Meet the Jenks Class
Class of 2016 Co-Directors
Siobhan Burke, Carroll School of Management ‘16
Siobhan is a Junior in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance and International Studies. Participating in the Jenks Program has been one of the most formative activities of her time at BC. Next summer, Siobhan will be working as a Summer Analyst at UBS on their Investment Banking team. She is excited to facilitate this experience for this year’s class.
Catherine Kernan, Carroll School of Management ‘16
Originally from Orono, Minnesota, Catherine was a member of the Jenks Class of 2014 and has continued her involvement with the Jenks Leadership Program as one of the three student directors for the Jenks Class of 2016. She is double-concentrating in Accounting and Finance in the Carroll School of Management and will be interning at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the firm’s assurance practice in the summer following her junior year. She is a devoted hockey fan, and her favorite teams are the Minnesota Wild, the Chicago Blackhawks, and, of course, the Boston College Eagles. In her free time, Catherine loves to go to her family cabin in Iron River, Wisconsin and spend time with her friends, parents, and five older siblings. Having loved her experience in the Jenks Leadership Program, Catherine is looking forward to working with and guiding another great group of leaders.
Thomas Yorke, College of Arts & Sciences ‘16
Thomas is a junior majoring in Economics and minoring in History. He is originally from Westford, MA, but spends the majority of his summers in York, ME. He enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a member of the Jenks Class of 2015 and is currently working on his community service project as well as directing the Class of 2016. Thomas plans to pursue a career in finance, and will be working at Deutsche Bank on their Equity Capital Markets team this summer. Thomas is looking forward to leading this years’ Jenks class and mentoring the members with his co-directors.
CLASS OF 2016
Brian Callahan, College of Arts & Sciences ‘16
Brian is a junior majoring in Economics and minoring in History. He is originally from Acton, Massachusetts, but he spends his summers on the Cape. Outside of school, Brian enjoys golfing, skiing, and reading books. After graduation, he hopes to go into a career in financial services. He is excited to attend the Jenks leadership workshops, and plan his community service project.
William Clansky, College of Arts & Sciences ‘17
Will is from Bethesda, MD. He is a double major in English and Communication. Will is also doing a Creative Writing Concentration and is pursuing a minor in Film. On campus, he is a copy editor and writer for The Gavel. He also works at the Woods College of Advancing Studies, and recently served as a point guard on the 48HOURS retreat. Outside of school, Will enjoys golf, pickup basketball, and watching movies. After college, he has aspirations to enter the world of professional writing, either as a novelist or a screenwriter. Will is excited to be a member of the Jenks Leadership Program and looks forward to collaborating on the development of his group’s service project.
Thomas DiBella, Carroll School of Management ‘18
Thomas is from Howell, NJ and is a freshman in the Carroll School of Management. Although currently undecided, he is considering a major in finance and a possible double major in international studies in hopes of doing some form of international business in the future. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, Thomas is also involved in the Compass Fellowship for young entrepreneurs and in Boston College’s PULSE program where he volunteers with children from homes of abuse and neglect. In addition, he also greatly enjoys playing soccer, acting, and running obstacle course races like Reebok’s Spartan Race. Thomas is very excited and grateful to be part of the Jenk’s Leadership Program and is really looking forward to making a difference with his service-learning project.
Patrick Dunne, College of Arts & Sciences ‘18
Patrick, a member of the class of 2018 from Mequon, WI, is pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in English. Aside from the Jenks Leadership Program, he is involved with 4Boston, Stylus, and Model UN. Outside of class, he enjoys running, reading, and writing short stories. He is excited to be a part of Jenks, and intends to pursue law school after graduating.
Liam Folan, College of Arts & Sciences '16
Liam is from Westwood, MA and is majoring in Economics with a minor in Management and Leadership. After spending a semester abroad in London during the fall of 2014, Liam is excited to be back at Boston College. During his time at BC, Liam has been involved with the Student Organization Funding Committee, Elections Committee, and 4Boston. In his free time, Liam enjoys traveling, skiing, and surfing. Following graduation, Liam intends to pursue a career within the consulting or finance industry.
Meaghan Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences ‘18
Meaghan is currently a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a math major, but is leaning towards switching to Economics. On campus she is involved in the Wishmakers Club, and in her free time loves running and exploring, and anything involving the outdoors. Undecided about what career she would like to pursue, Meaghan plans to live and work in New York City for a few years post- graduation.
Fuyu Gao, College of Arts & Sciences ‘18
Fuyu Gao is from Yantai, China. Fuyu is majoring in Political Science and Economics at Boston College. She is also minoring in Studio Art. Fuyu loves being involved in SOFC and Polis on campus and enjoys painting, swimming and traveling. Fuyu is looking forward to participating in the Jenks Program and intends to pursue law school following graduation.
