Meet the Staff

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Emily Smith

Housing Operations Coordinator

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Work Email : elampe@sullivan.edu

Emily was born and raised in Louisville. She has received her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. Emily has a passion for helping people and making every experience enjoyable for those around her. In her free time she enjoys knitting, volunteering at animal shelters, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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Jordan Trull

Community Assistant

Jordan was raised in Piedmont, South Carolina, and came to Sullivan to pursue her degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Jordan’s goal is to earn a Master’s degree in Business with a focus in hospitality and one day travel the world. In her spare time, Jordan loves to eat, sleep, read and watch Netflix.

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Lauren Kelly

Senior Director of Student Services

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Work Email : lkelly@sullivan.edu

Lauren is a born and raised Louisvillian. Her love for the local community and support for higher education is what makes her a perfect fit here at Sullivan. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Management from Sullivan University. Lauren has a passion for providing invaluable experiences of personal growth and academic success for the Gardiner Point residents. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, craft, and enjoy the city!

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Monica Carnell

Associate Director of Housing

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Work Email : macarnell@sullivan.edu

Monica is a Kentucky native, In pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree for Criminal Justice. Monica has worked in residence life for 3 years and has a passion for helping students develop and grow throughout their academic career. In her free time, Monica enjoys being active in the community, crafting, going to the gym, and going to festivals.

Community and Resident Assistants

RAs are a select group of student leaders who have been specifically trained to assist residents in on-campus residential areas. RAs are a crucial link between their residents, the Office of Housing and Residence Life, Student Services professionals, and other campus departments. RAs are leaders who work to ensure student safety in the residential areas, facilitate interaction, plan social and educational events, serve as a resource, and report maintenance issues in the facilities. Resident Assistants serve as mentors to our new students in situations common to the first-year college experience. General issues of adjustment and transition, as well as the more specific areas of community development, roommate relationships, policy enforcement, and intentional relations all fall under the wing of the Resident Assistants. RAs have six primary roles: peer helper, resource/referral agent, educator/programmer, community builder, policy enforcer/explainer, and leader/role model.

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Zayda Juarez

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Zayda was born in Nashville, TN, but was raised in Lebanon, TN. She is working towards her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She plans on furthering her education and receiving her bachelor’s degree. Zayda loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys shopping, watching Netflix and traveling the country.

Amya

Amya

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Amya is from Springfield, Ohio. She is pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts, with the goal of one day having a little cafe to call her own. In her spare time, Amya likes to listen to music, make crafts and have fun. Amya is very excited to be a part of making residents’ time at Sullivan University a great experience.

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Brandon Schieferle

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Brandon is from Strongsville, Ohio. He is working towards degrees in both Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Management. In addition to being an RA, he is also captain of the Sullivan competition team. In Brandon’s free time he loves to cook, bowl and spend time with friends.

Kevin

Kevin Bernier

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Kevin is from Trafalgar, Indiana and is studying Culinary Arts with goals of becoming a molecular gastronomist or mixologist. He enjoys camping in the outdoors, competing in gaming tournaments and commonly does semi-competitive gaming.

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Cristina Valdes

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Cristina was born and raised in Aurora, IL. Cristina is working towards her degree in Event Management and Tourism. She loves spending time with her friends and family. For fun, Cristina loves to shop, try new foods, and loves living life in the moment! Her goal is to receive her Bachelor’s degree and to travel the world.

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Alura Talbott

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Alura was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in North Olmsted, Ohio. She is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and plans to further her education to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. She was the captain on the Management competition team and was in the National Technical Honor Society for two years at Polaris Career Center. Alura loves spending time with her family and friends. I also enjoy listening to music, drawing, and most importantly cooking!

Grace

Grace Alexander

Resident Assistant

Work Phone : +1-5022138330

Grace was born and raised in the great state of Texas, in a city just outside of Dallas called Rockwall. She is studying for her Associate's degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's in Hospitality Management. She loves to do competitive culinary competitions and despite being a culinary arts major she loves to bake as well. Grace can be found hanging out with friends, crafting, and watching Netflix in her spare time when she isn’t cooking.