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Jill Camper, Associate Director

Responsibilities: Student Programming Council Advisor, large scale events and programs like Homecoming and Dooley's Week, The LeaderShape Institute, the Leadership Emory Summit Series, and providing supervision and programmatic support to orientation

email: ph.: 404-727-2787

Undergraduate Institution: Illinois State University (B.S. Mass Communication)

Graduate Institution: Texas A&M University (M.S. Student Affairs Admin in Higher Ed)

Personal and Career Passions: My students, puns, traveling, improv, the Student Programming Council, exploring Atlanta, exclamation points, Dooley, my niece, talking about the weather, risk management, the craziness of concert days, LeaderShape, my Fitbit, and random acts of kindness.

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Aysha Daniels, Assistant Director for New Student Programs

Responsiblities: Campus Life Coordinator for Orientation, Emerging Leader Experience, First Year Experience Programs, Campus Life PACE responsiblities, and Family Committee support


Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida (B.S. Anthropology)

Graduate Institution: Florida State University (M.S. Higher Education Administration)

Personal and Career Passions: mentoring young adults in their search for meaning and purpose, creating opportunities for students to affirm their identities, how first-year students make meaning of college, Gator football, cooking, and anything fitness related.


Matt Garrett, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Director

Responsibilities: Student Government Association Advisor, Leadership Emory Initative leader, Vision in Action, Executive Round Table, support all OSLS staff in their Leadership & Service Initiatives/Programs, and office administrative concerns, staffing, and budget.

email: ph.: 404-727-6169

Undergraduate Institution: The University of Georgia (B.B.A. International Business)

Graduate Institution: The University of Georgia (M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration); currently enrolled in a part time Ph.D. program at UGA in Counseling and Student Personnel Services

Personal and Career Passions: socially responsible leadership, intersection of various identities on leadership efficacy, working with college students in general, and the work of the Human Rights Campaign.


Natasha Hopkins, Assistant Director for Student Organizations

Responsibilities: Supporting student organizations, student organization advisors support, supervising the STEER Team, and developing Alternative Break experiences with Volunteer Emory, and serving as the College Council Advisor

email: ph.: 404-712-9747

Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina (B.A. Public Relations)

Graduate Institution: Bowling Green State University (M.A. College Student Personnel)

Personal and Career Passions: Helping students have their ¿ah ha moments¿. when they realize and actually begin to carry out their passions, values, and purpose. I enjoy cooking, rafting, and all things Carolina Gamecocks.

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Lisa Kendall, Associate Director

Responsibilities: Volunteer Emory, community engagement and partnerships, and supporting student organizations.

email: ph.: 404-727-6268

Undergraduate Institution: Georgia State University (B.B.A. Hospitality Administration)

Graduate Institution: Western Illinois University (M.S. College Student Personnel)

Personal and Career Passions: Providing students opportunities to find and define ¿their¿ story.  Engaging in community service and addressing community needs, specifically community gardens/access to clean food and children/youth.  Spending time with my family and watching Norte Dame football.

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Alex Lange, Graduate Assistant

Responsibilities: Supporting the Leadership Emory Summit, Leadership Living Learning Community, Emerging Leader Experience

email: ph.: 404-727-6169

Undergraduate Institution: Florida Atlantic University (B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences/Law and American Society)

Graduate Institution: The University of Georgia (M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration expected May 2014)

Personal and Career Passions: empowering students to follow their goals and passions, social justice education and service, gender/sexuality education, learning more of the history of the 1960's/1970's rights and power movements, reading Faulkner novels, and studying the arguments and decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Carla Sanders, Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities: Supervising student workers, managing the office, and assisting student leaders. 

email: ph.: 404-727-6169

Personal and Career Passions: Personal and professional finance coaching, working with Emory students to help them reach their student organization goals.

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Olivia Wise, Emory Site Manager

Responsibilities: Jumpstart Site Manager

email: ph.: 404-727-2854

Undergraduate Institution: Emory University (B.A. Women and Gender Studies)

Personal and Career Passions: Social Justice Education, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Development, Leadership Development, Community Building, Non-Profit Management, Social Change, and Music.