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Our Team

Meet the amazing staff of the Center for Community Engagement! Click on anyone's name or photo to learn more about them. 

 

Learn more about our Advisory Board.  

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Abdullahi Abdi

AmeriCorps Member at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

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AyeNay Abye

Deputy Director

Phone: 206.220.8571

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Colina Bruce

Director of Educational Partnerships

Phone: 206.220.8573

 

My job description in a Tweet

"The day to day stuff changes, but the mission is always the same: Empowering families to advocate for the success of their kiddos! :)"

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Erin Burrows

Communications Specialist & Place-Based Justice Network Coordinator

Phone: 206.220.8567

My job description in a Tweet

"CCE wordsmith, documentarian and storyteller."

Place-Based Justice Network coordinator. 

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Jaycee Coleman

Bailey Gatzert Elementary School Success Coordinator

coming soon!

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Trinity Covington

Placement Manager

 

 
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Alicia Goosby

AmeriCorps Member at Garfield High School
College Access Coordinator

Phone: (206) -296- 2325

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Julie Hurst

Director of Campus Engagement

Phone: 206.296.2327

 

My job description in a Tweet

"I work with an amazing team who lives out the CCE mission daily while building relationships that connect classroom, campus and community."

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Tess Honan

Post-Graduate Shinnyo Fellow

My job in a tweet:

Building capacity between Lifelong and the CCE through #Campuscommunityengagement #research #communications #administrativesupport 

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LeKesha Kimbrough

Washington Middle School Success Coordinator

Phone: (206) 252-2600

My job in a tweet:

Partnering on the journey of discovery and transformation, creating and holding space for growth in all its forms, having fun and learning along the way.

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Travis Kim

Graduate Assistant, Campus Engagement

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Kent Koth

Executive Director

Phone: 206.296.2329

 

My job description in a Tweet

"I guide the development of our strategies and emerging partnerships. I share our story of connecting campus and community with anyone who will listen."

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Gia G. Ledesma

Family Engagement Manager

Phone: (206) 296-6411

Supporting families, learning from families, & engaging with our community.

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Jaime Macadangdang

Budget & Grants Compliance Coordinator

Phone: 206.220.8568

 

My job description in a Tweet

"My job is to process, track, and analyze the money that comes in and out of the Center. The work ensures that we pay for goods and services, stay accountable to our funders, and exercise responsible and strategic financial decision-making."

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Bonnie Nelson

Senior Data and Evaluation Analyst

Phone: 206.220.8246

 

My job description in a Tweet

"I connect students to service experiences and support faculty and community partnerships for service-learning courses."

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Elizabeth Seymour

Service-Learning Manager

Phone: 206.398.4626

 

My job description in a Tweet

"I help faculty incorporate service-learning into their courses and connect them with community partners."

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Tammy Shadair

Director of Administration & Communication

Phone: 206.220.8554

 

My job description in a Tweet

"Care and feeding of staff, spending & saving $$, solve world’s mysteries with Excel, get stuff done."

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Aileah Slepski

Program Manager, Jumpstart

Phone: 206.296.2339

 

My job description in a Tweet

"Working towards the day that every child in America enters Kindergarten prepared to succeed!"

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Amy Sytsma

Student Engagement Manager

Phone: (206) 220-8571

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Lauren Thurlow

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: (206) 296-2569

My job in a tweet: 

I am the keeper of keys, and the first line of defense as you enter the CCE. If you have any administrative needs, I’m your gal!

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