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Meet the Staff


James M. Garrett, Ph.D.,
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Adjunct Faculty Member

Responsibilities: Graduate Student Government Advising and Student Support and Services (Law, Publich Health, Business, Medicine), 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.: 404-727-3002

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

Graduate Institution: The University of Georgia (M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration); Ph.D. 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.


Jill Camper, Interim 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.


Natasha Hopkins, Assistant Director for Student Organizations

Responsibilities: Serves as a resource to student groups and their advisors, oversea the Emory's student organization management software program, advise Collge Council, and supervise the STEER Team.

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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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.