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Emily Zhang
Head Intern

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While a senior at Archmere Academy, Emily Zhang was inspired by 2006 alumna Kathryn Cunningham Hall, founder of Power Up Gambia, Inc., to create innovative, long-term solutions to problems…


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Shen-jie "Jay" Syz
Information Technology Intern

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Shen-jie Syz, commonly referred to as “Jay” is a student and avid explorer. Jay considers his family, friends, and school to be the three most important things in his…


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Mike DiGruttila


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Haiti has my heart, I’ve been there a handful of times on missions trips. I feel that Haiti is where I am meant to be, I want to make…


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Patrick Watters
Tech Intern

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Patrick Watters is attending Binghamton University majoring in Computer Science while competing on their Track & Field teams. He obtained the Eagle Scout Award in 2013. Patrick organized a…


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Engineering intern

Help Ass

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I want to help, i want to help with medical. I am majoring in Biology pre-med. I want to get some experience. I am Haitian, came to america last…


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Matthew Blais
Social Media Specialist

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Matt is a senior at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA and plans to major in Chemistry next year in college on a pre-medical track. Matt is a…


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Deon Knights
Student Liaison

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Deon first got involved with Students for Haiti as an undergraduate at the University of Delaware where he organized a dance to raise awareness to the Students for Haiti…


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Kerri Whelan
NGO Liaison

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Kerri Whelan is an undergraduate student at The University of Delaware studying Political Science. She is an active member of various activities on campus, including writing clubs, Greek life,…


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Lacey Perdue
Recruiter

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Lacey is an undergraduate student in the University of Delaware Honors Program, where she studies Biomedical Engineering, with Biochemical and Bioelectrical Engineering minors. She began working with SFH after…


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Molly Langteau
Communications Officer

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As a 4th year student at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland OR, studying to obtain a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and master’s in Acupuncture, Molly…


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Fednold Thelisdort
Student Outreach Coordinator- Haiti

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After graduating from the “Institut de Philosophie de Saint François de Salles”with a bachelor’s in Philosophy, Fefe has since been working in Haiti with various NGO’s in the field…


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Drew Netta
Public Relations Officer

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I love to help others see the beauty of other cultures and countries. I like to make a difference to show others a new way of life and how…


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Heather Arsenault
Enrichment Specialist

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Heather Arsenault recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts, where she majored in Microbiology and minored in Psychology. Following her graduation, she plans to attend medical school. During her…


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Justin Swan
Media Director

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Justin Swan is a Junior Exercise Science and Mass Communication double major at the University of Delaware, and is the current president of his Students for Haiti chapter there….


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Alexandra Serencko
Social Media Specialist

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Alli is a 2013 graduate from The University of Delaware where she grew an even bigger passion for Haiti. In high school her French teacher got her involved in…


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Kerith Wang
NGO Outreach Coordinator

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Kerith is part of the Class of 2016 at Princeton University where she is concentrating in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in Global Health and Policy. On…


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Grace Watters
Student Outreach Coordinator

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Grace Watters will be attending Iona College in the fall as an honors student and a recipient of the Heritage Award. She also received the Girl Scout Gold Award….


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Ruchi Mukerjee
Website Manager

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I have always wanted to make a difference, but I didn’t always know how. I traveled to Beijing, China with my college in 2012, and seeing how the people…


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Kendall Manning
Social Media Specialist

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Kendall is a Junior at the University of Delaware, studying both Professional Writing and Interpersonal Communication. She is an active member of the Students for Haiti group on campus…


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Joshua Sarnecky
Current Events Specialist

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Though he has never been to Haiti, Joshua Sarnecky has developed a passion for fundraising and advocacy, especially in Haiti. His interest in Haiti began during his freshman…


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