Below is a list of our current volunteer staff

Felix Chen, Emerson College Undergraduate, Project Manager/Editing Manager

Felix is currently a Communication Studies student in the undergraduate program at Emerson College. His areas of focus are public opinion research and data analysis. Felix is also the President of Emerson College Polling Society, an organization focuses on measuring public’s attitudes on various issues. Felix’s favorite thing about the Bird Street program is that he can build long lasting relationships with the students. In his free time, Felix enjoys travelling and watching sports. His next dream destination is Kenya in Africa.

Bird St. Volunteer Photo- Andi BergerAndi Berger, Emerson College Graduate Student, Social Media/Online Manager

Andi’s education background is in Broadcast Journalism and Communication Management. Her career began in television news at WSVN in Miami, FL. After 4 years in the business she moved to Boston, MA and volunteered her time at Cambridge Community TV. During her tenure she taught members of the Cambridge commuity how to produce their own videos and edit digitally. Currently she is a member of the Emerson community and working on the Bird Street/Emerson Civil Engagement Project.


Jacqueline Donohoo, Emerson College Graduate Student, Social Media/Online Manager Bird St. Volunteer Photo- Jacqueline Donohoo

Jacqueline graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor of arts in Communication and acquired a marketing certificate. She is currently pursuing her masters in Communication Management at Emerson College. Jacqueline has found her niche in the world of aviation and currently works as the Northeast Marketing Manager for Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines. Jacqueline was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO and currently resides in Boston, MA. She looks forward to continuing to work with the Bird St. students and letting the students teach her about new ways to communicate effectively to their peer group.

Alyssa Doyle Bird St Alyssa Doyle, Emerson College Graduate Student, Foundation/Events Manager

Alyssa was born and raised in New Hampshire. She attended Keene State College in her home state, and graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in geography. While in school, she served on the editors’ board for the student newspaper, and held several roles on the college’s television news program. After graduating, Alyssa worked as program assistant at Dartmouth College’s Institute for Lifelong Education, where she happily worked for two years. Unfortunately, dreams of going back to school forced her to leave Dartmouth and move to the city for the first time. In the fall of 2012, she enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, seeking her Master’s degree in Communication Management with a focus in public relations. She has been active in Emerson’s civic engagement initiates such as Rediscover Rosarito, and The Bird Street Community Center project. She has also served on a project team curating an exhibit for Design Museum Boston. Her interest include art, reading/writing, event planning, hiking, and being a mom to her year old puppy!

Silver Bird St Bio

Silver Qi, Emerson College Graduate Student, Documentary Director/ PSA Editing Assistance

Silver is a graduate student from Emerson in communication management program. He is studying abroad from China. Silver likes photography and has works published in some national magazines in China. He also has shot several short movies and is skilled in post-editing. Silver is looking forward to helping the students at Bird St. come up with good, memorable, and persuasive PSA videos.


Laurens lovely mugLauren Austin, Emerson College Graduate Student, recruiting

Lauren is the business operations manager for management consulting company, Allison Rimm and Associates.  Prior to joining ARA, Lauren managed the opening and operations of downtown nonprofit Boston fair trade store, Ten Thousand Villages.  Under Lauren’s leadership, the Boston location was the highest grossing first-year store in company history. She has a passion for building and inspiring teams to carry out their collective missions and is working toward her M.A. in Communication Management with a concentration in Public Relations and Stakeholder Management from Emerson College. She is looking forward to her role in recruitment and community development for the Bird Street mission.

??????????????????????????????? Robin Kristoff, Emerson College Graduate Student, Recruiting

Robin grew up in rural Vermont and studied Political Science and Spanish at Knox College. After college she spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA before moving to Massachusetts and beginning work in textbook publishing. Since she was a teenager she’s had a strong interest in equalizing opportunities for youth, which has led her to work and volunteer with several youth-focused programs as a young adult. As a current graduate student in Emerson College’s Communication Management program, she is looking forward to helping the Bird Street Civil Engagement Project grow and open opportunities for more local youth.


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