Powell BuildingOffice of the President

The Executive Intern Program at Elon University


2015-2016 Interns

Sean Barry

Sean BarryOffice: Business, Finance and Technology
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Eugene, OR
Organizations: Student Government Association and Class of 2016 President, Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, Diversity Ambassador, Tour Guide, Delta Upsilon
Work Experience: Co-founder and Regional Manager of Help-U-Store-It, Special Events Coordinator at Center for Leadership, Coordinator at Adventures in Leadership




David Comerford

David ComerfordOffice: Provost's
Major: Finance and Accounting
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Organizations: , Elon Mock Trial Executive Council, Pi Kappa Phi  fraternity, and
Phi Alpha Delta pre-law track
Work Experience: Tour Guide with Elon Admissions, Intern at Alamance County District Attorney's office,  Camera Utility assistant for NBC Sports at the Sochi winter olympics, Office Clerk at Gawthrop Greenwood PC



James Fariello

James FarielloOffice: Student Life
Major: Physics
Minor: Italian Studies, Psychology
Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA
Organizations: Eagle Scout, Outstanding Citizenship Award
Work Experience: Vice President of Administration with Elon Resident Student Association, Resident Assistant with Elon Residential Life, Research Assistant with Elon Physics and Engineering Department, Events Coordinator Assistant with Danieley Neighborhood Addociation




Oscar Miranda

Office: CREDE
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Business Management and Psychology
Hometown: Clayton, NC
Organizations: Latin American Student Organization, S.M.A.R.T. Program, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Astronomy TA, College Access Mentor for Elon Academy,
Work Experience: Legal Compliance Intern at Red Ventures, Tutor with Elon University
The Village Project


Marisa Pareti

Marisa ParetiOffice: Provost
Major: Psychology
Minor: Leadership and Neuroscience
Hometown: Milltown, NJ
Organizations: Leadership Fellow, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma, Pi Gammu Mu, Psi Chi,
Omicron Delta Kappa
Work Experience: Tour Guide with Elon Admissions, Program Director with Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Fundraiser with Elonthon Executive Board



Doug Spencer

Doug SpencerOffice: University Advancement
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Leadership and Professional Sales
Hometown: Washinton, DC
Organizations: Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Men of Character
Work Experience: Sales and Marketing Intern at Omni Locat Ltd., Marketing Intern at CenturyLink, Tour Guide with Elon Admissions



Lindsey Tipps

Lindsey TippsOffice: University Communications
Major: Stategic Communications and Political Science
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Organizations: Pi Sigma Alpha Sorority, Mock Trial, Catholic Campus Ministry, Public Relations Student Society of America
Work Experience: Account Executive at Live Oak Communications, Campaign Intern with Steve Ross for NC House Campaign, Campaign Intern with Tony Rose for School Board Campaign, Development Department Intern at the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Orientation Leader at Elon University



2014-2015 Interns

Ryan Boudreau 

Ryan BoudreauOffice: Admissions & Financial Aid
Major: Finance 
Hometown: Medfield, MA
Interests: Strategic planning, team-building, athletics, travel
Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Media Board voting member, New Student and Transitions Programs Compass Counsel
Work Experience: Student Coordinator of the Gap Program, Intern at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston
Project: Evaluating the admissions process for Elon's DPT and PA programs & working to expand Elon admissions Alumni Volunteer Program to support recruitment initiatives


Conner Croxson 

Conner CroxsonOffice: President's
Major: Political Science 
Minors: International Studies & Leadership Studies
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Interests: Running/Fitness, Traveling, Fundraising and Volunteering
Organizations: Isabella Canon Leadership Fellows, LEAD Program, Campus Recreation, Kappa Delta Sorority, Senior Class Giving
Work Experience: Campus Recreation Facility Manager, Intern for Pope, McGlamry & Kilpatrick
Project: Developing new, interactive methods of preparing Elon students to study abroad



Kelley Dodge 

Kelley DodgeOffice: University Communications
Major: English (Professional Writing and Rhetoric)
Minors: Business Administration & Professional Sales 
Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL
Interests: Travel, reading, Chicago sports, start-ups, fitness, sustainability
Organizations: Elon College Fellow, New Student Orientation, Volunteer at Burlington Pet Adoption Center, Elon Honor Board
Work Experience: Elon University Admissions Tour Guide, Elon University Writing Center Consultant, Elon University Elon 101 TA, College & Applied Marketing Technologies Communications Intern
Project: Developing a faculty-scholars website that highlights faculty research and can be used as a resource for media outlets


