Staff

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Laura Hill Rao

Laura Hill Rao is the director of the Civic and Community Engagement Office.  She has led the office since 2003. Contact Laura for anchor institution connection and community-engaged research ideas.

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Alice Villaseñor, PhD

Alice Villaseñor is the Associate Director for the Civic and Community Engagement Office and head of the Community-Engaged Learning Unit. She hails from southern California with a PhD in English and has worked at USC’s Joint Educational Project and as an English professor at Medaille University. Contact Alice for community-engaged learning in School of Professions, and School of Education.

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Jennifer Serniuk

Jennifer Serniuk is the Program Coordinator for the Community Academic Center. 

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Lisa Kragbé

Lisa Kragbé has a long career working in higher education.  She leads the Civic Engagement Unit. Contact Lisa for volunteer information, voter engagement, and other civic engagement projects.

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Victoria Cirillo

Victoria Cirillo is the Assistant Director for Community-Engaged Learning.  She graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics/Computer & Information Sciences and is working toward a graduate degree from Canisius College in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. 

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Mark Brumby

Mark Brumby is CCE's Administrative Assistant and supports the various units within the Civic and Community Engagement Office.

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Ava LaBella

Ava LaBella is the Community Academic Center Program Coordinator. Contact Ava for Community Academic Center information.

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Desiray Slaughter

Desiray Slaughter is our Graduate Assistant for Civic and Community Engagement . She coordinates the Student Civic Leadership Board and the President’s Certificate of Recognition for Community Engagement. 

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Akua Kissi

Akua Kissi is a student majoring in International Relations, and is serving as a Federal Work Study student for the Community Academic Center.

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Lola Lawal

Lola Lawal is an economics major and is serving as a Federal Work Study for the Civic and Community Engagement Office. 

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Serreh Myint

Serreh Myint is a Social Work major and is serving as a Federal Work Study student for the Community Academic Center. 

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Rachel Orton

Rachel Orton is majoring in Africana Studies and is a Federal Work Study student in the Community Engaged Learning Unit.

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Brianna Wilson

Brianna Wilson is a Biology Major and is serving as a Federal Work Study student in the CCE. 

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Rosalia Hernandez

Rosalia Hernandez is an Individualized Studies major and is a Student Assistant in the CCE supporting the Community Academic Center through outreach and afterschool supports.

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Rachelle Clark

Rachelle Clark is an International Relations major completing a social media internship in the CCE this semester. 

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Ashbiya Giri

Ashbiya Giri is a Fashion major and is completing an internship in the CCE supporting our Tax Assistance Program.

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Leah Mirville

Leah Mirville is a Business Administration major and is completing an internship with the Community Academic Center this semester. 

Tun Maung

Maung Min Tun

Maung Min Tun is a Business Administration major and is completing an internship in the CCE this semester supporting our Tax Assistance Program.

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Amie Wally

Amie Wally is a Business Administration major and is completing an internship in the CCE this semester supporting our Community Engagement Series.

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Camille Washington

Camille Washington is a Psychology Major and is completing an internship in the CCE supporting the Community Engagement Series.

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Fasika Zewdie

Fasika Zewdie is a Sociology major and is completing an internship with the Community Academic Center this semester. 

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Paw Eh Wah

Paw Eh Wah is a Childhood Education major and is completing an AmeriCorps term of service with the Community Academic Center this year.