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Kristin Moretto, Ph.D. is the inaugural Director of the Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development and the Semester in Grand Rapids program in the Brooks College. Kristin previously served as the Director of Experiential Learning in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director for Service-Learning at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she oversaw the growth of academic service-learning, directed a community-based research grant program, and led the NASPA CLDE initiative. Moretto also directed the Michigan State University Student Food Bank and worked in the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development. Her research and scholarly work includes a variety of topics concerning civic and community-engagement; the professional development of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; as well as spirituality and purpose among college students.
Ginele Johnson, a Grand Valley alumna with a B.S. in Communications, serves as the Office Coordinator. Prior to joining the team, Ginele served as a marketing administrative assistant in the grocery industry and collegiate athletics, was a small business owner and most recently, served as office secretary in the K-12 public school system.
Delaney McDonald, student recruiter, is a Sophomore at GVSU. She is Majoring in Geography with an Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis. She grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area where she enjoyed Art and playing soccer. Delaney was a part of the 2019 Semester in Grand Rapids cohort. While in the program she interned at Cook Arts Center.