Carley Gaynes 

Carley GaynesOffice: President's
Major: Corporate Nonprofit Management
Minors: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Interests: Community service, cooking, fitness, corporate social responsibility, and travel
Organizations: Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, LEAD Program, Senior Class Giving Committee, Elon University Hillel, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Work Experience: Elon University Admissions Campus Visit Assistant, Development Intern at Hands On Atlanta, Elon University Admissions Tour Guide, Elon University Hillel Senior Engagement Intern, Eagle's Nest Foundation camp counselor, Office Associate at Kitchens, Kelley, Gaynes, P.C.
Project: Working to advance Elon's Muslim population and presence on campus in an effort to broaden diversity, inclusion, and understanding


Abigail Mitchell 

Abigail Mitchell

Office: Advancement
Majors: Political Science and Policy Studies
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Interests: Exploring Philadelphia's restaurant scene, 80's movies, entrepreneurial start-ups
Organizations: Senior Class Giving Committee, Elon University Poll, Phi Mu Sorority
Work Experience: Chubbies Shorts Intern, Elon University Tour Guide
Project: Developing and executing Elon Day 2015




Sarah Paille-Jansa 

Sarah Paille-Jansa

Office: Provost's
Major: Public Health Studies
Minor: Women's and Gender Studies 
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Interests: Reading, women's health issues, logic puzzles, sustainable food movements
Organizations: Student Government Association, Elon College Fellow, Lumen Scholar, Tour Guide
Project: Analyzing Elon's intellectual climate, examining practices at peer and aspirant institutions, and developing recommendations to enhance Elon's campus culture




Nick Stringfellow 

Nick Stringfellow

Office: Athletics
Major: Sport and Event Management
Minors: Business Administration & Professional Sales 
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Interests: Professional Athletics, Baseball Analytics, Recreation
Organizations: Premier Sport and Event Society, Graham Middle School Soccer Program
Work Experience: Special Events Intern at MLB Office of the Commissioner, Elon IMG Sports Marketing Intern, Bowie Baysox Orange Ambassador
Project: Assisting with Night of the Phoenix athletics event



2013-2014 Interns

James Carter 

Majors: Public Administration and Political Science 
Hometown: Eden, NC 
Interests: Reading, public service, civic engagement, diversity, economic development
Organizations: Elon College Fellow, Volunteer Burlington Boys and Girls Club
Work Experience:  Intern for the City of Eden, NC, Rockingham County Head Start, Rockingham County Human Resources Development, Residence Life, Diversity Advocate, Multicultural Center, student worker in the Office of the President 
Plans after Elon: I plan to pursue a Masters in Public Administration and find entry-level employment with the state or a local government with the ultimate goal of becoming a city or county manager. 


Stacey Crutchfield 

Major: Political Science 
Minors: History and American Studies 
Hometown: Burlington, NC
Interests: Hiking, traveling, reading
Organizations: Elon Academy, Odyssey Program, Sigma Kappa Sorority 
Work Experience: Intern at Laboratory Corporation of America, Elon Academy Summer Mentor, student worker in the Office of Student Life
Plans after Elon: I plan to take a year to do service, hopefully working with a college access program, before pursuing graduate school for higher education or some type of non-profit work. 


Maritza Gamboa 

Major: Business Management  
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA 
Interests: Leadership, service, management, baking
Organizations: Colleges Against Cancer- Relay for Life, Sigma Iota Epsilon Honors Society, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Admissions Tour Guide, Elon Orientation Leader, Club Field Hockey 
Work Experience: IT Project Management and Training Intern at MathWorks in Natick, MA, Elon University Admissions Intern, Elon University Tour Guide. 
Plans after Elon: I hope to pursue a career in higher education and continue on to receive a graduate degree. 


Phoebe Kot

Major: Sport and Event Management
Minor: Business Administration 
Hometown: Wilmington, NC 
Interests: Collegiate and professional athletics and non-profit organizations 
Organizations: Premier Sport and Event Society, Elon Athletics, InterVarsity 
Work Experience: The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Farve 4 Hope Foundation, Elon Athletics
Plans after Elon: I plan to work for an organization combining collegiate and professional athletics with philanthropic work. 


Ottavia Pomazon 

Major: International Studies (European Concentration) 
Minors: Political Science, Leadership Studies, Psychology 
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Interests: Studying group dynamics, organizational and leadership development, hiking, music
Organizations: Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, Vital Signs A Cappella, Kappa Delta Sorority, New  Student Orientation, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society
Plans after Elon: I plan to enroll in a graduate program for Organizational Psychology. 


