Loyola Magazine

Sydney Pinkett, ’24

Student Spotlight
Sydney Pinkett portrait photo

Sydney Pinkett, ’24, a sociology major with a minor in economics, was named a 2022 Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

“Sydney has served as a model of student leadership in her work supporting literacy programming throughout the York Road Corridor at Govans Elementary School and Walter P. Carter Elementary Middle School,” says Pat Cassidy, associate director of programs for the Center of Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ). “As a Baltimore native, Sydney continues to give herself to her community in ways that truly embody a faith that does justice.”

In her role at CCSJ, Pinkett works to place students and Loyola community members in volunteer opportunities along York Road.

In addition to serving in her internship with CCSJ, Pinkett works as a database research associate for One River Grants and is the head of dance ministry and a media assistant at New Harvest Ministries in Baltimore. She has also been a writing workshop mentor for the U.S. Dream Academy and donated supplies to women shelters in Baltimore.

“While my focus area is health inequities and access to education, I hope to connect with others whose focus area differs from mine so we can have a greater impact in our individual communities and abroad,” Pinkett says.