As the Volunteerism and Community Engagement Coordinator, Shemeca helps to facilitate student engagement with community partners across Central Florida and the Southeastern Region. She directly advises the Volunteer UCF agency and Alternative Break Program, two of VCE’s student lead programs. Meca completed my bachelor’s degree in English Literature/ Linguistic in 2017 and went on to serving 1 year with AmeriCorps, City Year Orlando. Throughout her year of service, she completed 1700 service hours at Memorial Middle School in Orlando Fl., serving as a teachers aid and behavioral coach. Post-service, Meca pursued and completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Involvement during that time. After graduating in 2020, she transitioned to a part-time role as UCF’s AmeriCorps Recruiter where she facilitated partnership and liaison between the Volunteer Florida AmeriCorps Opportunities and the University of Central Florida. In addition, to her full-time role, Meca is an adjunct faculty for the Educational Leadership and Higher Education – CCIE and Lead Scholars Academy – SSWB. Meca has experience with community engagement, service-oriented event planning and programming, diversity/inclusion education, training as well as student development. She has conducted workshops and presentations on various topics.