Bonner Leaders

Sr. Dorothy Stang Center

Bonner Leader Program

Stephanie Przybus

Stephanie Przybus
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Service Site: Redwood Family House
“The Bonner program is amazing because all of the Bonner Leaders’ passion and determination to make a positive impact in our local communities.”

Francisco De Leon Zarate 

Francisco De Leon Zarate
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology with a business minor
Service Site: InnVision Shelter Network Headquarters
“I love the Bonner Program because I get to do what I love by helping low-income and homeless families get back on their feet through nonprofit organizations!”

Bette Maisel

Bette Maisel
Year: Junior
Major: Art and psychology
Service Site: Haven House
“I love the sense of community we share with one another in the Bonner Program. I am thankful for the knowledge and wisdom I have gained from my peers. Their shared passion for giving back to not just the local community, but also globally has given me amazing perspective.”

Alexandria Perez

Alexandria Perez
Year: Senior
Major: Sociology with a minor in biology and psychology
Service Site: Puente, Pescadero, CA
“What I love most about the Bonner Program is that it gave me the opportunity to give back to the community while establishing relationships with those I serve. I enjoy the family-based atmosphere that my Bonner peers and I share, and love the fact that I can dedicate my time to my passion for social justice and immigration reform.”

Dominique Zapanta

Dominique Zapanta
Year: Junior
Major: Pre-Nursing
Service Site: Invision Shelter Network Safe Haven Family House, Administration position
“What I enjoy the most about our program is the weekly meetings we have. Though they are early in the morning, it shows our commitment to the program, and the talks that we have about curriculum. Being more aware with yourself, and how you bring service to others, and social justice. It’s a constant reminder to what we are here for, and brings value to everything we do. Oh and the Bonner Love. We are honestly like a family, and we are there to support each other constantly.”

Robyn Hanson

Robyn Hanson Year: Senior
Major: Psychology, and planning on obtaining a teaching certificate and Masters in Special Education from NDNU
Service Site: Puente, La Honda, CA
“I love the personable feel of the other Bonners and how committed they are to doing community service. I also love how being part of the Bonners has placed me in a community with like-minded people who are trying to make the world a better place while they are looking out for each other.  It is a wonderful program that is allowing me to better myself, gain experience, and grow as a person. I am greatly looking forward to continuing to be part of this program and being more engaged on and off campus to improve lives.”

Christian Roy

Christian Roy
Year: Junior
Major: Kinesiology
Service Site: Invision Shelter Network Redwood Family House, Admin Office, SDSC
“What I love about the Bonner Program is the self-development and self-growth you achieve while being a part of the program. Not only are you growing as a person and discovering your values, you share certain experiences with others fostering a community and most importantly a family.”

Hannah Nadine Arionus

Hannah Nadine Arionus
Year: Sophomore
Major: Sociology
Service Site: IVSN, Haven Family House
“I have always had an intense passion for people. The Bonner Program allows me to act on this passion through social justice and community service. Being connected with Bonners has allowed me to work with people who share the same values and commitments as I do. Bonners has given me a family and a platform for community engagement that I could not have found on my own.”

Larissa Bertos Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Service Site: The Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, Sr. Bonner Intern
“The Bonner Program is a family on campus that is unlike any other. With our “Bonner Love,” we engage and reflect in our service as a group of students with a passion for social justice. We experience things about San Mateo County that other students don’t get to experience just by going out and trying to make the world a better place. With support from each other, we get the encouragement and the reminders we need to continue the fight against injustice.” Kevin Beel
Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Service Site: San Bruno Health Center
“What I love about the Bonner Program is being able to do community service, create a strong community among the people who I serve and work with, and see the big social justice picture. The Bonner program keeps me grounded and dedicated to my passion of serving others.”

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