Meet the Jenks Class

Class of 2019 Student Directors

Philip Collins, Carroll School of Management ‘19

Philip is from Cincinnati, Ohio studying Finance and Business Analytics with a minor in History. In addition to being a graduate of the Jenks class of 2017 and serving as a Student Director for the class of 2019, he has been involved with Big Brothers, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, and the Student Business Consortium. Beyond campus, Philip has interned for start-up Everything But the House, the United States Senate, and William Blair & Company. He is excited to apply the lessons and skills acquired through the Jenks Leadership Program throughout his personal and professional life.

Natalie Hession, Lynch School of Education ‘19

Natalie is a born and raised proud Boston native. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to be a teacher and is now double majoring in elementary education and applied psychology and human development. She has a passion for working with children and serving as a mentor, role model and friend to her students. On campus, Natalie actively participates in the Student Admissions Program, Best Buddies, Project Sunshine and Women in Business. In her free time, you can find Natalie running the reservoir or in the spinning studio. She is extremely excited to be a member of the Jenks Program to further her own development as well as positively impact her community.

Class of 2019

Victory Adikema

Victory Adikema, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences ‘20

Victory is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Ethics and International Social Justice. Victory is an undergraduate employee at the Boston College Women’s Center and it is there that she feels she can truly allow her passions for social justice, art, and service to shine. When she’s not answering phone calls at the Women's Center’s front desk, Victory could probably be found writing poetry, watching “children’s” cartoons, or filling her Amazon cart with items she knows she cannot afford. Victory is excited to be in Jenks and hopes that it will prepare her to become an efficient leader in the service of others and the common good.

Andrew Cappel

Andrew Cappel, Carroll School of Management '21

Drew is from Cincinnati, Ohio and is concentrating in finance in the Carroll School of Management. He has a passion for problem-solving and serving the world around him. He is a coach for BC Special Olympics and is set to be on the Executive Board next school year. As a member of the Appalachian Volunteer Program, he attends meetings to discuss social and structural inequities in America and went on a week-long service trip to Big Creek, Kentucky. Drew also works part-time at an accounting firm near campus. He is so grateful to have all these opportunities at BC, and is most excited to build relationships, develop professionally, and learn to serve through the Jenks Leadership Program.

Cameron Cullen

Cameron Cullen, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '19

Cameron is a Political Science major from Sandwich, Massachusetts. In addition to the Jenks Leadership Program, he has been involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Council for Students with Disabilities on campus. He is also a member of the Appalachia Service volunteers group, and served with the group in Houston, Texas this past spring break. He is the first in his family to attend college, and plans on going to graduate school with the help of the McNair Scholars program. He is also a proud graduate of the Groton School, where he discovered his passion for running. He hopes to run the Boston Marathon before graduating from BC. 

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '20

Matt is from Howell, NJ and is double majoring in Political Science and Biology with minors in Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good, and Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture. In addition to being a member of the Jenks Leadership Program, Matt is also the Student Director for the Winston Ambassador Program, is an active participant in BC’s Liturgy Arts Group, Public Health Club, and is an executive board member of the Quality of Student Life Committee. This past summer he interned for his local Health Department, and he someday hopes to pursue a public health related career. Matt is interested in the overlap between education and the environment in politics. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele, watching the Mets, and petting dogs.

Anthony DePalma

Anthony DePalma, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '20

Anthony is from Kinnelon, New Jersey. He is a Biochemistry Major and Economics Minor in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to Jenks Leadership Program, Anthony is involved in UGBC as the Chief of Staff of the Diversity and Inclusion Programming Board. Anthony is also a Resident Assistant on campus and an ACE certified Personal Trainer at the Flynn Recreation Complex. Anthony plans to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consulting. In his free time, Anthony likes to golf, watch movies, workout, and play with his two pet chihuahuas. He is excited to be a member of the Jenks Class of 2019 and looks forward to building upon his leadership capabilities and having a positive impact on his community.

Abigail Evans

Abigail Evans, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '19

Abby is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a Communication major with a minor in Management and Leadership. Out of the classroom, Abby is the Marketing and Fan Engagement Intern for the Boston College Sports Marketing office. In this role, she can be found doing a variety of tasks ranging from creating graphics for numerous marketing efforts to orchestrating on-campus student outreach initiatives. In her free time, Abby enjoys running, spending time with friends, and attempting to create the perfect wedding cake. As a proud graduate of the William Penn Charter School, Abby looks forward to building on her education of Quaker testimonies and values through Jenks’ commitment to leadership and service to others.

Morgan Gamble

Morgan Gamble, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '20

Morgan Gamble was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where she grew up as a competitive figure skater. She is a biology major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and minoring in Faith Peace and Justice with a Medical Ethics concentration, as she plans to go on to medical school. At Boston College, Morgan is a member of the Club Figure Skating Team, Women in Stem, the Mendel Society, and the French Club. She is a math tutor for younger students and a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Vascular Anomalies Center where she hopes to work one day in the future. If Morgan is not found studying, she can be found going on adventures with her friends, driving around singing at the top of her lungs or found exploring the many wonderful restaurants Boston has to offer. Morgan is so excited to be a member of the Jenks class of 2019, and cannot wait to go on this journey with all of her new family, to discover and develop into the leaders best equipped to serve our communities.

