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 600 incoming students and 90 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 19-21, 2014.

Apply to be a member of the 2014 Coordinator Team.

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 2014 Coordinator

The Center for Community Engagement & Service is not accepting applicants for 2014 FSE Coordinators.

For more information attend an Info Session.

Tuesday, January 21st, 1:00-2:00, Letts Formal Lounge

Wednesday, January 22nd, 6:00-7:00pm, McDowell Formal Lounge

Applications are due: January 31st by 11:59pm

Job Description

Your 2013 Coordinators


Jazmin Bess '15, Elementary Education: Literature

Jazmin Bess grew up in Garfield, New Jersey, where she has always had a passion for urban education. At American University, she works as a DC Reads tutor at Life Pieces to Masterpieces. After tutoring for two years, she has found that she wants to pursue her teaching career in DC. Having been both a participant and a leader in the FSE program, she is excited for her role this year as a FSE Coordinator. She knows that this program is a great way for freshmen to ignite their passions for service while learning about their new home. She is eager to witness this program come together and hopes to make this experience memorable for everyone involved. Go FSE! 


Diana Williams '15, Public Health and Sociology

Diana Williams is going into her third year participating with the Freshman Service Experience, first as a freshman and then consecutively as a coordinator. Hailing from Hillside, New Jersey, Diana eventually intends to become a Health Educator in order to equip adolescents and young adults with the knowledge needed to make healthy decisions. During the school year, she works as a Team Leader and Tutor for DC Reads and is a member of the Lovely Lambda Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Having the opportunity to spend another summer in DC, Diana is very excited about the planning and execution of another great and successful FSE!


Tyler Sadonis '14, Political Science

Tyler Sadonis has served as director of the Community Service Coalition during his sophomore year, organizing service projects with various student clubs. He has also been active in helping to elect students to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a local body of government that handles community issues. Tyler served as a coordinator for the 2011 Freshman Service Experience and he is happy to be returning to the role for one final time.


Aditi Sheth '16, Business Administration

Aditi Sheth was raised in New Jersey where she gained her passion for community service after volunteering at Sunrise Assisted Living Center and tutoring several students throughout high school. She is interested in urban education but is currently an aspiring event planner. She merged her passions for service and event planning during her first year at American University as an intern for the Alternative Breaks office on campus where she assisted in planning the program’s 15-year anniversary events to be held in the fall. Aditi is beyond excited to participate in planning this year’s Freshman Service Experience and providing the incoming students with the best introduction to D.C. yet!


Andrea Gonzalez '15, Global Environmental Politics & Economics

Andrea Gonzalez’s passion is social justice and her passion is fueled by community service. She is from Long Island, New York and loves the beach. Her main interest is food politics, which makes sense since she loves food, well eating to be exact. She strongly believes coffee is the best gift Earth gives, so expect to see her in the Dav all the time :) She is a collective member of the Community Action and Social Justice Coalition and active in various groups on campus and of course CCES. FSE inspired her to be active and challenged her dominant discourse, and she hopes it has as strong of an impact on all participants as well. She is super excited for FSE 2013 and hopes that it builds a strong community with relationships that last a lifetime!