Community Service Advisory Board

CAB’s mission is to engage students in meaningful service and collaborative initiatives that inspire them to strengthen relationships with the communities of which they are a part. We value streamlined dialogue with round tables that include service chairs from student organizations and members from the community. We also send regular newsletters with volunteering opportunities and community successes.

To sign up for our newsletters follow this link

Get to know the students behind CAB.

Sara Brock
Class of 2015

CAB Sara Brock

Sara is a Biology and English double major. She is an involved student at Drake and in the Des Moines Community, holding leadership positions in multiple student organizations and volunteering on state-wide environmental campaigns. Sara received her Girl Scout Gold Award for assisting in the institution of elementary water quality education curriculum in the state of Nebraska in 2011 and worked with the Ronald McDonald House Charities while serving as the philanthropy chair for Alpha Delta Pi in 2013. Sara sees service as a life-long commitment to the community and she hopes to broaden her community by entering the Peace Corps after graduation.

Sara is the president of CAB. She works with Drake's Community Engagement and Service-Learning office as an Undergraduate Assistant to oversee the coordination CAB’s student representation with the Des Moines community's needs. Sara is the primary spokesperson for student service organizations to Drake's governing institutions, administration, and the community. She is excited to develop the platform of social justice and service at Drake into an informed, effective, and collaborative environment.

Kelsey Japs
Chair of Outreach Operations
Class of 2017

CAB Kelsey Japs

Kelsey is a pharmacy student who is also studying global and comparative public health and sociology.

Volunteering was heavily integrated into her Minnesota upbring through numerous outlets such as academic tutoring and serving meals. Upon entering the realm of higher education, service-learning concepts such as education and reflection were brought to the forefront of her attention. Her early volunteer experiences at Drake challenged her to become an engaged citizen.

In addition to her involvement in CAB, she is also involved in the Iowa Pharmacist Association, American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists, Phi Delta Chi and the Des Moines University's Global Health Learning Collaborative.

Serving on CAB is both inspiring and exciting, because these individuals are passionate about Drake's campus, the Des Moines community and service. She really can't say enough wonderful things about her fellow CAB founders!

Aubrey Johnson
Chair of Recruitment
Class of 2017

CAB Aubrey Johnson

Aubrey is enrolled in the professional pharmacy program at Drake University and is completing a concentration in diabetes care. She spent a year as president of the Drake Optimist Club, which is a service organization dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. She also was treasurer of Best Buddies, a program that pair students at Drake with developmentally or intellectually disabled adults in the Des Moines community. She also participates in intramural sports and the Iowa Pharmacist's Recovery Network committee of APhA-ASP. She enjoys Frank Sinatra and spending time with good company. As Chair of Recruitment, Aubrey communicates with students and student organizations about the resources that are available through CAB.

Unite. Support. Engage. CAB.