Bella Bains

Bella Bains

AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment and Outreach Program Coordinator
Phone: (719) 663-3686

Bella Bains is Campus Compact's AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment and Outreach Program Coordinator. She is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bella comes to Campus Compact with recent experience both in academia, working to support Afghan refugees through the University of Arizona, and in AmeriCorps program management, staffing Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado. Deeply valuing public service, Bella has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco and as a national service member with Mile High Youth Corps. Bella is passionate about creating place-based solutions to mitigate the disproportionate effects of climate change on marginalized communities and believes that the capacity building work of VISTA volunteers is a critical part of this mission. Bella received her B.A. in History with a minor in English from Saint Leo University in 2016 and is pursuing a dual MPA/M.A. in Middle East and North African Studies from the University of Arizona. In her free time, you can find Bella listening to her favorite podcasts while running, swimming, or cooking. 

Core Expertise:

  • Program monitoring and evaluation 

  • Youth development 

  • AmeriCorps recruitment

  • Supporting grant funded programs 

  • Capacity building

  • Community outreach