Staff/Contact Info

Center for Service Learning, Internships & Civic Engagement (SLICE)

Welch Hall, Room 105
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

Phone: (310) 243-2438
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


slice-mcknight-headshot-squareCheryl McKnight
(310) 243-2438

Educational Background: B.A. Anthropology; M.A. English

About me: Advocating for our students, community engagement, and the Native American Community is what I love to do the most. It makes me so proud to see how much our students care about their communities and to watch as the students grow confident with the knowledge they gain from their classes—and each other.
slice-gelvezon-headshot-squareMiami Gelvezon-Gatpandan
(310) 243-3050

Educational Background: B.S. Child Development; M.A. Education

About Me: The stories of students in this university are what inspire me. Coming from a large immigrant family, I can relate to many of the students that come here. Seeing how dedicated and passionate our students are in serving their communities makes me proud to be a Toro! I believe in working hard, and having fun and building great relationships along the journey!

“Two are better than one because they are rewarded for their labor. For if one falls, the other will lift up his companion.”
slice-checkcinco-headshot-squareFrancisco Checkcinco
Internship Coordinator  
(310) 243-2480

Educational Background: B.A. Human Services; concentration in Mental Health Recovery

About me: A CSUDH alumnus and a product of SLICE. Experiencing the program first-hand, I was able to learn about the different communities we served. I was given opportunities that allowed me to grow and give back to the community. Now I have come on as a staff member   to help others flourish and grow, in the same way the SLICE team has helped me grow.
slice-je-ramirez-headshot-squareJessica Ramirez
Jumpstart Site Manager
(310) 243-2438

Educational Background: B.S. Child Development; M.A. Education

About Me: As a former student of CSUDH, I witnessed the need to make our local communities a better, happier place to live for everyone. With Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program housed in SLICE, I was able to serve my community by mentoring young children in Compton. Now that I have received my education from this campus, I am very happy to still be a part of the Jumpstart family and of this amazing university. Working here and being able to contribute to the needs of our community is very rewarding. I love seeing our students work really hard and spend their Friday nights and weekends preparing to mentor children; it helps me to keep going. I really enjoy working at SLICE because I get to see that there are people that care to share a piece of their heart and help someone else smile. I can now really say, “Once a Toro…Always a Toro!”

Adriana Jimenez
CSUDH Justice Corps Representative
(310) 243-2438 

About Me: CSUDH has been my home since 2018. After multiple major changes, I found a passion for learning more about the law in hopes to become an attorney in the future. I am now a 4th year Poli Sci student and the President of the Pre Law Society. I enjoy being an asset to the success of other students and helping provide necessary resources.