Meghan R. Callaghan is the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Student Volunteerism at BHCC. In 2006 after graduating from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA with an English degree, Meghan joined Massachusetts Campus Compact as an AmeriCorps *VISTA. She served as a VISTA for two years at BHCC and was then hired full-time as the college’s first Coordinator within the Office of Community Engagement. As a resident of Somerville, Meghan volunteers with Community Cooks and is a Board of Director for the non-profit, People Making a Difference. In 2009, Meghan received a certificate of completion from the National Society for Experiential Education, Experiential Education Academy. In spring 2012, Meghan graduated with a Masters of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking from University of Massachusetts, Boston and was selected as a 2012-2013 New England Campus Compact Community Service Learning Regional Fellow.
Professor Robert “Ted” Carlson is a founding faculty member at Bunker Hill Community College. Ted earned his BA in Mathematics at the then Salem State College and an MA in Mathematics at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Ted participated in the first “Teaching in the Community College Fellowship” program. During his tenure at BHCC, Ted has trained tutors to provide on-campus tutoring in math, developed the courses, Practicum in Instruction, which required students to do six hours a week of tutoring mostly off-campus, facilitated a Learn and Serve Grant in 1997, and was one of the six original faculty member to engage students in using service learning. Ted became the part-time Service Learning Coordinator in 2005. Retiring in 2013, Ted continues to work with the Office in a variety of special projects focused on faculty recognition and professional development.
Evelyn Gonzalez joined the Office of Community Engagement as the Volunteer Coordinator in May, 2019. In her role, Evelyn helps to connect student volunteers with community organizations, recruit, supervise and train students to become Service Leaders with the Community Engagement Office, expand extra-curricular programming opportunities, and perform student outreach on campus for the Office of Community Engagement.
Prior to joining BHCC, Evelyn completed a fellowship with Campus Compact through the Newman’s Own Foundation after receiving her B.A. in Sociology at California State University, Fresno. During her time at Fresno State, Evelyn received numerous awards for her commitment to service-learning and community engagement. Now, Evelyn will be continuing her education at Boston University as a Masters student in Educational Policy.
Taylor Gourdeau joined the Office of Community Engagement as the Jumpstart Site Manager in October, 2018. In her role as Site Manager, Taylor recruits, supervises and train students to become Jumpstart Corps Members. These students then implement a literacy-based curriculum in pre-schools that are located in under-resourced neighborhoods in the Boston area.
Prior to joining BHCC, Taylor served as an Environmental Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania for two years. Before that, she volunteered abroad in South America after completing her B.A. in English Literature and Women and Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City. She is deeply committed to doing work that has a positive impact and is very happy to be working in the Office of Community Engagement.