Intern Profiles


Vanessa Bell

Sacred Heart Community Service
Major: Sociology
Minors: International Business & Spanish
Hometown: Solvang, CA
Graduating Class: 2014

“I am excited to be working at Sacred Heart Community Service, where I am learning how the non-profit mobilizes local volunteers to help ameliorate poverty by fostering self-sufficiency. I have some prior experience at the Welcome Center and the La Mesa Verde urban gardening program at Sacred Heart, so I am looking forward to learning even more about the organization this year.”


Kathryn Luna

Santa Clara Adult Education - Skill Plus
Major: Sociology
Minor: Communication
Hometown: Windsor, CA
Graduating Class: 2015

“I have always loved being actively involved in my community. I am interning at Skills Plus because being interested in the medical field and education, Skills Plus provides a unique experience to engage with stroke survivors and other physically disabled adults whom I would normally not have the opportunity to work with. I am most excited to continue to expand my sense of community and knowledge outside of a classroom setting through hands-on interaction.”


Amia Nash

Young Life Capernaum
Major: Public Health Science
Minors: Sociology and Religious Studies
Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Graduating Class: 2015

“I am excited to be an Arrupe intern and have the opportunity to work with a partnership in our community and learn from others' experiences. The core of Young Life Capernaum is the dedication to improving the quality of life for people with physical and developmental disabilities. I am looking forward to building fulfilling friendships, participating in fun activities, and exploring the Christian faith with young people in our community.”


Celia Trujillo

InnVision Shelter Network - Julian Street Inn
Majors:  Religious Studies & Sociology
Hometown:  Greenfield, CA
Graduating Class: 2014

“After learning about marginalized populations through my immersion trip to New Orleans, I have become interested in exploring issues of Social Justice.  For this reason, I am excited to be learning with the clients at Julian Street Inn about the different resources that are available for them.”



Estrella Family Services

Estrella Family Services
Community Partner

In 20 years, Estrella has co-educated more than 1,300 SCU students. Faculty in nearly 15 different academic disciplines, such as anthropology, business, education, history, and political science, have gained engaging community-based experiences for their courses. Read More