Ariana Wilson (she/her)
Hello! My name is Ariana Wilson and I’m from Columbus, Ohio. I’m a junior Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow and Odyssey Scholar at Elon University, double majoring in strategic communications and marketing, with a minor in leadership studies. On campus, I’m involved with various organizations and community service within Alamance County, such as a student coordinator for the Service Living and Learning Community; an Elon 101 peer educator; Live Oak Communications; Resident Assistant; Elon’s Fire of the Carolinas Marching Band; student worker at Phoenix Card Services; and an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, service sorority. In my free time, I enjoy baking, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. With a passion of mentorship and volunteerism, I’m very excited to begin working with Elon Academy’s Scholars to develop meaningful relationships and help them set and achieve their academic and personal goals!
Alexa Goldberg (she/her)
Hello! My name is Alexa Goldberg and I am a junior teaching fellow at Elon University. I am a Mathematics with Teacher Licensure major from the suburbs of Philadelphia and this will be my third year working with Elon Academy. Serving as an Academic Coach for the past two years has been an enormous pleasure and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the intelligent and dedicated scholars. At Elon I am also an ambassador for the school of education. In my free time, I love to dance, screen print t-shirts, listen to music, take long walks, and binge-watch Netflix. Lastly, I am so excited to work with the Elon Academy Scholars this fall!
Ciani Foy (she/her)
Hi! My name is Ciani Foy and I am a senior Odyssey Scholar and Communications Fellow from North Carolina. I am majoring in Communication Design and minoring in Poverty & Social Justice with hopes of starting my career in the fashion industry after graduation. Campus activities that I am involved in include being an Odyssey Scholar Mentor, a tutor at the It Takes A Village Project and an intern at the Global Education Center. Some of my favorite activities include volunteering in my community, watching Korean Dramas, and cooking new dishes. I am super excited to work with Elon Academy scholars and the entire team in the Fall!
Danny Gutierrez (they/them)
Hello! My name is Danny Gutierrez, I am a communication design major and I am from Burlington, NC. I graduated from the Alamance Burlington Early College with an Associate in Arts and I’m working toward my bachelors degree as an Odyssey scholar and Communications Fellow. I was a part of the Mu class in Elon Academy. I host a radio show on campus and I’m always working on new art projects. Creating and curating is what I love most. I’m truly excited to be a CAT mentor, I remember mine fondly.
Haden Cunningham (she/her)
Hi, my name is Haden Cunningham, and I am a sophomore from Austin, Texas. I chose to come to Elon because the second I stepped on this campus, I felt at home and have loved this school ever since. I am majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice. This is my first year being a mentor with Elon Academy, and I am incredibly excited to be apart of such a fantastic program. In my hometown, I am apart of a similar mentor program, but I work with elementary school students. During my first year at Elon, I was apart of a Global Neighborhood Ambassador Program, which involved planning and running certain events for the students at Elon. I am incredibly passionate about helping and teaching other people and have always known I want to be an educator of some sort. I am looking forward to an incredible year with the CAT Mentor team!
Julia DuVal (she/her)
Hi! My name is Julia DuVal and I’m from Long Island, New York. I have not yet decided on a major, but I am interested in chemistry, engineering, and architecture! I also plan on completing a French minor; one of my dreams is to study abroad somewhere in France! I have been tutoring students for several years, and I have found that I love teaching and helping others. I also love meeting new people, so I am super excited to be a part of Elon Academy. Some of the other organizations I am involved in on campus are Honors Fellows, Relay for Life, Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Delta Phi, and Club Field Hockey! I am also passionate about ballet, writing, and music. I’m looking forward to a great year with Elon Academy!
Julia Short (she/her)
Hi! My name is Julia Short and I am a senior at Elon University from East Hampton, New York. I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Music. On campus, I am in an all girls a cappella group, the Shirley Tempos, and have also worked with the “It Takes A Village” Project to tutor young students from the Elon area. In my hometown, I am an ocean lifeguard and have the privilege to work with young children and teach them ocean safety and how to swim in the ocean. I am very passionate about helping and teaching others, and I am very excited to be a part of the CAT Mentor team for the first time!
