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Community Engagement & Service

FSE Coordinators

FSE Coordinators work as a team throughout the summer to design, plan and implement the Freshman Service Experience, a 3-day program for approximately 800 incoming students and 120 upper-classmen leaders.

Their role is to identify and negotiate service placements (schools and nonprofit groups), design the opening session and evening programs, place incoming freshmen in 50 nonprofit locations throughout the DC metropolitan area, prepare leaders to work with their groups and sites, and oversee the actual program which will take place from August 18-20, 2015.

Coordinator Roles

The five coordinators each have their own role in the putting together of the annual Freshman Service Experience. These roles are:

  • Publicity and Publications
  • Participants and Leaders
  • Community Partners
  • Logistics
  • Programming

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Become a Coordinator!

Interested in becoming a 2016 FSE Coordinator?

Review the job description below and follow the link to complete our EngageNet application. This is a great opportunity for service-minded leaders who want to bring the world to AU and AU to the world!

Apply by Friday, February 19th


Apply by February 19

The 2015 Coordinators


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Ava Cates, '16, Justice& Law and American Studies

A rising senior in the School of Public Affairs and the College of Arts & Sciences, Ava is pursuing a double major in Justice& Law and American Studies.During her time at AU, she has been a part of several organizations and activities, and currently serves as the VP of Marketing for Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity.Ava is serving as FSE 2015’s programming coordinator as well as the coordinator for Urban Education and the Columbia Heights neighborhood and is so excited to work with the other coordinators to plan several exciting, engaging, and thought-provoking evening programs. Due to her passion for social justice, personal experiences, and work as a tutor and an advocate, she plans on a career working in United States' public policy and nonprofit development as it relates to issues of civil rights and equitable treatment under the law.


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Audrey Irvine-Broque '16

Audrey Irvine-Broque is a senior in the Global Environmental Politics program, hailing from Berkeley, California. She is an organizer with the Community Action and Social Justice (CASJ) Coalition, including the Fossil Free AU and Education Not Debt coalitions. Audrey hates the extractive economy, loves her housemates, and feels just ok about pie. The three things she misses most from home are Gordos Taqueria, 60 degree weather, and her Newfoundland, Clifford. She hopes to pursue a degree in Urban Geography, and, through CCES & FSE, is excited to continue exploring the historical and contemporary forces that shape DC.


Michael Eyerman

Michael Eyerman '16

From Geneseo, NY, Michael Eyerman is a rising senior CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government) major in the School of Public Affairs and Finance minor in the Kogod School of Business. Michael got involved in community service starting at a young age and continued throughout his high school and college career. He has particular interest in homelessness and education issues. Outside of FSE you could see Michael running, watching reruns of Parks and Recreation, or eating copious amounts of deep-dish pizza.


Michelle Swiger

Michelle Swiger '16

Michelle Swiger is a rising senior studying international studies with a focus in Global Environmental Policy.   She has been an FSE Leader for the past two years and is very excited to be a coordinator! She is passionate about issues in environmental justice and urban education. During the school year, she is a DC Reads tutor at Life Pieces to Masterpieces, where she has worked since her freshman year.   Last semester, she studied abroad in Kenya where she worked with an environmental organization that focused on water and sanitation issues in many of the informal settlements across the country.  Michelle likes to spend her free time reading, watching TV, (particularly crime shows) and cooking.


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Sam Dumas '18

Sam Dumas is a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences from Worcester, Massachusetts. Her experience as an FSE participant in 2014 sparked her interest in the issue areas of food justice, urban education, and community health. At AU she is involved with AmLit magazine and will be one of the poetry editors for the fall semester. Her other passions include breakfast sandwiches, road trips, good books, and fashion. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in teaching or non-profit administration and hopes to write professionally.