Our Staff

Brittany DeNovellis

Brittany DeNovellis

Program Coordinator

Brittany grew up in sunny southern California, graduating with her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. After spending some time interning for non-profits in the Portland, Oregon, she decided to pursue her love of learning about other cultures when she applied for a 6-month scholarship to teach English in Thailand. Brittany ultimately stayed in Southeast Asia for the next two and a half years, ending with volunteering with a migrant woman’s organization from Burma prior to moving back to the US. She started working for the Refugee Youth Project in 2013 as the Volunteer Specialist.

Brittany is currently pursuing her M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, working out with November Project Baltimore, and learning the art of hand lettering!

Email her at brittany@refugeeyouthproject.org or call 410-558-3194.

Amber Hengen

Amber Hengen

School Impact Specialist

Amber comes to the BCCC Refugee Youth Project from the Baltimore, Maryland area. She is a graduate of Howard Community College where she received her Associate of Arts degrees in International Studies and Arabic Studies. She is also a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Global Studies and Political Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2018)Amber has enjoyed working with international populations in the Maryland area for 8 years now, through non-profit refugee resettlement internships, ESOL work-study at the community college level, being a caseworker for adolescent refugees and their families, and teaching ESOL in public schools. Amber also has volunteer and intern experience abroad, having worked on community development projects and English language programming in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

You can reach her at amber@refugeeyouthproject.org . Her office number is 410-327-1885 ext. 258.

Susan Tuberville

Susan Tuberville

Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps

Susan was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and completed her BFA in Studio Art and Art Education at Birmingham-Southern College. With experience teaching young people from preschool through high school and teaching English to adults, she left the U.S. to enter the field of international education. First teaching in Botswana and then South Korea, Susan further pursued her passion for connecting with others around the world! She is thrilled to get to know the youth and families of RYP while pursuing an MFA in Community Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. In her free time, Susan loves hiking, yoga, all kinds of art-making, trying new foods, and exploring.

You can reach Susan at stuberville@mica.edu