Francine Almeda

Communications Intern for Special Projects

Francine Almeda is completing her sophomore year at Boston College studying Philosophy with a minor in studio art (blending a curriculum of photography, drawing, and digital design) and International Studies (with a concentration in cooperation and conflict). During her freshman year at Boston College, Francine walked onto the Men’s Rowing team as one of four female leaders that coach, steer, and command their team for racing season.

Francine continues to grow her passion for social justice. She is an active member of 4Boston, a service group on campus, and volunteers at a nursing home in Southie. Francine is looking forward to joining the undergraduate student government as a member of the media and communications team for her remaining two years at Boston College, so she can blend her interests in art, social advocacy, and writing.

Raised in the West Loop, a vibrant neighborhood in the city of Chicago, Francine thrives in an active environment. She loves trying new restaurants, running, photography, cooking, and exploring Boston. She enjoys the challenge of an independent project. Past endeavors include: a self-started caramel business, a gallery opening, and a fundraiser for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, to name a few.

She hopes to carry these same skills and passions to her time at IISC. She is extremely excited to be joining the team, and cannot wait to continue learn and grow in the upcoming months.