Summer Mentorship Blogs

Sandifer Fellows

Jack Cascone
Communications and History-Political Science- Tinley Park, IL
Alpine Group, Washington D.C.
Mentorship will involve conducting research and attending campaign teams and capitol hill meetings.


Tim Johnson
Psychology – Peoria, IL
Mental Wellness LLC, Osage Beach, Missouri. St Patrick Catholic Church, Laurie Missouri. Central Methodist University, Sedalia, Missouri.
Mentorship will involve work with Mental Wellness LLC, St Patrick Catholic Church, and Central Methodist University to do research on faith-based counseling, sitting in on counseling session, and starting programs for local homeschoolers.


Catherine McCarthy
Biology – Peoria, IL
Volunteer Adventure Corps, Cape Town, South Africa
Mentorship will involve exposure to diverse health programs and assisting individuals from the impoverished end of the social spectrum.


Reagan Fellows

Molly Albrecht
Accounting and Art – El Paso-Gridley, IL
Wondermile, Boston, Massachusetts
Mentorship will involve working with the founder of Wondermile to promote products, learn marketing ideas, and observe women with leadership roles in business.


Nicholas Assise
History & Political Science Pre-Law/English Writing – Tinley Park, IL
Burns and Libman Attorneys at Law, Chicago, Illinois
Mentorship includes helping with personal injury cases and will provide opportunities for clerking experience that will assist in applying for law school. 


Marissa Burton
Physical Science – Lemont, IL
International Volunteer Headquarters, Lima, Peru
Mentorship will involve volunteering at an orphanage to work with children with developmental disabilities and helping mothers who need assistance.


Elsie Croasdale
History and Political Science- Pre-law – Mapleton, IL
Philips, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 6/22-7/29/2018
Mentorship will involve shadowing the company to learn about international business and business law in a country outside of the United States.


Nichole Daugherty
Special Education with Teacher License – Roanoke, IL
L’Abri Fellowship International, Southborough, Massachusetts
Mentorship will involve an extensive study of theology with materials provided by the mentor.


Jacob Doan
English Literature Secondary Education with Teacher License – Princeton, IL
Generation Teach, Denver, Colorado
Mentorship will involve teaching middle-school urban youth reading and elective courses with Generation Teach.


Riley Francis
Environmental Science – Deer Grove, IL
StraightUp Solar, Eureka, IL
Mentorship will involve community outreach and public education regarding solar power.


Newt Holt
English Literature Secondary Education with Teacher License – Groveland, IL
Twickel College, Delden, Netherlands
Mentorship will involve teaching English as a second language to students aging from 11-14 years old.


Cody Wirth
Mathematics Secondary Education with Teacher License – Morton, IL
Greenheart Travel, Motril, Spain
Mentorship will involve tutoring a host family in the English language.