Danielle Prongay 

Major: Political Science 
Minor: American Studies 
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ 
Interests:  United States History, Politics, Reading, Baking, Road Trips
Organizations:  New Student Orientation Head Staff, Colleges Against Cancer/ Relay For Life Executive Director, Student Government Association, Campus Recreation, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Vice President, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority 
Work Experience: Campus Recreation Facility Manager, Team Leader of Event Management, Internship with the Attorney General of Florida in the Miami Office of Statewide Prosecution
Plans after Elon: I plan to either attend Law School in the DC/ Virginia area and pursue a career in Constitutional Law or study Public Administration. 

Lori Schachle 

Major: Policy Studies
Minors: International Studies, Psychology, Communications                                                               
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA                                                                                                                          
Interests: Educational technology, mentoring programs, civic engagement                             
Organizations: Sigma Alpha Omega Vice President, Honors Program, the ¡Gradúate! Program, Pep Band, Elon 101 Teaching Assistant             
Work Experience: Team Leader of Student Support and Operations in Teaching and Learning Technologies, Grant Writing Intern for Square Foot Ministries, Intern for Elon's SACS Reaccreditation 
Plans after Elon: Pursue a graduate degree Higher Education Administration, focusing on either Academic Affairs or Educational Technology.                                                                              

Kelly Smith 

Major:  Management 
Minor: Leadership Studies 
Hometown: Hudson, OH
Interests: Fundraising, strategic planning, student programming, student gratitude practices and recongitions 
Organizations:  Elon Ambassadors, New Student Orientation, Relay for Life, Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Isabella Cannon Leadership Program 
Work Experience: Programming and Development Intern for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio & student  worker at Elon University Advancement Office
Plans after Elon: I plan to pursue a graduate degree and career in higher education.

Le To

Major: Marketing
Minors: Communications
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Interests: Fashion, Beauty, Event Planning
Organizations: Elon African Society - Vice President, Intersect Conference - Volunteer Coordinator, Elon International Society - Orientation Leader for New International Students Orientation 
Work Experience: Business Intelligence and Analytics Junior Tema Member with StyleCaster Media Company in New York, Student Assistant - Student Professional Development Center, Library Assistant - Belk Library 
Plans after Elon: Ideally I want to pursue my career in Marketing specifically in Event Planning for a Fashion/Beauty related company or an advertising agency in New York City. 

Jason Waterman 

 Major: Communication Science 
Minors: Leadership Studies and Psychology 
Hometown: Bloomington, IN 
Interests: Leadership, behavioral economics, social psychology, social media
Organizations: Elon Men's Soccer, Elon African Society, LEAD Program, Elon Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Lambda Pi Eta
Work Experience: Online Properties Intern at Sports Endeavors Inc., Mentor at Elon Tutorial Services, Participant in Student Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). 
Plans after Elon: To pursue international fellowships and international service opportunities, earn my PHD, gain employment in higher education.

Kyle Whitaker 

Major: English Literature 
Minor: Italian Studies 
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Interests: Language and literacy development, diversity and inclusive community education, health promotion, collegiate a capella
Organizations: Elon Honors Fellows Program, New Student Orientation Head Staff, SPARKS Peer Educators, Twisted Measure A Capella, Epilson Sigma Alpha Service Sorority
Work Experience: University Guides, Elon University Writing Center
Plans after Elon: I plan to pursue opportunities to teach English abroad immediately after graduation. I would then like to attend graduate school for higher education administration and student affairs.


2012-2013 Interns

Sarah Dodge 

 Majors: Communications Science
 Minors: Political Science, Women and Gender Studies 
 Hometown: Holliston, MA
 Interests: Youth and leadership development, media literacy and cycling.
 Organizations: Communications Fellows, Student Government Association, Elon Athletics
 Work Experience: Program Director at YMCA Camp Huckins, Communications Assistant 
   at The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Internships Administration Assistant 
   at Elon University
 Plans after Elon: Pursuing a graduate degree and career in higher education.


David Goltz

 Majors: Marketing, with a concentration in Sales
 Minor: Communications
 Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
 Organizations: Campus Recreation, Elon Sales Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma
 Work Experience: Intern for the Charlotte Bobcats; Delaware Noth Companies
    Corporate Headquarters
 Plans after Elon: Secure a position and make an immediate impact with a successful
   company, whose goals and values reflect my own. Pursue a track to upper management
   by obtaining my MBA and become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company that is committed
   to the betterment of society. Also plan to explore the possibility of finishing my career with
   a position in higher education.

