Meet the 2016/17 Civic Engagement Center student workers!   What are they excited about and looking forward to this year?

Monica Monica Ngo '17
Leaders In Service Coordinator 

San Jose, California
Biology | Computer Science & Statistics Minors
"Working in the CEC in a different capacity!"


Rachel Auerbach '17
Issue Based Organizer: Public Policy
Silver Spring, Maryland
Geography | Psychology Minor
"I'm excited to get to know more people in the CEC and to get Mac pumped up about the elections!"  

Cole Ware

Cole Ware '17
Issue Based Organizer: Economic Justice 
Stow, Ohio
"I'm looking forward to working with the CEC staff (especially the new staff), refocusing the Economic Justice issue area to include income/wealth inequality, and eating leftovers from the CEC fridge."

Rachel TanAmelia Gerrard '19
Issue Based Organizer: Immigrants and Refugees 
Stillwater, Minnesota
"I am most excited about getting to be in community with the CEC staff, volunteers, and community partners to make lasting connections and good memories."  

Nina Nina Escrivá Fernandez '17
Issue Based Organizer: Spanish Language

Den Helder, the Netherlands | Santiago, Chile
Economics and Latin American Studies | Urban Studies Concentration
"Working together on events with my amazing co-workers and continue to volunteer."  

CarolinePetersCaroline Peters '18  
Issue Based Organizer: Youth and Tutoring
Weston, Massachusetts
Hispanics Studies | Geography Minor
"I am really excited to come back to the CEC with one year under my belt in the office. Last year I was still learning the ropes, and this year I hope to use what I learned last year to expand my issue area, recruit more volunteers, and improve communication with partner organizations."   

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Calvin Dretske '19
Issue Based Organizer: Youth and Tutoring
Winona, Minnesota
Political Science
"In my upcoming year with the CEC I am most excited about becoming a larger part of the Twin Cities community. I hope to strengthen connections between Macalester and local education-based organizations." 


Maya Swope '18 (Abroad Spring 2017)
Issue Based Organizer: Environment and Sustainability
Harrisville, New Hampshire
Environmental Studies | Geography Minor
"I am excited to work with all the wonderful and passionate people in the CEC and to lean more about my Twin Cities community."  

Molly FlerlageMolly Flerlage '18  
Issue Based Organizer: Environment and Sustainability
Traverse City, Michigan
Environmental Studies
"I'm excited to be an issue area coordinator for environment and sustainability on top of my old job and to get to know all the new people coming in to the CEC!"

Molly FlerlagePhuc Nguyen '18
Issue Based Organizer: Arts for Social Change
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Applied Mathematics
"I'm most excited about collaborating more with other organizers, helping plan the Empty Bowl Fundraiser and getting to know everyone in the office better." 

Tasneem IssaTasneem Issa '18
Issue Based Organizer: 
Health and Wellness
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
Biology (Neurobiology Emphasis) | Data Science Minor, Community and Global Health Concentration
"I am really excited to do more events on campus and to expand the volunteering sites where students interested in my issue area will be working." 


Kevin Xiong '18
Issue Based Organizer: College Access

Minneapolis, Minnesota
American Studies
"This upcoming school year, I am most excited to work with college access programs throughout the Twin Cities area and strengthening our partnerships."  


Jennifer Arnold '19
College Access/Bonner Program Assistant
Waukegan, Illinois
Computer Science and History Major, Geography minor
"I'm looking forward to working with amazing people and getting to explore more about my passion for college access!"


Aramis Mendez '17
Bonner Program Assistant
Kansas City, Missouri
Geography and Political Science
"I am most excited about co-leading the Bonner program and serving as a mentor to younger students so that they can find community at Mac." 

Virginia FlurryVirginia Flurry '16
Program Assistant for Reflection
Montlair, New Jersey
"I’m really excited to connect with others and work to create great spaces for reflection and thoughtful conversation."

JordynWhitman150.jpgJordyn Whitman '17
Lives of Commitment Coordinator
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Religious Studies | Critical Theory Concentration
"Thoughtful, engaging, conversations! Bonding! Friendship!"


Rachel Ladd '17
First Years and Student Organization Coordinator
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
"I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team that values people, passions, and community."

AnnaRynearsonAnna Rynearson '19
Office Assistant

Rochester, Minnesota
"Working in a space that prioritizes service and meeting everyone in the office!" 

Andy Pham

Thien An Pham '20
Office Assistant

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(intended) International Studies and Economics
" I can meet many staff and learn a lot from them."