Executive Committee 2018 - 2019
Employee Engagement Coordinator
Kathryn is the Employee Engagement Coordinator at Gardner Builders, a hospitality company in the commercial construction business located in Minneapolis.
She most recently worked as Talent Resources Coordinator at Minnesota Children's Museum, where she coordinated all volunteers and interns. She is a strong proponent of internships and experiential learning, and her career path began with a HR/Volunteer Management internship at the Guthrie Theater.
She received her certificate of Volunteer Leadership from the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration in 2015, and volunteered as a MAVA Trainer, training volunteer management professionals in the essential elements of leading volunteers.
HR & Intern Program Manager
Washburn Center for Children
Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Environmental Studies from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA at a refugee resettlement agency in Phoenix, Arizona and has worked in various capacities at Washburn Center for Children, a children's mental health agency, since 2010.
She has a passion for nonprofit work and finds great satisfaction in providing opportunities for all levels of learners to explore career options.
In her spare time, you can find her biking, gardening, reading, or dabbling in crafts.
Director of Service Learning
Judy Lykins is the Director of Service Learning at Century College where she has worked since 2005.
Judy comes to service learning in higher ed from the community partner perspective, having worked in volunteer management since the mid-80’s.
She has worked in and around nonprofits, both personally and professionally, in the many communities where she has lived: Colorado, Washington DC, Atlanta, small-town Wisconsin, and back in her native Minnesota. MAFEL brings together the various sides of experiential learning (community partners, experiential learning and career services managers, and faculty) and is a great organization from which to learn best practices and to network with those who are currently in the field.
Lela Sanchez Oslin
Placement Coordinator | Academic Advisor
Department of Business and Economics, Bethel University
Join the Executive Committee
We encourage our members to become involved in a leadership position on the Executive Committee. We have positions available on a regular basis and are always looking for driven people who are excited about MAFEL’s work. Most positions are a two-year commitment, allowing you to develop leadership skills and make a strong impact on the organization. The time commitment is 5-10 hours per month. If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.