Newsmaker: Lina Dee Dostilio |

Newsmaker: Lina Dee Dostilio

Lina Dee Dostilio

Residence : Lawrenceville

Family : Husband, Joseph

Age : 32

Education : Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Penn State, 2000; master’s of education, Duquesne University, 2005; working on doctorate in education

Background : As Duquesne’s director of academic community engagement, Dostilio works to connect students and faculty with community service opportunities that let them apply their skills, such as tutoring programs, service projects mapping community resources or conducting research projects for area nonprofits.

Notable : Chosen to represent Pittsburgh’s college and university community on the city of Pittsburgh’s Service Advisory Council. The council includes representatives of city government, nonprofits, philanthropic groups, faith-based groups, public schools and corporations. It advises city staff on using service projects and volunteers to focus on improving neighborhoods and working with the city’s youth.

Quote : “I have one of the most amazing jobs. … We leverage talent and passion from amazing people.”

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