Oregon State University

2013-2014 Staff

2013-2014 CCE Staff


Get to know your 2013-2014 Center for Civic Engagement staff! We are here to help any students who wish to get involved in meaningful service and other community engagement opportunitites. Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have, either individually by clicking our names below or by sending an email to our office account here. We would love to hear from you!

External Coordinators

John Drischell, External Coordinator

John Drischell

Focus areas: Environmental, Health & Wellness

John is a senior studying Speech Communication with a New Media Communication minor. This year, John is hoping to connect with partners in Corvallis and discover what needs exist in the community. He is excited to encourage students to engage themselves in service work, as he feels that volunteers are the heart of what makes CCE conceivable and service work possible.

After graduating, John hopes to work in the field of communications for a few years before getting his Master’s degree in Speech Communication. He wants to continue to utilize his communication skills in managerial positions. In his free time, John enjoys exercise, running and weight-lifting. He is also a resident council member at the GEM. John likes taking long drives on the weekends to discover new parts of Oregon, spending time with family & friends, and drinking dark brews on winter nights.


Kelly Tedeschi

Kelly Tedeschi

Focus areas: Youth & Education, Hunger & Homelessness

Kelly is a senior studying Psychology and Human Development & Family Science. This year, Kelly is looking forward to establishing strong relationships with community partners in order to collaborate in helping to better Corvallis and better the world.

Originally from Deerfield, Illinois, Kelly intends to obtain a graduate degree and eventually become a high school guidance counselor. Kelly’s favorite activities include playing volleyball, volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club, hiking, and Netflixing. Kelly's favorite quote is “Be ignited or be gone” by Mary Oliver.


Internal Coordinators

Mariah Waite, Internal Coordinator

Mariah Waite

Greek Life Liaison

Mariah is a sophomore majoring in Exercise and Sport Science with minors in Music and Spanish. This year Mariah is excited for all of the fabulous programs and events the CCE will be putting on. After graduating, she hopes to take a gap year and work with AmeriCorps or a similar program before applying to a graduate school program for physical or occupational therapy.

Originally from Salem, Mariah enjoys reading, crocheting, and dancing. Her favorite food is Thai food. She is involved in IMPACT, the Chi Omega sorority, and OSU Chamber Choir. Her favorite quote is from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eyes."


Julia Bingham, Internal Coordinator

Julia Bingham

Student Organization Liaison

Julia is a sophomore pursuing an Honors degree in Biology with a Marine Biology Focus and a dual International degree, with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. Julia hopes to eventually earn a PhD in a Marine Science field, and devote her time to research of ocean ecology applicable to conservation and resource management. Julia would love to have a focus that allows her to travel and work on projects with a global significance. Julia also believes that community involvement is invaluable in its benefits to others and in its rewards of gained knowledge and self-assurance. Julia is most enthusiastic about making community involvement experiences accessible to students and encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities the CCE provides.

In her free time, Julia enjoys being active outdoors by backpacking, climbing fourteeners with her brother at home in Colorado, tide-pooling and playing on the beach, hiking, running, and playing soccer with friends & on intramural teams. She also enjoys reading, drawing, painting, writing, singing, cooking, and baking. Julia is an officer and project coordinator for OSU Food Group, a member of the OSU chapter of NSCS, and tries to be as involved as possible in the OSU and Corvallis community.

Julia’s favorite quote is “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day,” by E.B. White


Samara Rufener

Samara Rufener

Service To Go/Craft 'N Care Coordinator

Sam is a junior studying Animal Science with a pre-veterinarian option. This year, Sam hopes to expand the Craft N’ Care program, which she is the lead coordinator for, and to continue to improve her leadership skills by leading and planning annual days of service and projects.

After graduating from veterinary school, Sam’s goal is to become a mobile large animal veterinarian. Originally from Culver, OR, Sam enjoys hiking, running, drinking coffee, knitting, and exploring Oregon. Sam’s favorite parts of Oregon State is living with 55 women in a university co-op called Azalea house, the close proximity of the beach (her favorite place), and the amazingly diverse community she encounters on campus every day.


