Student Staff

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Meet the 2015/16 Civic Engagement Center student workers!   What are they excited about and looking forward to this year?


Rachel Auerbach '17
Issue Based Organizer, Public Policy
Silver Spring, Maryland
"I am excited to connect with community partners and get to know Macalester's surroundings on a deeper level."  

Cole Ware

Cole Ware '17 (Abroad Spring 2016)
Issue Based Organizer: Economic Justice 
Stow, Ohio
"Building on last year's efforts of course! I am looking forward to finding rewarding volunteer opportunities for students, working on projects for the CEC, and, of course, helping to... alleviate the CEC refrigerator from leftovers."

John StarkJohn Stark '16
Bonner Program Assistant
Grinnell, Iowa
Theatre Studies Major
"I'm excited for All Bonner meetings & family time."       

Monica Monica Ngo '17
Issue Based Organizer:
Youth & Tutoring (School Based)

San Jose, California
"I am excited to continue building relationships between Macalester and the Twin Cities community! I also look forward to seeing how much the CEC office grows!"

Rachel TanRachel Tan '17
Issue Based Organizer: Immigrants and Refugees and Spanish Language Opportunities

Latin American Studies and International Studies Major | International Development Concentration
"I am super excited to be back on campus in Spring 2016 to organize more events and service opportunities that gets Mac students engaged in our issue areas! More than ever am I also looking forward to working with the coolest people of the awesomest office on campus. :).

Nina Nina Fernandez '17 (Abroad Spring 2016)
Issue Based Organizer: Spanish Language

Den Helder, the Netherlands | Santiago, Chile
Economics and Latin American Studies Double Major
"I am most excited about building on the knowledge I gained last year and getting to know the new student workers!!"

LarissaCortesiLarissa Cortesi '18
Office Assistant
Mount Prospect, Illinois
International Studies Major
"I'm excited to get to know the new staff and help out the office in any way I can!"

CarolinePetersCaroline Peters '18
Issue Based Organizer: Youth and Tutoring
Weston, Massachusetts
Hispanics Studies Major
"I am really excited to become more involved at Mac and get to do some of the behind-the-scenes work that allows it to be such an engaged school! Getting to know the community will be lots of fun and very educational."

MayaSwopeMaya Swope '18
Issue Based Organizer: Environment and Sustainability
Harrisville, New Hampshire
Environmental Studies Major, Geography Minor
"I am so excited to work with other passionate, service-minded people and to get involved with some of the wonderful environmental organizations in the twin cities!"  

Molly FlerlageMolly Flerlage '18
Marketing Assistant
Traverse City, Michigan
Environmental Studies and Media & Cultural Studies Major
"I'm excited to work with photos and video to help share all of the cool things the CEC does!"  

Molly FlerlagePhuc Nguyen '18
Issue Based Organizer: Arts for Social Change
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
"I am most excited about getting to know the CEC staff and connecting Macalester community to new volunteer opportunities." 

Tasneem IssaTasneem Issa '18
Issue Based Organizer: Health and Wellness
Saint Paul, Minnesota
"I am really excited about meeting new people and building great relationships with my co-workers. I am also looking forward to helping the students on campus find places to volunteer and work at."  

Carly AvezzanoCarly Avezzano '16
Program Assistant for Reflection
Montvale, New Jersey
"The CEC's reflection programs have been an incredibly important part of my time at Macalester so I am excited to become part of the team that makes them possible!" 


Luciano Guzman '16
Issue Based Organizer: College Access

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lindsey SmithLindsey Smith '16
Office Assistant 

Corvallis, Oregon
International Studies Major, Linguistics and and Hispanic Studies Minors
"I'm excited to see the new projects that everyone comes up with!"

JordynWhitman150.jpgJordyn Whitman '17
Lives of Commitment Coordinator
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Religious Studies, Anthropology, Critical Theory
"Meeting incoming students, wonderful conversations, and being involved on and off campus"