Meet this Year’s Gordon Presidential Fellows

Each year, the Gordon College Presidential Fellows program allows select students the opportunity to work with a Cabinet member on campus. This partnership gives students the chance to experience real-world business, and be involved with the behind-the-scenes decision making process that goes on at Gordon. Fellows not only participate actively in a professional setting, but also give back to the officers and executives that make Gordon excel.

This year’s group—the fifth cohort of Fellows—has served all over campus. They are athletes, musicians, ambassadors and teaching assistants; they are majors in the fields of sociology, biblical studies, biology, accounting, music performance, political science and philosophy. They come from all parts of the world including Taiwan, Germany, Haiti, New York City and our very own Boston, Massachusetts.

Pictured above, L to R:

Zachary Daly ’18 | Office of the Vice President for Advancement
A biology major with a pre-dental track, Zachary has received presidential honors at Gordon and has been heavily involved in revamping the Student Ambassador program. He has a passion for Christ and the global church, and hopes to use a career in health care to serve in the developing world.

Joshua Cochran ’17 | Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Joshua has earned all-CCC honors for his performance on the Men’s Soccer team. As a biology major, he has received presidential honors each semester at Gordon and has served as a teaching assisstant for both the chemistry and biology departments. Joshua feels called to pursue a career as a dentist, and hopes to show the love of God in his community by meeting physical needs.

Kristiina Boettiger ’19 | Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications
Kristiina is a biology major and speaks four languages (English, German, French and Finnish). She grew up in Germany and is a dual citizen of Finland and the United States. Kristiina hopes to attend medical school and pursue her dream of opening a practice.

Jack Ricci ’17 | Office of the Vice President for Student Life
A Clarendon Scholar, Jack serves in various leadership roles at Gordon, including as a teaching assistant for Old Testament and New Testament courses, and as a residential advisor. He plans to use his education, talent and passions to give back to New York, the city he calls home.

Sohenga Depestre ’17 | Office of the Provost
Sohenga is passionate about her community and enjoys serving as a drummer for her church. She is pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. After graduating, Sohenga hopes to attend graduate school in socio-psychology and higher education.

Rosanna Drinkhouse ’17 | Office of the Provost
Rosie is a double major in political science and English language and literature. She is a member of the English Department’s honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, and serves this year as commencement director through Gordon’s student government. Rosie plans to pursue a career in law.

Dorothy Chung ’17 | Office of the President
Dorothy was born and raised in Taiwan, and moved to the U.S. at age 12 when her father decided to pursue a career in ministry. She has been heavily involved on campus, including serving as assistant director of the International Student Organization. Dorothy is musically gifted, and her dream is to open a violin teaching studio.

Andrew Kang ‘17 | Office of the President
Andrew is a double major in history and English language and literature. Andrew has been substantially involved in worship on campus and serves as a leader in the morning Chapel band. He has has participated in missions trips to Swaziland, Nicaragua and San Diego.

Not pictured:

Farnel Maxime ’17 | Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
Farnel is a double major in political science and philosophy, and plans to pursue a graduate degree. He is both Haitian and a first generation college student, and is interested in working within a metropolitan area after graduating from Gordon.

By Caleb Minns ’20, English language and literature