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Erin Olsen

Erin Olsen

Coordinator, Office for Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement, University of Wyoming
olsenek@uwyo.edu
Phone: 
307.766.6871

Erin is the Coordinator of Service, Leadership & Community Engagement (SLCE) at the University of Wyoming. Erin received her undergraduate degree in International Business & Spanish from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She then finished school in Germany through a study abroad program and worked for the university she attended abroad. This worked propelled her to return to her home state of Wyoming, where she received a master’s degree in Counselor Education. Erin has taught and developed service-learning courses and works with faculty and staff to incorporate service-learning initiatives into their curriculum.  Erin also works closely with the University of Wyoming Connecting Campus & Community AmeriCorps program. She works as a liaison between campus, students and community partners to fulfill community engagement needs and opportunities.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...