Meet Our Staff

Lucia Alfaro

Lucia is the Assistant Director for College access and is the advisor for Dynamy Youth Academy’s senior class.

A graduate from Assumption College with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Lucia majored in Human Services with a minor in Elementary Education and then pursued her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Lucia went to Doherty here in Worcester and is an alumni of the Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound Program.

Lucia enjoys all kinds of music, Latin dance and most sports, especially soccer, boxing and MMA. She is involved in community organizing with a focus on racial justice and has been a mental health therapist for the majority of her post graduate career.  

“When you stumble…make it part of the dance”

 


 

Atiya Massenburg

As Dynamy Youth Academy’s sophomore and junior advisor, Atiya is a recent Sociology graduate of Framingham State University. Born and raised in Worcester, as a child she experienced many community youth programs that have shaped her professional view of what it means to grow. She loves silly jokes, tigers, and smoothies. Feel free to stop by and tell her a knock-knock joke!

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” -St. Jerome  

 


 

Eileen Kinnane

Eileen is our College Access Specialist and is the advisor for Dynamy Youth Academy’s freshmen class. A recent graduate of Clark University with her B.A. in Psychology, Eileen is eager to be continuing her education at Assumption College to earn her M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Eileen began her journey with the College Access programs as an intern for the Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound Program in January 2018. Her interests include soccer, playing piano, reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do to succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”