Beautiful Social is excited to announce our seventh and eighth Foley Fellows: Molly McDonald and Carly Montecalvo. Foley Fellows are named for John Cardinal Foley, who served as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem from 2007 to 2011 and held the position of Vatican correspondent for the Philadelphia’s archdiocesan newspaper.
Foley Fellows are exemplary students who function in ways similar to teaching assistants: they act as liaisons between the clients and the student teams and help the teams succeed in their projects. Fellows also lead class discussions, plan and take part in Beautiful Social activities, and work with the Director to ensure the program is living up to it’s mission and values. We asked Molly and Carly to introduces themselves. Here's what they have to say.
Hello!! I'm a junior studying Communications and Digital Media with a minor in Gender Studies and also serve the community as an Orientation leader and through my involvement with Weekly Service.
Outside of school, I am a yoga instructor at Grace and Glory Yoga and enjoy spending time outside, reading, and exploring Philadelphia.
I first worked with Beautiful Social in Spring 2016 and I'm excited to be a part of the B:Social team and to have the opportunity to collaborate and co-create with organizations making a positive impact in the community and with the Student Consultants both inside and outside of the classroom.
When looking at colleges I knew that I wanted to go somewhere that prioritizes service and found ways to incorporate service into the academic experience. I see B:Social as an amazing opportunity to marry my interests in digital media design and marketing with my passion for working with service oriented organizations and my interest in the non-profit sector. I'm excited to work with students and organizations in an integrated learning environment where we can apply what we are doing in the classroom to working with the clients.
Hello world! I'm a Sophomore Communications Major and Advertising & Promotions Minor from small-town Berwick, PA! I love to stay involved on campus at SJU because it allows me to learn more than what is taught inside the classroom, grow as both a student and individual, and meet some of the coolest humans throughout it all! As such, I'm also VP of Community Service & Communications for the American Marketing Association, Website and Social Media Coordinator for Alpha Gamma Delta.
Choosing to come to SJU was no simple task, because no school seemed to give me that wow moment. I found myself worrying a lot more about how the school could get me where I needed to be, rather than focusing on the aspects of the school that would help me grow not only as a student, but as a person. When I came to SJU I was able to listen to professors and students speak about the Beautiful Social program, and finally realized that this would be my perfect fit, I finally had my wow moment.
After taking the course and being a consultant for B:Social I know that I made the right decision, because Beautiful Social allows me to participate in something larger than myself and my world back home and on campus.
Outside of school, clubs, and just navigating the world, I enjoy filling my time with anything and everything that brings a smile to my face. This usually includes daily calls to my mother, Saturday morning face times with my sister's puppy Belle, runs at the Merion Botanical Gardens, and exploring Philadelphia and their many eclectic coffee shops.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to work for such an amazing program that works towards such an amazing cause. Beautiful Social has already taught me so much about myself and the world, and I know that this opportunity will allow me to learn, grow, and experience more than I could ever imagine.