WHO ARE THE SLP FACULTY?
As a program evaluator and researcher, Elizabeth (she/her) has supported various nonprofit organizations in leveraging educational opportunities, particularly programs that engage young people in serving their communities. Elizabeth also works with individuals with disabilities in supported employment. Over the years, she has volunteered with literacy, mentoring, and academic tutoring programs, as well as community cultural programs, political canvassing, and voter registration drives. As a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University’s program in International and Comparative Education, she is keenly interested in education in relation to economic development and social justice.
Allie Cashel (she/her) is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme disease in an Age of Denial (North Atlantic Books) and the co-founder and president The Suffering the Silence Community, a nonprofit dedicated to leveraging the power of art, media, and storytelling to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding the experience of chronic illness and disability. Alongside her work with STS, Allie is now leading the effort to bring The Service Learning Project to schools throughout Vermont, empowering youth to become active citizens in their schools and communities.
Leah (she/hers) is thrilled to be applying her passion for problem solving to support students in tackling the challenges facing their schools and communities. She is currently a Principal at HR&A Advisors in New York, where she helps lead the Inclusive Cities practice and works with governments and nonprofits to make cities more equitable places to live, learn, and work. Leah previously served as a history and current events curriculum writer at The Choices Program and as a program assistant for the LGBTQ Representation & Rights Research Initiative.
Emily (she/her) is an AmeriCorps junkie and proud alumna of the Jumpstart program, NCCC program and Legal Advocates of Massachusetts. She was also a teaching fellow for Breakthrough Collaborative Hong Kong and an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program. During her free time, you can find Emily traveling, hiking with her dog, and trying to build her credibility as a self-proclaimed foodie.
Roxane (she/her) is excited to apply her background in facilitation and mentorship to guide students through the experience of service learning. She recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in linguistics and political science and is currently working part-time to support the online community of The Vault, a local vintage collective. During her free time she likes to write and is working on a series about her friends’ postgrad experiences.
Patience (she/her) is a farmer, teacher, and movement artist living in NYC. Patience has collaborated with various schools and non-profit organizations facilitating community engagement, mind/body exploration, and contemporary art workshops through an environmental science lens. She is inspired by the kindness of strangers, the joy of children, and the wisdom of our world(s) and is excited to witness all the positive change SLP students create!