Gregory Honan

 Majors: Political Science
 Minors: Public Administration and International Studies 
 Hometown: Wellesley, MA
 Research: Welfare Narratives in United States Political Rhetoric
 Organizations: The Politics Forum, Model United Nations Society, Program for Ethnographic
    Research and  Community Studies
 Work Experience: The Silk Road Project, Cultural Agents Initiative, Elizabeth Warren
     Senate Campaign, David Gergen - Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School
 Plans after Elon: Pursure work in public service and graduate studies in public policy 


Tyrice Johnson

 Major: Public Administration
 Minors: African American Studies, Political Science, History
 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
 Fellowships: Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program, Organizational Science
    Summer Institute at UNC-Charlotte
 Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Admissions, Residence Life, Athletics, Elon
    Academy, The Elon Network  
 Plans after Elon:  Work in the consulting/marketing field, then obtain graduate degrees in
    Public Policy and  Business.


Kyle Keith

 Major: Middle Grades Education
 Minors: English and French
 Hometown: Hendersonville, NC
 Organizations: Elon Teaching Fellows, Elon Academy, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity,
    Elon Orientation, Phi Delta Phi French Honor Society, American College Personnel
 Interests: Experiences of first-generation college students and LGBTQ issues in higher
 Plans after Elon: Employment as a teacher in a North Carolina public school and pursuing
    graduate school in Higher Education/Student Affairs  

Kathryn Knaus

 Majors: Biochemisry
 Minors: Leadership Studies and Music
 Hometown: Dayton, MD
 Organizations: New Student Orientation, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, ElonTHON, University
    Guides, American Chemical Society  
The first year experience, leadership, student activities and programming, diversity
    and multicultural education
 Plans after Elon: Enroll in a graduate program for Student Affairs of Higher Education
    Administration in the Fall of 2013

Shelby McKay  

 Major: Sport and Event Management
 Minor: Business Administration
 Hometown: Baltimore, MD
 Organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Elon Volunteers; Mulitcultural
    Student Council; Premier Sport and Event Society  
 Work Experience: American Junior Golf Assocation, Elon University Campus Kitchen
 Plans after Elon: To work in college athletics at a Division I instituion  



Gregory Nantz

 Majors: Economics and Political Science
 Minors: International Studies and Asian Studies
 Hometown: Lexington, KY
 Research: Exploring the Effect of Population Dynamics on Factors Affecting Economic Growth
 Organizations: Model United Nations, International Crisis Conference at Elon (ICCE),
    International Studies Society, Periclean Scholars, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity,
    The Fed Challenge
 Work Experience: System Design Inc., The Abraham Group, U.S. Department of State-
    Bureau of  Population, Refugees and Migration
 Plans after Elon: Take the foreign service exam; work for a major international investment
     banking firm; graduate school 


2011-2012 Interns

Nicole Morillo

 Majors: International Studies/ Spanish
 Minors: Political Science/ History/ Latin American studies
 Hometown: Queens, NY
 Interests: Multicultural education, Latin American history, diversity initiatives in
   higher education
 Research: Exploring the role of ESL legislation within the greater context of the Civil
   Rights movement in the years of 1965-1968
 Organizations: Latin American Student Organization, Elon Academy, Residence
   Life, Admissions
 Plans after Elon: Teach For America, New York City

Evan Glover

 Major: Finance
 Minor: Political Science
 Hometown: Bowie, MD
 Internships: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Corporate Headquarters and Federal
   City Council
 Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Student Government Association,
   Honor Board, Multicultural Ambassador, Oaks Apartment Facility Assistant
 Plans after Elon: Enroll in Law School fall 2012; work at Presidential Candidate
   Headquarters in summer 2012


Darien Flowers

 Major: Political Science
 Minor: International Studies and Public Administration
 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
 Internships: Office of Andy M. Slaughter MP: House of Commons, UK , Office of the
   Governor of Ohio, Building A Better Ohio: Yes on State Issue 2 Campaign
 Organizations: Student Government Association, Model United Nations Society,
   Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, NC Student Legislature
 Plans after Elon: Plan on working for a member of congress or a government
   relations firm in Washington D.C. and then pursuing graduate studies either in
   Law or MPA