Claire Greydanus

Claire Greydanus, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '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 is excited to forge meaningful friendships with other members of her Jenks class and hopes to become a strong servant leader within her community.

Leah Hickert

Leah Hickert, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '21

Originally from Colorado, Leah is pursuing majors in International Studies and Political Science, as well as a minor in Islamic Civilizations and Societies. In her spare time, she loves to draw, spend time outdoors, and serve as a mentor for the Big Sisters Association. Her passion for languages and traveling, as well as her involvement in Jenks, Amnesty International, Model UN, and Al Noor has augmented her interest in global social justice and equity. As an intern at the Massachusetts State House, she has developed an appreciation for the intricacies and potency of effective legislative work. Eventually, she hopes to integrate Jenks’ service leadership skills into her career, either by facilitating peaceful diplomatic relations or constructing positive foreign policy. Leah is extremely grateful to be part of the Jenks Program and she looks forward to working alongside her wonderful peers during their service project.

Richard Jove

Richard Jove, Carroll School of Management '21

Richard is from Greenwich, Connecticut. He plans on double concentrating in Finance and Data Analytics with an international studies minor in the Carroll School of Management. Outside of Jenks, Richard is involved in the CSOM Honors Program, Heights Capital Securities Trading Group, Boston College Investment Club, and the Peer Money Mentor organization. Richard also recently co-founded Boston College’s first Parliamentary Debating Union with JLP peer, Joseph Squillaro. He is a passionate tennis and hockey fan and loves playing the guitar, running, and skiing in his free time.

Jingyu Li

Jingyu "Annika" Li, Carroll School of Management ‘19

Annika is from Farmington, Connecticut and concentrating in finance and business analytics with a minor in philosophy. On campus, Annika is an active member of the Student Organization Funding Committee, a vice president in the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, and a teaching assistant for Portico, a course focused on business ethics. This summer, she was a consulting intern at Accenture. Her love for traveling and experiencing different cultures comes from living in China and Israel. She spent a summer abroad in Ireland and hopes to explore Southeast Asia upon graduation. In her free time, Annika enjoys conversations over coffee, going into Boston, and spending time with friends. She is excited to be a part of Jenks and especially looking forward to the social engagement aspect of the program.

Elizabeth McColloch

Elizabeth McColloch, Carroll School of Management '21

Elizabeth is from Menlo Park, California and plans to study Operations Management within the Carroll School of Management and International Studies with a concentration in Ethics and Social Justice. At BC, Elizabeth has been involved in Case Impact, Eagle Volunteers, and the campus Christian organization affiliated with Antioch Community Church. Elizabeth looks forward to being an RA her sophomore year and supporting freshmen during their transition to college. During her free time, she enjoys reading, running around Chestnut Hill, and eating White Mountain ice cream with friends. Elizabeth is grateful for the opportunity to learn from her peers and Jenks speakers about how to lead effectively, influence others, and use creativity and innovation in a leadership role. She believes her experience in Jenks and at Boston College will create a strong foundation for a job in an international nonprofit organization or social enterprise.

Brigid McKeon

Brigid McKeon, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '19

Brigid is from Chicago, Illinois and is currently double majoring in International Studies and Political Science in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. She is committed to social justice and has spent the past two summers working in refugee resettlement. She continued working with refugees during a semester studying abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece. Outside of Jenks, Brigid is involved in Boston College Irish Dance, WZBC Radio, and Appalachia Volunteers Program. She is extremely grateful to be a part of the Jenks community and looks forward to making an impact on her community.

Jeeval Mehta

Jeeval Mehta, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '21

Jeeval Mehta is a sophomore in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences from Shrewsbury, MA.  He’s planning to pursue a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Medical Humanities.  At Boston College and alongside Jenks, Jeeval is a member of several volunteer organizations, such as the Appalachian Volunteers, through which he spent a week in West Virginia working with the local Habitat for Humanity, and cultural organizations, such as the South Asian Student Association. Outside of Jenks, he has been committed to research on the effects of alcohol on the immune system of mouse models at The University of Massachusetts Medical School since the summer of 2015. He is passionate about social justice and education and is optimistic, excited, and grateful to be a member of a program such as Jenks composed of future leaders who share those same ideals.

MaryElizabeth Mooney

MaryElizabeth Mooney, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '21

MaryElizabeth Mooney is from Pittsfield, MA. She is studying economics and communication, and is looking forward to serving the Boston College community and beyond with her Jenks classmates. MaryElizabeth is passionate about civic leadership and social justice, leading her to involvement in groups like the Students for Sexual Health. She is an editor of BC’s unofficial satire publication and enjoys poking fun at BC norms through her writing. In her free time, she performs with the Harvard Ballet Company and teaches dance at a local studio in Newton. After graduation, she hopes to keep dancing and make an impact on her local community. MaryElizabeth is so excited to see what the next year of Jenks has in store for her class.

