Over the past few months, we have been lucky enough to welcome a number of new faces to the PYD family. Please join us is giving a warm welcome to Addie, Kelley, and Matoaka!
Addie McIntire just joined PYD as our new Mentoring Events Specialist. She will be coordinating a number of different events for our Mentor Match program this year, while also working as a teaching assistant at Perkins School for the Blind. She is also in the process of getting an M.Ed from UMass Boston, specializing in Orientation and Mobility. A critical feminist theorist by training, she can’t help but see how the disability rights movement is connected to feminist and anti-racist struggles through various networks of oppression.
Kelley Andrews is a senior at Wheelock College. She is working towards earning a dual degree in Social Work/Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. She is a Boston Massachusetts native who has a passion for improving the quality of resources for youth in the community. She will be working with the Mentor Match program through the spring as a Match Support Intern.
Matoaka Kipp is a junior social work student from Simmons College interning with PYD’s Mentor Match Program this spring. Though originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Matoaka has grown to love Boston, especially its unique offering of funky restaurants and food trucks. When she is not in the office, she is a Resident Advisor for first year students at Simmons, a camp counselor, and a social justice advocate. This summer she will be taking a new position as the director of a two month leadership program for high school students to become counselors in training.