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Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
The Farmhouse (behind the Commons)
401.254.3787 or service@rwu.edu

Meet the Feinstein Staff

KC Ferrara
Director of the Feinstein Center

KC has been with the Feinstein Center since January 2002, though she has been affiliated with RWU in various capacities since 1990.  She initially oversaw the Volunteer Center, which evolved into the Feinstein Center and led students on the University's first Alternative Spring Break in 1994. This experience was transformative, pointing her towards student engagement and leadership.  KC has a Bachelor's Degree from Suffolk University (MA) and a Master's Degree from Providence College (RI). KC is also an adjunct faculty member, teaching Perspectives in Human Behavior with a focus on community, social justice and social change.

 

 

Jon Bernier
AmeriCorps VISTA

 Jon is originally from Swansea, MA. He attended the University of South Carolina, receiving his degree in public relations while minoring in sports and entertainment management. As an undergraduate, Jon worked at the local child development center, where he worked with children during their after-school and summer programs. He also volunteers at a leadership institute every summer teaching leadership skills to high school students. He enjoys playing basketball, cooking, and playing with his dog. Eventually, Jon would like to receive his Master’s degree and go on to teach higher education.

*AmeriCorps VISTA members are being sponsored by the Rhode Island Campus Compact in a year of full-time service. They will focus on aligning campus and community resources, assessing the University's community-based initiatives and creating a more accurate profile of the varied community efforts of our staff and students.

 

Ashley Barton
Community Service Work Study

 Ashley is a senior double majoring in legal studies and creative writing. Ashley has been working in the Feinstein Center since her freshman year. She is an officer of several clubs, including the Student Philanthropy Executive Council and the law honors fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. She is a member of the honor society Alpha Chi, is a Health and Wellness Educator, and is involved with the PEN Collaborative which works with human rights organizations. After she graduates, Ashley has plans to go to law school and study international & human rights law. In her free time you’ll find her cuddled up in knit blankets binge watching crime dramas on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

 

 

 
 
 
Meghan de Vries
Community Service Work Study
 

 Meghan is a junior double majoring in environmental science and Spanish. She has been working at the Feinstein Center since her freshman year. She is also a volunteer at the East Bay food pantry. She enjoys travelling and doing service work in Spanish speaking countries, previously living in Nicaragua and Costa Rica teaching English as a second language. In the future, she hopes to join the Peace Corps to continue service work in Spanish speaking countries.

 
 
 
 
Caralyn Logan
Community Service Work Study
 
 Caralyn is a junior double majoring in psychology and biology. She has been working at the Feinstein Center since summer 2014 as a Community Connections coordinator. She is a sprinter on the track & field team. She enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family and friends. She also volunteers at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester where she checks in patients and brings families to patients after operations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erin Morrissette
Community Service Work Study
 

 Erin is a senior psychology major, minoring in music and American studies. Erin has been working in the Feinstein Center for two years. She is the treasurer of the Inter-Class Council and is also a leader of the Hawkward Acapella Group. She enjoys singing and performing. After graduation, she hopes to become involved with Americorps and continue singing and performing.