Service Sites Directors

Katie Cristofano

Well, hello there! My name is Katie Cristofano and I serve as co-director of Service Sites for Fresh START 2014 along side the awesome Taylor Sweeney! I have been involved with Fresh START since I was freshman, starting as a volunteer and then moving to Team Leader the following year. I am beyond excited to be a part of the director team this year around.

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Statistics looking to become an Actuary. Other than Fresh START, I am a part of the OPPERATIONS committe for THON 2014.

I have been serving my community since I was in ninth grade, helping at various camps, community events, Relay for Life, and Elementary Special Olympics for my hometown. Fresh START has been a big part of my service in State College and I look forward to all the new experiences that it will lead me to.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at


Taylor Sweeney

Hey there! My name is Taylor Sweeney and I'm a co-director of Service Sites along with the fabulous Katie Cristofano! This is my first year participating in Fresh START and I could not be more excited! I am currently in my third year here at Penn State in the Architectural Engineering program. Outside of FreshSTART I am the Internal Administration Director for Students Engaging Students (SES) which is the org I will be representing on the floor this year at THON!

Community service has always been something I have loved from early on. I started volunteering along side my grandparents on their Meals on Wheels run and then continued throughout high school by volunteering at the Pearl S. Buck House back in my home town. Here at Penn State I do community service through Students Engaging Students. I am beyond excited to work with service sites throughout the State College area to give back to the comunity who has given me so much throughout my time here at Penn State! If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at