Sarah Neal ’18
Hi there! My name is Sarah Neal and I am from San Francisco, CA. I am so thrilled to be part of the CVC again this year! I got involved with volunteer work as early as 6th grade when I worked at a local retirement facility, and have strived to incorporate volunteer work into my life ever since! Upon arriving at Colby, I got involved with the Waterville community by serving breakfast at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter every Friday morning. At Colby I write for The Echo and The Odyssey and I am majoring in French and English.
Sarah Taft ’18
My name is Sarah Taft, and I’m a senior at Colby! I’m an STS major with a double minor in managerial economics and environmental studies. In high school I was a co-director of our community service advisory board, so I’m very excited to be an co-director of the volunteer center here at Colby! Outside of the volunteer center I am a big skier and love exploring Maine.
Shona Bell McCarthy ’18
Hello! I’m so excited to continue my work at the CVC this year. My name is Shona Bell McCarthy and I’m from just outside of San Francisco, CA. I spent my junior year of high school abroad in Spain through Rotary Youth Exchange; during my year away, I got very involved with Rotarian volunteer efforts both in Europe and in the States. Once I returned home, I continued volunteering my time both through Rotary and on my own. At Colby, I’m a Global Studies major and Russian minor. Outside of my work for the Volunteer Center, I’m a member of the Oak Student Committee and a co-founder of Colby’s Russian Club.
Katie George ’19
My name is Katie George, and I am a sophomore at Colby! I am a pre-med student majoring in Psychology. I have enjoyed volunteering for many different organizations over the past few years. In high school I created an annual fundraiser for the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and I currently volunteer for Hardy Girls Healthy Women. I am very excited to continue to volunteer and work for the CVC this year! In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and spending time outdoors.
Julia Kostro ’20
My name is Julia Kostro, I’m from Belmont, MA, and I’m a sophomore at Colby! I’m an education major, and I am also a volunteer for Best Buddies and Colby Cares about Kids. I got involved with volunteering in high school as a phone operator for Samaritans Inc, a suicide hotline in Boston, MA. Outside of volunteering, I am also a member of Colby’s club volleyball team, a research assistant in the education department, and a huge dog lover. I’m so excited to be an assistant director of the CVC this year!
Peter Barkey-Bircann ’18
Hello! I am going to be a senior this year, and am studying Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry. I’m from Richmond, Virginia, but I have roots in the Dominican Republic. My volunteer experience began through working for the Obama campaign in 2012, and since then, I have continued to volunteer through several programs including Boys to Men and Colby Cares about Kids. I also work as an assistant at Olin Science Library. Outside of my work at the Colby Volunteer Center, I enjoy reading, listening to hip-hop, and following soccer in England, Spain, & Argentina.
Taylor Kennedy ’18
Hello! My name is Taylor Kennedy and I’m a senior from Hanson, Massachusetts. At Colby, I’m a biology major with a computer science minor and a member of the cross country team. I first became involved with the CVC during the spring of my freshman year and I am beyond excited to serve as an assistant director for the CVC this year!
Samantha Carter ’18
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