Rantimi Adetunji

Senior Financial and Program Officer, Youth Economic Participation Initiative
Rantimi Adetunji is the Budget and Program Coordinator for the Youth Economic Participation Initiative at Talloires Network. Prior to joining Talloires Network, she served with AmeriCorps and managed youth development programs for students in Boston Public Schools.  Rantimi holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Her research interests include health systems strengthening and the role of youths in building sustainable economic development in Sub-Saharan African countries.



Brianda HernandezBrianda Hernandez Cavalcanti
Program Manager and Administrator
Brianda Hernandez joined the Talloires Network in October 2013 as the Spanish Language University liaison and then as the University Volunteers Program coordinator in May 2014, becoming Program Manager and Administrator for the Network as of July 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. from California State University Northridge in Urban Studies and Planning. Prior to joining the Network, Brianda worked in the areas of advocacy, community based-urban design, and urban greening projects in Los Angeles, California. She was born in Mexico and is a firm believer in education and the power of diversity.


Lorlene HoytLorlene Hoyt
Executive Director, Talloires Network
Dr. Lorlene Hoyt is the Executive Director of the Talloires Network and Associate Research Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. From 2002-2011, Dr. Hoyt was an Assistant then Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where she founded MIT@Lawrence, an award-winning city-campus partnership with the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts. At Tufts University, she advises graduate theses and teaches graduate seminars. From 2012-2016, she coordinated a research and writing collaboration with university faculty, staff, students and community partners who are leading exemplary university civic engagement programs in seven countries. Their collective work entitled Regional Perspectives on Learning-by-Doing: Stories from Engaged Universities Around the World will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2017. For more information, see Dr. Hoyt’s online portfolio.

Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.01.21 AMBridget Landry
Youth and Student Engagement Specialist
Bridget Landry joined the Talloires Network in 2016 as the Youth and Student Engagement Strategist. She is focused on elevating students as change agents and leaders in advancing the Network’s mission. Bridget brings an interdisciplinary approach shaped by a diverse set of experiences: she has served as human-centered designer on education and healthcare projects, Assistant Director of a healthcare access non-profit, and foreign language co-facilitator in high school and community classrooms. Bridget holds a Master’s Degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a double Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies and Spanish from Providence College. In 2015, she returned to Providence College as an adjunct faculty member in the Global Studies Department.

Amy Newcomb Rowe
Program Manager
Amy Newcomb Rowe is the Program Manager at the Talloires Network. She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Prior to joining the Talloires Network, Amy worked with the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo and the US Department of State in Nicosia, Cyprus and Amman, Jordan.


Rob Hollister
Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Talloires Network
Professor Emeritus, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University
Rob Hollister was Founding Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. He is Professor in the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. A pioneer in the engaged university movement, Professor Hollister led the creation and development of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, a uniquely comprehensive university-wide program to prepare students in all fields for lifetimes of active citizenship – to educate citizen engineers and citizen physicians, citizen humanists and citizen businesspeople.  In 2005, he co-founded the Talloires Network.  Also in 2005, in partnership with Campus Compact, he initiated The Research University Civic Engagement Network, an alliance that today number 40 major U.S. research universities. A specialist in citizen participation in public affairs and in the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations, Professor Hollister is co-author of The Engaged University:  International Perspectives on Civic Engagement and Development Politics, and co-editor and contributing author of Governing, Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations; Cities of the Mind; Neighborhood Policy and Planning; and Neighborhood Health Centers.