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​Service-Learning Leadership Staff
Alexandra Cannell
Alexandra Cannell
Coordinator of Service-Learning
Student Life & Leadership

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Alex has served CGCC’s Service-Learning Program for nearly four years and has a passion for building relationships with community partners and faculty to identify service-learning projects that will empower students in their learning while meeting community-determined needs. Alex frequently designs and facilitates training workshops for faculty, community partners, students and presents at Service-Learning and Civic Engagement conferences. Before leading the Service-Learning Program at CGCC, Alex discovered the power of service and her love of programming for youth in Pisac, Peru during an 8-week internship where she was working with a team of five interns to design and implement a youth camp in 2010. Alex graduated, summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication with a minor in Global Studies from ASU as an All-Arizona Academic. Alex has received multiple awards from community partners recognizing her work in building reciprocal relationships with community partners. In addition to serving CGCC as Service-Learning Coordinator, Alex proudly serves Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank as Secretary on the Board of Directors and is a co-advisor of the HELP (Hands Enriching Lives Projects) Club, CGCC’s community service club.
Carrie Braaten
Carrie Braaten
Service-Learning Placement Coordinator
Student Life & Leadership

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Carrie Braaten enjoys working with the teachers, principals and administration in schools throughout the East Valley community to provide Early Childhood and Teacher Education (ECTE) students with the opportunities to learn what it is like to be a teacher and lend an extra hand in classrooms. Carrie says, “There is no better way to learn about teaching than to put your learning into action through service-learning in the classroom.” Before coordinating service-learning placements, Carrie earned her Bachelor’s degree from NAU in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU and has taught for 10 years for Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Northern Arizona University, Chandler Unified School District, Madison School District in Phoenix and the YMCA.
Christina  Contreras
Christina Contreras
Service-Learning Specialist
Service-Learning

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Christina has been attending Chandler-Gilbert since the fall of 2013. Christina enjoys helping people in need along with making everyone around her happy. The most important thing in Christina's life would have to be spending time with her big, crazy family and making them along with her boyfriend proud. She plans on moving to ASU once she finishes up her pre-requisites. Christina is very happy to be a part of the Service-Learning team!
Sarah Hoodenpyle
Sarah Hoodenpyle
Secretary of Service Learning
Student Life & Leadership/Service Learning

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Sarah graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Community and Commercial Recreation. Go Wildcats! She interned at the Chico State Wildcat Recreation Center before moving to Arizona and joining the Chandler-Gilbert team. In her free time she enjoys exploring Arizona and spending time with her wonderful family.