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Staff Listing, Community Service-Learning Center


Name Strengths Contact Information

Laura Dammer Hess
Community Engagement Scholars Program Coordinator

Communication, connectedness, futuristic, ideation, input

Phone: 612-625-3314
Email: damm0032@umn.edu

Laurel Hirt
Director of Community Service-Learning Center & Off Campus Study

Empathy, adaptability, connectedness, developer, strategic

Phone: 612-625-3344
Email: hirtx002@umn.edu

David Holliday
Student Programs Coordinator
Off-Campus Study Programs

Arranger, connectedness, context, harmony, individualization

Phone: 612-624-6385
Email: holli107@umn.edu

Bruce McGuire
Front Desk

Deliberative, analytical, context, input, responsibility

Phone: 612-626-2044
Email: mcgui026@umn.edu

Katie Peacock
Service-Learning Coordinator

Activator, communication, self-assurance, strategic, woo

Phone: 612-624-2585
Email: kpeacock@umn.edu
On leave Fall semester 2014

Monica Siems
Service-Learning Coordinator

Connectedness, adaptability, empathy, input, context

Phone: 612-624-6574
Email: siems005@umn.edu

Deidre Farwick
Service-Learning Coordinator

Learner, empathy, maximizer, developer, achiever

Phone: 612-624-2585
Email: farwi004@umn.edu

Student Staff

Name Strengths About Me

Abi Abu-Bakr
Peer Advisor

Achiever, communication, relator, futuristic, discipline

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Cat A.
Web designer/developer

Restorative, individualization, futuristic, responsibility, input

Hello! I am an art and design senior who values emotional design, user experience, and fine art married to functionality! I work with the Service-Learning center as a student web designer and developer, and in my spare time I like doing photo shoots around town.

Prakhya Bhatnagar
Peer Advisor

Achiever, learner, intellection, futuristic, adaptability

Hi! I'm Prakhya and am a senior majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Public Health. My ultimate goals are to go to Medical School and also work towards public health, so that I'm able to contribute to society overall and in the process evolve as a global citizen. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with friends, doing yoga, reading books, listening to music and sleeping. I also like to keep myself busy in my academics and extracurriculars.

Prashasti Bhatnagar
Peer Advisor

Restorative, relator, strategic, learner, achiever

Hi everyone! I'm an incoming international student from India. I'm a freshman this year at the U of M, majoring in Physiology with a double-minor in Neuroscience and Public Health. I plan to make full use of the comprehensive education and exposure provided at the U, and fulfill my dream to become a Neurosurgeon. I am extremely glad to be a part of this working environment, where I get the opportunity to not only grow as a person, both personally and professionally, but also be able to contribute to the service of others.

Theresa Conely
NSE Peer Advisor

Learner, empathy, developer, positivity, harmony

Hi! I'm a senior studying Chinese, Spanish and Management. I speak 3 languages which is helpful because I am a people person looking to help others go on exchange and see the world. I am the National Student Exchange Peer Adviser, ready to answer any and all questions! I also enjoy running, traveling, dogs and coffee.

Magee Glenn Burns
HECUA Peer Advisor
Art for Social Change & Making Media, Making Change

Empathy, input, ideation, strategic, adaptability

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Maria Lee
Peer Advisor

Positivity, includer, communication, maximizer, woo

I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and have been loving my past three years in the Twin Cities! I study Geography and am in outdoor enthusiast! I'm interested in connecting urban populations with nature. In my spare time I like to explore the cities on my bicycle

Katy Nordhagen
HECUA Peer Advisor
Environmental Sustainability & Agriculture and Justice

Learner, connectedness, empathy, communication, adaptability


Becca Pacis
Peer Advisor

Futuristic, realtor, strategic, responsibility, communication

Hi there! I am a freshman in CLA majoring in Biology, Society, and Environment. I am cruising down the very long path to a medical career in obstetrics. I work with the Community Service Learning Center as a Peer Advisor, and in my spare time, I knit beanies and volunteer with kids.

Hannah Reisner
Front Desk Assistant

Positivity, includer, restorative, competitive, communication

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Soham Sengupta
Peer Advisor

Belief, learner, input, focus, significance

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Jenifer Smith
Peer Advisor

Includer, input, arranger, maximizer, significance

Hello! I'm a sophomore studying Public and Nonprofit Management and Marketing. I am a Peer Adviser in the office and also work closely with the Community Engagement Scholars Program. I absolutely love to travel and explore when I find some spare time!

Nou Thao
Peer Advisor

Analytical, learner, strategic, input, arranger

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Jill Thatcher
CESP Assistant

Includer, learner, discipline, achiever, consistency

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April Valete
Peer Adviser

Developer connectedness, empathy, includer, strategic


Stephanie Zadora
HECUA Peer Adviser
Inequality in America & Writing for Social Change

Learner, deliberative, harmony, maximizer, achiever

I am a U alum, with a B.A. in Urban Studies. During my time as an undergrad, I participated in a semester off-campus and a semester abroad in HECUA programs: Inequality in America and New Zealand Culture & Environment. I now share my experiences with students as a HECUA Student Advisor. Outside of work, I am developing a lacrosse club in the Twin Cities' Native American community with friends from the U.

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