We are very lucky to be having two new staff members joining the PYD team this month: Ashley Brueske and Roslyn Hower. They will both be serving this year in different AmeriCorps positions, and we’re excited to have them!
Ashley Brueske joined PYD as the 2015-2016 Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring and will be working with the Mentor Match program to recruit new mentors, organize events, and provide ongoing support to current mentors and mentees. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she moved to Boston several years ago to begin pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, learning to incorporate social justice work into future practice as a therapist.
Ashley has worked with a number of community organizations in the Twin Cities and the Boston area and has long been passionate about removing barriers to accessing community life, and she is particularly excited to begin working specifically with the disability community. Outside of work, Ashley is an avid choral singer and loves to cook and try new restaurants.
Roslyn Hower recently joined PYD as the YEP Curriculum and Development VISTA. Roslyn graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California in May 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology. She has a passion for youth development, social justice and national service. Roslyn previously served as a City Year corps member.