Meet the Staff


Kelly Walker
Director of Community Service
(414) 288-7205

Hometown: Rochester, New York

Interesting fact: I love folding fitted sheets.

Why I serve: My answer has changed a lot in the past few years. Today, I serve because I believe in justice and equality, and a world where human dignity is protected. Service gives us an opportunity to confront injustice together, in solidarity with others. I love the connection that service builds among people- that we’re all together as part of this world in which our essential purpose is to be good to each another.

Talk to me about: Getting involved, reflection, AmeriCorps, service careers, planning a service event, service trips, social justice issues, why you serve- anything!



Katie Kramer
Graduate Assistant for Community Service Programs
M.Ed in Educational Policy and Leadership

: Little Chute, Wisconsin

Why I serve
: I serve because it allows me to enter into the lives of others. I am able to learn about the way people live which leads me to disovering more about my lifestyle and what leads to a more just society. Service connects us all and ultimately I believe it is my mission to give back to a world that has blessed me with so much. It is a gift I can give to the world. I wake up everyday and think: "What can I do today to make a difference?" We are all in this together and even the smallest acts can make a difference.   

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: I enjoy exploring all that Milwaukee has to offer and meeting new people!


Carl Soares
Graduate Assistant for Community Service Programs
M.Ed in Education Policy and Leadership


Why I serve: I am passionate about social justice, inclusion and ways to create a more equitable society.

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: ​In my spare time I like to play and watch sports, travel, explore, hike, and kayak.

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Ben Zellmer
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service
Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Hometown: Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Why I serve: I strive to disrupt the systems that disenfranchise people and encounter the human beings subjugated to oppressive societal structures. I use service as a vehicle to live with others and empower each other to work for positive social change.

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: I love the multitude of people working towards a better future. I am also a huge fan of Lake Michigan, beaches, parks, great restaurants, and better food.


Emily Hogan
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service
Senior, Marketing and Operations and Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL

Why I serve: We are so lucky to be able to be located in the amazing city of Milwaukee. The opportunities we have to connect with our community are endless. I continue to grow through each service experience I encounter, and I learn more about my community and myself every day. I’m so happy I attend a university that says we are, “women and men for and with others” because it perfectly describes why I serve.  

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Sarah Manahan
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service
Senior, Nursing

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois 

Why I serve: I am involved in service because I love being a part of the Milwaukee community and having the opportunity to build relationships within it. I have learned so much about my neighbors through service and they have taught me a lot about who I am as well. I have found so many social justice issues that I am serve because passionate about and strive for a more inclusive and lvoing community. Getting involved with service has really influenced my path at Marquette and my decisiona about what I want to do in the future.
Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: My favorite thing about Milwaukee is the food! (and the friends I get to share it with).



Brandon Fleres
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service
Senior, Biochemistry

Hometown: Mundelein, Illinois 

Why I serve: Whether it is here in Milwaukee or in a completely different country, I believe it is important for us to take action in addressing the injustices that we witness everyday. Recognizing the issues that exist is one thing, but taking action and deciding to do something about it is another. I think one of the most important aspects of service is the relationships we build, as making a simple connection with someone can have a profound impact. I genuinely believe that there is more that unites us as humans than separates us, and building connections through service is one way to recognize this.
Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: I love Milwaukee's size: not too big and not too small. To me it's the perfect college city, with plenty of opportunities to take advantage of yet not too overwhelming.



Isioma Okoro-Osademe
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service
Senior, Advertising

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Why I serve: Serving is something I can do to do my part in giving back to this community and hopefully make a difference for the better.
Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: Milwaukee is my home I love the many communities I have been able to be a part of by being here especially the Marquette community.




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