2015-2016 Community Engagement Scholars

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Meet the Community Engagement Scholars

Current Scholars

Remi Annunziata

Remi is a senior, Public Policy Major in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. She has always been interested in Community service and became involved with the Inside-Out program last year. She is interested in the criminal justice system and plans on working for a non-profit organization focused on reforming the system. In addition to being a Community-Engaged Scholar, Remi is a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, a member of the Mortar Board and Honors College and works as an after-school teacher for Pre-Kindergarten students at Shadyside Academy.

Adam Milyak

Adam is a Junior studying Digital and Media Arts with a minor in Philosophy. He serves at Clean Water Action, assisting them in there digital and media needs to promote environmental issues.                     

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl is a Junior in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. She is pursing a degree in Sociology. She is a member of the Black Student Union and the NAACP. She is also a Commuter Affairs Assistant. She is a first generation American and enjoys sports like soccer, field hockey and football. She is partnered with Casa San Jose doing work regarding Immigration and Refugee's.

Kristen Morgus

Kristen is a third year Occupational Therapy student with a minor in Special Education in the Rangos School of Heath Sciences. She will be graduating in 2017 with her Bachelors degree and in 2018 with her masters in Occupational Therapy. She works with Dr. Audrey Kane in organizing community engaged learning for 4th year occupational therapy students. Although she is from Buffalo, New York, she loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

Christine DeAndrea

Christine is a sophomore in the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences pursing a degree as a Physician Assistant. She is partnered in the community with Catholic Charities doing work concerning public health.

Jessica Phan 

Jessica is a Junior studying Biology and Chemistry with a Math minor. She serves Pittsburgh Mercy: Operation Safety Net. She serves alongside doctors and nurses who do outreach to homeless population

Andrew Donnelly

Andrew is a senior in the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences pursuing a degree in Health Management Systems. He is from New Jersey and likes to ski. He is partnered in the community with the Food Policy Council doing work concerning public health.

Shawn Ramsay

Shawn is studying Psychology with a minor in Journalism. He serves at Casa San Jose, working with Latino immigrants.

Joanna Eskander

Joanna is a Junior studying Occupational Therapy. She serves as a Scholar at Wood Street Commons, assisting them in their work with people who do not have a consitent place to live. 

Molly Winkler-Sabino

Molly is a Sophomore in the School of Nursing. She is from Columbus Ohio. She wishes to pursue a masters level degree in Nursing after completing her bachelors degree at Duquesne. Molly is a soccer enthusiast and obsessed with her dog. She is partnered in the community with AJAPO doing work centered around Immigration and Refugee's.

Dora Farona


Dora is a Sophomore in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts pursuing a degree in English Literature and Theater Arts. She is working with Ava C. Cipri to help facilitate community engaged learning for the Personae learning community at Duquesne. Her work is centered around education at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Dora is from Cleveland, Ohio and is thrilled to be studying in Pittsburgh.

Zach Steffensmeier 


Zach is a Junior in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. He works alongside Ed Schroth in many endeavors. He enjoys being outdoors and interacting with others.

Caroline Miller 

Caroline is a Senior in the School of Nursing. She is currently the vice president of the Duquesne University Student Nurses Association. She is also the Vice President of the National Student Nurses Association. She is partnered in the community with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) doing work considering sexual violence.