COVID-19 update: To support campus dedensification, Community Service staff may sometimes be working remotely. We encourage you to reach out via email to schedule a meeting. For in-person requests, visit us in Alumni Memorial Union 121 on Wednesdays or Thursdays.


 Kelly Walker

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

Hometown: Rochester, NY

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!




Sessie Agbley
Coordinator, Center for Community Service
(414) 288-2122

Hometown: West Africa

Interesting Fact: Pro-Hunter for Africana Memorabilia… Very few will get the reference. I guess that makes this an interesting fact.

Why I serve: We need to see people and communities as sites of investments and love. Those closest to the issues are those who have the solutions. I serve to remind myself and those around me that we must compassionately engage with our communities rather than standing in awe of the injustices and conditions faced. Serving allows us to recognize the resilience of our communities; however, it urges us to change the policies affecting our communities rather than the people.


Valeria Navarro-Villegas
Office Associate, Center for Community Service 
(414) 288-4274

Hometown: Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Why I serve: I serve because it is  our human nature to support and care for one another. I serve to love the whole person, community, and City of Milwaukee. 

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: The Lakefront, Ethnic Festivals, Street festivals, and the Milwaukee Public Market




Maddie Ramion
Graduate Assistant for Community Service
M.Ed in Education Policy and Leadership

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Why I serve: Through service, I am encouraged to make meaningful connections with members of my  Milwaukee community and bolster my knowledge of what working toward an equitable and just society should be. I serve because I am provided with opportunities to learn about social justice topics and to become an informed citizen. 


Stephanie Boedecker
Graduate Assistant for Community Service
M.Ed in Education Policy and Leadership

Hometown: Greendale, WII

Interesting Fact: I consider South Korea my second home (ask me why if you’re curious)

Why I serve: I believe through service, we are able to connect and learn about the community, on both a macro and micro level.  Through those connections we learn and grow as individuals, constantly evolving into better versions of ourselves, equipped with knowledge and experience to face, support, fight against or learn from the obstacles this world presents. 




Alejandra Macias
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Junior, Elementary Education & Sociology

Hometown: Oak Creek, WI

Why I serve: I serve because I am a product of others volunteering their time and providing resources to help enrich my local community. Therefore, I hope to inspire future generations to do the same by leading by example.

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: Although this place is home for me, there is always something new to see or do!

 Sabrina Geraghty

Grace Alvarez
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Junior, Peace Studies & Applied Mathematical Economics

Hometown: Scranton, PA

Why I serve: There are various reasons to be in my community. From serving and being served I am amazed by the talents and love our Milwaukee community provides. Love is the most important part of survival. If we can feel and see LOVE then we feel more whole. 

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: Eating some great desserts.

 Keeley Hayden

Nora Graham
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Sophomore, Peace Studies

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Why I serve: I engage in various forms of service as a means to actively seek justice and learn from my community. By caring for the people around you, you become a more active and engaged citizen which leads to a more empowered society. In sharing my passion for service and social justice I hope to help my classmates be the difference. “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day” -Gloria Steinem

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: Milwaukee reminds me of my hometown, so I feel comfortable and at home here. Both cities have similar vibes and are super welcoming places to be. I never get tired of exploring new places in the city, especially if there is mac and cheese involved!






Andrew Modder
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Junior, Accounting & Business Analytics

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Why I serve: I serve to connect with people in meaningful ways. I believe that by building and fostering relationships with community members, we can develop a mutual sense of empathy to work for a more just and equitable society. Even the most casual conversations can create a lasting impact.

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: Milwaukee feels a lot like my hometown, there's that balance of being in a city but it's small enough where you recognize people when you're walking around. There's also so many different fun things to do!


Loren McMahon
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Junior, Education

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why I serve: I serve in an effort to be different. I strive to jump through societal boundaries and find the resilience, the beauty and the brilliance that is within Milwaukee. In addition to that, I hope that my serviice experiences will launch me into a career as an educator that is non-bias, extraorrdinary, and ground-breaking.

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: I love the consistency. There are always cars driving, people talking, and music playing. There's also really good all over the city.


Ali Piccininni
Program Assistant, Center for Community Service
Junior, Mathematics & Secondary Education

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Why I serve: I serve because I want to work with others making our world a better and more just place. I believe service can take many forms and the best part is showing someone else that I care for them and want to help. I really believe, "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in." -Marjorie Moore

Favorite thing about Milwaukee/Marquette: There is always something to do! From student organizations to agencies in Milwaukee I love getting to know new people and try new things.