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 2013-2014 McKeen Fellows below and learn a bit about the programs they are in charge of.


Diana Lee '14 Emma James '13Alternative Spring Break - Diana Lee '14, Emma James '13 (fall term), and Courtney Chuang '15 (spring term)

Alternative Spring Break trips are intensive week-long, student-led service trips. Diana, Emma, and Courtney help coordinate these trips and is in charge of the semester-long leader seminar.
Diana's office hours are Mondays: 2:00pm-3:00pm and Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Emma's office hours are Mondays: 4:00pm-5:00pm and Thursdays: 8:30am-11:30am.
Contact Diana at and Emma at

Marcus Karim '14America Reads and Counts - Marcus Karim '14

America Reads and Counts is a Federal Work Study program enables students to work as tutors in local schools. Marcus helps to train and schedule tutors and maintains communication between tutors and schools.
Marcus' office hours are Mondays: 4:00pm-5:00pm and Thursdays: 8:30am-11:30am.
Contact Marcus at

Abby Roy '16Aspirations/BASE - Abby Roy '16

Abby's office hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm.
Contact Abby at


Sam Burnim '14Robbie Harrison '14Bowdoin Volunteer Corps - Sam Burnim '14 and Robbie Harrison '14

The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is an umbrella organization for student-run service programs and serves as a link between student volunteers and community agencies. Sam manages organizations' budgets and funding and trains student leaders on the skills needed to effectively run their volunteer programs. Robbie works with the student-run mentoring programs to help them run the most effective programs and meet all mentoring-specific requirements.
Sam's office hours are Wednesdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm and Thursdays: 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Robbie's office hours are Mondays: 9:30am-11:30am and Fridays: 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Contact Sam at and Robbie at


Danielle Orchant '14Common Good Grant - Emily Mitchell '14 and Danielle Orchant '14

Students on the Common Good Grant Committee learn about philanthropy while allocating grants to local non-profit organizations. Micah and Amar facilitate committee meetings, introduce students to grant writing and fundraising skills, and communicate with non-profit organizations on how to apply for the grant.
Emily's office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am.

Danielle's office hours are Monday and Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am.
Contact Emily at and Danielle at

Community-based Courses and Research - Lucy Walker '14

The McKeen Center provides support to faculty teaching community-based courses in which students apply the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom to address issues in the local community. Lucy advises the course liaisons for these courses, works to develop new community-based initiatives and coordinates symposia to showcase the research carried out by students in community-based courses.
Lucy's office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Contact Lucy at

Global Citizens Grant - Nina Scheepers '14

Bowdoin students can apply for funding through the Global Citizens Grant to work with non-profit agencies in the developing world. Nina manages this program, including publicity and supporting the grant recipients before they leave and when they return.
Nina's office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am.
Contact Nina at


International Connections in Maine - Marble Karuu '14

Many students are not aware of the large international populations in the state of Maine. Marble is working on several initiatives this year to connect more Bowdoin students to these populations through direct service as well as academic opportunities
Marble's office hours are Tuesdays: 9:30am-11:30am and Thursdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Contact Marble at

Juliet Eyraud '16Service News - Juliet Eyraud '16

In addition to ongoing community projects, the McKeen Center supports the efforts of students, faculty, and staff who seek to be publicly engaged. Juliet helps individuals figure out how to get involved in the community, is editor of the weekly newsletter Service News, and supports all programming of the McKeen Center.
Juliet's office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Contact Juliet at

Michelle Johnson '15Spring Leadership Series - Michelle Johnson '15

Contact Michelle at

If you have any questions regarding McKeen Fellows please contact Sarah Seames at