Meet Your Coordinators

Get to know some of the students leaders of the S.T.A.R.T. Program.

Coordinators help plan, manage and facilitate the weeklong summer program for incoming students. During the academic year coordinators host events, discussions and workshops based around various social justice issues.

Kat Atiwethin ’22 |
Budget Management Coordinator

Pronouns: she/they

Area of Study: Biology, with a concentration in Health Sciences

Why I love START: I love START as it gives me a platform and community to fuel and refine my passions of social justice and social awareness with intellectual, important, and engaged conversations. START allows me to be in a leadership position that gives me purpose and allows for myself to grow. Not only is it helpful to the campus community and beyond, but it also instills valuable lifelong skills that allow yourself to grow into a socially aware and active member of society. START gives me the power to become a teacher while also learning every day. START gives students a voice and more importantly for historically excluded people to be heard and empowered. START dismantles everyday social stigma and negative sanctions by normalizing difficult conversations and recognizes this as a powerful tool to help combat social injustice. START understands why social issues are important, why they should be taught, and provides the tools and resources on how to navigate and mitigate social injustices.

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Magali Dominguez-Partida ’23 |
Vice President/Lead Logistics Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Study: International Studies, with a concentration in Diplomacy & Security; minors in Spanish and Legal Studies

Why I love START: START has given me the platform to advocate, learn, and educate about the continuing changing world. As a coordinator, I want to continue to give other students the space and freedom to be who they are and to voice their passions related to social justice.

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Maddie Bradley ’23 |
President/Lead Logistics Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Study: Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling & Health; minors in Sociology & Women’s Studies

Why I love START: I truly believe that START is and will be one of the most crucial organizations that I will be a part of at Emmanuel. The amazing community we build around acceptance, empowerment, awareness, and activism is one of the best experiences I've ever had.

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Angelina Latin ’24 |
Digital Specialist Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling & Health

Why I love START: START has provided me with the opportunity to educate myself on issues that one does not learn in the classroom. Being in START has expanded my worldview, which I am thankful for.

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Caralynn Hampson ’23 |
Digital Specialist Twitter

Pronouns: she/they

Areas of Study: Biostatistics and Theology & Religious Studies

Why I love START: I love START because it is an awesome organization that helped me find community at Emmanuel. Through START I have learned a lot about social justice and how to advocate for issues that I am passionate about.

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Michelle Oliveira ’22 |
Professional Outreach Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Area of Study: Biology, with a concentration in Health Sciences

Why I love START: In my transition to Emmanuel College, I was challenged with feeling involved within the school as a commuter and handling a new course load, as well as making new friends and being a part of the minorities. In facing these challenges, I have learned they can be accomplished. Participating in START introduced me to many new topics and ideologies, ways to become involved on campus, and friendships. As a commuter, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to forge great friendships during START, because I was able to have a better mindset in meeting new people, starting my college career, and understanding the world around me.

Consequently, the concept of having challenges be present-but-conquerable is something I want to project to the incoming START cohorts. As a commuter, I will be able to demonstrate ways of getting involved with my fellow commuters. As a minority at the school, I have created many friendships with a variety of people on campus—everyone is kind, there is a group and club for everything, and if there isn’t one, it can be created. START is about community and social justice—it is a place for everyone. I want to be able to keep expanding my knowledge about social injustices and ways to actively improve our campus and society alongside the incoming students.

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