Coordinator of Community Service Jessica Gagne Cloutier- Jessica serves as the Coordinator of Community Service in the Keene State Community Service Office. She oversees myriad programs including the Alternative Break Program and KSC Reads. Jessica also advises service-based student organizations, and supports events like CANstruction, Up ‘Til Dawn, and Relay for Life.
Previously, Jessica served as Service-Learning Coordinator at East Carolina University where she supported faculty incorporating service-learning into their curriculum, engaged students in service-learning leadership positions, and supervised TRIPS, the Campus Kitchen, and other community service related programs and events. She also spent two years as a North Carolina Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA.
Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Aesthetics from Elon University. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and backpacking with her husband, Michael.
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Alternative Break Coordinator
Siobhan Fuller- In her role as the Alternative Break Coordinator Siobhan oversees Alternative Break International, weekend, and winter/spring Alternative Break trips. Siobhan is excited to work in the Community Service Office with a team that’s eager to educate, learn, and explore. Whether she’s staying up for endless hours doing laps in the KSC gym raising money for the American Cancer Society, volunteering at a community 5K, or traveling to Virginia to provide a helping hand in a health clinic, she has always learned an immense amount of information about the community, social issues, and herself through service. Siobhan’s best advice for new alternative breakers: be open, communicate, ask questions, and have fun in each and every one of your interactions along the way. email@example.com
Education & Advocacy Coordinator
Kya Roumimper- In her role as the Education and Advocacy Coordinator Kya creates opportunities for KSC students to explore critical social issues through events, presentations, and training. This will be Kya’s third year working in the Community Service Office and she is incredibly excited to be sharing the next year with fellow coordinators Jess and Sio. Kya have spent much of her college career involved in service. She has participated in and led alternative break trips, engaged in service through her sorority, and organized community service events like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Kya’s advice for new volunteers: ask questions, and a lot of them. What is the social justice cause? Why is it important? What is my service work contributing to? It is imperative to familiarize yourself with this information while engaging in service. firstname.lastname@example.org
KSC Reads Coordinator
Jessica Ricard- In her role as the KSC Reads Coordinator Jessica recruits, trains, and supervises KSC students who tutor and mentor local youth with a goal of helping them read well by 3rd grade. Jessica is excited to work for the Community Service Office this year because she will get to expand her volunteerism and passion for giving back. Last year Jessica was able to participate in many community service events with the Community Service Parliament in Holloway such as the Alzheimer’s Walk, Community Service Day, Relay for Life and events with Keene Housing. Jessica also did a week long Alternative Break to Chicago last December and volunteered as a KSC Reads tutor. Her biggest piece of advice for new volunteers: use a planner to plan out everything! It’s a great tool to organize classes, homework, work, and volunteering to make sure you’re staying on track. Also, really make the most of your volunteer opportunities by making connections and reflecting on what you’re doing. Many of the experiences you will encounter are life changing and the sense of satisfaction you receive is priceless. email@example.com