Meet the 2017/18 Civic Engagement Center student workers!
What are they excited about and looking forward to this year?
Abby Thomsen '20
Issue Based Organizer: Arts for Social Change
Salt Lake City, Utah - Anthropology
"I'm most excited to become part of a community of people just as passionate about knowing themselves, others, and the greater world, and who are just as passionate about making positive change."
Ariana Hones '18
Issue Based Organizer: Youth and Tutoring
Ripon, Wisconsin - International Studies and English
"I am excited to help people find community outside of Mac."
Daniel Saphiere '18
Issue Based Organizer: Spanish Language
Mazatlán, Mexico - Economics and Geography
"Having a work/study job that is personally fulfilling."
Ellie Hohulin '19
Lives of Commitment Student Coordinator
Glen Ellyn, Illinois - Art History
"Meeting all the new first years who will volunteer through the CEC, and seeing them fall in love with the Twin Cities through volunteering!"
Maggie Poulos '18
Issue Based Organizer: Policy and Justice Work
Oceanside, New York - International Studies, Political Science, concentration in HRH
"Getting to know more of the Mac student body through the CEC's work. "
Tasneem Issa '18
Issue Based Organizer: Health and Wellness
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota - Biology with Neurobiology Emphasis, Minor in Chemistry and Data Science with CGH concentration
"Developing relationships with more people both on and off campus."
Kevin Xiong '18
Issue Based Organizer: College Access
Minneapolis, Minnesota - American Studies
"I am most excited to continue and expand the work that I have been doing in the CEC."
Amelia Gerrard '19
Issue Based Organizer: Immigrants and Refugees
"I am excited about seeing familiar faces and connecting with new people."
Maya Swope '18
Issue Based Organizer: Environment and Sustainability
Harrisville, New Hampshire
Environmental Studies | Geography Minor
"I am excited to work with the other wonderful CEC staff and to continue to develop relationships between Macalester students and their greater Twin Cities community."
Issue Based Organizer: Economic Justice
Eau Claire, Wisconsin - Political Science and International Studies | Economics Minor
"I'm excited to get to know, and build relationships with more students and faculty, and also to explore and familiarize myself with different parts of the Twin Cities."
Issue Based Organizer: Youth & Tutoring
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Astrophysics & Geology
"I'm excited to meet students specializing in different departments here at Mac, as well as develop a prosperous relationship with my fellow Youth & Tutoring coordinator!"
Mequon, WI - International Studies
"I'm excited to do what I can to contribute to the CEC and become a part of this community!"
Maggie Mischka '19
Office Assistant (Fall 2017)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Political Science, Latin American Studies
"Getting to know all the awesome CEC employees :)"
Sarah Nemetz '18
Student Coordinator for Reflection
Newton, Massachusetts - American Studies
"This year with the CEC, I'm most excited to be involved in the Let Your Life Speak events and to brainstorm new ideas and additions to the reflection and vocational programming!"
Anna Rynearson '19
Office Assistant (Spring 2018)
"Making Copies of things."
Jennifer Arnold '19
Bonner Program Assistant
Waukegan, Illinois - Computer Science and History Major, Geography minor
"After getting my feet wet last year, I am eager to see my ideas come to fruition!"
Molly Flerlage '18
Glen Arbor, Michigan - Environmental Studies
"I'm excited to work with all the new student staff!"