah plans to work alongside
members of CCE on campus events and projects within the
Long Island community to bring different cultures together.
She currently works as a mentor to Long Beach High School
students through HerStory, a memoir writing workshop.
Taylor Robinson: Taylor Robinson is a Senior Undergraduate student pursing
a B.A in Psychology with a Civic Engagement minor. As a
first semester Fellow, Taylor plans to work with the
Roosevelt Youth Community Center, Meals on Wheels, and
plan as many on campus events as possible. Taylor will also
continue to work on PTSD research at the Manhattan
Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she has interned for the
past two years and developed a love for all community
activism. Key interests: Mental Health advocacy, overall
support for Healthcare accessibility, immigration activism,
and grassroots democracy.
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