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. 


Staff

slice-mcknight-headshot-squareCheryl McKnight
Director
(310) 243-2438
cmcknight@csudh.edu

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
Coordinator
(310) 243-3050  
mgelvezon@csudh.edu

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 
fcheckcinco1@csudh.edu

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-vasquez-headshot-squareCathleen Torres Vasquez
CSUDH Justice Corps Representative
(310) 243-2438
JusticeCorps@csudh.edu
csudh-slice-pineda-headshotXavier Pineda 
CSUDH SLICE Ambassador
(310) 243-2438
xpineda@csudh.edu

Educational Background: B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, 2015; Master’s in Public Administration (MPA), expected graduation, 2018

About me: I started working at SLICE in 2014 as an undergraduate senior, and it was the best decision I have made in my academic career. With the help and support of co-workers and our director, Cheryl McKnight, I applied to grad school and got accepted. Now, as I enter my second year of the MPA program, I am more confident, prepared, and enthusiastic.
slice-je-ramirez-headshot-squareJessica Ramirez
Jumpstart Site Manager
(310) 243-2438
Jumpstart@csudh.edu

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!”

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