Alexis Bucknam, Executive Director
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Alexis Bucknam has worked in higher education and community engagement for nearly two decades. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director of Utah Campus Compact, she served as the Director of Student Programs with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to working in the Blum Center she held two other positions at Cal as a program coordinator in the Public Service Center and coordinating all the Academic Dean Searches for the university. She also spent two years directing student activities for Mills College and served a year in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps as a Team Leader. She earned her B.S. Management from the University of Utah (U.), M.A. Counseling in Student Affairs at UCLA, and is currently a student in the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration program in the Educational Leadership & Policy department at the U.

Amy Wiscombe, AmeriCorps Program Manager
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Amy Nguyen Wiscombe was born and raised in Logan, Utah. She completed her undergraduate studies at Utah State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Amy currently works for Utah Campus Compact as the AmeriCorps Program Manager. In her role, she supports over 700 AmeriCorps members who provide service to underserved communities across the whole state of Utah. In addition to her role at Utah Campus Compact, Amy is a graduate student at the University of Utah and is working to obtain her M.Ed. in Student Affairs. Amy is motivated and invested in guiding underrepresented students towards access and success in higher education. When she is lucky enough to find spare time, Amy enjoys photography, riding her bicycle, and seeking the best Vietnamese cuisine, outside of her mother’s house – of course.

Ellie Anders, Program Specialist
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Ellie Anders founded an Interfaith Dialogue on her college campus, West Texas A&M, and from that experience grew a desire to work in higher education. She identifies with Utah Campus Compact’s motto to Educate Citizens and Build Communities and believes interfaith cooperation is the perfect conduit to take on such a task. She attends K2 The Church in Salt Lake City, and acts as the young adult chairperson to the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.

Morgan McClure, AmeriCorps Program Assistant
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Morgan McClure is a Salt Lake City native with a deep appreciation for the creative, service driven culture present in the great state of Utah. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2015/2016 she engaged community members to participate in conversations about poverty and how to address it. Through her service she saw the positive impact of civic engagement both in the communities being served and the individuals engaged in service. Recognizing this impact lead her to a position at Utah Campus Compact as Program Assistant with the AmeriCorps program. In addition to her role at UCC, Morgan is pursuing her undergrad at the University of Utah, majoring in Sociology, as well as Health Society and Policy. She is excited to be in a position that supports the deep impact made by participants of national service, and happy to work alongside such highly motivated, intelligent, and jovial individuals.

Claudia Sauz Mendoza, Office Assistant
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Claudia is an outgoing student, volunteer, and artist from Guanajuato, Mexico.  She transferred to the University of Utah from Salt Lake Community College with her associate’s degree.  A big believer in strength within her community, she supports local non-profits, and community groups by volunteering, and leading painting classes for the undeserved Latinx adult population.  Now at the University of Utah, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology in hopes of expanding her contribution to the Salt Lake community while learning about community engagement from Utah Campus Compact.  She most appreciates in life family, friends, and nature.