Mark graduated from PSU in 2014 with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish. After leaving Happy Valley, he joined the Peace Corps and worked in Peru for three years doing environmental work. Having recently returned from the Peace Corps, Mark is enjoying time at home and has begun his job search. Mark intends on pursuing an environmental management, environmental science or MPA program for the 2019 school year.
Marie graduated from PSU in 2018 with a degree in Mid-Level 4-8 English Education. She currently works in the Souderton Area School District as a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher. Marie was heavily involved at Penn State, serving as the Vice President of the College of Education Student Council, President of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Alternative Fundraising Chair for Springfield and Lion Scout Tour Guide. All of these organizations and leadership positions helped her become the confident leader that her students look up to everyday.
Caitlin graduated from PSU in 2018 with a degree in Education and Public Policy and Education Theory. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Education Theory and Policy and working for the Eastern PA Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the Student Series, which is a program that focuses on school fundraisers. As the Outreach Account Lead she recruits and guides schools through the fundraising process in Montgomery, Berks, Bucks and Chester county region. She also does fun things, like run assemblies for elementary students! THON was a massive inspiration for Caitlin to join the nonprofit sector. She also interned with the Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations in the Schreyer Honors College for the entirety of her senior year. This internship gave her experience and familiarity with fundraising in a professional setting.
Kari graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. She now lives in the DC area and works for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, which grants the wishes of children battling critical illnesses in the areas of DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
Lauren graduated from PSU in 2016 with degrees in biobehavioral health and psychology. As a student, she spent most of her spare time volunteering with Springfield, so when she discovered that it was possible to make a career out of fundraising, her path after college became clear. After completing the Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations Internship Program in the summer of 2016, Lauren dedicated a year of service to City Year - an AmeriCorps program with a mission to improve the graduation rate in low-income schools. She now works for The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, where she's responsible for planning fundraising events such as a 75-mile bike ride and various "Walks to Defeat ALS" in addition to managing volunteers and building corporate partnerships. Lauren loves connecting with Springfielders and will be happy to chat with anyone considering a service year or a career in fundraising/non-profit work!