Allison Renton

Trinity Fellow Class of 2015

Graduate Program: International Affairs

Undergraduate Degree, Institution: International Business, Gonzaga University

Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Discovery World, Development Associate

Full-time Service Experience, Years Served, Location:

I served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for one year (2010-2011) in Atlanta, GA. My placement was the International Community School, where I worked in a first grade classroom as a teacher’s assistant. This elementary school worked with local neighborhoods and various refugee and immigrant communities to create an integrated and peaceful community through education and interaction.

Trinity Fellowship Experience:

I chose to partake in the International Affairs Master’s program at Marquette during the Trinity Fellowship. My academic experience was challenging and rigorous, but I learned more than I ever thought I could know, and the professors were helpful and engaged. Though the Trinity Fellowship, I was placed at Discovery World, a science and technology museum on Lake Michigan. I worked in the Development Department as a Development Associate. My tasks included gift processing, donor stewardship, grant writing and campaign communications.

The Trinity Fellows Program helped me to process and synthesize the experiences that I had professionally and academically. The various reflections and workshops brought fresh perspective and energy to a challenging program. Ultimately, it was the people involved with this program that made it extraordinary, and I was lucky enough to gain some incredible friendships and memories over the course of the program.

Current Position:

Prospect Research at University of Wyoming Foundation

Fellows Class of 2013

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Carolyn Swabek, Director
(414) 288-0637

Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
(414) 288-0260

Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
(414) 288-5473