Meet Our Summer 2020 Intern Team

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Aikya Varanasi

Membership Ambassador

Aikya is a rising sophomore studying Finance and Business Analytics at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. She is the Director of Women’s Financial Association, an active mentor for College Mentors for Kids, and a Marketing Manager for ClassRanked. A fun fact about Aikya is that a couple of summers ago she opened her own Etsy jewelry business!

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Samantha Pisano

Membership Ambassador

Samantha is a junior at Saint Thomas Aquinas College. At school, she is an orientation leader and is Vice-President of the Student Government Association. A fun fact about Samantha is that she hopes to open a non-profit coffee shop one day! 

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Natalie Chevrel

English to Spanish Translator

Natalie is a rising sophomore at George Washington University, studying International Affairs. She really enjoys being involved in GW Catholics and is the international director of the foundation Juventud Por Venezuela. A fun fact about Natalie is that she loves doing 54D workouts! 

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Morgan Miller

Outreach Coordinator

Morgan is a sophomore at George Washington University. She is involved in student theater, a campus tour guide, and a mentor for first-year students. Morgan's fun fact is that she has been a script developer for a Christmas company since her senior year of high school.

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Olivia Curran

Outreach Coordinator

Olivia is a sophomore at George Washington University where she is involved in a variety of local and national community service initiatives. In the past year, she has helped raise over 50,000 in charitable funds! In her free time, Olivia enjoys distance running and is currently training for her first half marathon.

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Gabriella Portillo

Public Relations Manager

Gabriella is a rising sophomore at Catholic University. She is extremely proud to be a part of Fiesta4Hope and she loves that she is able to contribute a small seed to something that she believes will be huge one day. A fun fact about Gabriella is that she has danced professionally for 10 years. 

Nicholas Steinhauser

Chapter Liaison

Nicholas attends Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey. He is involved in Cross Country and Spring Track, is a proud member and editor of the Newspaper Club, and has built robots in Robotics Club. A fun fact about Nicholas is that he has a younger brother named Michael, who actively participates in baseball and plays several positions.

Madi Dela Gente

Chapter Liaison

Madi is a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Track and Field Team, and is the Senior Class Secretary and Treasurer. A fun fact about Madi is that she once placed second at a local 5K race! 

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Holly Vincent

Chapter Liaison

Holly is an incoming junior at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey. She participates in high school and club field hockey, she is a representative for a female-operated community service group within her town, and she is the president of her high school’s Spanish club. A fun fact about Holly is that she enjoys cooking for her family in her free time!

Abigail Williams

Social Media Builder

Abigail is a junior at Saint Joseph’s University, majoring in Marketing and Finance. She is involved in club lacrosse and the Marketing Association. Abigail's fun fact is that she loves to cook for others!

Sarah Onderdonk

Social Media Builder

Sarah is a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Aside from Fiesta4Hope, she participates in the school newspaper, Coding Club, and is a member of the lacrosse team and Debate Team. A fun fact about Sarah is that she recently learned to knit!

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Caroline Bruder

Social Media Builder

Caroline is an incoming sophomore at Fairfield University in CT. She is studying Marketing and graphic design. She hopes to pursue logo or product design in the future. A fun fact about Caroline is that she has been on the show Cake Boss three times.

Amaya McDonald

Newsletter Head

Amaya is a journalism student at Stony Brook University. She is the Assistant Arts and Culture Editor for her school’s newspaper, The Statesman, and is pursuing minors in Media Arts and Spanish.  In addition to writing, Amaya enjoys traveling, dancing, and photography.  

Morgan Drake

Research Head

Morgan is a sophomore at George Washington University, pursuing a major in nutrition science and a minor in public health. She is also a member of the University Honors Program. A fun fact about Morgan is that she used to work with Hannah Brown from the Bachelorette! 

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Audrey Litto

Research Head

Audrey is a sophomore at George Washington, studying environmental studies. Even though she’s always down for an adventure, she’s equally excited to just chill on the couch and watch Friends. A fun fact about Audrey is that she has been a dancer since she was three years old.

Lily Kirschner

Research Team

Lily is a sophomore at George Washington University, majoring in Human Services and Psychology. She is passionate about social justice and enjoys volunteering and getting involved in the DC community through GWU Humanity First. A fun fact about Lily is that she loves to watch documentaries and listen to podcasts! 

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Patsy Coleman

Research Team

Patsy is a junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels. She is very passionate about theatre and performing as well as her school's Model UN. A fun fact about Patsy is that she loves music and movies more than anything!

Nikki Dela Gente

Creative Team

Nikki is a sophomore at the Academy of the Holy Angels. She is the Membership Chair for AHA's Fiesta4Hope chapter, an Angel Ambassador at AHA, and a member of the Track and Field Team. A fun fact about Nikki is that she was a dancer for eight years before she started running! 

Erin Altenbach

Creative Team

Erin is a junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels.  In addition to participating in her school's newspaper and Fiesta4Hope chapter, she is a student ambassador. A fun fact about Erin is that raspberries are her favorite fruit!

Mia Chang

Creative Team

Mia is a rising junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Outside of school, Mia enjoys swimming, hanging out with her friends, and volunteering at her local hospital. A fun fact about Mia is that she is a twin, and although Mia and her sister may look identical, they are, in fact, fraternal! Only a few can spot the difference :)

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Cara Chang

Creative Team

Cara is a rising junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Outside of school, she is a competitive swimmer and volunteers at the hospital. In her free time, Cara enjoys playing chess, playing the piano, and photography. A fun fact about Cara is that she was adopted from China, with her twin sister, when she was thirteen months old.