Meet the OCEL Staff
Director for Community-Engaged Learning
Associate Director for Community-Engaged Service & Leadership
Assistant Director for Bonner/Butler Initiatives
Tori Kapopoulos is the Assistant Director for Bonner/Butler Initiatives. She aims to grow the SRU Bonner Program to build a strong connection between the University, local communities, and Bonner Leaders to encourage shared knowledge, expertise, and growth for individuals and communities. Tori is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Geography with minors in Anthropology and Psychology. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Sustainability from Chatham University’s at the Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia, PA. During her graduate assistantship at Chatham, she gained experience in community engagement through work with Pittsburgh non-profits, government, and universities. After graduation, Tori worked for a non-profit organization aiming to monitor water quality in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Prior to arriving at SRU, she worked in local government managing federal, state and local grants aimed at increasing resources for communities to meet municipal goals. Tori hopes to grow the Bonner Program, making it a desired opportunity for incoming first-year students and a rewarding experience for those students who participate, empowering them to make positive changes in their personal lives and communities.
Graduate Assistant for Service Leadership Programming
Chrissy Pfeil is a graduate student pursuing an M. Ed. in Secondary Education: Social Studies. She previously earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. While at Pitt, Chrissy studied abroad at Mahidol University in Thailand, where she helped Thai students improve their English. Her studies abroad made her enthusiastic about education. As a Graduate Assistant, Chrissy aspires to implement and facilitate civic engagement efforts among the Slippery Rock campus and community. After graduation, Chrissy hopes to work as a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher.
RockServe Graduate Assistant
Austin Shaffer is a graduate student in SRU's Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. He previously earned a B.S. in Psychology at Allegheny College. As an undergraduate student, Austin developed a deep appreciation for community engagement through his collaborative work with the Meadville Medical Center, Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition, and Meadville Market House. As a Graduate Assistant, Austin works to implement, manage, and promote SRU's digital community engagement platform, RockServe. After graduation, Austin plans to work as an occupational therapist to equip patients with the tools and knowledge to overcome the obstacles posed by injury and disability to still live meaningful and functional lives. Long term, he aspires to advocate for increased interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare to improve care coordination at the community-level and alleviate health disparities.
Media and Outreach Coordinators
Bonner Leaders & Interns
2020 Bonner Leaders
2019 Bonner Leaders