Meet the Jenks Class
Class of 2021 Student Directors
Marcello Garber '21
Marcello Garber is from Cherry Hill, NJ and is in the Carroll School of Management. He went to Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia. At BC, Marcello is a member of 4Boston, the treasurer of Hoops for Hope, a fundraising club for cancer research and awareness, an intramural referee, and was a member of the Jenks Leadership Program class of 2020.
Claire Greydanus '21
Claire is from Littleton, Colorado and is a student in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in the Medical Humanities, Claire plans to pursue a career in medicine in order to integrate her passions for science and service to others. At BC, she is a member of the Direct Service Team of Project Sunshine that regularly travels to Franciscan Children’s Hospital to share jokes and smiles with the young patients. Claire is a classically trained pianist, and she enjoys time spent in the practice rooms of Lyons Hall and singing in the University Chorale of BC. In her free time, Claire loves to spend time with family, laugh with friends over coffee, and travel into the city for brunch. She was a member of Jenks Leadership Program class of 2019 and the recipient of the Joseph G. Bonito Servant Leadership Award.
Class of 2021
Meaghan Downey ‘21
Meaghan is a political science major from Wilton, CT. In addition to being in the Jenks Leadership Program Class of 2021, she is a member of the Transfer Ambassador Program (TAP), the Student Admissions Program (SAP) and is a Resident Assistant. During the summer, Meaghan has worked as a paraprofessional, helping to make summer camp inclusive for children with a variety of special needs. She is an avid reader and distance runner who enjoys travel and history. Meaghan strives to leverage her compassion and desire to serve others in all aspects of life - athletic, personal and professional.
Charlie Fackler ‘23
Charlie is from Hershey, Pennsylvania and is a triplet. Charlie is studying Accounting and Business Analytics in the Carroll School of Management. He has been an active member of the Hershey community as a member and captain of the varsity swimming team in addition to serving as the Executive Director of Hershey High School Mini-THON benefitting the Four Diamonds. At BC, along with being a member of the Jenks Leadership Program Class of 2021, Charlie is a member of the Student Admissions Program, is a member of the Accounting Academy, and is a Resident Assistant. In his free time Charlie likes to travel into the city to explore and find new coffee shops. Charlie is thrilled to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program and is excited to further develop leadership skills and form lasting friendships with other members of the Jenks program.
Jack Gambello ‘23
Jack Gambello is from Westfield, New Jersey. He studies Finance & Business Analytics in the Carroll School of Management. Jack graduated from The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ where he held leadership roles in organizations ranging from student government and athletics to performative arts and fundraising. Along with his studies and participation in Jenks, Jack works as a year-round tutor through Summit Prep LLC. His tutoring focusses primarily in ACT, SAT, ISEE, and SSAT preparation. He has interned most recently at Yorkville Advisors, a PIPE fund in Mountainside, NJ. Additionally, Jack worked with Boston College Athletics as a marketing intern during his freshman year. Through the Jenks Leadership Program, Jack is eager to grow his understanding of servant leadership and how to empathetically yet effectively lead in the uncertain times that are to follow the pandemic.
Megan Harder ‘23
Megan is from Reston, Virginia. She is pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Philosophy, as well as being on the pre-med track. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, Megan is involved with the Big Sister program through BC Bigs, is a leader and participant in CLC through campus ministry, and plays intramural soccer. Megan is looking forward to spending her summer studying for her EMT license while living and working on the coast of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with friends, and playing with her dogs. Megan is excited to foster her leadership qualities and to build friendships through Jenks.
Kayla Hernandez ‘23
Kayla is from Brooklyn and Queens, New York. She is a first-generation college student studying Applied Psychology and Human Development in the Lynch School of Education & Human Development. Along with Jenks, Kayla is a Big Sister through the BCBIGS program and serves on the E-Board of Project Sunshine which is an organization devoted to spreading joy to pediatric patients. Kayla is also involved in the service immersion program, APPA, where she is able to engage in her passion for addressing social justice issues through the act of service. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career that allows her to continue exploring pertinent societal issues and serving communities that are underrepresented. She is very grateful for the opportunities Jenks has to offer and looks forward to strengthening her connections and servant leadership skills.
Sydney Hill ‘23
Sydney was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where she grew up as a competitive field hockey and lacrosse player. She is a finance major in the Carroll School of Management and planning to minoring in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. At Boston College, Sydney is involved in the clubs Women in Business, Best Buddies, and a member of the Jenks Leadership Program class of 2021. She loves to spend time with her friends and family, along with working out and exploring new parts of Boston. Sydney is excited to continue developing her leadership skills with her Jenks class, along with building long lasting friendships.