Erica Giarraputo, Carroll School of Management ‘17
Erica, from Garden City, NY, is a sophomore in CSOM pursuing a concentration in accounting and a minor in Italian. She spent last summer abroad studying Law and the Legal System in Madrid. At BC, she is on the Synchronized Figure Skating Club Team and competes at regional tournaments. She is also involved with the BCNC tutoring program and the Italian Club and is excited about her involvement in the Jenks Leadership Program.
Gregg Infante, Carroll School of Management ‘17
Gregg is a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance and Accounting. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, Gregg volunteers at Project Place and is a member of the BCIC Analyst Program. He spent last summer working at a boutique law firm and is currently a Brand Ambassador for Modern Guild. In his free time, Gregg enjoys running, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Gregg is excited to be a member of the Jenks Class of 2016 and is eager to learn more about servant leadership.
Anna Krah, Lynch School of Education ‘18
From Medfield, MA, Anna is pursuing a double major in Elementary Education and Math/Computer Science and a minor in Middle School Math Teaching. On campus, she is a member of the Women's Club Volleyball team and a volunteer for the Student Admissions Program. She also is a member of the 4Boston family at the Roxbury Youth Program where she tutors high school students in a variety of subjects. Additionally, Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves to travel. She is looking forward to the Jenks program and all it has to offer through service and leadership.
Kyle Kilroy, College of Arts & Sciences ‘18
Kyle Kilroy is in the College of Arts and Sciences with a focus in Economics. He also plans to minor in French and Political Science. Kyle is currently from Malvern, PA, although he moved five times growing up. Kyle's passions include alpine ski racing, distance running, music, and traveling. On campus he is involved with the varsity ski team and the Campus Activities Board.
Michael Kim, Carroll School of Management ‘18
Mike is majoring in finance in the Carroll School of Management. He is from Potomac, MD, and is looking to pursue a career in venture capitalism. He is a member of the club lacrosse team and the founder of Ecolax. In his free time, Mike likes to go to concerts, play pickup sports, and work out. He also loves to support BC’s hockey and football team. Mike is excited to be a part of the Jenks program and get involved with community service.
Kathleen Larkin, College of Arts & Sciences ‘17
Originally from Newtown SQ, Pennsylvania, Kathleen is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Political Science and plans to minor in Economics. She is passionate about politics and is involved extensively with EagleMUNC, an organization that hosts a Model UN conference for high school students all around the country and run entirely by Boston College Students. Kathleen is also involved with BC Ignition and CURA. Aside from these activities, she is passionate about both dance and sailing. The past few summers she has worked as a sailing instructor at the Ocean City Yacht Club and continues to race her laser whenever she can. She was on the Pom Squad her freshman year, but is now pursuing her favorite dance styles of ballet and jazz/modern. Kathleen hops to pursue a career with in the government and would love to live in Washington D.C. She is so excited and grateful to be part of the Jenks Leadership Program.
Gabrielle LeBlanc, Carroll School of Management ‘18
Gabbie is from Westport, CT. She plans on concentrating in Finance and Information Systems in the Carroll School of Management, and hopes to study abroad in Spain. She volunteers weekly with high school students at MissionSAFE through 4Boston. Gabbie is also a member of Women in Business and is a teaching assistant for Computers in Management. She spent last summer lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons to children between the ages of 3 and 12. Gabbie is excited to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and continue helping others through community service.
Ryan Marti, College of Arts & Sciences ‘17
Ryan is from Long Island, New York, and a proud graduate of Smithtown High School East. While there, he captained the varsity baseball team while also playing football and wrestling. Now, a Double Major in Economics and English in the College of Arts and Sciences, he continues to embrace his athletic spirit while working on campus a certified personal trainer and small group instructor, and further helps direct Boston College Recreation as a fitness representative of the Student Staff Advisory Board. Ryan is still somewhat undecided about his career path following graduation in 2017, but is highly interested in marketing and advertising.
William Mennicken, Lynch School of Education ‘18
Will is from Garden City, NY on Long Island, and has a double major in Communications and Applied Psychology. He is involved in BC's Residence Hall Association (RHA) as the Director of Eco-Initiatives of CLXF and is a staff writer for The Heights as well. Will is looking into careers in the field of broadcast journalism, media, and marketing. He has loved his time in Boston so far, has visited Red Sox games, and traveled to restaurants in the North End. Will is excited about the opportunity to combine leadership and community service as a member of the Jenks Class of 2016!
