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Emma Puleo (she/hers)

Hi! I’m Emma Puleo, a senior majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics and this will be my 4th year with Elon Academy as an academic coach! I’m extremely excited to work with Elon Academy again as I’ve loved every minute of it. On campus, I’m honestly really involved in the Chemistry Department whether that is being in the labs, tutoring other students in Chemistry, or just studying, so you’ll probably find me in McMichael during the week. Outside of academics, I like to hang with friends, go hiking or for a run, and trying new things (especially food (: ).

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Nyla Belton (she/hers)

Hello! I am Nyla Belton, a senior from Clinton, MD majoring in Biology to become a physical therapist. This is my first year being an academic coach, and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing program! On campus, I am a part of the women’s club soccer. In my free time, I love binge watching Netflix, hanging out with my friends and family, going on a hike to watch the sunset, and listening to music. I have a strong passion for helping others and helping them be successful, and I cannot wait to work with Elon Academy scholars this semester!

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John Luke Farah (he/his)

Hello! I am John Luke Farah, a senior double majoring in Anthropology and Journalism with a minor in French. On campus, you can find me in the gym, taking photos for Elon News Network or leading an Anthropology and Sociology club meeting. I love talking about music, especially hip hop and lo-fi, basketball and history. I am very excited to work with our Elon Academy students, let’s get to work!

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Nia Boney (she/hers)

Hi! I am Nia Boney, a junior majoring in Biology and Public Health. This will be my first year with Elon Academy as an academic coach and I’m super excited to join this community! On campus, I am the President of the Women’s Club Basketball team and Treasurer of the Public Health Society. In my free time, I like to go to the park, try new restaurants, and travel! Overall, I can’t wait to meet the Elon Academy scholars!

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Mary Barton Bell (she/hers)

Hi! I am Mary Barton Bell, a junior majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Human Service Studies. Around campus, you can find me working with the Village Project or hanging out with friends, and I love to read, travel, and cook. I’m looking forward to working with our Elon Academy scholars!

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Eva Real Roman

Hello! I am Eva Real Roman, a sophomore Odyssey Scholar from Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., majoring in Finance, part of the 3+1 Accelerated Dual Degree Program, and on track to earn my master’s in Business Analytics. Along with being a coach, I am a mentor for both the Odyssey Program and the First Phoenix Mentoring Program for first-generation students. In my free time, I love to make people laugh, spend time with my friends and family, and nap! I cannot wait to start working with this amazing program and meet new faces.

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Gisselle Garcia-Jose

Hello! I am Gisselle Garcia-Jose, a senior majoring in Business Analytics and minoring in Engineering Design. I am beyond excited to work as an Academic Coach this year. On campus, I am involved with Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc, Elon Engineers, and the First Phoenix Mentoring Program just to name a few. In my free time, I enjoy grabbing an iced coffee and spending time with friends or drawing. Overall, I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to such incredible communities.

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Jin Kobes (he/him)

Hello! I am Jin Kobes, a sophomore from Chapel Hill, N.C., majoring in Economics with interests in Political Science and English. I am an honors fellow here at Elon and am also involved in intramural sports. In my free time, I love to play and watch soccer, watch movies and TV shows, and hang out with my friends. This is my first year as an Academic Coach, and I am excited to get started!

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Mason Moffitt

Howdy, y’all :)!! I am Mason Moffitt, a freshman from Burlington, N.C., majoring in English Education with several minors (namely, Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities, Anthropology, and perhaps Poverty Studies or Piano Pedagogy). As you can see, I am very heavy on the academic parts of life, and I’ve always been that way.  On campus, I am a Teaching Fellow, work in the Curriculum Resources Center (CRC), and part of the the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (GLC).  Off campus, I live with my parents at home with my lovely kitten, Otter, and my two little cousins. I absolutely love horror movies and literature and would be happy to discuss whatever you’d like to! I am so excited to work with everyone this coming year.