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Meet Our New Education Center Jesuit Volunteers

Published on November 1st, 2018 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center

This year, we welcome two new Jesuit Volunteers: Rebekah DuDevoir and Peter O’Brien. Rebekah was raised in Maine, but was adopted from Guatemala. Her passion for service work was inspired by a week-long high school service trip to Guatemala. She was volunteering at a school for children affected by poverty, neglect, and abuse. She graduated in May from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English Literature. In the future, she hopes to continue working with programs that focus on at-risk youth. At the moment, she is excited to start working with the kids while also learning from them.

Peter is from Rye, New York. He spent his last four years at Santa Clara University in Northern California, graduating with a degree in music. Peter is excited to be back on the East Coast and is eager to start the year off.  When Peter is not wrapped up in music, he finds his passions in outdoor activities, movies, playing sports and following his beloved New York Rangers. Peter has worked with children as a division head and camp counselor for the past seven summers at Camp Dudley in Westport, NY.   He has enjoyed helping children find and pursue their passion. Peter is thrilled to join the amazing staff at the Margaret Donnelly Education Center and looks forward to working with and growing alongside the community here at MDOC.

Each year, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps provides two full-time youth coordinators to work at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. Jesuit Volunteers commit to one year of post-college service where the need is greatest and to live in apostolic community with other Jesuit Volunteers.

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