By: Beth Mannella, Career Advising Fellow
The Student Professional Development Center is excited to announce the 2016-2017 Career Advising Fellows! For the sixth year, the two fellows will join the SPDC as full-time staff and serve in various career advising capacities over the 2016-2017 academic year. Keep reading to learn more about the incoming fellows!
Massachusetts native, Katie Greene, enjoys helping students clarify their personal and professional goals. Katie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Upon graduation, she explored a variety of career options, through which she gained experience in Admissions at a school for English as a Second Language. Katie’s experience serving as a liaison between students and staff confirmed her interest in higher education student affairs. This interest led Katie to Merrimack College, where she worked for the past 2 ½ years as the Administrative Assistant to the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, gaining valuable experience within academic affairs. While an employee at Merrimack College, she pursued her Master of Education degree in Higher Education. For fun, Katie enjoys the performing arts, dancing Lindy Hop, and spending time with family and friends. Katie is thrilled to be joining Elon University as a Career Advising fellow. She is grateful for the opportunity to foster the career development of Elon students, and for the privilege of working alongside the SPDC staff.
Leo Hall grew up in North Carolina and earned a Bachelor’s in Special Education from Appalachian State University. After graduation, Leo taught adults Basic Skills at Sampson Community College for three years, then decided to pursue a Master’s degree in College Student Development at Appalachian State University. Leo immediately loved the program and had the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom to learn about higher education abroad. The experience abroad was incredible and helped her reflect on supporting students. Leo hopes to go abroad again in the near future! After completing an internship at the University of North Carolina Asheville in Career Services, Leo realized she wanted to continue helping students with career exploration and development. Leo has a passion for helping students by building relationships and asking intentional questions. In her free time, Leo enjoys hiking, journaling, seeing musicals and reading. Leo’s favorite places are the mountains, coffee shops and bookstores. Some of her best memories are spending time with family, friends and traveling. Being a Career Fellow at Elon is an opportunity Leo is excited and grateful to begin!
Please join Latisha and me in welcoming Katie and Leo to Elon University as the 2016-2017 Career Advising Fellows!