“The goal of the workshops was for students to understand what to buy at the grocery store and how to use it well in the kitchen; in short, I want young people to become more autonomous and adopt better diets,” said Rebesa.
Aside from the Community Kitchen Workshop, Rabesa has been a leader with several Champlain College Community groups including the Multicultural Crew, Black Lives Allyship Mission, and she recently helped launch the Feminist Awareness Mission.
“I was immediately impressed by Mahé for her desire and determination to take part in the campus community outside of the walls of academics and athletics,” said Wanita Jones, Psychologist and Leadership Coordinator at Champlain College. “Due to her outreach, she succeeded in building bridges between diverse communities on campus that we have tried to create for quite some time.”
Through these groups, Rebesa has helped lead experiential activities on implicit biases in the classroom, at Pedagogical day activities and assisted in “Let’s Get Real” discussion forums. She led numerous outreach events from Orientation Day, Open Houses, Parent’s Nights as well as free block activities. She helped organize and plan Black History Month on campus and has challenged the culture of the college to grow into a more inclusive and equitable community.
“Mahé’s multidisciplinary talents and interests have generated a scope of outreach that I have never seen before, and she has raised the bar of what student involvement means,” said Jones.