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Becca Bender

Senior Program Officer for Community Engagement
(919) 843-4785
Student Union Office

Center connection: APPLES Alternative Breaks, Service-Learning Courses, Service-Learning Internship and Service-Learning Initiative

Tricia Daisley

Development Officer
(919) 843-2219
Wilson Street Office

Kate Palmer

Program Officer for Community Engagement
(919) 843-6616
Student Union Office

Center connection: Buckley Public Service Scholars, Disaster Relief and SMART Mentoring

Graduate Assistant Staff:

  • Annie Creasey – Lead Graduate Assistant for BPSS
  • Dane Emmerling – Graduate Assistant for Engaged Scholarship
  • Yasmeen Lee – APPLES Graduate Assistant

Undergraduate Assistants:

  • Shelby Armstrong – Public Relations and Communications Assistant
  • Amber Friel – Communications Assistant
  • Suzy Brito Lagunas – Programs Assistant
  • Shatera Mcnair – Student Programs Assistant
  • Jessica Ndukwe – Student Programs Assistant
  • Brianna Ramgeet – Public Service Program Coordinator


Mimi Chapman
Chair of the Faculty
Karen Erickson
Yoder Distinguished Professor, Allied Health Sciences
Kevin Giff
Community Development Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Katie Musgrove
Chair, Employee Forum
Melvin Jackson
Community Director, Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program
Joseph Jordan
Interim Vice Provost for Academic and Community Engagement, Office of the Provost
[To be determined]
Public Service Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Federation
Ami Patel
Former APPLES President
Laura Crook
President, APPLES Service-Learning
Bettina Shuford
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Student Affairs
Laura Villa-Torres
Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Health Equity Research
[To be determined]
Co-President, Campus Y
[To be determined]
Undergraduate Student Government





Laura Crook


Peyton Lindogan
Vice President


Chetan Singalreddy


Amy Feng
Programming Coordinator


Brooklyn Avery
Engagement Coordinator

Alternative Break Programs


Isha Padhye 
Alternative Fall Break Co-chair


Ahmed Belghith
Alternative Fall Break Co-chair


Claire Helms
Alternative Winter Break Co-chair


Ariana DeMattei
Alternative Winter Break Co-chair


Abby Mueller
Alternative Spring Break Co-chair


Darby Haskel
Alternative Spring Break Co-chair

Service-Learning Courses


Rita Kibicho
Service-Learning Courses Co-chair


Alvin Dinh
Service-Learning Courses Co-chair

Bryan Fellowships

Lydia Rowen
Bryan Fellowships Chair



Isabella Pettit
Internships Co-chair


Matthew Davis
Internships Co-chair

Service-learning initiative

Rachel Halcomb 
Service-Learning Initiative Co-Chair

Jenna Hynes 
Service-Learning Initiative Co-Chair