Meet Our Staff

Rebekah Go 

Director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement 

220 Student Center 

rgo@saintmarys.edu

(574) 284-4265

 

A native of South Bend, Rebekah Go, Director, has served more than 12 years in non-profit administration and is committed to involving students in the life and growth of the city she calls home. Rebekah received both her undergraduate (Theatre, `99) and master's degrees (Non-Profit Business Administration, `05) from the University of Notre Dame. Her work experience includes being a founding employee of the Robinson Community Learning Center, working as a community organizer with the Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc, and serving as the director of emergency services and the refugee resettlement program at the American Red Cross, St. Joseph County Chapter. Rebekah has over 10 years experience administering AmeriCorps programs, a federally-funded service program. 

Rebekah balances her work with a full family life as mother to two children: Bethany (11) and Andrew (9). Her family is passionate about hospitality. In addition to hosting a small church community at their home for over 5 years, they have opened up their home to long-term guests on four separate occasions.

Kris Arizmendi Choinacky

Assistant Director of Office For Civic and Social Engagement

220 Student Center

kchoinacky@saintmarys.edu

(574) 284-4264

Kris Arizmendi Choinacky, also a South Bend native. Her previous work was at the Robinson Community Learning Center,University of Notre Dame as the previous coordinator of Talk With Your Baby, Youth Development, and Community Based Learning with Center for Social Concern. She has over 15 years in non-profit work with early childhood, youth, and higher education. Kris is passoniate about early childhood adovacy, community engagement, and Catholic Social Teaching. 

When she's not working, Kris is probably out exploring South Bend with her husband Michael and their three kids Alex (12), Roch (4), and Blaise (2). They enjoy bike rides, hikes, and playing at local parks.