CFI welcomes our new campus organizer!

April 29, 2011

Former campus organizer Dan Riley left CFI in March to accept a position in San Francisco working on a documentary on the history of the environmental movement. We wish him well.
—Debbie Goddard, CFI On Campus coordinator

Adrienne AsselmeierHello! My name is Dren Asselmeier and I would like to introduce myself. I am the new campus organizer for the Center for Inquiry. I am excited to be working at the CFI–Transnational office and I have high hopes for what we can accomplish this year.

I started my work with the Center for Inquiry in 2008 as an intern at the CFI–Michigan office. I was their campus coordinator, so I learned how to organize and assist the campus groups that were affiliated with CFI throughout the state of Michigan. I also became the President of CFI–Grand Valley State University where I learned how to structure a student group, collaborate with other groups, and work with the office of student life. I stayed on as a volunteer and continued to mentor groups after the internship ended. I remained president of CFI–GVSU up to 2010 when I graduated with my B.A. in English Language and Literature. Our group learned a lot of things the hard way, but we had a lot of help from the staff at CFI–Michigan. I look forward to sharing advice and discussing how to make campus groups thrive.

My personal interests are skepticism and critical thinking, science education, feminism, and conservation. I love being outdoors, vermicomposting, and spreadsheets!

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to email or friend me on Facebook. I am really interested in the ideas that you have about campus events, student issues, and goals for the freethought and skeptic movement. Thanks for taking a minute to learn more about me. I am excited to get to know you all.

Dren Asselmeier