Skip to main content

Who We Are

Staff

  • Image links to full content

    Jennifer Merritt

    Director of Community-based Learning

    Jennifer Merritt serves as the Director of Community-based Learning, overseeing the Arrupe Weekly Engagement Program and the Thriving Neighbors Initiative.

    (408) 554-5013  |  jmerritt@scu.edu

  • Image links to full content

    Irene Cermeño

    Program Director for Thriving Neighbors Initiative

    Irene Cermeno serves as the Program Director for the Thriving Neighbors Initiative.

    (408) 554-7178  |  icermeno@scu.edu

  • Image links to full content

    Rosa Guerra-Sarabia

    Senior Program Director for Community-based Learning

    Rosa Guerra-Sarabia serves as the Senior Program Director for Community-based Learning, overseeing the Arrupe Weekly Engagement Program. 

    (408) 554-5011  |  rguerrasarabia@scu.edu

  • Image links to full content

    Abby Denk

    Program Manager

    Abby Denk serves as the Program Manager for the Thriving Neighbors Initiative.

    (408) 551-7136  |  adenk@scu.edu

Student Assistants

  • Image links to full content

    Alejandra Magaña Gamero

    Thriving Neigbors Initiative Student Assistant 
  • Image links to full content

    Dulce Guzman

    Thriving Neighbors Initiative Student Assistant

Faculty Fellows

TNI Faculty Fellows collaborate with community partners, local residents, ICJE staff, SCU faculty and students to design and conduct a community assessment that helps TNI track changes in health, socioeconomic, and education indicators in the GW neighborhood annually.

  • Image links to full content

    Laura Chyu

    TNI Faculty Fellow
    Adjunct Lecturer, Public Health Science
  • Image links to full content

    Barbara Burns

    TNI Faculty Fellow
    Professor and Director of Liberal Studies
  • Image links to full content

    Laura Nichols

    TNI Faculty Fellow
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Academic Enrichment Program Assistants

  • Image links to full content
    Lily Nguyen
  • Image links to full content
    Jenna Salinas
  • Image links to full content
    Emilio Sanchez
  • Image links to full content
    Lyndon Enow