Thomas O'Hare

Thomas O'Hare, Carroll School of Management '20

Thomas is from Duxbury, Massachusetts and is double concentrating in finance and accounting with a minor in English.  Outside of Jenks, he is a member of BC's men's rowing team and is the chair of program development for the Club Sports Executive Board.  When not participating in case competitions through the Carroll School, Thomas is an avid Celtics fan and enjoys playing his trumpet.  Thomas is currently developing the first annual Club Sports Week of Service and is excited to transfer the skills he develops to his experiences serving his community with the Jenks Leadership Program.

Katherine Popolo

Kit Popolo, Carroll School of Management '20

Kit is from Dallas, Texas, where she attended Ursuline Academy. She is currently a student in the Carroll School of Management, concentrating in Finance and Accounting for Finance and Consulting with a minor in Art History. Kit is a member of the Varsity Women’s Rowing Team at Boston College which competes in local regattas on the Charles River and against other ACC teams along the East Coast. Kit is a member of Women in Business and participates in competitions with the Student Business Consortium. Kit hopes to pursue a career in finance and looks forward to her summer internship with Asia Debt Management Capital in Hong Kong this summer.

Michael Richard

Michael Richard, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '20

Originally born in Singapore, Michael is now a resident of Rehoboth, Delaware. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry, pursuing a pre-medical route. In addition to participating in Jenks, Michael is involved in undergraduate research in the Folker lab, helping to analyze the effects of specific genes in early Drosophila myogenesis. He also participates in the Medical Career Exploration Program (MCEP) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has spent his previous summer involved in the Summer Catalyst Program offered through the Carroll School of Management. After graduation, Michael hopes to attend medical school or pursue a MD-PHD to eventually become a successful doctor.

Czar Sepe

Czar Alexei Sepe, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '21

Born and raised in Parsippany, New Jersey, Czar is in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in political science and history. Including Jenks, he is a Senator in the Undergraduate Government (UGBC) and involved in the BC Knights of Columbus, Residence Hall Association, Student Admissions Program, Learning to Serve, BC Neighborhood Tutoring program, and various political organizations. Back home, Czar served as the Treasurer for the NJ Association for Student Councils and continues to work with his local parish’s youth program. In his free time (if he has any left), you can find him singing in the shower and enjoying time with friends. Czar is excited to be a part of the Jenks Leadership Program, making lifelong friendships, learning to be a servant-leader, and ultimately creating a lasting impact in his community as a man for others.

Justin Sparrow

Justin Sparrow, Carroll School of Management '20

Justin is from Union, New Jersey and is a marketing and business analytics co-concentration with a minor in philosophy. Besides Jenks, he is involved with both the Appalachia Volunteers program and the Philosophical Society. Justin enjoys activities that helps one experience the world in a new light, broadening perspective, and making friends along the way. He loves long walks with friends and discussing everything from interpersonal relationships to philosophical concepts while trying to ground them in real life. He also enjoys watching movies and finding the deeper meaning behind the characters and the stories the writers portray.

Kathryn Tatum

Kathryn Tatum, Lynch School of Education '21 

Kathryn is from Herndon, Virginia. She is majoring in Applied Psychology and Human Development with a minor in Philosophy. She is passionate about making positive change in her community, specifically through education. She established a peer tutoring program in high school and gained approval for a county-wide tutoring course she proposed. She continues her passion for tutoring at Boston College as part of 4Boston’s EV Kids placement. Through this program she tutors and mentors inner-city, low-income Boston youth. Kathryn loves to run and is part of BC’s running club, WeRunBC. She also plays piano and enjoys spending time outside with family and friends. Before Kathryn graduates from BC, her goal is to try every coffee shop in Boston. She is excited to be part of Jenks to help her develop into the leader she hopes to become to set the world aflame.

Alberto Tirado

Alberto Tirado, Carroll School of Management '21

Alberto is from Dorado, Puerto Rico. He is currently double-majoring in Finance and Accounting. He plans on pursuing a career with a financial consulting firm after graduation and hopes to make a positive social impact along the way. From being an inventory coordinator in a small technology related distributor to an assistant chef at Lower Commons, Alberto is constantly interested in learning new skills. During his free time, he enjoys discussing Puerto Rican politics and the history of wine. He is grateful for the sacrifices and commitments of his parents as well as his academic mentors who were present towards his path to Boston College. Through the Jenks Leadership Program, he yearns to measure the full distance of his potential on behalf of the causes that he cares about deeply. 

William Trammell

William Trammell, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences '21

Will Trammell is from Manhattan, NYC. He is planning on majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. In addition to being part of the Jenks program, WIll is the President of TEDxBoston College and a member of the Music Guild. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, including his younger brother George, talk with his friends, and play guitar. Apart from being a loyal fan of Chelsea FC, he is also an avid backpacker, having completed several trips in Alaska, Colorado, and New Zealand. Will was able to travel with amazing groups of people through Outward Bound, an organization dedicated to teaching teens leadership skills and how to navigate group dynamics in natural environments. He plans to pursue a career in public service and hopes the Jenks program will give him the skills to do so.