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.”