Mohini Patel, Connell School of Nursing ‘16
Mohini is the oldest of three from Rochester, NH. She is a third year nursing student in the Connell School of Nursing with a psychology minor. She loves working with children and infants, and thus, is thinking about going to graduate school to become a neonatal or pediatric nurse practitioner. On campus, she is involved in a mentoring program called Strong Women Strong Girls, a member of AHANA outreach in the Student Admission Program, the Student Nurses Association, the South Asian Student Association, and a participant in the LTL Mississippi Delta Service Trip. Over the last few years, she has grown a passion for service and looks forward to working with the Boston community.
Aniket Saoji, College of Arts & Sciences ‘17
Aniket is from a mystical, majestic state where "seasons" are a foreign concept. As a Bay Area native and transfer student, he has only recently invested in warm clothing, and he looks forward to sharing his decorated winter conquest and newfound appreciation for the sun with California locals back home. He is a Sophomore pursuing a Computer Science major with a Philosophy minor in the School of Arts and Science and is involved with a volunteer program called 4Boston, the Indian Student Union and a consulting club on campus called Consult Your Community. Aniket is also on the executive board for the Computer Science Society. That being said, you can always find him at Eagle's Nest during lunch waiting in line for a New England Classic. His goal for the future is to cater today's application of technology to the everyday person.
Hannah Say, Carroll School of Management ‘18
Hannah is from San Francisco, CA. She is concentrating in Marketing and Information Sciences in the Carroll School of Management. At Boston College, she is a Freshman Representative for the CSOM Honors Program and is the Assistant Online Manager for the school newspaper, The Heights. Hannah would love to pursue a career in consulting someday.
Cristina Solis-Pomales, College of Arts & Sciences ‘16
Cristina is a junior working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and plans to attend medical school after graduation. She is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and after three years at BC, she is still not used to the cold weather. On campus, she is also involved in Boston Ignition, MEDLIFE, and various other volunteering organizations. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, and fashion. She plans on becoming a doctor, and wants to open up her own practice someday.
David Weiber, Carroll School of Management ‘18
From Bedminster NJ, David is a freshman in the Carroll School of Management majoring in finance and information systems. David is currently involved in the Investment Club and Freshmen League in his first year at Boston College. He looks forward to making a difference by participating in the Jenks Leadership Program.
Maren Wilson, Lynch School of Education ‘18
Maren is in the Lynch School of Education's class of 2018. She is from the small town of Lakeville, CT and loves being close to Boston. She is an Elementary Education major and is considering Environmental Studies as a second major. On campus Maren meditates weekly with the Buddhism club and loves work in the Education Resource Center. She will hopefully be tutoring this Spring through the BC Neighborhood Center. Maren is excited to spend more time with the Jenks class!
Christopher Yu, College of Arts & Sciences ‘18
Christopher is planning on double majoring in political science and sociology. He is originally from Hong Kong, China, and loves playing badminton and making short films. He also enjoys traveling, reading and spending quality time with friends and family. In high school, he was a member of the badminton team and the vice president of the student council. As a filmmaker, he was greatly concerned with the wealth disparity situation in Hong Kong and produced a short documentary titled "The Neglected Side of Hong Kong" As a freshman at Boston College, Chris a member of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars and is part of the Fulton Debate Society, UGBC and the Bells Choir and is thrilled to be part the Jenks Leadership team to be of service for others.
CLASS OF 2015 CO-DIRECTORS
Ted Raddell, College of Arts & Sciences '15
Teddy is a Senior from outside Cleveland, OH. He is a Biology major in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Michael Stanley, Carroll School of Management '15
Mike is a Senior in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance and Mathematics. In his free time Mike is an avid reader, listens to a lot of music, and enjoys cooking.
Class of 2015
Joseph Arquillo, Lynch School of Education ‘17
From Cleveland, OH, Joe is double majoring in Human Growth & Development and Political Science. Interested in policy and business, he hopes to pursue a career in law or in corporate consulting. Joe has been involved with Boston College’s Student Conduct Board and their Residence Hall Association (RHA). In addition, he currently runs on the Varsity Cross Country and Track Team. With an optimistic attitude, Joe believes that people should dream big, achieve the impossible, and “set the world aflame!”
Anna Ballard, Lynch School of Education '15
Anna Ballard is from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. Anna is majoring in Applied Psychology and Human Development at Boston College. She is also minoring in English, as well as Management and Leadership. Anna loves being involved in the 4Boston program on campus and enjoys running, baking and traveling. Anna is looking forward to participating in the Jenks Program and intends to pursue law school following graduation.
