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SL Staff

Advisory Board

General Contact Information

Location: Simplot-Micron Academic Success Hub (SMASH) Building 227  Map and parking directions
Front Desk: (208) 426-1004
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Mailing address: 1910 University Drive, MS 1006, Boise, ID 83725-1006
Fax: 208-426-2381

Kara BrasciaKara Brascia   
Service-Learning Director (208) 426-2380, SMASH 226B

Duties: faculty support and recognition, program strategy and oversight, campus collaborations

Kara came to Boise State in 2000 from a nationally ranked Service-Learning program at the University of Utah. She brings over fifteen years of experience consulting with faculty, students, and community agencies. Kara earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in Minnesota and her master’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah.

Mike Stefancic

Mike Stefancic
Assistant Director of  Student Support (208) 426-5631, SMASH 207C

Duties: Student experience support, Community Work-study management, Logistical systems management


Mike comes to Boise State after managing programs for the Student Conservation Association for 3 years. Mike earned a B.S. from Northern Michigan University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington.

Anna Bailey

Anna Bailey
Coordinator of  Faculty and Community Partnerships (208) 426-5722, SMASH 203B

Duties: Faculty support, Community Partner Support, AmeriCorps VISTA coordination


Anna joins the Service-Learning Program after three years of instruction in Boise State’s Foundational Studies Program and for the Department of History. She concurrently teaches University Foundations 200 in addition to her role in Service-Learning. Anna earned a PhD in American History from the University of Washington.

Melodie Poindexter

Melodie Poindexter
Service-Learning Ambassador (208) 426-1004, SMASH 227

Duties: Serve as liaison among students, faculty, community partners, and SL staff. Help students understand Service-Learning (SL) concepts, procedures, and requirements. Support students in SL placement, orientation, troubleshooting, and maximizing learning.

Melodie is currently a junior at Boise State University, working toward a B.A. in Education. She has joined the Service-Learning department with the goal of making a positive contribution to the student community of Boise State University, helping students connect with their community, and providing awareness to community needs.

Melinda Gauthier-Baderman
Community Work Study Coordinator/ Communications Manager (208)426-3231 SMASH 216



Melinda is currently working on her Masters in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management, she holds a Bachelors degree in Communication and Public Relations. She enjoys engaging students in community based work-study positions, helping them grow and learn about civic responsibility, while serving her community through the partnerships.