Meet Our Team:
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Advisor to the Project

Olivia Fenty

Olivia Fenty is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross who majored in Psychology, with an Africana Studies concentration. Olivia is the creative director of an initiative for Black femmes called the Chocolate Project.  Since founding this initiative, she has curated bonding and artistic spaces to promote healing and empowerment in the Black femme community. Olivia is passionate about addressing the impact racism and discrimination have on people of color’s mental well-being through culturally informed therapy. She is planning to be a clinical psychologist. Olivia is from Cambridge, MA, but currently lives with her mom and four siblings in Fitchburg, MA. Read More.

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Social Media Marketing Intern

Sydney Tappan

Sydney Tappan is a Writing and Mass Communications major as well as a Graphic Design and Marketing minor at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. At Assumption, Sydney is the Assistant Editor in Chief and the Campus Life Editor of the school newspaper, Le Provocateur, where she writes and edits articles for publishing. She is also a member of Eta Sigma Phi, The National Classics Honor Society, and Sigma Tau Delta, The National English Honor Society. Sydney is passionate about marketing followed by the ability to have a voice and make a difference with what is put out on the internet intended for the public eye. She has an affinity for helping others, whether that be directly or on social media. She is from Oxford, Connecticut where she lives with her parents, her younger sister, and three dogs; but she has hopes of moving to Boston after graduation. Read More.

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Songwriter-in-Residence (2022)

Mark Cutler

Mark Cutler is a Rhode Island resident, New England music legend, and founder of The Same Thing Project, one of the first organizations in the United States dedicated to community songwriting. The Project believes everyone is a songwriter, and that music is at the root of some of life’s best emotions, especially when experienced together. The Same Thing Project's workshops include people from all walks of life - musicians, non-musicians, artists, retired folks, people with disabilities, and blue and white collar workers.  The same joy, laughter, and tears are experienced by all, with each contribution from each songwriter, however small, having the same importance...as former strangers create community and co-write an original song . Read More.