McCall Center for Civic Engagement Staff

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Stephanie Stokamer, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Applied and Experiential Learning; Associate Professor

Stephanie is the Associate Dean of Applied and Experiential Learning and an Associate Professor of Civic Engagement. She has taught in and administered community-based learning courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs since 2005. 

She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University, and her areas of scholarship include service-learning, civic engagement, and education for democracy, particularly with respect to pedagogical practices and faculty development. Stephanie has contributed to numerous books and publications related to civic learning in higher education, presents regularly at conferences, and conducts workshops for faculty, students, and community partners. 

Stephanie is an AmeriCorps*VISTA alum and was a National Service Fellow in 1997-1998 for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Learn more.

Moore PR.jpgJim Moore, PhD
Director of Political Outreach; Associate Professor

Jim Moore incorporates civic engagement into his teaching, into his roles connecting students with the larger community, and into his political analysis. His biennial classes—timed to general elections—require students to work with campaigns. Moore’s students in these classes have been a part of west coast politics since 1992. His role at the McCall Center for Civic Engagement is to bring decision makers and students together, usually with events on Pacific’s campuses. And in his role as a political analyst, Moore’s teaching stretches far and wide across the Pacific Northwest and often to national and international venues. He has been interviewed for media stories over 6500 times since 1991. Moore grew up in southern Oregon and northern California, and he has degrees from Stanford University, the Monterey (now Middlebury) Institute of International Studies, and his doctorate from Northwestern University. Learn more.

image of MORGAN KNAPP Morgan Knapp, MPA
Program Manager of Applied and Experiential Learning; Adjunct Professor

Morgan is the Program Manager of Applied and Experiential Learning. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University. Morgan is passionate about community development and lifelong civic engagement & her professional background emphasizes programs and organizations that bridge the public-private divide. Morgan is the child of a Pacific alumna, grew up in Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Canada, and loves helping first-time volunteers discover how fun and rewarding service projects can be.

Civic Action Team

Students on the MCCE's Civic Action Team serve our community in ways that connect their academic and personal interests with future employment and lifelong civic engagement. Members of the Civic Action Team work on MCCE programs, develop their own civic engagement initiatives, and support each other’s efforts as a team. For more information, or to apply, please visit the Civic Action Team page.

Linares, LucianaLuciana Linares '24 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hi! My name is Luciana Linares and I am a senior this year and are from Salem, Oregon. I plan to major in Anthropology and minor in CSD (Communication Sciences and Disorders) in order to hopefully become a speech-language pathologist. My passions when it comes to civic engagement are helping animals and the environment. I volunteered with the local humane society, helped start a community garden and participated in multiple river clean ups. I hope to raise awareness about the current state of the environment and how that will affect both the human population and the animals that share our planet. While I'm here at Pacific, I plan to participate in some climate change protests and hopefully save some animals in need:)

Salisbury, JohnathanHelena Guerrero Sullivan '24 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hey there! My name is Helena and I’m a fourth-year Anthropology major from Portland pursuing minors in both French and Comparative Religions. I’m interested in helping out with any project that will make a positive impact, but I feel most drawn towards projects that involve the reallocation of resources such as food, hygiene products, and educational materials so that there is less waste within our community. 

Last semester I facilitated a book donation project through my civic engagement class to collect books for children in the Kindergarten to 12th grade age range. These books were donated to Centro Cultural, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved communities. I decided to continue this project over the summer, collecting over 120 books from yard sales, my hometown’s public library, and Pacific University’s Drake House. This is a project that I hope to continue throughout my last two years here at Pacific. I’m very excited to be getting more involved on campus after a couple of dormant COVID years. Be civic! Be engaged!

Linares, LucianaSofi Mishima '25 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hey there! My name is Sofi Mishima and I am from Hawai’i. I am a junior currently pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Applied Theatre. All my life, I have loved being involved in community service and I look forward to taking that to the next level by using my resources here at the Center for Civic Engagement to learn more and raise awareness about the issues I care about. In my time here, I hope to focus on LGBTQIA+ rights, how we can decrease our impact on the environment, and mental health. I look forward to being a part of the Pacific Community!

Howard, AndieAndie Howard '25 
Community Outreach Specialist

Hey! My name is Andie, and I am an expected graduate of '25 with a double major in anthropology and environmental studies with a minor in philosophy. I'm originally from Michigan but moved to Oregon from Oklahoma; while living there, I was involved in many types of volunteer work - such as work with animal shelters and environmental activism. I have continued such efforts here with my work with MCCE as a Community Outreach Specialist and with the CSS and various clubs and organizations. My position as a COS has allowed me such precious access into the community around me that I will always be happy with my work; therefore, a friendly reminder to be civic and be engaged.

