Carsey Students

With MCD Student Jess Torres
"I am interested in making community investments that are not about individual wealth-building but visioning reparations in the form of food and land for queer, trans, intersex, black, and indigenous individuals."       ~(MCD) Student Jess Torres — Long Beach, CA
With MCD Student Christina Scenna
"I am confident that the Master in Community Development Policy and Practice will bring me closer to achieving excellence when it comes to having to identify problems, create action plans, and evaluate progress."       ~(MCD) Student Christina Scenna — Exeter, NH Position: Gift & Data...
With MCD Student Natalie Rogers
"I am passionate about economic justice, participatory democracy, and community-engaged research methods."       ~(MCD) Student Natalie Rogers — Silver Spring, MD Position: Policy Assistant, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Washington, DC Education: Bachelor's in Comparative...
With MCD Student Matthew Parker
"I am pursuing the Masters in Community Development to build out the tools I believe necessary to [become Executive Director of Minority Neighborhoods] and to be an example to my children"       ~(MCD) Student Matthew Parker — Boston, MA Position: Director of Organizing, Union of Minority...
With MCD Student Jessica Martin
"I have a passion for housing issues, regional economic development, supporting under-served populations and transit related issues."       ~(MCD) Student Jessica Martin — Manchester, NH Position: Director of Community Impact, Granite United Way in Manchester, NH Education: Bachelor's in Business...
With MCD Student Sister Marilin Llanes
"I'm energized by immersing myself in diverse cultures and realities and seeking inspiring conversations with others that want to make our world a better place to live and co-exist together."       ~(MCD) Student Sister Marilin Llanes — Westchester, IL Position: Catholic Sister, School...
With MCD Student Anne Lawson
"Community development seemed like coming home."       ~(MCD) Student Anne Lawson — Somerville, MA Position: Analyst at Aeris Insight, Inc., in Boston, MA, evaluating and rating CDFI loan funds for financial strength and impact Education: Bachelor's in Anthropology in '84 and Master's in Business...
With MCD Student Alena Klimas
"I'm passionate about regional economic development, community projects, and our beautiful mountains!"       ~(MCD) Student Alena Klimas — Parkersburg, WV Position: Project Consultant based in Asheville, North Carolina, working on community-focused nonprofit and foundation projects across...
With MCD Student Leo'el Jackson
"Since graduating from college, my main focus has been on keeping people in their homes and creating housing opportunities for people who do not have a home."       ~(MCD) Student Leo'el Jackson — Rochester, NY Position: Care Coordinator for the Integrated Delivery Network Region 6 in Dover, NH...
With MCD Student Heather Hobby
"Although it is still a challenge every day with balancing work, housework, mommy duties, and now school, I have the determination to achieve my goal to show my children to always shoot for the stars."       ~(MCD) Student Heather Hobby — Fowler, CO Position: Business Loan Officer at Tri-County...
With MCD Student Kayla Giordano
"I am excited to be learning again after three years away from school!"       ~(MCD) Student Kayla Giordan — Deep River, CT Position: Loan Associate & Impact Assessment Coordinator at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority in the Multifamily division Education: Bachelor's in Political...
With MCD Student Kadry Furany
"I am thrilled to be back to classes after about 10 years! I am very happy to meet you all and learn from each and every classmate and from our distinguished professors."       ~(MCD) Student Kadry Furany — Ottawa, ON Position: Vice President International Operations with CARE Canada, Ottawa....