Community Engaged Learning staff will be available to meet with students either in-person or virtually. Click on a staff member's name to get their email address.
Renee Sedlacek Lee, ABD, Director
Renee joined the CEL team in September of 2015. She brings more than 10 years of experience. Renee has spent her career supporting the development of service-learning and co-curricular service programs at small private liberal arts institutions. Prior to joining the Drake staff in 2013, Renee served seven years as the Service-Learning Coordinator at Wartburg College and one year as an Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA at Central College. Renee received her B.A. from Central College in Sociology and Psychology and her M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Post Secondary Education: Student Affairs, and is currently a Ph.D. student in Education at Drake University.
As director Renee provides strategic oversight of external and internal relationships that affect community-based service and learning, i.e. service-learning, engaged scholarship, and community-based research.
Amanda Martin, M.Ed., Assistant Director
Amanda coordinates the Engaged Citizen Corps, supervises the Community Engagement Peers, facilitates Pathways for Civic Action & Social Change workshops, and connects students and student organizations to volunteer opportunities and local organizations.
Community Engagement Peers are student staff in the Office of Community Engaged Learning who are committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. Community Engagement Peers each have their own project they oversee, along with providing 1-1 consultations to students on ways to get involved in the community.
The role of a Community Engagement Peer is to:
|Mel Sadecki||Community Engagement Peer for Civic Engagement|
|Madeline Crawford||Social Media and Marketing Intern|
|Stacia Humphrey and DJ Henson||Community Engagement Peer for Food Security|
|Kirby Nelson||Community Engaged Learning Events & Training Coordinator|
|Kiley Kahler||IRIS Coordinator|
|Brian Orellana||Community Engagement Peer for Equity & Inclusion|