2021-22 Student Staff

Students are essential to the work and mission of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). Working 4-10 hours per week, students support the daily functions of the CCE offices, events, student outreach, communications, operations, and more.

Learn more about our student staff and their favorite destinations and restaurants in Richmond.

Steven Abreu
Steven Abreu, '23
Student Coordinator, Tax Site Team

Major: Biology-Neuroscience; Minor: Entrepreneurship
Favorite place in Richmond: Downtown is my favorite place in Richmond because it contains some of the elements that I traditionally associate with a city, and it reminded me of being back home in NYC.
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: 3 Monkeys Bar and Grill is my favorite restaurant in Richmond because the prices are great for the portion size and quality of food. It also has a variety of options to choose from, so you can go there any day and they’d have something that matches your taste on that specific day.
Joanne Bong
Joanne Bong, '25
Communications Assistant

Major: Economics
Favorite place in Richmond: Maymont because it's so picturesque and a great place to relax
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: "Lucky AF" for the sushi and casual dinner ambiance
Camryn Carter
Camryn Carter, '23
Student Coordinator, Programs & Events

Major: Computer Science and Chemistry
Favorite place in Richmond: Libbie Hill Park is my favorite place because it's a beautiful spot to sit, talk, and watch the sunset with friends.
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Brambly Park is my favorite restaurant in Richmond because they have the best pizza.
Madyson Fitzgerald
Madyson Fitzgerald, '23
Communications Assistant

Major: Journalism and Leadership Studies
Favorite place in Richmond: Libbie Hill! It's such a nice place to relax, whether it's the middle of summer or a winter night to watch the snow. It's really such a cute place!
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Bottoms Up Pizza is literally the best restaurant in Richmond. It's in Shockoe Bottom, and they have a Chesapeake pizza with seafood on it that's phenomenal!
Elizabeth Halasz
Elizabeth Halasz, '22
Unpacking the Census Intern

Majors: Geography and Environmental Studies 
Favorite place in Richmond: Buttermilk Trail is one of my favorite places to go in Richmond, although it's only a 20-minute drive from campus, it feels far from the city on the trail!
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Sticky Rice has consistently been one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond for the past 3 years. With fun music, great vegetarian sushi, and tater tots, what's not to like?
Jake Holm
Jake Holm, '23
Office Assistant, Suite 325

Major: Business Administration (Marketing & International Business)
Favorite place in Richmond: My favorite place is actually on-campus -- the gazebo. There is something indescribable about nature's serenity over Westhampton lake, especially at nighttime.
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Burger Bach. I love their New Zealand inspired twist and they have lots of really fun dipping sauces.
Caitlyn Lindstrom
Caitlyn Lindstrom, '22
Operations Assistant

Major: Leadership Studies/Political Science
Favorite place in Richmond: Virginia Capital Trail in Shockoe Bottom! It is a gorgeous trail that follows the James River and always is a great place to watch the sunrise/sunset!
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Hibachi Box; it is the perfect comfort meal and makes for the best left-overs!
Bronson McLeod
Bronson McLeod, '23
Community-Based Learning Liaison, Bon Air

Major: PPEL
Favorite place in Richmond: Belle Isle because I enjoy being out in nature and I usually hang out with friends whenever I go there which is always a good time
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Pho Thien Phat, because they make amazing pho that soothes the soul
Drew Strong
Drew Strong, '22
Operations Assistant

Major: Political Science
Favorite place in Richmond: Pony Pasture, I love going there to relax with friends right by the river and enjoy nature.
Favorite restaurant in Richmond: Croaker's Spot, I have gone here many times. I love their food and the memories I shared with friends while we enjoyed a meal from here.

Tuana Balta, '23
Student Coordinator, Tax Site Team

Nadia Iqbal, '22
Student Coordinator, Government Team

Eva Kemal, '22
Bonner Scholars Program (BSP) Senior Program Associate

Beza Mulatu, '25
Outreach and Events Intern

Tommy Na, '22
Bonner Scholars Program (BSP) Senior Program Associate

Ally Osterberg, '22
Bonner Scholars Program (BSP) Senior Program Associate

Thomas Takele, '25
Outreach and Events Intern

Chris Torres, '24
Student Coordinator, Government Team