McKeen Fellows for Community Engagement

McKeen Fellows are student leaders of McKeen Center programs. They hold regular office hours in the center, assist students, faculty, and staff in making community connections, and serve as the student advisory group for the Center.

Meet the 2017-2018 McKeen Fellows and learn a bit about the programs they help run.

Nina Alvarado-Silverman '19 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps

Nina Alvarado-Silverman '19 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps

The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. An Education and Gender, Sexuality, & Womens Studies double major, Nina manages organizations' budgets and funding and trains student leaders on the skills needed to effectively run their volunteer programs.

Contact Nina at nalvarad@bowdoin.edu

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Sydney Avitia-Jaques '18 - What Matters Dialogue

Sydney Avitia-Jaques '18 - What Matters Dialogue

A Sociology major, Sydney works with student groups and McKeen staff to implement What Matters, campus-wide conversations on issues of public concern. Discussions are facilitated by professors and open to all, so that people can share thoughts and experiences constructively.

Contact Sydney at savitiaj@bowdoin.edu

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Camil Blanchet '18 - BSG Representative

Camil Blanchet '18 - BSG Representative

A Neuroscience major, Camil serves as the McKeen Center’s representative in the Bowdoin Student Government. He identifies potential collaboration opportunities between the McKeen Center, BSG, and all campus groups while also serving as an active member of the BSG on all affairs.

Contact Camil at cblanche@bowdoin.edu.

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Lindsey Duff '18 - America Reads & Counts Tutoring

Lindsey Duff '18 - America Reads & Counts Tutoring

America Reads and Counts is a Federal Work Study program enables students to work as tutors in local schools. A Psychology major, Lindsey helps to train and schedule tutors and maintains communication between tutors and schools.

Contact Lindsey at lduff@bowdoin.edu.

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Scout Gregerson '18 - Academic Connections

Scout Gregerson '18 - Academic Connections

The McKeen Center believes that engaging with the community helps enhance academic understandings here at Bowdoin. A Neuroscience major, Scout works with faculty and students to identify public engagement themes in the curriculum and to translate them into community-based teaching and research. She works closely with students doing independent studies and honors projects and who were granted Denning Fellowships over the summer.

Contact Scout at sgregers@bowdoin.edu.

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Kevin Hernandez '18 - Alternative Breaks

Kevin Hernandez '18 - Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Gender, Sexuality, & Womens Studies and Sociology double major, Kevin co-coordinates these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Kevin at khernand@bowdoin.edu.

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Leah Howard '18 - Fellowships

Leah Howard '18 - Fellowships

A Psychology major, Leah supports students exploring and applying for the McKeen Center's three summer fellowships: the Maine Community Fellowship, the Denning Fellowship, and the Global Citizens Fellowship. Once fellows are selected, Leah helps prepare students for their summer experiences through a pre-departure seminar.

Contact Leah at lhoward@bowdoin.edu.

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Audrey Leland '18 - Common Good Grant

Audrey Leland '18 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. An Africana Studies, Education, and Mathematics triple major, Audrey co-facilitates committee meetings, introduces students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicates with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.

Contact Audrey at aleland@bowdoin.edu.

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Shu Jing Lian '18 - Aspirations in Maine

Shu Jing Lian '18 - Aspirations in Maine

A Neuroscience major, Shu Jing coordinates the Aspiration in Maine program, which works to combat the gap between Maine high school students' college intentions and their actual enrollment and completion by  providing resources to help high school students in Maine consider college as a post secondary option.  

Contact Shu Jing at slian@bowdoin.edu.

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Brandon Morande '19 - Alternative Breatks

Brandon Morande '19 - Alternative Breatks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Latin American Studies and Sociology double major, Brandon co-coordinates these trips and the facilitation of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Brandon at bmorande@bowdoin.edu.

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Liam Nicoll '18 - Fellowships

Liam Nicoll '18 - Fellowships

A Government & Legal Studies and Religion double major, Liam supports students exploring and applying for the McKeen Center’s three summer fellowships: the Maine Community Fellowship, the Denning Fellowship, and the Global Citizens Fellowship. Once fellows are selected, Liam helps prepare students for their summer experiences through a pre-departure seminar.

Contact Liam at lnicoll@bowdoin.edu.

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Gabby Papper'18 - Common Good Grant

Gabby Papper'18 - Common Good Grant

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. A Government & Legal Studies and Romance Languages double major, Gabby co-facilitates committee meetings, introduce students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicate with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.

Contact Gabby at gpapper@bowdoin.edu.

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Ben Ray '20 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps Mentoring

Ben Ray '20 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps Mentoring

The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. Ben works with the student-run mentoring programs and affiliated school sites to help them run the most effective programs and meet all mentoring-specific requirements.

Contact Ben at bray2@bowdoin.edu.

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Annie Rose '20 - Service News

Annie Rose '20 - Service News

Annie edits the McKeen Center’s "Service News," an email newsletter that connects students with opportunities for community service and public engagement in the larger Brunswick and Portland areas as well as further afield.
Contact Annie at arose@bowdoin.edu.

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Kay Torrey '19 - Alternative Breaks

Kay Torrey '19 - Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter and Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. A Neuroscience major, Kay co-coordinates these trips and the facilitation of the semester-long leader seminar.

Contact Kay at ktorrey@bowdoin.edu.

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