McKeen Center Leadership Team

Our McKeen Center Leadership Team works closely with staff to coordinate and oversee specific programs and groups, both on and off campus. These students exemplify our values of learning, serving, and leading for the Common Good. 

Meet our 2022-2023 McKeen Center Student Leadership Team!

Turo Linan-Martinez '23 - Alternative Breaks 

Turo first became involved with the McKeen Center when he went on an alternative spring break trip to Puerto Rico his sophomore year. He led the trip to Puerto Rico last year, and is excited to plan some more awesome trips! When he has a free moment, he enjoys volleyball with friends.

Lemona Niu '23 - Alternative Breaks 


Lemona led an Alternative Spring Break Trip on Environmental Racism in NYC. She is interested in unwrapping how our changing climate impacts communities differently, how far are we from disasters, and what more does it take for us to get out of this crisis. Lemona loves a good conversation with friends and some good jokes. 

Sammy Braverman '24 - America Reads and Counts 


Sammy first got involved with the McKeen Center as a participant in the Bowdoin Public Service in Washington program. She is excited to be involved with the America Reads and Counts Program, which fits with her passion for educational access and equity. Outside of service-oriented activities, she loves to do theater, pick up soccer, and the daily Wordle. 

Ladi Nzeyimana '24 - Antiracism 


Ladi is a junior at Bowdoin, who became involved with the McKeen Center his first year, where he participated in Leading for the Common Good. He likes to play rugby in his free time.

Margot Ngo '23 - Antiracism & Bowdoin Public Service 


Margot is a senior majoring in government & legal studies and education with an anthropology minor. They are a current three-year fellow at the McKeen Center. Her work there centers on anti-racism, communication and accessibility, and the history of service at the College. She additionally volunteers through the educational access program Maine College Circle and as a student mentor to other students in the local community. In her free time, Margot enjoys roller-skating, reading poetry, and going to shows.

Rory Devlin '23 - Bowdoin Public Service 


Rory is a senior studying Government and Economics. He was a 2021 BPS in Washington participant and 2022 BPS Rising Senior Fellow, interning at Congressman Moulton’s (MA-06) DC office. He has also been involved in Bowdoin Votes and ASB. Rory is interested in international affairs, campaigns, and elections. He is passionate about public service and is always excited to talk about ways to get involved! Rory enjoys folding origami, traveling, and biking in his free time.

Liam McNett '23 - Bowdoin Public Service 


Liam has been involved in Bowdoin Public Service as a BPS in Washington participant and leader as well as a 2022 BPS Rising Senior Fellow where he interned at the U.S. Department of Justice. Liam is a Government and Russian major who is interested in European/Russian politics, international law, human rights, and public interest law—he hopes to pursue a legal career that combines some or all of these interests. In his spare time, he likes to swim, go on long walks, and spend time with his friends and family! 

Miki Rierson '24 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps 


Miki Rierson is a senior co-leader of the Bowdoin Volunteer Corps, working to support the McKeen Center's student-run community engagement programs. She has been involved in the Volunteer Lawyers Project, America Reads, Bowdoin Public Service and most recently as a Denning Summer Fellow at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. Passionate about immigration advocacy and direct social service work, Miki enjoys ceramics and cooking in her spare time.  

Sara Morcos '24 - Bowdoin Volunteer Corps


Sara has worked to support several of the McKeen Center's community engagement programs run by students. She has been involved in the Common Good Grant program, WBCEF, and most recently as a participant in the ASB trips and running the MCHPP BVC group. Passionate about hunger prevention and its intersectionality with other problems and community involvement, Sara enjoys reading, dancing, and listening to music in her spare time.

Lucas Johnson '23 - Bowdoin Votes 


Lucas first became involved in the McKeen Center when he went on a Community Immersion trip his first year. He also did a BPS Summer Fellowship last year. Now, he looks forward to spending the year with the Bowdoin Votes team and sailing in his free time.

Samira Iqbal '23 - Bowdoin Votes 


Samira first got seriously involved with the McKeen Center when she led a Alternative Spring Break trip on Environmental Racism in Public Policy to her home, New York City. She is passionate about local politics and community activism. This year, she looks forward to working as a Bowdoin Votes Fellow and empowering her peers to vote! In her free time, she likes to knit, listen to DnD podcasts and lay in the sun!

Sophia Li '24 - Common Good Grant  


Sophia is a junior studying English and Economics, and she is excited to be a co-leader for the Common Good Grant program this year. Sophia has interned for Texas State Representatives, and during her summers she enjoys working with AAPI and BIPOC-focused nonprofits. Sophia is passionate about civic engagement and non-profit work. In her free time, she likes to read, cook, and facetime her family (mostly her dog).

Kavi Sarna '25 - Common Good Grant 


Kavi is a sophomore who plans to study Government and Computer Science. He is one of the co-leaders of the Common Good Grant program. This past summer he worked at ProsperityME through a fellowship with the McKeen Center. Kavi is passionate about public service and financial education, and in his spare time enjoys playing soccer and cooking. 

Annika Moore '23 - Fellowships 


Annika has spent summers working at Preble Street and In Her Presence through fellowships with the McKeen Center. She has also been involved with leading Orientation Trips and is interested in advocacy around a range of social issues, including climate justice, food security, and immigrant justice. In her free time, she loves reading and exploring the best swimming spots in Maine.   

Peyton Tran '23 - Special Projects


Peyton's first involvement with the McKeen Center was her first year, when she joined Bears & Cubs, and stayed involved this summer, where she worked as a Community Engagement Fellow. She enjoys participating in the McKeen Center programs that focus engagement with Maine communities, like the MCHPP. She is interested in social issues like racial and ethnic health disparities and food insecurity. In her free time, she can be found spending time on the quad in the sun with her friends and drinking Dunkin' iced lattes.

Arlenys Soler '25 - Bowdoin Student Government RepresentativeCommon Good Project Teams


Arlenys joined Common Good Grant Committee in her first year, and also took advantage of the Winter Break Community Engagement Fund. This year, she is working with Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project through SCAN, and serving as the McKeen Center Representative on the Bowdoin Student Government. She enjoys participating in programs that center on education access and equity, as well as immigration. In her free time, she can be found in her dorm watching lots of reality TV.

Thando Khumalo '23 - What Matters Dialogues


Thando works in the McKeen Center as the What Matters Program Assistant where she focuses on fostering conversations surrounding important topics to the Bowdoin community and beyond through the What Matters Program. She is a Computer Science and Italian Studies major and Chemistry minor and enjoys running around Maine and drinking tea in her free time!

Applications for 2023-2024 McKeen Center Leadership will open in Spring 2023. Check back for more information! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Seames.