Luis Muller (he/him)
Hey everyone, my name is Luis Muller and I'm from Rahway, New Jersey. It's about 15-20 minutes away from Newark Airport. I majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sport Management. My career goal is to become a sports broadcaster whether it be on TV or radio. When I was in high school, I was in a college prep program called NJ SEEDS which helped me understand the college application process, introduced me to Elon and connected me with the right people to become an Odyssey Scholar. Without that program, I would not be where I am now and I want to be able to give back my experience. This is my first year as a CAT mentor and I cannot wait to get to know all of you and get this semester started!
Madi McDermott (she/her)
Hi everyone! My name is Madi McDermott and I am from Leesburg, Virginia. I’m a junior majoring in English with a concentration in education. While at Elon, I serve as a writing center consultant, orientation leader, and have been both a tutor and teacher’s assistant for astronomy. I am also a member of the club dressage team and am the Sustainability Chair of my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. Outside of school, I love to ride my horse, Zulla, who comes to school with me! I also love reading, hiking, taking pictures with my film camera, and going to concerts. Music means everything to me, especially acoustic, alternative. I’m so looking forward to meeting you all!
Martha Lopez Lavias (she/her)
Hi! My name is Martha Lopez Lavias and I am from the Alamance County area. I recently graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Art, as well as minored in Justice and Peace Studies. During my time on my undergraduate campus, I was involved in a college mentoring program for high school students, a student advocacy group, and two institutional programs that support first-generation & low-income students. I am now at Elon pursuing my Master of Arts in Higher Education, where I am also the graduate apprentice for the Odyssey Program! My passion for supporting underrepresented students on their journey to and through college has fueled my desire to entire the higher education field. I am very excited to continue my involvement with the Elon Academy this academic year, both as an instructor and a CAT Mentor!
Mary Bell (she/her)
Hello! My name is Mary Bell and I am a senior here at Elon. I’m from New Jersey, and although sometimes I miss home, I've completely fallen in love with North Carolina and plan on staying here! I am a Psychology major, with a minor in Neuroscience. After graduating, I plan on going to grad school to get my PhD in Clinical Psychology, to work as a licensed therapist. I am a passionate mental health advocate! On campus, I’m in the pre-health cohort for students pursuing medical professions, and I’m also a tour guide. I absolutely love traveling, my goal is to visit all seven continents (so far I’ve been to 4). My studies are very important to me, but when I’m not in the library I also like to run, bake, and listen to the Mamma Mia soundtrack on repeat. This is my second year as a CAT mentor and I am so excited for this new year with Elon Academy!
Meg Healy (she/her)
Hi! My name is Meg Healy, and I am a junior at Elon from Atlanta, Georgia. I’m majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to go to medical school in the future! On campus, I am a College Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, and I am also a Team Lead for New Student Orientation. This means that I get to train the Elon orientation leaders this year! In my free time, I love to do yoga, watch movies, and find new food places with my family and friends. I have a passion for leadership and mentoring, and I am so excited to work with the Elon Academy scholars as a CAT Mentor this Fall!
Rob Babcock (he/him)
Hey all, my name is Rob Babcock and I am a sophomore from Easton, CT. I am double majoring in Finance and Marketing with hopes of finding a career in corporate finance or marketing. Over the past summers I have been working at a small business in Connecticut and have developed a deep understanding of the business world. On campus I am a member of Campus Outreach as well as College Republicans. I am also going to be part of a Winter Term study abroad traveling to China to experience the culture and history. In my free time I love watching football, playing basketball with friends and cooking. I can't wait to work with the Elon Academy scholars and the entire team!
Sophia Templeton (she/her)
Hey y’all! I’m Sophia, a junior from Charlotte, NC. I’m a Psychology major with minors in Theatre Arts and Early Childhood and a part of the Honors Fellow and Odyssey programs. When I’m not working with Elon Academy, you can find me giving campus tours or tutoring with the Village Project. I’m also involved in the Student Union Board, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, and LEAF! I am very passionate about giving back to the community and working with kids and hope to become a theatre or play therapist after I graduate. I am so excited that I have the opportunity to be a CAT Mentor again and I can’t wait to see what this year brings!