Corey Ippolito ‘22
Corey is from Mountain Lakes, NJ, and is double majoring in Finance and Information Systems in the Carroll School of Management. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, Corey is on both the Men’s Club Lacrosse Team and the Club Table Tennis Team. He is also a big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program at BC, as well as a member of the Investment Banking Association.
Rhea Jajoo ‘23
Rhea is from Long Island, NY and is in the Carroll School of Management. Along with Jenks, she is part of Women in Business on campus. In her spare time, Rhea loves to explore Boston with her friends and try new foods and restaurants. She loves to bake, play with her dog, and spend time with friends and family. Rhea’s favorite thing to do is to travel and see other countries and cultures around the world. She has been to Indonesia, South Africa, Dubai, India, and many European countries and in each of these places has learned so much about the people and traditions living there. At BC, Rhea is really looking forward to all the leadership skills and friendships she is going to gain through Jenks.
Christina Lee ’23
Christina is from Hong Kong, HK. She is in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Chinese. In addition to Jenks, Christina is on the E-board for the International Club of Boston College. She is also continuing to refine her proficiency in French and Korean. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, playing golf, spending time with her family, and trying new restaurants in Boston. Christina is excited to be part of the Jenks program to create new relationships and develop invaluable leadership skills to better serve the community.
Stephanie Li ‘21
Stephanie grew up in Shanghai, China but currently lives in Concord, MA where she attended high school at the Middlesex School. She is majoring in Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities as well as Global Public Health, hoping to pursue a career in medicine as a Pediatrician. At Boston College, Stephanie is a member of the Leadershape Institute as well as GlobeMed. She has been playing in the Boston College Flute Ensemble since her freshman year as a general member and as a member of the honors group. She volunteers at the BC Neighborhood Center, tutoring elementary kids in math and is also a member of the Chinese Student Association at Boston College as an upperclassmen head/mentor of a family cluster. Outside of Boston College, Stephanie volunteers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and conducts research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, studying Thyroid Cancer. This summer, Stephanie was able to continue her work in the laboratory as well as worked as a COVID-19 Section Chief at BIDMC by assisting researchers so that they could safely conduct research on-site. During her free time, Stephanie enjoys listening to music, exploring new restaurants, traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with family and friends.
Xinyu (Annie) Li ‘23
Annie is from Houston, Texas. She is studying finance and information systems in the Carroll School of Management with a minor in philosophy in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to Jenks at Boston College, she is the treasurer of AHANA Management Academy, a part of the Emerging Leaders Program, a volunteer for the Student Admissions Program, and a member of Women Innovators Network. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering and serving her community, exploring downtown Boston, running, perfecting chocolate chips cookies, and discovering the best coffee spots around the city. Through Jenks, she hopes to connect with other BC students and learn how to utilize her skills to serve others and create positive impacts around the BC community and beyond. In the future, she wishes to pursue a career at the intersection between business and technology.
Olivia McDonald ‘23
Olivia was raised in Larchmont, New York, along with her younger brother. She has been an active member of her community, both on and off the field, focusing on playing varsity tennis, volunteering weekly at a local nursing home and tutoring younger students. Olivia is now an economics major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College, planning to minor in finance in the Carroll School of Management. She is involved on campus in Women for Business and a member of the Jenks Leadership Program, class of 2021. Olivia is eager to learn from and continue to get to know her Jenks class members throughout her remaining time at Boston College.
Shane Mullen ’23
Shane is from North Hampton, New Hampshire and is majoring in History and minoring in Management and Leadership. He went to The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. In addition to being a member of the Jenks Leadership Program, he volunteers for the BC Big Brother program. Since the summer of 2017 Shane has volunteered and worked with GovsPLUS, an academic enrichment program for middle schoolers. In his free time he likes to play soccer, run, and go to the beach. He is passionate about volunteering within his community and is excited to continue this work through the Jenks Leadership Program.
Salvador Abecassis Norton de Matos ‘21
Salvador is from Singapore. He has been an actively engaged in the Singaporean community as a national rower in the Junior Squad followed by the Senior Elite Squad, a Lieutenant in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (Ground Based Air Defense) and a volunteer at the Assisi Hospice. Salvador is currently enrolled in the Morrisey College of Arts and Sciences and is pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Finance from the Carroll School of Management. He is a member of the Boston College’s Knights of Columbus chapter as the council warden, where he organizes weekly service trips to the city of Boston to feed and give clothes to the homeless. He is also a Money Mentor at Boston College, the former Institutional Innovation Chair of the Student Assembly and Senator as well as a Dean’s Scholar. Through the Jenks Leadership Program, Salvador hopes to adapt the leadership skills learned through Jenks to benefit the community through the principles of servant leadership.
