Self Knowledge

Deanna Mead

Deanna Mead is a Junior Viola Performance Major and Business Minor at Temple University with a thirst for the avant-garde. Deanna is interested in contemporary music as a way for teenagers and young adults to communicate across cultures, so it’s no surprise that she enjoys listening to punk, electronic, and 20th-century classical music in the time she doesn't spend practicing viola. Aside from music, Deanna enjoys journaling, creative writing, and cooking (and eating, of course) new and exotic foods. Her favorite food is Thai Red Curry, but she hopes to explore more.

Anna Bartman

Anna Bartman is a sophomore at Waynesburg University majoring in Pre-Medicine. She graduated as Valedictorian and President of her high school class and was also a 1,000 point scorer in basketball. After accomplishing what she had in high school, along with many hours of service, she realized she wanted to work with the public and help them in any way she could and is why she has chosen to pursue a career in the medical field, attending Medical School.

Tamia Casey

Tamia Casey is a current undergraduate student at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Originally from California, where there is no lack of diversity culturally and environmentally, to then attending a school in rural Pennsylvania she recognized she had yet to see it all still learning more about new cultures. This led to the desire to travel abroad and witness first hand, yet again, different cultures.

Maria Scott

Maria is a Pittsburgh native and undergraduate student studying to earn her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University. She has focused her nursing efforts thus far on health promotion and prevention efforts. She currently works as a Nursing Assistant at a local hospital. When she is not studying or working, you can find her working out at the school's gym, singing in the university choir, or volunteering her time to support various projects on and off campus. She is a woman of integrity, that has a passion for learning and caring for others.

Danielle Shellgren

Danielle Shellgren was in middle school when she discovered her passion for community service and helping others.  Now as a junior at Washington & Jefferson College, Danielle services the local community by interning at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, planning philanthropy events for her sorority, and serving as a Community Outreach Team Leader. She is currently majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations and minors in Gender and Women's Studies and Business.

Caitlyn Black

My name is Caitlyn Black and I am from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I attend Arcadia University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. My passions include feminism and fighting social injustices and inequality. My interests include traveling, cooking, live music, and almost any kind of art. I am always looking for a way to stay busy and to gain new skills, so I hold many jobs and leadership positions on and off campus. Traveling and seeing the world as much as possible has become a major goal of mine for personal and professionsal growth.  

Madison Bredice

Madison Bredice is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg. She is majoring in Spanish with a minor in Sociology and certificates in Latin American and Digital Studies. She lives with her mother and twin brother. Madee loves Spanish and hopes to use it to serve her community. She is very passionate about Spanish and helping other people. She hopes to use her Spanish after graduation in a job with a government agency or non-profit or go to graduate school for translation and interpretation.

Kaitlyn Pawlowski

Kaitlyn is a Management Major at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Master's in Business Administration and continue to work for the Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty. Kaitlyn's dreams are to own and operate a hotel in the Dominican Republic. 

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