Brett Hulst - 404-894-5680
Position: Associate Director of Residence Life
Education: B.S.Ed Health Promotion/Behavior,
University of Georgia; M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs
Administration, University of Vermont
"Working in a university environment surrounded by students as
they strive to learn about themselves and the world around them is
always exciting and rewarding. I have the pleasure of working with
residents as they first move away from home until they finish as
experts in their chosen fields. I come to work every day knowing that I
get to interact with the people who will have huge impacts on their
communities and in our world. Great students and a great institution --
that is the reason I love my role at Georgia Tech."
Kourtney Bowie - 404-894-3046
Position: Administrative Professional II
Education: B.S. Sociology, Clayton State University
"Having the opportunity to work with incoming Georgia Tech
students is an honor. I enjoy seeing the transformation that students
undergo throughout their first year. Being away from home can be
overwhelming at times, and I look forward to becoming a familiar face
that will help them feel at ease."
Amanda Morgan - 404-894-8481
Position:Area Manager for Armstrong, Caldwell, Fitten, Folk, Freeman, Fulmer, Hefner, and Montag, supervising three full-time Hall Directors
Education: B.A History, B.SEd Social Studies
Education, University of Georgia; M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration,
University of Georgia
“I am excited to work with first-year students at Georgia
Tech. I believe the Freshman Experience brings the opportunity for our
wonderful students to live, learn, connect, and grow in a positively-oriented
community environment. I am dedicated to the mission of the Freshman
Experience, ensuring that the program creates a living-learning community that
supports successful transition of new students to the Georgia Tech culture.”
Keith Echols - 404-894-5685
Position: Area Manager for Brown, Cloudman, Harris, Harrison, Howell, Smith and Towers, supervising three full-time Hall Directors
Education: B.S Information Technology, Georgia Southern University; M.S. Higher Education, Florida State University
"I consider it a privilege to be able to work with the first-year
students here at Georgia Tech. As these students are beginning their
transition into adulthood, we have the opportunity to partner with them
on this wonderful journey. I am passionate about helping first-year
students to become well-rounded, positive members of our campus, local,
and global communities. The first year in the life of a student is a
time of much change and growth, and I am excited to be a part of that
process in a positive way!"
Christopher Ruiz - 404-894-1141
Position: Area Manager for Glenn, Field, Fourth Street,
Goldin, Hopkins, Hanson, Hayes, Perry, Matheson and Stein
Education: B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University; M.Ed Higher Education: Student Affairs, Texas Tech University
"Working with the Freshmen Experience students is very exciting.
The students are very motivated and dedicated to do what they say they
are going to do. In my time here at Georgia Tech I have found the
students to consistently strive for more and I am excited to see what
things are in store for these students throughout the year."
Mandy Garcia - 404-385-6588
Position: Hall Director for Cloudman, Harrison, and Howell
Education: B.A. Spanish, B.F.A. Studio Art, New Mexico State University; M.A. Higher Education, University of Arizona
"Hello! I am thrilled to be working with such a talented and
diverse student body here at Georgia Tech. I'm honored to be working
with the Freshmen Experience, aiding first-year students with their
transition to the institute and creating environments where students can
live, learn, and thrive."
Tierra Clemmons - 404-385-7674
Position: Hall Director for Gray, Hayes, Matheson, and Perry
Education: B.A. Broadcast Journalism - The University of Southern Mississippi and M.A. in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs - Louisiana State University
Hillary Roviaro - 404-385-6575
Position: Hall Director for Glenn
Education: B.A. International Affairs, Rollins College; M.A. Student Affairs in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity, Equity, and Culture, Miami University.
"So much of the college experience happens outside of the classroom and in the residence halls. I enjoy working alongside students to make that time meaningful. Be it developing friendships, gaining leadership skills, or engaging in active citizenship, there is a lot to be learned, and I am grateful to be a part of the journey.!"
Travis Liggins - 404-385-6584
Position: Hall Director for Towers
Education: B.S. Multinational Business Operations, The
Florida State University; M.Ed. Higher Education & Student Affairs
Administration, University of South Carolina.
"Serving as a central nexus of living and learning, I believe
working within a residence hall in the Freshman Experience will best
serve students by providing many opportunities to get involved in their
campus community. The student staff and I have the privilege of aiding
first-year students' academic success and personal development while
attending Georgia Tech. I am eager to assist your students to seize
their future by connecting with their peers on campus, members of the
surrounding Atlanta community, and beyond."
Quenesha Ward - 404-385-6585
Position: Hall Director for Smith, Brown, and Harris Residence Halls
Education: B.S. Exercise and Sport Science, The University of Alabama; M.A. Sport Management, The University of Alabama
"While serving in this role, my goal is providing students with a holistic environment that welcomes growth and development. Freshman Experience gives first-year students the opportunity for instant connectivity inside the halls and build the "home away from home" atmosphere. Students are creating an environment where they can learn where they live and I am excited to aid new students with their transition at Georgia Tech!"
Brett Scharf - 404-385-3713
Position: Hall Director for Fitten, Freeman, and Montag
Education: B.A. Health Science, University of Florida; M.P.H. Epidemiology, University of Florida
"As part of the Freshmen Experience, I aim to provide a home away
from home that encourages both personal and professional development
for students. The opportunities are endless, as is my excitement to be
part of the Georgia Tech family!"
Jeremy Brown - 404-385-6586
Position: Hall Director for Folk, Fulmer, and Caldwell
Education: B.F.A. Art & Design, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.A. Higher Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington
"Being a Hall Director in Folk, Fulmer, and
Caldwell, I look forward to helping both students and staff to build a safe
community for everyone to live, learn, and be engaged in. I also want to help
the first-year students in my area to develop both personally and
professionally, as well as succeed academically. I am very excited to make an
impact in the Freshman Experience area here at Georgia Tech!"
Sarah Strohmenger - 404-385-7611
Position: Hall Director for Armstrong and Hefner
Education: B.S. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-La
Crosse; M.A. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball
"The first year of college is a time for discovery. Students
will start to step outside of their comfort zones, challenge themselves
to think in new ways, and learn more than they ever might have thought
about themselves and what they hope to achieve. Through the Freshman
Experience at Georgia Tech, students on campus will be supported as they
explore all of these things during their first year. I am so excited
to be a part of this journey and look forward to helping each student
discover who they can become during their time at Georgia Tech."
Carson Dinger - 404-385-6574
Position: Hall Director for Hopkins, Field, Stein, and Goldin
Education: BS in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State University. MS in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University. I enjoy working with residential students because working where students live gives the unique opportunity to have an impact on and to then assess student learning. Additionally, we have the chance to work with students in learning what it means to be a positive part of a local and global community.