Our Voices

           Sara Nelson

I find inspiration in my belief that I have discovered my dream career. My name is Sara Nelson, and I am studying communication at Rollins College. I enjoy volunteering, animals, and writing, and my interests are are psychology and entrepreneurship. A passion of mine is supporting nonprofit organizations, and I volunteer with the therapeutic equestrian program, Freedom Ride, in Orlando, Florida. Animals are close to my heart, and I enjoy being a part of the special connections and joy they instill in the lives of those in need. My future goals include expanding my involvement with nonprofits to support their outreach and mission, and building on my role as a volunteer in the hopes of combining my dream of helping others with my profession. Contact me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.


                        Georyana Santos

I am a fourth-year Communication Studies major at Rollins College. I hold a concentration in Public Relations and I am passionate about media and journalism. Although I’m a native of New Jersey, I am fully bilingual as my parents were born in the tropical island of the Dominican Republic. As of now, I aspire to be a publicist.

Over the summer of 2017, I was a PR intern for Allied Integrated Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing agency working with the world’s largest entertainment, consumer and lifestyle brands. I now hold an editorial internship with Orlando Style Magazine, the leading luxury lifestyle publication in Central Florida.

I will graduate in May 2018 and hope to apply my knowledge from the classroom and my past experiences to a job in the field of public relations or journalism. Contact me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

           Sonja Boos

My name is Sonja C Boos and I am a student of Psychology, expected to graduate from Rollins College in December 2017. My passion is directed toward research and entrepreneurship for social good.

I have initiated an independent research study concerning the role of social support on the refugee population in Germany. My study was presented at SEPA Conference in March 2017. As an active advocate for social good, I worked on developing a sustainable global solution to the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world, and together with my team, won the first round of the 2017 Hult Prize Competition. Contact me on Facebook or Twitter.

                      Shannon Conner

As an aspiring social entrepreneur, I see myself as an inspirational catalyst and countervailing force of empowerment at the grassroots level and beyond. Fall 2017, I complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies with a minor in Writing at Rollins College. In addition to my coursework, I implement resources for adult learners and oversee external scholarship development for Rollins Evening programs. Championing for students in need is my passion. In 2015, I completed an Associate in Arts at Seminole State College of Florida and celebrated my selection as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar—an annual award for high-achieving changemaker students. As a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Award candidate, I will explore both professional and graduate opportunities in public administration, law, and nonprofit sectors. I would love to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.