Moriah Bauman, College of Arts & Sciences ’15
Moriah hails from Maplewood, New Jersey and is enrolled in the Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She is an International Studies major with a concentration in Ethics and International Social Justice. After spending an incredible semester abroad in Manila, Philippines during the fall of 2013, Moriah is excited to be back with the Boston College community for the remaining time of her undergraduate career. On campus, she loves being involved in 4Boston and will serve as a student leader for the Arrupe International Immersion Program in the 2014-15 school year. Moriah is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Jenks Leadership Program and is eagerly anticipating what the next year will bring!
Yolanda Bustillo, College of Arts & Sciences '16
Yolanda is a History major on the pre-law track. She also plans on minoring in International Studies with a concentration in International Cooperation and Conflict. She was born in Miami, FL and enjoys spending her time with her family and friends. At Boston College, Yolanda is a captain of Latin Dance Team Vida de Intensa Pasión (VIP), senior health educator of Peer Health Exchange, and a volunteer through 4Boston at the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Yolanda is excited to be involved in the Jenks Leadership Program and cannot wait to see what service projects emerge from her class.
Andres Mauricio Coral, Carroll School Of Management '16
Andres is originally from Bogota, Colombia where he attended primary school. He was later blessed with the opportunity to complete his secondary schooling at an international school in Ecuador, which inspired him to expand his academic horizon and pursue tertiary education at Boston College. Andres intends to triple concentrate in finance, operations management and general management. Beyond the classroom setting, he is challenging himself with learning French as his third language. He also promotes education and evangelization of children in poor Ecuadorian communities. His wide range of hobbies include playing soccer, long distance running and traveling around the South American continent.
Meghan Dunn, College of Arts & Sciences '15
A Westfield, NJ native Meghan is a Communications major and International Studies minor. Both inside and outside of the classroom she is passionate about social justice and serving her community. She is an active member of the 4Boston community, where she volunteers tutoring elementary aged children at a local after school program in Brighton. On campus, Meghan volunteers as a tour guide and panelist through the student admissions program. Meghan has always loved to travel, and just returned from a semester abroad in Prague. She is eager join the Jenks Leadership family and can't wait to begin her service project.
Laura Huggard, College of Arts & Sciences '15
Laura is from Auburn, MA, and is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Ethics and International Social Justice and a minor in French. She is a proud member and officer of the Boston College Dance Ensemble, enjoys playing music with the students at the Campus School through the Creative Kids program, and has been a member of the Campus School Marathon Team for the past two years. She is very excited to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and to begin working on her service project.
Debbie Jean-Philippe, Carroll School of Management '16
Debbie, from Waltham, MA, is concentrating on Accounting and Finance while on the Pre-Law Track. She hopes to become a corporate lawyer once she graduates law school. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her nephew. Debbie has always been an advocate for being involved in community service and learning more about social injustice. In addition to the Jenks Program, she is involved in Undergraduate Government of Boston College, Residential Hall Association, and Student Admissions Program. Debbie is excited to be involved with the Jenks Program and looks forward for learning more about service leadership.
Brooks Joy, Carroll School of Management '17
Brooks grew up in Wheaton, IL and went to Wheaton North High School. He was captain of the soccer team and president of National Honor Society. Brooks is a freshman in CSOM and as of right now he is concentrating in finance with a minor in mathematics. He is working with a non-profit t-shirt company founded by a previous CSOM graduate that funds art programs at elementary and middle schools, Rightside Shirts. Brooks loves playing sports in his free time, and is very close to his family. He is not sure what he wants to do, but is looking forward to the opportunities that will arise.
James Dongkwon Kim, College of Arts & Sciences ‘15
Originally from Changwon, South Korea, James is an economics major with a minor in management and leadership. He enjoys playing sports, running, travelling, exploring new places, and spending quality time with friends and family. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, he works at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship as a research assistant. He is excited to be part of the Jenks Leadership Program and eagerly awaits the experiences it will bring.
Juhan Kim, Carroll School of Management '16
Juhan is from Seoul, South Korea, and recently returned to Boston College from the Korean military service. He is double concentrating in Accounting and Finance and working as an accounting analyst at the Accounting Office of Boston College. Furthermore, he works as an Intern at the accounting firm in Newton Center. His interests include swimming, snowboarding, and ping-pong. Juhan also enjoys watching musicals. Joining Jenks Leadership Program, he is really excited to meet new people and look forward to become more involved in service leadership.
