Ilana Tirocchi is in her last year at Rhode Island College in the Youth Development Program with a minor in Psychology and Juvenile Justice. She is now an intern with YIA during the school year of 2016-2017. When she graduates in May she hopes to do similar work that YIA does. She has a love for connecting with others, especially youth, and cares for everyone. She hopes to empower youth, cook great food, eat her way through the world, and create amazing memories everywhere she goes.