Our SCHOLARS

Meet our dedicated workforce of undergraduate students hailing from 8+ universities and a wide-array of disciplines. The one thing all of these students share is their passion for improving the lives of individuals with autism.


Learn more about the Kinney SCHOLARS programs and apply to join our team.

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Lindsey Houston ’22

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain hands on experience.

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Hana Haile ’24

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to grow and learn to be a great ASD advocate.

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Becca Maurizi ’23

Major: Early and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain more experience and perspective.

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Gregory Maddox ’22

Major: Africology and African-American Studies
Favorite Cereal: Multi-Grain Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I am interested in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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Tasnia Chowdhury ’23

Major: Masters in Special Education with a Concentration in ABA
Favorite Cereal: Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to meet new people and gain more knowledge.

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Tate Fryczynski ’22

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services with minors in Biology and Autism Studies
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I have always wanted to work with clients on the spectrum in a one-to-one setting! I also wanted a job, and this was the perfect fit for me! I love working with people hands-on and Kinney has helped me realize I want to be an occupational therapist!

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Anthony Solari ’25

Major: Mathematics
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I have a lot of experience working with kids on the spectrum. I was a camp counselor this summer and I enjoyed so I thought why not do it year round.

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Shalini Parekh ’22

Major: Medical Humanities
Favorite Cereal: Cocoa Pebbles
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to be an advocate for the autism community. 

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Connor Tudja ’22

Major: Communications
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I like helping others.

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Lexi Ebel ’23

Major: Biology with a Psychology Minor
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to help make a difference in the lives of others and gain knowledge to help make the community improve.

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Molly Burke ’23

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Corn Pops
I joined the Kinney Center because of my major and I want to learn more.

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Kellie Evanik ’23

Major: Middle Grades Education
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Mini Wheats
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to meet new people and gain new experiences to take with me when I enter the education field.

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Chloe Grieshaber ’23

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies with minors in Neuroscience and Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted experience working with individuals with autism so that I can be an advocate.

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Emma Lankin ’23

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to get involved and work with people on the autism spectrum.

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Megan Conville ’22

Major: Elementary and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I love helping others and learning about ABA.

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Alyssa McDougall ’22

Major: Psychology and Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Peanut Butter Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because it is experience for grad school and future career.

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Destiny Humphrey ’22

Major: Mathematics
Favorite Cereal: Captain Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to become a teacher and this experience will help me transition to teaching special education. I want to make a difference and provide an opportunity for a child to feel as though they matter regardless of who they are. 

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Nicole Generelli ’24

Major: Sociology
Favorite Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain experience working with neurodiverse individuals. 

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Hailey Cernuto ’22

Major: Psychology with minors in Counseling and English
Favorite Cereal: Fruity Pebbles
I joined the Kinney Center because I love people! I want to meet and help as many people from different identity groups as I can.

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Izzy Casey ’23

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Fruit Loops
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to help people and be involved in the school community! 

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Cailey Esposito ’23

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I love working with individuals with autism.

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Rylie Deegan ’25

Major: Early and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Fruit Loops
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to have more experience with kids and adults with autism. I also want to make a difference in ASD students life.

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Jessie Krikelis ’22

Major: Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want the chance to work with kids before I start my student teaching in the fall.

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Clare Seperack ’23

Major: Psychology 
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to learn more about ASD and gain experience in helping people with autism. 

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Fred Greene ’24

Major: Neuroscience
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because of my minor.

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Michael Graber ’24

Major: Pharmaceutical Marketing
Favorite Cereal: Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to get more involved at SJU.

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Jacob Schreiber ’22

Major: Secondary Education/History
Favorite Cereal: None
I joined the Kinney Center because it's a program that I have been in since Freshman year and it's a place I love working. 

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Liam Lang ’23

Major: Music Education with Jazz Studies
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to gain experience in teaching and helping students with special needs so I can better help all my students in future teaching positions.

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Sydney Rutkowski ’22

Major: Psychology and Linguistics (Speech Pathology Concentration
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I couldn't think of a better place to gain experience and make the best memories too. 

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Katie Friedman ’23

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services
Favorite Cereal: Life
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to meet other compassionate individuals who want to make an impact.

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Anshum Ganveer ’22

Major: Business Analytics
Favorite Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I like to work with kids. 

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Hanin Al-ghamdi ’21

Major: Health Education and Wellness
Favorite Cereal: None
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to get experience.

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Jordon Constantino ’22

Major: Psychology with a Clinical Concentration
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to learn more about the Autism Community and how to be the most helpful.

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Emma Chin ’23

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Favorite Cereal: Strawberry Special K
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to make a difference in the ASD community.

