Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community

This summer has been an exciting time at ABCDC! This summer, our staff welcomed four interns from colleges across the city. These summer positions allow ABCDC staff to gather new perspectives from students, while also providing these young professionals with valuable and hands-on experience in the nonprofit field. From real estate development, to communications, these interns have been invaluable members of our team for the last several weeks.

Learn more about our summer interns:

Ornella Bisamaza (she/her/hers), Resident Services Intern

Ornella is a 27-year-old from Rwanda and recent graduate with a Master’s degree in Public Health from MCPHS University. As the founder of a start-up that focuses on promoting healthy eating in her community, she is passionate about empowering people to live better and healthier lives. She is now looking to explore new horizons and have set her sights on a career in real estate.

Nick Gallucci (he/him/his), Real Estate Development Intern

Nick is a rising Junior at Boston College, majoring in economics and minoring in finance. He is interested in the successful funding and management of real estate development deals to bring value to several different groups. Nick joined Allston Brighton CDC because of the opportunity to combine his interest of real estate, development, and finance, while creating tangible change around Boston. He hopes to continue to explore careers and further his study in the areas of real estate and finance. Outside of his coursework, he is active in several campus groups including 4Boston, a variety of educational clubs, and an intramural lacrosse team. Growing up in Montvale, NJ, Nick enjoys golfing with family and friends as well as traveling.

Sophia Hebert (she/her/hers), Community Engagement Intern

Sophia is originally from Westwood, Massachusetts. She is currently a rising junior at Boston University studying political science with a minor in history on a pre-law track. She is a writer for BU’s Daily Free Press and a member of BU student government’s city affairs department. She is also a DJ on WTBU, and an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, BU’s pre-professional law fraternity. She joined the Allston Brighton CDC to learn more about community work and housing justice and hopes to work in the field after she has graduated. In her free time, she loves to cook, listen to music, read, and spend time with her family and friends.

Sarina Patel (she/her/hers), Communications & Development Intern

Sarina is originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey. She is currently a rising sophomore at Boston University‘s Questrom School of Business studying business administration with a planned concentration in marketing and minor in environmental analysis and policy. She is a member of Questrom’s LOCK Honorary Service Society, an organization that provides tutoring for students taking Questrom courses and community service for the Boston area. She is also a member of BU’s Environmental Student Organization and BU India Club. She joined Allston Brighton CDC to learn more about their passionate work and to combine her interests in nonprofit work and marketing. In her free time, she loves to read, sketch, play piano, and spend time with her family and friends.

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