ROSEMARY PARISH

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Rosemary Parish is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as the Director of Physician Continuing Education Programming, in the Department of Television, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Rosemary served both on the Board of the Waldorf School of Princeton for five years, and also held a position as the school’s Development Director. She served as the manager of the Child Enrichment Program for the Jointure of Somerset County. In 2012, Rosemary founded the Princeton Chapter of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. She currently serves as the Chair of the organization.

Eleanor Roberts

Regional Field Manager Massachusetts

Before starting university, Eleanor spent a year working on small-scale development projects in Peru as part of the Princeton Bridge Year Program.  While there she became coordinator of a women’s craft group and an English teacher, and started thinking about pedagogy and group coordination. She spent her four years at Princeton coordinating ESL classes for recent immigrants at a community center in Trenton.  Her experiences expanding the volunteer participation and student-body of this tutoring program motivated her to pursue a position increasing tutoring opportunities in prisons. She looks forward fostering understanding between her volunteers and their students, while continuing to learn through her work.

Tara Ronda

Volunteer Coordinator - New JeRSEY

Tara has been working in volunteer services and civic engagement for 15 years and in addition to her work with Petey Greene, serves as an adjunct instructor of writing and research. She was the Service-Learning Coordinator/Director at Stockton University for more than 10 years. In addition to working for social justice, she runs an editing and proofreading business and spends a lot of time volunteering, both as a Petey Greene tutor with Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative and as a victim advocate with Center for Family Services in southern New Jersey. She will start her PhD in Education and Social Justice in the fall. 

Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar

Regional FIeld Manager - New York

Alejandro graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Latin American Studies. He spent his years there engaged in a variety of civic service projects, including tutoring students in prison with the Petey Greene Program, teaching ESL to recent immigrants in Trenton, and leading and coordinating alternative Spring Break “Breakout” trips. He is an active musician and radio DJ and is particularly interested in exploring the role that music and arts can play in education and empowerment in the context of prisons.

 

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