Mikayla Sanchez ‘23
Mikayla Sanchez is originally from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and is pursuing a double major in History and Sociology in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and a minor in Management and Leadership in the Carroll School of Management. In addition to Jenks, Mikayla is also a tour guide and panelist for the Student Admission Program, an Undergraduate Research Fellow studying tattoos in the Sociology department, and a work study employee at the Vice President Mission and Ministry office. In the future, Mikayla hopes to incorporate lessons from Jenks into a career in law or business with a focus on social justice issues such as immigration and mass incarceration in the United States. In her free time Mikayla likes to study on the Gasson quad, try new foods in Boston, and attend BC sporting events.
Anthony Schreder ‘23
Anthony is from Radnor, Pennsylvania and attended St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia. He is a Computer Science Major with a Minor in Finance. Anthony is an avid fan of Philadelphia sports, and enjoys skiing, golf, lacrosse and music. He is grateful to be a part of the Jenks Community and is looking forward to building relationships with the rest of his class while learning to serve different communities.
Yan (Stella) Si ‘23
Stella grew up in Beijing, China and attended high school in North Andover, MA. She is double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. At Boston College, in addition to Jenks, she is the vice president of Music Guild, where she organizes open mics, concerts, and runs a platform for musicians to stay connected on campus. She will also be a residential assistant to pursue her interest in mentorship and conflict management. In her free time, she loves to explore the art of songwriting and music producing. She hopes to release her original songs. She has played the piano since a young age, and has recently picked up the guitar. Apart from that, she loves reading and writing, and hopes to get more involved with such opportunities on campus. Through Jenks, Stella is excited to gain valuable leadership skills, and apply the ethical theories she learns from philosophy into real life. With a passion for social justice, she is ready to make a change in her community.
Christopher Strohman ‘23
Chris is from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia where he was president of the Philosophy Club and a member of the cross country team. He is a student in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and is still considering his major. Chris is an avid Sixers fan and enjoys music, reading, movies and television as well. He is thankful to have the opportunity to be at Boston College and is even more thankful to be a member of the Jenks community.
Stephanie Wang ’22
Stephanie is an Economics major from Janesville, Wisconsin. Stephanie is most interested in public policy and educational reform and hopes to go into non-profit work after graduation. In addition to being a part of the Jenks program at BC, she's also a volunteer with 4Boston where she spends her Sunday mornings helping out at St. Francis house. Outside of school, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and going to BC football and hockey games with her friends.
Tyler Williams ‘22
Tyler is in the Carroll School of Management double majoring in Finance and Management and Leadership. He is from Long Island and attended a relatively small public high school. Tyler is a first generation college student, and is grateful for all the opportunities BC and Jenks have offered. When not doing school work he likes to throw a football around with friends or play basketball. Over previous summers he has worked in construction learning hands on skills that he uses during free time to work on small projects. Tyler looks forward to learning more leadership skills through Jenks and developing more relationships with other Jenks members.
Erin Wordelman ‘22
Erin is from Minneapolis, MN and is in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Erin attended high school at the Blake School in Minneapolis. At Boston College, Erin is involved in the 4Boston organization by volunteering at local public school Edison K-8, is a sleep health coach through the Office of Health Promotion, and serves on multiple councils in the Residence Hall Association. She is excited to be a part of Jenks to further her commitment to serving others in her community by developing her servant leadership skills.
Andrew Yang ‘21
Andrew is from Acton, MA and is majoring in Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture and a concentration in Global Public Health pursuing a career in medicine. Outside of Jenks he is an officer for the Men’s Club Volleyball team, is the President for the American Red Cross of Boston College, conducts research on Pediatric Otology at Mass Eye and Ear, is a trip leader for Timmy Global Health’s Medical Brigade to Guatemala this Summer and volunteers at the Metrowest Free Medical Program as a clinical assistant and coordinates the Telehealth avenue of the clinic. In his free time he enjoys skiing, listening to music, being in the sun, and watching the Celtics or Patriots.
Lila Zarrella ‘23
Lila is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She is in the Morrissey School of Arts and Sciences studying Political Science. Outside of the Jenks Leadership Program, Lila spends her time volunteering with the First Year Service Program at the Campus School, and is a member of the Emerging Leader Program. This past summer, Lila worked as a camp counselor for her town’s local Parks and Recreation department, and volunteered with her town’s democratic committee along with the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women (RI NOW). In her free time, Lila enjoys exploring the city of Boston, especially when she can attend a game at Fenway Park or TD Garden. She is thrilled to develop her leadership skills through the Jenks Leadership Program where she can learn how to better serve her community.
Megan Zona ’21
Meg is from Medfield, MA studying Neuroscience in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Finance in the Carroll School of Management. Outside of Jenks, Meg is a member of the Neuroscience Honors Society, Nu Rho Psi, is the youngest member of the Community Advisory Board for Suicide Prevention in the greater Boston area, and a student worker in the Conte Athletics Business office. After graduation, Meg hopes to further explore the investment industry and continue to develop as a servant leader.