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.
Administrative Assistant, OSLCE
Shane is a graduate student pursuing his Master's degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada. He hopes to begin the PhD program in the spring, 2015. He is currently serving as the Administrative Assistant for both the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and the Nevada Career Studio. Some of his academic interests include 1) organizational change in higher education with an emphasis on the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement, 2) creating and assessing impactful student programs that effectively enhance student learning outcomes and encourage civic responsibility, and 3) the value, conceptualization, and institutionalization of the holistic student from theory to practice.
Americorps VISTA-Project Liaison, OSLCE
Marissa was born and raised outside of Rochester, New York and moved to Dayton, Nevada in 2009. She graduated from UNR in 2013 and wanted to give back to the University. Dogs, being outdoors, and learning about world affairs are a few of the things she loves. One thing Marissa enjoys about working at the OSLCE is that the office provides a unique opportunity for students to enhance their education and connect to the community through hands-on engagement. AmeriCorps has allowed her to give back to the University and Reno while gaining valuable life experience that will have a lasting impact.
Americorps VISTA-Curricular Liaison, OSLCE
Sarah Borokini is originally from the Midwestern state of Michigan. She recently moved to Reno to join the OSLCE team and explore working with higher education and nonprofits in the area. "I love working where you can look out your home and office window and see the mountains!" Fun fact: she loves to sing at all times and in all places.
Americorps VISTA-Student Enrichment Liaison, OSLCE
Ernie Adamo grew up in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Reno, Nevada almost 5 years ago to attend UNR. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies this May. He chose to serve as a VISTA in the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement because he believes that being engaged in social issues of the community should be a critical part of a university education. Ernie will working on implementing new service-learning programs to enrich the student experience. One of his favorite hobbies is hiking.