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SL Staff

Advisory Board

General Contact Information

Location: Simplot-Micron Academic Success Hub (SMASH) Building 227
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 Brascia : Service-Learning Director
Kara Brascia
Service-Learning Director (208) 426-2380

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 : Assistant Director of  Student Support
Mike Stefancic
Assistant Director of Student Support (208) 426-5631

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 : Coordinator of  Faculty and Community Partnerships
Anna Bailey
Coordinator of Faculty and Community Partnerships (208) 426-5722

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.

Brooke Hanson : Community Partnership Graduate Assistant
Brooke Hanson
Community Partnership Graduate Assistant (208) 426-3234

Brooke is currently working on her Master's Degree in Social Work.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology.  Brooke really appreciates having the opportunity to go out into the community.  She enjoys meeting with various community partners in order to learn about different programs within agencies, and opportunities for service-learning students.

Hayley Helm : Community Work Study Coordinator
Hayley Helm
Community Work Study Coordinator (208) 426-3231

Duties: Connects work-study students to community agencies, answers and fields all questions regarding Community Work-Study program, tracks and forecasts work-study spending

Hayley is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from University of California, Berkeley. She comes to Boise State after years of tutoring, mentoring, and recruiting, experiences which aid her in connecting work-study students to quality positions with local community partners.

Melodie Poindexter : Service-Learning Ambassador
Melodie Poindexter
Service-Learning Ambassador (208) 426-1004

Duties: Serves 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.

Addie Glick : Writing Specialist
Addie Glick
Writing Specialist (208) 426-3231

Duties: Compose Service-Learning stories, design and execute communication outreach campaigns, manage social media accounts, advocate for Service-Learning in various discourses

Addie is a senior in English writing, rhetoric, and composition. She composes Service-Learning stories for the program’s communication outreach plan and applies course knowledge to make rhetorical language and organization choices based on the program’s different communication channels and audiences.

Breanna Tindall : Service-Learning Ambassador
Breanna Tindall
Service-Learning Ambassador (208) 426-3231

Breanna Tindall is a Sophomore at Boise State and is working towards a B. A. in Elementary Education. She joined the Service Learning Department because she wanted to hep students make a difference in her community and the lives of her fellow students.