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Genevieve Harding

Coordinator for Academic Civic & Global Engagement
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Office: (914) 633-2221
Cell: (914) 365-7616
Email: gharding@iona.edu

Genevieve is new to Iona as of December 2016 and is very excited to join the Iona community. As the coordinator for the Office of Academic Civic & Global Engagement, Genevieve helps to plan, to implement and to oversee service-learning and education abroad operations for all the institution's academic civic or globally engaged pedagogies. From organizing institutional relationships with local community partners to making sure students have the tools necessary for a rich learning experience abroad, she is passionate about finding new ways to engage meaningfully with community, whether here on campus, in New Rochelle, or globally.

Genevieve received her BA in Environmental Studies from Connecticut College, and her MS in Educational Leadership & Policy with a focus in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University in Portland, Ore. While in Portland, she worked for a number of local youth development and food justice organizations, including Growing Gardens and Food Works, where she helped implement programming around topics of youth leadership, social justice, food systems and community engagement. She also coordinated several sustainability education projects for Green Building Services, where she wrote curriculum for the U.S. Green Building Council and Universities across the U.S. on topics of sustainability and the built environment.

Before coming to Iona, Genevieve was the coordinator for an experiential learning program at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University, which brought together students, faculty, and staff to develop collaborative initiatives to assist the University achieve its sustainability goals while simultaneously meeting the academic of students and faculty. While at PSU, she was fortunate enough to work and study alongside leading faculty and academics in the field of service-learning, and is excited to bring her own experience with community engagement and service-learning to the office of Academic Civic & Global Engagement.