Co-Directors

Sarah Neal ’18

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

Assistant Directors

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!

 

 

 

Olivia Corkery ’19

Hi! My name is Olivia Corkery and I’m a junior at Colby. I’m a psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience as well as an STS minor (Science, Technology, and Society). I became involved in volunteering beginning in high school with my school’s Take Back the Night Club, organizing events to raise awareness for domestic violence. Outside of the Volunteer Center, I am a caller at Colby’s Phonation, a volunteer mentor for Colby Cares About Kids, and an event planner for Colby’s Spoon University chapter. I am a big runner and love exploring Maine’s outdoors!

 

Max Brown ’19

Hi there! My name is Max Brown and I am from Burlington, VT. I’m a pre-med student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Volunteering has long been an important part of my life and I first became involved with the CVC my first year at Colby. I am primarily involved at Inland Hospital in Waterville, helping those in the rehabilitation center and ER, but I am also a member of several other CVC clubs. I love music, hiking, soccer, and skiing.

 

 

 

 

Peter Barkey-Bircann ’18peter

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 ’18picture

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!

 

ASB Coordinators

Samantha Carter ’18

Hi! My name is Sam and I’m a Senior at Colby this year. I’m a Sociology major with a minor in Statistics. Outside of classes I’m a CCAK mentor and I work in Admissions to plan the Admitted Students Weekend that happens every spring. My sophomore year I went on the New York ASB trip and last year I was able to lead the Portland trip. Random fun facts about me: I’m from California, I’m a huge Disney fan, and I was abroad last year in Stockholm, Sweden where I spent a significant amount of time doing one of my favorite things- exploring cafes, eating pastries, and drinking hot chocolate 

 

Briana Collins-Lee ’19

Hey! My name is Briana and I’m in the class of 2019 here at Colby. I’m a Psychology major and a Human Development minor. On campus I work at DavisConnects, volunteer with Let’s Get Ready, and work in the Development Psychology lab. I first became connected with ASB my first year when I participated on a trip to Virginia, and now I’m super excited to be working behind the scenes to make these amazing trips happen. In my free time I like to watch independent movies on Netflix, drink lots of coffee, and go home to visit Boston and Salem.

 

 

If you would like to contact the Colby Volunteer Center or a CVC staff member, please send an email to cvc@colby.edu