Kailee Brickner-McDonald
Kailee Brickner-McDonald
26 Blinn Lane, Office 202
(802) 443-3010

Kailee Brickner-McDonald has always learned the most through experiences and in connections with others. She is enthusiastic about supporting Middlebury College students to better understand themselves, work collaboratively across differences, and make a positive impact in the world. Kailee came to Vermont in 2008 to earn her Master’s of Education at the University of Vermont in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She continued working at UVM in support of various community engagement programs and earned her Doctorate in Education (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education) before coming to Middlebury College in 2018 to work at the Center for Community Engagement. Outside of work, Kailee enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors hiking, swimming, and camping. Her dog Flash occasionally visits the CCE.

In her role as the Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Kailee supports the Center for Community Engagement team in envisioning and implementing 45+ programs that help students put their learning into action for the public good. This includes working with staff and faculty to advise over 20 student service organizations, developing relationships and curricula for community-connected project based learning efforts in courses, supporting intercultural learning programs including conflict transformation initiatives, and providing funding opportunities for individuals and cohorts to make sure community engagement is accessible for all students.