Associate Professor of Politics
Corey Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, joined the McCarthy Center as Director in 2009. Before coming to USF, Corey taught at San Francisco State, and Rutgers University, and before that worked in community development. He earned his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after receiving bachelors degrees in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from Berkeley. Corey’s recent publications include studies of multiracial electoral coalitions in American cities, contemporary white nationalist politics, and California’s political geography. He teaches courses in American politics specializing in urban and state politics, electoral politics, and housing and development policy. He came to USF in 2006 drawn largely by the McCarthy Center’s unique dual focus on developing academically rigorous student-focused programs while cultivating authentic community partnerships.
Director of Community-Engaged Learning
Star Moore is the Director of Community-Engaged Learning and has been with the McCarthy Center since 2005. She previously served as a classroom teacher in public schools in Virginia and California, and worked in federal government administration prior to that. Star received her Master of Education degree and Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Star was a co-recipient of USF’s 2012 Faculty Team Innovation Award for her proposal to develop and implement a Graduate-Level Community-Engaged Learning Seminar. In connection with her McCarthy Center role, she has also served on the Upward Bound Integration Committee, Intercultural Centers Advisory Board, Western Addition Service Providers Cohort, and the Engage San Francisco Working Group. Star specializes in working with faculty across disciplines to integrate community-engaged pedagogy and best practices into their courses by guiding development of student learning outcomes, establishing sustainable partnership frameworks, infusing reflection into course assignments and discussions, and mapping out multifaceted assessment strategies. Star also oversees the visioning, planning, and implementation of the McCarthy Center’s undergraduate public service programs.
Administrative Director for Graduate Programs
Angela Fleekop joined the McCarthy Center team in 2007 and currently serves as Administrative Director of Graduate Programs. Before moving to San Francisco, Angela worked for the U.S Attorney's Office in Washington, DC and for various legal assistance non-profit organizations across California including the Legal Aid Society and the Eviction Defense Collaborative. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Criminology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master's degree in Organization and Leadership from USF. Angela currently serves as Chair of the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and on the Kappa Alpha Theta Advisory Board at USF. She is also actively involved with the American College Personnel Association, serving as Awards Chair of the Commission for Graduate and Professional Student Affairs. She loves working with students and supporting them as they work to become leaders who will create positive, lasting change in their communities.
Director, Engage San Fransico
In 2011 Karin Cotterman joined the McCarthy Center as the Assistant Director for External Relations. Prior to working at USF, Karin was the Associate Director for Engaged Scholarship at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University. During her career in higher education Karin has taught a variety of courses in classroom locations ranging from University of Illinois at Springfield to Stanford University and University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Her teaching experience includes Service-Learning Pedagogy; Approaching Research in Communities; Fundamentals of Creative Writing and English Composition. Karin received her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies. Karin has served on the board of VIA (Volunteers in Asia), worked as a course facilitator through Amizade, and is a member of her neighborhood community center. Her interests include ethical considerations in service, community-campus partnerships, the intersections of identity and service, and strategic thinking both organizationally and institutionally.
Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning
Andrea Wise, Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning, joined the McCarthy Center in 2010. Before her position in the McCarthy Center, Andrea worked as a Program Assistant for the ESL and Diversity Studies minors. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Creative Writing from USF. Andrea received the Graduate Student Leadership Award in 2013 as well as the University of San Francisco Staff Mentor of the Year award in 2012. Outside of her McCarthy Center duties, she serves as the co-chair of the LGBTQ Caucus for Faculty and Staff and is passionate about LGBTQ social justice issues. Andrea enjoys learning from the knowledge and enthusiasm that USF students and community partners bring to USF’s partnerships. Andrea participated in the Advocates for Community Engagement (ACE) program as an undergraduate student and found it to be the most meaningful part of her college experience, so she particularly enjoys developing curriculum for and supporting students to find their best selves and their ideal roles as public servants.
Coordinator of Community Partnerships
Fernando Enciso-Marquez joined the McCarthy Center in 2012, and currently serves as Coordinator of Community Partnerships. He graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Latin American studies, and is currently a candidate for the Masters of Public Administration degree here at USF. He has a passion for social justice based on self-determination, community development, and equitable distribution of resources. He was involved with social justice efforts throughout his undergraduate career, committed to causes such as immigration reform, affordable access to higher education, and celebration of multicultural identity. Upon graduation, he served his internship in the Washington, DC office of Congressman Mike Honda (CA- 15). He also served the San Francisco Public Defender's Office and the Bayview-Hunters Point community through its community-building agency, BMAGIC, to leverage resources for youth and families in Southeast San Francisco. As a native San Franciscan, he is passionate about connecting students to public service opportunities to engage with our local SF communities.
Mathilde Andrejko joined the McCarthy Center in 2011 as a Program Assistant. Born and raised in France, she stumbled upon service-learning while working at the University of Wisconsin, where the tradition of the Wisconsin Idea has been driving community engagement for a century. Her work with the Reaccreditation project led to a position at UW’s Morgridge Center for Public Service which confirmed her interest in this form of learning. Mathilde has a BA in Comparative Literature and an MA in Bilingual Journalism. She worked at Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television upon graduation. In addition to providing logistical support for McCarthy Center programs and events, she has been a strong asset in developing communication strategies and materials for student outreach.