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Felicia Patti, Allen Crocker Intern

Felicia Patti began her internship in October 2015 with a focus on acting while simultaneously gaining experience and pursuing opportunities in advocacy and public speaking. During her time as the Crocker intern, Felicia addressed undergraduate students as UMASS Amherst, attended a check presentation at the Shirley Fire Department, advised teens and young adults at the MDSC AIM Program, co-led a mini-workshop on advocacy for self-advocates at the MDSC 32nd Annual Conference, and addressed runners and families at the MDSC Boston Marathon Luncheon. Felicia also assisted the MDSC Management Team each week with event preparation and administrative projects while she was in the office.

Because of her strong interest in acting, the MDSC connected Felicia with Nina Genatossio at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates Talent Agency and Gail Williamson at Down Syndrome in Arts & Media. In January 2016, she auditioned for the ABC docu-series What Would You Do? in New York City -- a monumental first step in her journey as an actress.

Completing her internship at the beginning of May, Felicia transitioned to a part-time position at Nan’s Café in North Reading while continuing to take acting classes and audition for new and exciting roles in the field. Keep an eye out for Felicia on the big screen!