Our Students

Alex (Returning)

Harvard University Class of 2013

Alexandru Chivescu, age 20, is a junior at Harvard University where he studies Economics with minors in East Asian Studies and Spanish. Born in Romania but raised in the United States, Alex grew up in and out of the foster care system since the age of ten. He lived in twelve different placements ranging from families to group homes to shelters. As a foster child Alex received national media coverage for the unique manner in which he found his most recent foster family: by compiling a list of licensed families in his community and writing a letter to each of them asking them to accept him into their home. His story is the subject of an upcoming Hallmark movie entitled "Finding a Family." While at Harvard, Alex has joined the Varsity Rowing Team. He is also active in the Harvard College Democrats and the Harvard College QSA, an LGBT students and allies group. In his free time he volunteers at the Waltham House, a group home for homeless and foster LGBT youth. Two summers ago Alex studied Spanish history and language abroad in Madrid, Spain with the help of grants from Harvard University. He also took a weeklong trip Romania, marking both the first time he had ever returned and the first time meeting his grandfather. This past summer Alex worked in New York City for a major U.S. investment bank and looks to pursue a career in global financial services. He is committed to foster youth advocacy and someday becoming a foster parent himself. Alex is a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, and a Questbridge Scholar.

Dustin (Returning)

University of Texas at Austin Class of 2013

Dustin is a Junior studying Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is on track to graduate in May 2013, after which he plans on attending graduate school for physical therapy. This past summer he attended school while also interning for SpineAustin, a physical therapy clinic in town. This semester he is taking a full load of classes to meet his physical therapy prerequisites and to receive his Business Foundations Certificate. He has also started a new internship at AdvancedRehabilitation where he is working as tech. Next summer he plans on going to Nepal to do volunteer work and gain more experience in the PT field.

Daysi (Returning)

California State University at Fullerton Class of 2013

Daysi is a Junior working toward a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Latin American Studies. This summer she participated in two study abroad programs that counted toward her major in Latin American studies. The first was in Costa Rica, through the college of Humanities at Cal State Fullerton, where she took courses in global cuisines and geography of Latin America. The second was a program in El Salvador at the University of El Salvador though a Salvadoran student organization where she learned about Latin American social issues as well as El Salvador's political, economical and cultural systems. This was, without a doubt, a privilege and a life learning experience.

Daniel (Returning)

Southern Connecticut State University Class of 2014

Summer (returning)

University of Oregon Class of 2013

Summer is a Junior studying Journalism and Communication at University of Oregon. She is interested in doing field research in different countries once she graduates from graduate school (planning on going to University of Washington because they have an amazing science based research facilities). She is also planning to do Teach For America sometime after graduation, hopefully in another country. Summer likes surfing, hiking, snowboarding and photography.

Annette (new)

University of San Francisco Class of 2013

Kacie (new)

Princeton University Class of 2015

KC loves being a freshman at Princeton University. She is in taking courses in Integrated Science, climate change and has a writing seminar entitled "Society and the Witch." She intended to major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science. She is interested in becoming a Parasitologist. In her spare time, she enjoys playing rugby.

kevin (new)

University of Utah Class of 2015

Kevin is a Freshman at The University of Utah. He graduated from Coronado High School with high honors. He worked this summer as a camp counselor at the YMCA camp in Julian , California. He is majoring in Business Administration at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He enjoys all sports, especially football. His favorite team is the Chicago Bears. He follows baseball and predicts the Yankees will win the World Series this year.

nhi (new)

University of California at Davis Class of 2015

timothy (new)

Morehouse College Class of 2012

Timothy Jones, choreographer, scholar, and artist is a native of New Haven, Connecticut and is a matriculating student at Morehouse College as a double major in English and Drama with a concentration in Dance studies. Mr. Jones is a graduate of the Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School as well as Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut. Timothy has also been under the dance instruction of Christina Kershaw, Earl Mosley, Freddie Moore, Daryl Foster, and T. Lang. Mr. Jones has trained at The Ailey School, Center for Creative Youth at both Wesleyan University and in the Cape Verde Islands, Earl Mosleys Institute of the Arts, NYU TISH's Summer Dance Residency, Atlanta Ballet, and Spelman College. Further, Mr. Jones' choreography and research has been presented at Spelman College, the Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theater, and at various venues around the world. Mr. Jones has also traveled extensively to a myriad of countries researching, performing, and creating dance and theater. Most recently, Mr. Jones completed a semester abroad in London, England at the British American Drama Academy, a critically acclaimed classical theater training program in conjunction with Yale School of Drama.


Our Graduates


Boston College Class of 2009


Penn State University Class of 2011


Seton Hall University Class of 2010