Meet the Ambassadors

Alison B.

Alison Breen '22
Carroll School of Management

Alison Breen is from Westford, MA. She is in the Carroll School of Management, currently concentrating in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, you can find Alison giving tours on campus or mentoring underclassmen in the Women's Innovator Network. She also has a passion for service, seen in her involvement in APPA, Arrupe, and Pulse. This past summer she was working on a case study for Birchbox, as well as interning at Allegiant Marketing Solutions. After graduation she intends to work at a consulting firm and work towards her M.B.A. Outside of school she enjoys any and all Boston sport teams, spending time with friends and family, and is always on the search for the next best place to eat in Boston.

Matthew G.

Matthew Grella ‘24
Carroll School of Management

Matthew is from Methuen, Massachusetts. He is in the Carroll School of Management, with intentions of concentrating in Finance and Accounting. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, he is a member of APPA, and the BC Investment Club. Outside of the classroom Matthew enjoys participating in intramural sports, exploring the stock market, and spending time with friends and family. During high school, Matthew was very involved in Student Government and community service organizations, and is looking forward to being an active member of the Boston College community.

Urwa Hameed

Urwa Hameed '22
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Urwa Hameed is currently a student of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. She has served as the Vice President of the Parliamentary Debating Union at Boston College and is currently serving as an elected senator and the head of intersectionality in student government. She is the recipient of numerous awards at her university including the prestigious Thomas Aquino Social Activism Scholarship, Frontier Fellowship, and the Legacy Grant. She has served as a Research Fellow for several departments including the Boston College Political Science Department, the Philosophy Department, and the International Studies Department. Urwa is currently conducting her own research unearthing underlying causes of underrepresentation of women in politics, for which will be travelling to Pakistan to gather original, in-field research and interviews of female politicians in Pakistan.

Karina K

Karina Kavanagh '22
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Karina Kavanagh is from Lake Forest, IL. She is in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, with majors in International Studies and Theology and minors in Italian and French. She is interested in the overlap between religion and public policy, and hopes to work in the US Foreign Service. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, Karina can be found either in the pool with BC's Masters Club swim team or in the theatre department working as a stage manager. She works as a nanny and swim instructor for families in the Chestnut Hill/Newton area. In her spare time, Karina volunteers at a community farm, bakes, reads, and spends as much time as possible outdoors.

Maureen L

Maureen Lewin '23
Carroll School of Management

Maureen Lewin is from Rockville Centre New York. She is currently undecided in the Carroll School of Management and hopes to minor in Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, Maureen is a member of the Women’s Track and Field Team. This past summer, Maureen interned for the Listening to Leaders Team, a section of the Global Research Institute at the College of William and Mary, which she will continue to do throughout the school year. During high school, Maureen served as the captain of the cross country and track teams, a peer tutor, and was the youth representative for her parish’s Pastoral Council. She is very excited to serve as a Winston Ambassador is looking forward to all the connections and relationships she will form throughout her time at Boston College.

Felipe P

Felipe Pardo '22
Student Director (2020 - Present)
Morrissey School of Arts and Sciences

Felipe is from Miami, FL. He is in the Morrissey School of Arts and Sciences and hopes to major in Neuroscience with a minor in the Carrol School of Management and Public Health. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, Felipe volunteers weekly at Marian Manor nursing home in South Boston as a member of 4Boston. This summer he worked as Assistant to the Commandant at Culver Summer Schools and Camps in charge of their leadership program. At his Jesuit high school, Felipe was Student Council president and Vice President of the Speech and Debate team as well as active in Peer Ministry and the Varsity Tennis team. In his free time, he enjoys sailing/boating and spending time with family and friends.

Graysen P.

Graysen Parish '22
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Graysen Parish is from Orlando, Florida and is double majoring in Economics and Philosophy, with a minor in Finance. As well as being a Winston Center Ambassador, he is a member of the improvisational comedy group My Mother’s Fleabag and the Student Organization Funding Committee. During previous summers, he has interned for local Orlando businesses Hutton Enterprises and Trustco Bank. After graduation, he hopes to pursue higher education to receive a joint J.D and M.B.A, which he plans to use as a corporate lawyer. Outside of school, Graysen spends his free in the outdoors either golfing, fishing, or enjoying the beach.

Alvaro Rodriguez Calvet

Alvaro Rodriguez Calvet '22
Carroll School of Management

Alvaro is from Miami, FL. He is originally from Spain and speaks three languages. He is a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management concentrating in Finance and Business Analytics and hopes to pursue an International Studies for Management minor. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, Alvaro actively engages in the Latin American Business Club and Intramural Sports. This summer he worked as intern in the financial sector with Klosters Capital LLC, a registered investment advisor with focus on family office. During high school, Alvaro completed the International Baccalaureate program and discovered his passion for service and education where he volunteered in multiple service trips across Latin America with TECHO and The Nobis Foundation.  Outside of the classroom, Alvaro interests include traveling, discussing global politics, supporting Real Madrid, watching Tarantino movies and reading The Economist. During his time left at Boston College, Alvaro hopes to study abroad and become more engaged with student organizations. 

Jillian S.

Jillian Sherwood '22
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Jillian is originally from San Jose, California. She is in the Carroll School of Management pursuing concentrations in Economics and Information Systems with a minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice. In addition to being a Winston Ambassador, she is a member of the club field hockey team, a tour guide for the Student Admission Program, and a volunteer through 4Boston. This summer, she worked as an intern at Aryeo, a content delivery platform for the real estate industry. After graduation, she hopes to complete a year of service and later attend graduate school.

Joshua S.

Joshua Silalahi '22
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Josh grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey, but lives now in Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and playing video games or the guitar. His favorite foods are Mangos and Pizza, and he’s curious about the potential interplay between the two. Josh is an English and Biology double major with a concentration in Creative Writing and in the future he hopes to fulfill his dream of becoming a reliable physician and prolific writer. His passion for social activism, environmentalism, healthcare, and multicultural engagement have drawn him to ARC-BC, BC’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, CJBC, and BC’s writing center, where he works as an ELL English tutor.

Kathryn S.

Kathryn Svingen '23
Carroll School of Management

Kathryn is from Wellesley, MA. She is in the Carroll School of Management, concentrating in Finance, and intentions to minor in Global Public Health for the Common Good. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, she is an executive board member in Women in Business where she leads weekly discussions involving topics such as the leadership ambition gap and women’s empowerment in the workplace. She also serves with Allston Brighton Mutual Aid as a student volunteer, where her primary focus has been website development. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys going for runs with friends, taking spin classes, and spending time outdoors. 

Leo W

Leo Wang '23
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Leo is an international student from Chengdu, China and has been studying in the US for six years. He is double majoring in Communication and Economics, and minoring in Marketing. Leo is interested in brand management with integration with social media. While on campus, he is a staff photographer for The Heights and is part of the 4 Boston volunteer program. In his free time, he loves photography, video editing, and working out.

Chris W.

Chris Whipple '22
Carroll School of Management

Chris is from Avon, Connecticut. He is in the Carroll School of Management concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In addition to being a Winston Center Ambassador, he spends his time managing the Men’s D1 Basketball Team and engages in various Club and Intramural sports including Basketball, Table Tennis, and Spikeball. Chris is involved in several EdTech startups and has a passion for investing in underserved communities. In high school, Chris led a foundation called Hoops for Hope, which hosted annual basketball tournaments to fund a Covenant Preparatory (middle school in Hartford,CT) student’s high school scholarship. During his time left at BC, he hopes to build his network of mentors, advisors, and peer leaders as he prepares to enter the financial industry.