Service-Learning Faculty & Staff
Marlene Rebori, PhD
Marlene is the founding Director of the Office and has been a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1996 as the Community and Organizational Development Specialist in Cooperative Extension. As an outreach faculty member, Dr. Rebori has worked to address countless community issues across the State of Nevada such as organizing communities to reduce wildfire threat, developing leadership development programs and civic engagement curricula for K-12. She has provided facilitation assistance to over 200 non-profit, agency and citizen groups regarding board development and strategic visioning. Marlene's research interests include civic learning, deliberative democracy, community engagement and leadership, and service-learning outcomes within a higher education context. Marlene has a Bachelor's of Arts in Environmental Policy (B.A.) a Master's of Science in Forestry (M.S.F.), and a Doctorate in Public Policy (Ph.D.). Marlene is passionate about the profound impact that community engagement work has on both students and communities and continues to be amazed and impressed when multiple parties come together to address social issues. Marlene is equally passionate about her yoga practice, exploring Nevada's great outdoors and spending quality time with her family.
Stacey Muse, M.A.
Service-Learning Coordinator, OSLCE
Stacey moved from Denver, Colorado to join the OLSCE team as the Service-Learning Coordinator. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years and holds a Master's degree in nonprofit management and leadership studies from the University of San Diego. In addition to her work at the University, she is working on completing her PhD research, which focuses on community voice and impact in community-university partnerships. Stacey strives to co-create meaningful, sustainable partnerships that are transformative for students and community. She is excited to explore Reno and get to know all of the wonderful community partners (current and future).
Administrative Assistant, OSLCE
Mary graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Minor in Economic Policy. Besides being the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, she is also the Coordinator for the NevadaFIT Program. Mary enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Lauren moved to Nevada from Connecticut in 2013 to fulfill an AmeriCorps assignment at the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Today, she works at the office coordinating the 2nd annual University of Nevada, Reno Engagement Showcase. When she's not at work you can find her hiking in the mountains, reading a book at a coffee shop, doing yoga at a local studio, playing soccer or visiting her family and three younger brothers back East.
Bel Mills, M.A.
Student Worker, Project and Event Assistant
Bel Mills is the Project and Event Assistant for the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. She has a Master's degree in Sociology, and is returning to the workforce after a long hiatus raising her twin boys. She has worked as a teacher, counselor, and journalist, but her true passions are books, museums, gardening and art. She is happiest working on projects that bridge educational institutions with surrounding communities. Her last job was as a reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal.