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Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
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Meet the Feinstein Staff

KC Ferrara
Director of the Feinstein Center

KC has been with the Feinstein Center since January 2002. She has worked in various areas of higher education since 1986 including campus programs, leadership development, residence life and judicial affairs. KC previously worked at RWU from 1990-1996 in the division of student affairs. During that time, she ran the Volunteer Center and led students on the University's first Alternative Spring Break. KC has a Bachelor's Degree from Suffolk University (MA) and a Master's Degree from Providence College (RI). Her advice to students is to become involved in service early in their career at RWU as a way to meet other students, learn more about the area and explore community issues.

KC is also an instructor in the CORE program, teaching Perspectives in Human Behavior with a focus on community, class and social change.

Samantha Hightower
AmeriCorps VISTA

Samantha is originally from Arlington, VA. She attended Peace College in Raleigh, NC, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. Her minor was in Leadership Studies. As an undergraduate Sam co-founded a community service-based residence hall, which in turn fed her passion for service work. She has worked with several non-profit organizations on the east coast including food banks, homeless shelters and senior centers. Sam says, “I love to travel and make a difference in my community which is how I discovered that becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA was the right step for me. I am new to the New England area and very thrilled to be the new VISTA for Roger Williams University! I am excited to meet new people and continue to build friendships and service-based partnerships throughout my time here.” In her spare time, Sam is a fierce badminton competitor and a creative cook.

*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.

Andrea Cooperman
Community Service Work Study Specialist

Andrea is a junior from Worcester, MA majoring in Elementary Education with a double minor in Psychology and English Literature. She loves sky diving (yes, we're serious) and her iPod.

Abbey Roux
Staff Assistant

Abbey is a freshman studying Biology. She is from Bourne, MA. She loves sailing! She has done most of her volunteer work over the years at a local hospital.