Espinoza, MatthewMatthew Espinoza '26 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hello there, my name is Matthew. I grew up in Snohomish, Washington. This is my second year Pacific and I am studying Computer Science and Mathematics. I'm looking forward to having a professional career in SWE, quantitative finance or actuarial science. I really enjoy being a part of the Civic Action Team here at Pacific. This year I look forward to sharing Civic Engagement Opportunities here with you all. I look forward to being able to make a difference here in our local community and at Pacific!

Andalon, QuetzaliQuetzali Andalon '26 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hey, my name is Quetzali Andalon and this year I am a sophomore. I'm from Mcminnville Oregon, and I am double majoring in Criminal Justice and Spanish. My role includes being a CATS (Civic Action Team Specialist), which means executing GIVE projects, along with helping with other MCCE events such as Give & Go, the CE Kickback, etc. I am also the Pacific Liaison which means trying to plan projects this year and have them be collaborative with other centers, clubs, etc around Pacific University. With that I am also our center's PUGS (Pacific University Greek Senate) Liaison (at least during fall term, or until Pacific Hall is back up). My main focus while working at the MCCE is to represent those who aren't by informing people of situations going on in our world, events relating to culture, and much more to create change. I love to be involved around campus so say hey if you see me around or want to work together in some way :)

Khong, DucKassandra Arzate-Castañeda '27 
Community Outreach Specialist

Hi! My name is Kassandra, and I am a first-year student here at Pacific. I grew up in Georgia but spent most of my adolescence in Michoacán, México; issues within my culture are very important to me. I am hoping to major in Public Health, which will help me in this position because there are issues for me to learn about in this study that I hope to advocate for. I have done volunteer work before, mainly at festivals, as well as did a project on promoting voter registration in Latinx and Hispanic communities in which I was actively engaged. I look forward to my position as a COS because it will allow me to work with this community that is new to me and engage in issues that I am passionate about.

Patnaud, VictoriaVictoria Patnaud '25 
Civic Action Team Specialist

Hello! I am Victoria Patnaude and I am a junior at Pacific University. I'm from Pikeville, North Carolina and transferred to Pacific spring semester of 2023. I am majoring in Psychology and will be attending graduate school to obtain my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, I am a member of Pacific University's varsity volleyball roster. In terms of civic engagement, my passions include social activism and social justice. I grew up volunteering within my church and expanded that to outside practice and advocacy. Currently, I  raise awareness and courses of action via social media. I primarily use my Instagram to bring important information and advocacy to folks my age, and hope to expand that within the MCCE!

McGhee, JakailaJakaila McGhee '27 
Pacific Votes Student Ambassador

Hey! My name is Jakaila McGhee and I am a first year student from Anchorage, AK. I plan to double major in politics & government and philosophy to pursue a career as an attorney. I have a strong passion for advocating for those who otherwise would not be advocated for. As the Pacific Votes Student Ambassador for Pacific University, I would like to help educate my fellow students, faculty, and community members about their voting rights and raise awareness to the importance of our democracy and governmental influence.

Kai MarkleKai Markle ‘27
Pacific Votes Student Ambassador

Hello, My name is Kai Markle. I am a freshman pursuing a degree in Politics and Government. I was born and raised in Portland, OR, and hope to obtain a Constitutional Law degree upon completion of my undergraduate studies. My involvement with clubs on campus (JSU, Criminal Justice, and Philosophy) has made me value the strong community we have here. As a Pacific Votes Student Ambassador, I hope to bring together my ongoing education about our government and political systems as well as the community I have become so fond of during my time here.

Advisory Council  The MCCE Advisory Council provides guidance and support to MCCE staff related to academic civic engagement and co-curricular programs. The current consists of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. If you are interested in serving on the MCCE Advisory Council, please review the complete description of council roles and responsibilities and contact Stephanie Stokamer for more information. 

Photo of BevinRemembering Bevin McCarthy 

We fondly remember Bevin McCarthy, Assistant Director of the Center for Civic Engagement from 2013-2018, and her years of service with us prior to her untimely death. Bevin's work lives on in our Center through the Bevin McCarthy Endowed Program Support Fund and the Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement Award.

The Bevin McCarthy Endowed Program Support Fund is designed to be a long-term, yet flexible way to honor Bevin’s work and will be used to directly support students in their civic engagement and/or social justice work. Learn more about the fund and they ways in which it honors her advocacy, her energy, her vulnerability, and her courage.

The Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement Award is presented annually to an individual, program, partnership, or organization selected by the MCCE staff for particularly noteworthy achievements over the past academic year and/or accumulated over time. Learn more about the award and consider nominating a candidate by emailing us any time.