UMass CESL promotes learning for life-long, engaged citizenship, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.

CESL Alumni Profiles

Amy Calandrella's Story 
Class of 2009
Double Major in English and Spanish
Service Site: Nuestras Raíces Community Farm
Recent Position: AmeriCorps*VISTA, Massachusetts at Nuestras Raíces

Ben Bull's Story 
Class of 2011
Double Major Russian & Eastern European Studies and Political Science
Service Site: Capacidad, a multicultural, anti-bias after-school program in Amherst
Service-Learning Courses: The Good Society; Tools for Change; Public Policy and Citizen Action; Organizing: People, Power, and Change
Service-Learning Programs:  IMPACT! 2008-2009 and Community for Social Progress, Cohort 11

Kelsey Cowdell's Story

Class of 2012
Service Site:  Peck Full Service Community School
Service Program:  Information Technology Capstone Honors Course
Recent Position: English language assistant teacher in Spain


Lauren DuBois's Story
Class of 2011
Major: Sociology
Service Site: South End Community Center, Springfield
Service-Learning Program: Student Bridges, course and leadership role
Current: Massachusetts 4-H Extension Youth Development Educator, Springfield
Ashley Sullivan
Ashley Sullivan
Class of 2012
Major: Bachelor of Science with Individual Concentration
BDIC with a concentration in Premedical and Managerial Studies
Service Site: Seargent West Community Room and Nuestras Raices, Holyoke 
Service-Learning Courses: 
Honors Seminar in Community Service Learning
Honors CSL Independent Study
Leadership in Community Service Practicum (Fall '10, Spring '11)
CSL Honors Independent Capstone Project - Environmental Health Education, Holyoke
Seyi Obasa

Seyi Obasa
Class of 2012
Major: English,  Professional & Technical Writing; Minor Information Technology
Service Site: Peck Full Service Community School - administrative database development, Holyoke
Service-Learning Course: Honors Information Technology Capston

Alexandra Martinez

Alexandra Martines
Class of 2012
Major: BDIC Civic Engagement and Education; Minor: English
Service site: Labor/Management Workplace Education Program
Service-Learning Courses & Program: Community for Social Progress (The Good Society; Tools for Change; Public Policy and Citizen Action; Organizing: People, Power, and Change),  Teaching in Schools (TEAMS) and Multicultural Education
Current:  UMass Master's program -  Learning, Media, and Technology; Intern at Free Press


Ashley Prudden
Class of 2009
Major: Computer Science; Minor: Math
Service Site: Juntos Collaborative-  web development, Holyoke
Service-Learning Course: Honors Information Technology Capstone
Current: Web Applications Developer, Harvard Management Company


Sid Radhakrishna
Class of 2012
Major: Accounting; Minor: Information Technology
Service Site: Picknelly Center-  community technology training
Service-Learning Course: Honors Information Technology Capstone
Current: Audit Associate, PwC

Mohamed Vandi
Class of 2009
Major: Accounting Minor: Information Technology
Service Site: Juntos Collaborative - web development, Holyoke
Service Course: Honors Information Technology Capstone
Current: Tax Accountant at Ernst & Young