Center for Service and Community Engagement

Kelly Benkert

  • Kelly Benkert
    Assistant Director, Student Leadership
    Phone: 206-296-2327

    What is your role?

    In my role as Assistant Director, I work with the talented staff of the CSCE to provide high quality leadership opportunities for SU students engaging in the community. I am proud to work with our scaffolded, developmental programs that empower SU students to be leaders for a more just and humane world.

    What is your favorite part about working at the CSCE?

    I love my work in the CSCE – it is an invigorating mix of teaching, coaching, strategizing, and organizing. I am constantly learning and growing through my experiences with our students, my colleagues, and our community partners.

    What is your professional and educational background?

    Before joining the staff of the CSCE in 2008, I worked as an organizer, advocate, and social justice educator in Hartford, CT and Western Massachusetts. I hold a BA in Anthropology and English from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.

    What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

    In my free time, you can find me playing competitive Pictionary and racquetball, hiking, cooking, or hanging out with my partner and my dog.