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photo Priscilla Alabi was born in Nigeria where she lived till the age of eleven. She moved across the Ocean with her family to Brooklyn, NY. As an eighth grader, her class year was the first year to experience the school choice high school application system. After High School, Priscilla moved to Rochester, NY where she acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Rochester. Through the Rochester Youth Year Fellowship (RYY) in the City of Rochester, she went on to serve as a Youth Engagement Coordinator for an afterschool civic engagement program for high school students for a year post graduation. Priscilla is thrilled to back home in New York City; she has come full circle in her work with the Feerick Center as the Co-director of the Education Component of LEEAP, which assists low-income students in the NYC public high school choice application process as well as the college application process.


photo Katie McConnell is an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Feerick Center, where she works as a coordinator for the Attorney Emeritus Program and a co-director of the Educational Component of the Legal, Economic, and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP). She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013, where she received a B.A. with high honors in cultural anthropology.


photo Sara Trongone is an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Feerick Center, where she oversees the consumer debt and credit portion of the Legal Economic and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP), including specialized identity theft and consumer bankruptcy placements. Prior to joining AmeriCorps, Sara worked with migrant farm worker communities on a variety of educational and advocacy initiatives and assisted homeless trafficked youth. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 2013 with a B.A. in Anthropology.