Meet the Board


Serving as a member of the Wooster Volunteer Network Board requires a weekly time commitment. WVN Board members take on various roles including:

  • linking with community agencies to identify service needs that exist in the community
  • maintaining a database and information about students who want to volunteer
  • encouraging students to consider volunteerism as part of their educational experience
  • planning and participating in campus-wide volunteer activities
  • providing a funding process and a means of transportation for all volunteer groups on campus
  • supervising the program houses and other campus volunteer groups



Lauren Pugliese (


I am a senior Sociology major with a double minor in Urban Studies and Spanish.   In addition to my work on the WVN Executive Board, I am the treasurer for the Student Government Association, a violinist in the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, and a regular volunteer at People to People Ministries.  I think that it is our social responsibility to be actively involved in our communities and I love that the city of Wooster has so many opportunities to engage students in many different ways. Contact me if you are interested in applying for the board!





Jack Buchan (


I am a senior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, and I became a part of the board during my Freshman year. I became interested in volunteering because I like to help others and it is also a great way to meet people outside of the “Wooster bubble”. Outside of the WVN, I am on the Men’s tennis team. Contact me to learn more about service trips or upcoming events!





Alex Gordon (, currently abroad):


My name is Alex Gordon, and I am a current junior at the College of Wooster, studying Political Science. I am a board member on the Wooster Volunteer Network Board and service chair of Pi Kappa, a Greek group on campus. I choose to volunteer because of how important it is to my daily life. I am able to not only help the community around me, but also learn from every experience and carry those lessons into all aspects of my life. Contact me to learn more about program houses!





Katie Stock (


My name is Katie Stock and I am a senior biochemistry major. I am from Eagan, Minnesota and love to do anything outdoors especially water skiing and snowmobiling. As part of the Wooster Volunteer Network Board I am on the FYS Community Connection Program Committee and I am the current treasurer. I joined the Wooster Volunteer Network because I feel that through volunteering I am not only able to help others but also grow as a person. Contact me to learn more about our budget or the FYS Community Connections Program!





Meg Heller (


My name is Meg Heller and I am a junior Chemistry major from Mahwah, NJ. My role on the WVN board includes serving as a member of the FYS Community Connections Program committee, as well as networking with organizations on and off campus. I volunteer because I think I’m incredibly lucky to be able to serve my community in such a capacity, while others are not able to. Aside from WVN, I work on campus as a peer mentor, peer chemistry tutor, and STEM Zone intern. Contact me if you want to get your student organization involved in service or to learn more about our FYS Community Connections Program!





Kate Longo (

KateMy name is Kate Longo and I am a current junior Biochemistry major with a History minor. I am from Chicago and love to spend time outside and with my friends. On the board, I am a member of the events committee and help to plan volunteer opportunities for students on campus. I am also secretary. I joined the board because I think that volunteering in the Wooster community is a great way to connect with community members and learn about the issues facing the community. Contact me if you are interested in our upcoming events!