- Who We Are
Students from California campuses were selected in January 2015 to participate in California Campus Compact's Community Engagement Student Fellowship (CESF) program, a 4-month initiative specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning and community engagement at California Campus Compact member campuses throughout the state.
Heather Addington is a first-generation college student pursuing a Management major at the University of California, Merced. She is a transfer student and hails from Lodi, a small town in the Central San Joaquin Valley. In all pursuits, Heather receives strong support from her parents and 3 siblings and credits them for showing her the beauty of embracing others that are different from her. Heather is a quadruplet, which she says with a smile, “makes for an interesting yet rewarding life.” Heather’s family has taught her what it means to be an encouragement to other’s pursuits, and helped inspire her eagerness to be engaged with her community. Heather’s desire is to fight the American ideology of individualism by showing the importance of community. She wants to “open up a horizon of hope for others by serving her community” (Pope Francis). Heather will be serving as the Bobcat Project Partnership Leader, facilitating community engagement participation and dialogue for UC Merced students and the Merced community.
Flynn Aldrich is 19 years old and is currently a first-year at Occidental college. Originally from Montpelier, Vermont, Flynn found his passion of dance while in high school. He knew he wanted to continue his passion in the arts but it wasn't until participating in Emerging Leaders Program that Flynn was able to realize his vision of creating kickstART
Lindsay Drapkin was born in Boulder, Colorado. She is a first-year student at Occidental College. She attended a local, public bilingual middle school and a local public high school. Lindsay became more interested in children's education her junior year of high school when she volunteered for an after school organization called Adelante. This organization helped Latino high school students who were struggling academically and aimed to get them into college. This exposure to students struggling academically due to lack of resources led to her passion for advocating for youth education.
Lily Goldfarb is a first-year student at Occidental College. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lily has always been involved in her community in a wide range of ways. In addition to community service, Lily has been involved in participating in recreational karate and reading. Although she remains undecided in terms of a major, she hopes to do something in the arena of Diplomacy and World Affairs and eventually continue to become a pediatrician. Lily is extremely excited to being growing this program.
Harrison Husting is a second year student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Urban Studies. He holds interests in the economic development, service outreach, and social justice advocacy. He has been a member of Crimson Circle Service Organization for the past year, and is currently the Vice President of Service on its executive board. In his spare time he tutors youth in after school programs through Urban Compass and St. Columbkille Elementary, which encourages the students to stay in school and achieve higher education. During his fall break, Harrison took the opportunity to participate in an immersion trip to Los Angeles’s “Skid Row.” The trip was focused around service and understanding the vast issues surrounding homelessness. Upon graduation, Harrison plans to spend a few years in post grad service and later hopes to be able to work with lower-income communities to help increase their economic opportunities.
Andria Maynard is a junior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. An Oakland, California native, Andria holds interests in education, healthcare, and athletics. She has worked for “Lions for Learning” since her freshman year and continues to work at WISH Charter school as a tutor. She is involved in the LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium. She volunteers at Jericho Convocational Services and for the ActNOW Orange County Health Conference. This continues a dedication to healthcare volunteerism which Andria has shown for the past four years at the Annual Holistic Health Fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland. Andria’s commitment to good health extends to athletic pursuits and she serves as co-treasurer for the LMU Women’s Club Basketball Team. Her interest in international education is evident through participation in study abroad in Ghana, Africa and in an alternative break trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Upon graduation, Andria plans to earn a Psy.D. in clinical psychology and work as a school psychologist in underserved communities.
Nathalie Moreira-Ramirez is a junior at the University of San Francisco studying Islamic History with the Dual Degree Teaching Program. She works for Student Housing and Residential Education as a resident advisor in our resident halls and for the Office of Multicultural Recruitment in the Office of Admissions. This past summer Nathalie was a participant of the Privett Global Scholars and traveled to Udaipur, India were she worked for SevaMandir an NGO. During those nine weeks she created a sustainable development project having to do with the education sector. This semester Nathalie is volunteering at Raoul Wallenberg High school as a Spanish tutor for the after school program. Many of her students are seniors who need to pass their Spanish class in order to graduate; the additional tutoring and homework assistance is very beneficial to these students.
Victoria Patton Patton is a junior at the University of Redlands. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Environmental Studies. Despite the differences in fields she is studying, she hopes to either become a therapist or a social psychologist. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education to receive a master’s degree. She is every passionate about children and people and loves working with kids. She has been working with kids of all ages for the past 7 years in a variety of activities. She has worked with kids through teaching martial arts, piano, volunteering as academic tutor, and as a camp counselor. Through working at Jasper’s Corner, she has learned a lot about herself but also has gained experience to help her accomplish her goals and to pave a way for her future career plans. She is ecstatic to continue to work with kids throughout the remainder of her time in Redlands, as well as in her future career.
Natalie Villalobos is a fourth year at the University of California, Merced. She is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Natalie loves to read and volunteer in her free time. Her passion has always been children, which is what attracted her to the Literacy Project. What mainly interested her is being able to work with teachers on something so important as the Literacy Project. She is very excited and looks forward to starting this project.
Corissa Watson is a student with third year standing at the University of Redlands. She is a Creative Writing major with an emphasis in Fiction. She volunteers for Jasper's Corner Homework Club, an organization that provides homework help to Redlands residents and students from neighboring communities. She enjoys working with the young students and has found a passion for helping the younger generations through this program.