Faculty and Staff

Lise Kloeppel joined the UNC Asheville Drama Department in 2008, where she's been actively involved with TheatreUNCA as an actress (Urinetown) and director (The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek). She has experience in a variety of educational and community settings as a public school teacher,... Read More

Key Center Faculty Director, Assistant Professor of Drama

My name is Jose Zapata. I’m a junior and a political science major. I am the program coordinator for Community Engaged Scholars. I am very excited to get to work with different students and organizations who want to make a difference in their community. Thus far it’s been a great time, and I... Read More

Key Center Development

Anja is a Junior double majoring in Health and Wellness Promotion and Psychology with a minor in German. She is excited to work with the the Key Center staff to make Service Learning more prominent on our campus. She is the Resident Assistant for the LEAD (Live, Engage,Act, Develop) LLC, which... Read More

Key Center Development

Grace is a junior Health and Wellness Promotion major pursuing Pediatrics. At the Key Center, she manages social media accounts and publicity around campus, aiming to make service learning more accessible to all students. She also is the program coordinator for the mentoring group STRIVE:... Read More


Megan Covington is a graduate student in the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University. She is excited to be a part of the Key Center team and hopes to help expand the center's reach on campus as well as in the community through S.T.R.I.V.E., Social Justice Coffee... Read More

Key Center Development

Amanda is a Senior majoring in New Media with a concentration in Interactive Design. She joined the Key Center staff in order to become more directly involved with Service-Learning opportunities offered in the Asheville area. She is interested in not only helping those interested in Service-... Read More

Key Center Development

Janesha Slaughter is a junior Political Science major dedicated to grassroots activism and progressive policy. In the Key Center, she is our Social Justice Coffee Hour coordinator. This program is designed to ignite conversation about pertinent issues, with the goal of inspiring students to act... Read More

Key Center Development