Agents of Sustainability Student Team

Our Director

Stephanie Stokamer

Stephanie Stokamer

Stephanie is the Director of the McCall Center for Civic Engagement 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 and is temporarily overseeing the CSS. 

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. 

Student Team

The Center for a Sustainable Society currently has two student members on its 2021-2022 team. 

Ezra Manakamaleilanikanihomauole Pira

Ezra Pira

Ezra is a junior from Honokaa, Hawaii majoring in Applied Sustainability. This is his third year as a member of the CSS. Ezra hopes that his work here at Pacific University translates to his larger goal of bettering local food systems and increasing overall food security within his community. Some of his past involvements include the Free Food Market and the Resident Hall Composting Program. He also currently works for Santos Family Farm which is a certified organic operation that provides food through a CSA program as well as farmers markets. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym and watching a good movie.
Tyler Curtiss

Tyler Curtiss

Tyler's dedication to his academics and hard work in the CSS inspires those around him to achieve their goals. By keeping an open mind and learning all that Pacific University has to offer him, this recent transfer student from Portland Community College strives to find the answers that help build a better and more sustainable society. Whether it's studying for an exam in the library or volunteering at the Boxer Food Share, Tyler is always willing and ready to assist anyone in need.