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Angelica Oppermann ’22

Major: Health Professions
Favorite Cereal: Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain experience and knowledge on how to support the autism community and explore a potential career path. 

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Shishira Philip ’22

Major: Biology
Favorite Cereal: Reese's Puffs
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain knowledge working with neurodiverse clients.

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Riley Konieczny ’22

Major: Early Childhood Education
Favorite Cereal: Raisin Bran
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted more experience with people on the spectrum as a future educator.

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Madylin Zegalia ’23

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to spend more time helping others and learning more about people who have experienced life in ways I will never experience myself.


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Lara Champion ’23

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Raisin Bran
I joined the Kinney Center because the mission of the Kinney Center is something that really aligns with where I hope to go in the field of psychology.

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Zahrah Surratt ’22

Major: Health Professions
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because I love working with special needs kids and gain more experience. Not only to gain more experience, but have fun.

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Debora Sermarini ’23

Major: Human Development and ABA
Favorite Cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to get more experience in ABA and get more involved.

 
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Carly Barton ’23

Major: Elementary and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Krave
I joined the Kinney Center because I love working with and helping others and being an advocate for everyone.

 
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Luisa Mora ’23

Major: ABA and Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to gain more experience on the field.

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Allie Hushen ’22

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to be an advocate for those on the spectrum, especially when it comes to mental health related issues.

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Hailey Anderson ’24

Major: Elementary and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Trix
I joined the Kinney Center because I love working with students with disabilities and I think it will provide me with a lot of insight as well as the student.

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Mae Hughes ’23

Major: Elementary/Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Rice Krispies
I joined the Kinney Center because I love to learn!

 
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Katie Schaffner ’25

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to give back to the community by providing support and compassion to those impacted by autism.

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Cadence Riddell ’25

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
I joined the Kinney Center because I have always had an interest in autism and I plan to work with people on the spectrum through means of art therapy, so this program is a perfect fit.

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Keeley McGuigan ’23

Major: Elementary/Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Life
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to work with kids with autism and gain experience by working with them.

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Fallon Bergeron ’24

Major: Elementary/Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Fruity Pebbles
I joined the Kinney Center because it will be valuable experience for my future career as an educator.

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Brooke Martin ’23

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services
Favorite Cereal: Rice Krispies
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain more experience working with others and to gain a broader perspective.

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Emma Katinas ’22

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services
Favorite Cereal: Raisin Bran
I joined the Kinney Center because I would like to work with this population.

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Caroline Dufner ’23

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because it is a great way to meet new people and a great experience.

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Baylee Reinhardt ’24

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Fruit Loops
I joined the Kinney Center because it was a great way to get experience and get more out of the SJU community through creating everlasting friendships and memories.

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Callie Molloy ’22

Major: Recreational Therapy
Favorite Cereal: Reese's Puffs
I joined the Kinney Center because I have always heard great things about Kinney and wanted to get involved in such a fun and awesome program.

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Cyler Cleary ’22

Major: History and Secondary Education
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because education is a powerful tool to have and I love to learn new experiences as well as teach people knowledge and skills.

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Alyssa Brinsky ’24

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services and Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to be more educated with people who are on the spectrum and learn more from them.

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Tom McGovern ’23

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Reese's Puffs
I joined the Kinney Center because I work with kids every summer at a day camp and love being there for them however possible. I worked hands-on, one-on-one with an autistic child during summer 2020 and it was the best summer experience ever! 

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Megan Armbruster ’24

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I have a passion for working in the field.

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Alexis Ochman ’24

Major: Autism Behavioral Studies
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
I joined the Kinney Center because I enjoy helping those who need it and enjoy making a difference in others.

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Lauren McDonald ’24

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because working with people that have intellectual and physical disabilities is something important to me! 

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Emily McInnis ’24

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to make a difference in my community and make connections that are guaranteed to brighten my day.

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Sarah Halupa ’24

Major: Biology
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I want to be an advocate that is with and for others, especially that are neurodiverse.

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Shanelle Robinson ’22

Major: Human Development and Community Engagement
Favorite Cereal: Crunch Berries
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain more experience with ASD and make an impact in their lives.

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Angela Lencsak ’23

Major: Clinical Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I wanted to gain hands on experience in order to better help all people that may come to me in the future.

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Meg Thompson ’24

Major: Psychology
Favorite Cereal: Frosted Flakes
I joined the Kinney Center because I am passionate and interested in working with individuals affected by autism.

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Lexi Burke ’23

Major: Early Childhood and Special Education
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I joined the Kinney Center because I love working with individuals with autism.