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

 

 

 

 

Alex Gordon, President (agordon18@wooster.edu):

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My name is Alex Gordon, and I am a current senior 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 working with the WVN executive board!

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Longo, Secretary (klongo18@wooster.edu):

KateMy name is Kate Longo and I am a current senior 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 or want to learn more about our Detroit service trip!

 

 

 

 

 

Koral Kasnyik, Treasurer (kkasnyik20@wooster.edu):

I am a sophomore BCMB major from Oberlin, Ohio and am the secretary of BCMB Club. Even more importantly, I love impacting those around me. I am the treasurer for WVN and and the Service and Civic Engagement Chair of Campus Council. I am also a member of Delta Theta Psi and am a Rush Chair for this season. When I’m not on campus, you’ll find me on a mountain, preferably with a nice cup of coffee in my hand. After graduation, I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail before medical school. Contact me with budget questions!

 

 

 

 

Meg Heller (mheller18@wooster.edu):

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My name is Meg Heller and I am a senior 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, learn about our West Virginia service trip, or to learn more about our FYS Community Connections Program!

 

 

 

 

Oriana Freeman (ofreeman19@wooster.edu):

My name is Oriana Freeman and I am a sophomore Neurobiology major from Golden Valley, Minnesota. On WVN, I work with the program houses as well as work with advertising. I volunteer because its a great way to see the world from new perspectives and to give back to the community at the same time. Outside of WVN I am a First Responder, a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team, and a member of the health coach program. I love spending time outdoors and with friends. Contact me for information on the service houses!

 

 

 

 

Gianmarco Martignetti (gmartignetti20@wooster.edu)

My name is Gianmarco Martignetti, and I am a freshman from Chappaqua, NY. I am currently interested in minoring in Education here at the College of Wooster. When I am not volunteering or organizing with WVN you can see me in my acapella groups (Shades of Gold and Woo Sang Clan). I joined WVN because I was taught at a young age that giving back and helping others is one of the most important things you can do in life. Volunteering not only strengthens the community you are apart of but also strengthens yourself, as I have grown tremendously through my different volunteering opportunities.

 

 

 

Nate Addington, Director of Civic and Social Responsibility (naddington@wooster.edu)

Nate Addington serves as The College of Wooster’s Director of Civic and Social Responsibility. Throughout his career Nate has been interested in what motivates people from different backgrounds and identities to come together in community. Specifically, he loves exploring how he, and the students he works with, can be intentional in helping those communities move forward towards a sense of equity and justice. He has particular interests in creating long term partnerships in the local community, while also wrestling with larger issues; such as international immigration policy and reform. This latter passion often reveals itself in the various service and immersion trips he has facilitated in Central America since 2006.