Service Learning & Community Action
Service Learning & Community Action Staff
Meet the SLCA staff and learn about their work with our community partners.
Suzanne Hinton, Director
Hinton, a New Hampshire native and longtime Jamaica Plain and Roxbury resident, earned philosophy degrees from Drexel University and The University of Tennessee. As an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, she taught gender studies and ethics courses, and intensive classes for first-generation students. She also spent a semester in the Kingdom of Bahrain teaching a social and political philosophy college course for Bahraini students. In addition to designing and facilitating diversity retreats for Bentley faculty, staff and students, Hinton managed the Gender Issues Council, and helped found the Sexual Orientation Action Team and the student-led Women’s Center. At Emerson, Hinton runs the Office of Service Learning and Community Action, through which she helps faculty integrate service learning pedagogy into the curriculum. She sits on the Sustainability Committee, serves alongside students through the Alternative Spring Break Program, and helps produce transnational multimedia art exhibits through the Proyecto Boston-Medellín. Hinton teaches Communities and Race Relations, Sociology of Everyday Life and Action for Community Transformation.
Sarah Cadorette, Communications Manager
Sarah received her B.A. in Travel Writing and Social Advocacy from Emerson, and spent a few years working as a community organizer and ESL teacher in Greater Boston before returning to pursue her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction. When not at Emerson, she works as the Program Manager for the Gilbert Albert Community Center, an immigrant resource center in Dorchester. She loves international travel, talking about food justice, and the power of a well-told story.
Ryan Catalani, Global Citizenship Coordinator
Ryan is a junior Film Production major from Kaneohe, Hawaii. Apart from his role as the Global Citizenship Coordinator, Ryan serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Emerson’s campus newspaper, the Berkeley Beacon. He is also the co-founder and chief technology officer at Bookzingo, a startup that works towards changing the way students buy and sell textbooks.
Anne Marie Jubinal, Student Leadership Coordinator
Anne Marie is a senior in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major. She is happy to be at Emerson and is passionate about her major, connecting with others through service and music. Before transferring to Emerson, she was involved with several social justice projects at her previous university in Los Angeles, and was one of fifteen students chosen to represent the university in an address to the United States Congress. She is a member of Understanding National Immigration Through Education (UNITE), and although she is passionate about all social justice issues, the one closest to her heart is immigration. Anne Marie was born in California, however, she has always belonged on the East Coast. She loves Boston and all the city has to offer.
Tyler Powles, Community Service Coordinator
Tyler is a sophomore Writing, Literature and Publishing major with a Philosophy minor. He grew up in New Jersey, where he shaped his interest in community action working with the Occupy movement, local nonprofits, and volunteering as a rehabilitative horseback riding instructor. In his second year with Emerson's Jumpstart program, he is the Program Assistant. Tyler is also involved at Emerson with the Alternative Spring Break program, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, and Stork Literary Magazine.
Dakota Damschroder, Arts and Lectures Coordinator
Dakota, a sophomore Writing, Literature and Publishing major, hails from southern Pennsylvania. She is a member of Emerson’s Undergraduate Students for Publishing and the Creative Intern at the marketing agency 1059 Creative, where she utilizes her extensive knowledge of social media and football. She is passionate about social justice and is already getting increasingly involved in the work this year.
Office of Service Learning and Community Action (SLCA)
120 Boylston Street (Walker Building), 10th Fl, #1008