Prior to coming to IACC in 2011, Emily served as Chief of Staff of the Rebuild Iowa Office. She also served as the Senate Liaison and Policy Adviser to Governor Chet Culver. Emily also worked in field organizing and fundraising for various campaigns and committees. Emily has a Master’s in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor’s from the University of Iowa in journalism and political science. Emily also spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in San Antonio, Texas.
Justin Ellis began at Iowa Campus Compact as a program coordinator in 2013. He graduated from IUPUI with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. While there he served as a graduate assistant in the Center for Service and Learning administering a scholarship program among other duties. Justin hails from Minnesota and received his undergraduate degree from Luther College in Iowa. He manages all of our national service programs including the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program and the VISTA Community Corps.
Ryan started his community engagement career as a Missouri Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA where he was charged with creating and developing a service-learning program. After 3 years of AmeriCorps, he accepted a position at Florida Campus Compact coordinating their STEM Initiative focused on incorporating service-learning into college courses. Later he worked as the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Coordinator at Tallahassee Community College. Outside of work he enjoys trying new restaurants, hanging out with his cat, and playing video games with his wife.
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Monique Ellefson currently works as theAmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator. Monique’s journey into civic engagement began as an impassioned student leader at the University of South Dakota. This led her to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Oregon Campus Compact. Later, she served as the VISTA Leader for Iowa Campus Compact. After her terms of service, she earned her Master’s of Science in Education at Indiana University where she was a Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator
Samantha Bayne is the Iowa Director ofCampus Election Engagement Project for Iowa Campus Compact. Samantha is in the Political Science program at Drake University working towards a bachelor’s in law, politics, and society. Samantha is passionate about dialogue, higher education, and voter registration. Samantha coordinated a Voter Engagement Summit in a partnership with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office in and oversaw 13 student fellows at campuses across Iowa launching the Iowa Voting Challenge in collaboration with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
Election Engagement Coordinator
Carly Bahnsen joined Iowa Campus Compact as a program coordinator in September of 2018. She works primarily to support the Summer Reading Corps program and theIowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP). She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. Carly is an avid Hawkeye fan who, prior to joining the IACC team, worked for her alma mater at the University of Iowa – Des Moines Programs. Outside of work, Carly enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and two children, and doing anything outdoors. Blank ac
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Joseph Greene is serving as our VISTA Leader. Joseph received his bachelors from BYU Idaho in business management. He has always had a passion for education and prior to serving as our VISTA Leader he was a part of theArizona Ready for College and Career program as an AmeriCorps member. Joseph is currently working toward a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He will work to support ourVISTA Community Corps program and national service members.