Staff

Alexis Bucknam, Executive Director
alexisb {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7093

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.

 


Maggie Roberts, AmeriCorps Program Manager

maggier {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7108

Maggie Roberts had the value of service to her community and country instilled in her from an early age, as she grew up on and around various US Army bases. She received her BA in Politics from Drake University, and her MA in Political Science from the University of Oregon. After graduate school, she served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Oregon Campus Compact. In her role with Utah Campus Compact, Maggie supports 900 AmeriCorps members who provide services to underserved communities throughout Utah.  Outside of work, she enjoys trying new recipes, reading books by female authors, and killing it at trivia night.


Ellie Thompson, Program Specialist
elliea {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7101

Ellie Anders Thompson 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 and board member to the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.


Morgan McClure, AmeriCorps Program Assistant
morganm {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7120

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
claudiasm {at} utahcompact(.)org
801-585-7106

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.