Evelyn Rodriguez, Internal Coordinator

Evelyn Rodriguez

Greek Life Liaison

Evelyn is a junior studying Biology with a Marine option. This year, Evelyn hopes to create new friendships through service and to get students excited about service work.

After graduating, Evelyn hopes to work at an aquarium with sea otters doing animal husbandry and conservation work. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Evelyn enjoys watching Ellen DeGeneres Youtube videos, sleeping, and eating junk food. Also, her obsession with McDonalds chicken nuggets is unreal. One of Evelyn's favorite quotes is “All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” -Buddha


Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Allison Julander, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Allison Julander

Allison is a fifth-year senior studying Digital Communication Arts with a Business minor. This year, Allison hopes to ensure that every student looking for opportunities to give back to the Corvallis community is provided with the resources to connect with local organizations that best fit their interests, whether on or off campus. She also hopes to expand her skills in marketing, webdesign, photography, graphic design, and videography, so as to provide the CCE with quality marketing materials that help further connections and relationships between the CCE staff, OSU students, other offices/programs on campus, and community organizations.

After graduating, Allison hopes to work in marketing or public affairs. Originally from Bakersfield, California, Allison loves photography, reading, going to concerts, camping, and cooking. She is a member of OSU’s chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band service fraternity, the OSU Wind Symphony, and Handbell Choir.



Carina Buzo, Civic Engagement GTA

Carina Monique Buzo

Civic Engagement Graduate Teaching Assistant

Carina is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration. She recently graduated from Sonoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Queer Studies. This year Carina hopes to learn all that she can about the Center for Civic Engagement, and she intends to strive for her work to be reflective of her commitment to actively engage students in social justice and civility. Carina’s future career will be filled with college and university campuses, racial justice workshops, and facilitating programs around the ways that college and university campuses, students, staff, and faculty can be engaged in social justice. She hopes to dedicate her career to traditionally and underrepresented students in higher education and to emulate the professional staff members she has worked with, both at Sonoma State University and the University of Connecticut in addition to Oregon State University.

Originally from Stockton, California, Carina enjoys watching way too much TV, consuming trashy pop culture (to academically critique, of course), reading books that take her far away from herself, and writing secret poetry in torn notebooks.

Corin Bauman, AmeriCorps VISTA

Corin Bauman

AmeriCorps VISTA—Service & Resource Development Coordinator

Corin received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Portland, and her Master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University. This year Corin hopes to build partnerships with both on and off-campus organizations that help promote the engagement of students in the OSU and greater Corvallis community. Additionally, she is excited about helping coordinate civic engagement programming that increases the awareness of and interest in relevant social issues that impact local and global communities.

Corin plans to continue building a career in the education and civic engagement fields. She loves to work with passionate, engaged, and conscientious people who are committed to making a difference in their communities, and hopes to continue to be blessed and inspired by such co-workers and colleagues as she moves forward in her career.

Originally from Aloha, OR, Corin loves being outside, eating and traveling. One of her many favorite quotes is from Paul Hawken who reminds us that “what it takes to arrest our descent into chaos is one person after another remembering who and where they really are.”


Emily Bowling, Assistant Director of SLI for Civic Engagement

Emily Bowling

Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement for Civic Engagement & Sustainability

Emily obtained her bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in Biology, and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy (Leadership for Sustainability Education) from Portland State University. Emily’s professional interests are sustainability and sustainability education, civic engagement, community-based learning, experiential education, and transformative learning. She enjoys helping students to realize their leadership potential in working toward a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Striving to motivate students around issues of social and environmental justice is both hugely rewarding for Emily and one of her primary professional passions. This year Emily is looking forward to building relationships with OSU students and community partners while increasing the visibility of CCE on and off campus. Additionally, she hopes to make progress a strategic plan for the CCE and its future direction.

Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Emily enjoys hiking, cycling, seeing live music, and cooking. Thai dishes and sushi are among Emily’s favorite foods. One of Emily’s favorite quotes is "Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." --Paulo Freire



After fall staff training, the CCE staff spent an afternoon gardening and bonding at College Hill high school as part of a United Way Day of Caring project!

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Contact Info

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