Matthew Lavelle, Carroll School of Management '17
Originally from Worcester, MA, Matt is in the Carroll School of Management pursuing concentrations in finance and economics. During his time at BC, he has enjoyed traveling to Lexington, VA for an Appalachia Volunteers trip, serving as a member of the Undergraduate Government, and going to as many Red Sox games as possible. While unsure exactly which career he would like to pursue, he believes that in remaining open and motivated he will be able to foster his career ambitions. Matt is excited about the opportunity to combine leadership and community service as a member of the Jenks community and Jenks Class of 2015.
Lucas Mairo, Carroll School of Management '17
Luke is currently pursuing a double major in finance and marketing in the School of Management. Coming from a family of Eagles, he is proud to be a new member of the Boston College community. Luke enjoys a packed schedule - he serves as a freshmen representative of the Electronic State of Mind Club, teaches swim lessons on campus, and plays on BC's most fiercely competitive freshman intramural soccer team. He is grateful for the chance to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program, and cannot wait to work on his own community service project next semester.
Julia Murphy, Carroll School of Management ‘17
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Julia is planning to concentrate in finance and marketing, with a minor in math. In high school, she was captain of the soccer and lacrosse teams and Editor-in-Chief of the student literary magazine. Her interests include running, discovering new music, exploring new places, and all things food-related. At BC, she is a member of the Undergraduate Leadership Academy and BC2Boston programming. Julia has enjoyed her time in Jenks so far and is eager to start planning her service project.
Nickolaus Osinski, Carroll School of Management '16
Nickolaus is the eldest of three children from Buffalo, NY. He is planning on concentrating in accounting with a minor in both history and philosophy. Upon graduation he intends to pursue a CPA and attend law school. Nickolaus's favorite activities include sailing and skiing. He has a 50 ton Captain's License and a passion for all things sailing and yachting. During the summer months most of his time is spent working on and sailing his family's 41' sailboat, Enchanted.
Jordan Parry, Carroll School of Management '16
Jordan, originally from Fairfax Station, VA, is pursuing concentrations in accounting and information systems. She is currently on the Varsity Women’s Swim team, and is also involved with Project Swim, where she helps children with disabilities develop their skills in the water. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling. After Boston College, she hopes to work abroad and continue to find new and unique experiences. Jordan is very excited to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.
Chasen Richter, College of Arts & Sciences '17
Born in California and raised outside of Boston, Chasen moved to Hong Kong the year before high school and graduated from Hong Kong International School. He is now planning to major in International Studies, focusing in Economics, with a minor in Chinese. Chasen has had amazing travel experiences and service trips in many parts of the world, but looks forward to being able to develop relationships and serve people in the greater Boston area.
Amber Ruther, Carroll School of Management '17
Amber is from Lake George, NY. She is concentrating in Finance and minoring in Human Development, and hopes to enter into a career that combines business with social entrepreneurship and poverty reduction. She plays flute and piccolo in the Marching Band and Symphonic Band, participates in FACES, and is on the food waste committee in Enactus. She is passionate about service and volunteers in the College and Career center of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a homeless youth shelter. She is thankful to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and to receive the opportunity to combine leadership with service.
Sarah Silvestri, Carroll School of Management '16
Sarah is a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management studying Finance, Accounting, and Philosophy. Besides the Jenks Leadership Program, Sarah spends her time at Boston College volunteering weekly at the St. Francis House through 4Boston, serving as a mentor with The Compass Fellowship, and is a research team analyst within Smart Women Securities. She spent last summer studying at London School of Economics and looks forward to spending this summer in Connecticut working for GE Capital.
Carson Truesdell, Carroll School of Management '17
Carson is from Grand Blanc, MI. He a CSOM student concentrating in Accounting and Finance. In addition to Jenks, Carson is a member of Compass Fellowship (a social entrepreneurship club), writes for the Gavel, a member of s'Upper T Club, and is Vice President of Share Your Sport (a club aimed at fostering a closer relationship students and student athletes). Carson is passionate about running, and plans on starting a running club at Boston College. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, exploring the city, and laughing with friends. Carson is grateful of his supportive family and friends. Boston College has been a great experience for him so far, and he plans to seize the opportunities available. Carson is honored to be in the Jenks Leadership Program and is excited to start his service project in the next semester.
Thomas Yorke, College of Arts & Sciences '16
Thomas is majoring in economics and also pursuing a minor in history. He is from Westford, Massachusetts, but spends his summers on the seacoast of Maine. He enjoys playing golf, skiing, rooting for Boston sports teams, and spending time with his family and friends. Outside of BC, he is involved with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. As a freshman at BC, Thomas participated in the Emerging Leader Program. He is currently involved in BC Ignition, Student Admissions Program and he works in the athletic department. He is very excited to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and start working on the service project.