5241 N. Maple Avenue
m/s TA 120
Fresno, CA 93740/8027
Physical Location and Phone Numbers
Thomas Building, Room 107
Chris Fiorentino, Director
Chris has worked with Fresno State’s community engagement programs since the early 1990’s. His leadership of the center includes general management and support for staff members and programs. Chris teaches Community Service 101 and provides guidance to faculty members incorporating service-learning into their course curriculum. He also works closely with community partners looking to access the resources of the university and is happy to meet with students looking for volunteer opportunities in the community.
Taylan Parker, Special Projects Coordinator
Taylan joined the Richter Center in 2016 and serves as the S.E.R.V.E. Committee advisor. As the Special Projects Coordinator, Taylan helps coordinate the development and implementation of the Fresno State Blood Drives, one-day service events, Kids Day, and the Holiday Gift Project. Taylan also co-advises the Reflection Facilitators program and the Service-Learning Coaches. Taylan is happy to talk to students looking for one-day service opportunities or students looking for ways to get more involved with the Richter Center Leadership teams.
Mellissa Jessen-Hiser, Assistant Director
Mellissa joined the Richter Center team in 2008 and serves as the advisor of the Richter Center Ambassadors. She is an instructor of Community Service 1 and enjoys helping students identify service projects that will provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Mellissa coordinates the university's Alternative Break program. She also co-advises the Richter Center Reflection Facilitators and Service-Learning Coaches and manages the center’s online presence including the website, the Epicenter e-newsletter, and social media.
Song Vang-Sung, Jumpstart Fresno Director
Trisha Studt, Community Partnerships Coordinator
Trisha has worked with the Richter Center since 2002 and her main focus is to be a link between the campus and Community Benefit Organizations. She helps nonprofit agencies recruit student volunteers to support their mission and the positive work they do in our community. She is happy to talk to students looking for community service opportunities, to nonprofit agencies looking for students, or to staff and faculty looking for more information on how they can be better connected in the community in which they live and work. The best way to contact Trish is via email.
Sabrina Rodarte, Read Fresno at Fresno State Coordinator
Brianne Bustamante, Special Projects Intern
Kayla Ferreira, Communications and Special Projects Student Assistant