Meet the PSAs

Meet the PSAs!

Brittany Acors

Brittany Acors

In addition to working in the PSA office, I enjoy spending my spare time reading, fencing, or planning fantastic trips around the world that I'll take someday when I'm a lawyer instead of a student and can actually afford to do so. Come chat during my office hours if you want help reviewing an application or just enjoy talking about biological systems, religious views, or world travels! I look forward to helping everyone receive scholarships that help them accomplish their goals.

Anna Gosling

Anna Gosling

Hi! My name is Anna Gosling and I'm a physics major from Reston, VA.  Outside of classes you'll find me reading, performing with the W&M Wind Ensemble and getting involved in environmental activism.  I look forward to getting to know you and help you reach your goals! This semester, I'm in the office from 1-2 on Tuesdays and 12-1 on Wednesdays and Fridays

Libby Towell

Libby Towell

Hi! I'm Libby and I'm a senior studying Economics and Anthropology. I can't believe it's my last semester as a PSA, but I've loved every minute. Please stop by and ask me your scholarship questions/ get me to google things for you/ tell me about your dreams. If I'm not in the office, you might find me at a Pi phi or amp event or somewhere on campus tripping on cobblestones. Can't wait to meet you and help you reach your scholarship goals!

Jen Hartley

Jen Hartley

Hi everyone! My name is Jen and I'm a senior here at the College. I'm double majoring in Public Policy and the Psychology of Race and Gender, so I especially love hearing about all the ways that W&M students want to change the world. I think there are hundreds of amazing organizations on this campus, and three of the ones that I personally enjoy spending time with are the Panhellenic Council, my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and the service organization, Campus Buddies. I am excited to help you all move closer to turning your hopes and dreams into realities this year! Come in and see me between 9 and 12 on Wedenesdays, or email me anytime.

Nate Owen


Hello! My name is Nate, and I'm a senior Computer Science and Mathematics major. In the summer of 2014, I participated in the King's College London Fulbright Summer Institute, and I'm really looking forward to putting that application experience to good use as a PSA. I love my job – it is always a fantastic feeling to meet with the students of William and Mary who are all so impressive and diverse. It is an even better feeling to be given the opportunity to help these individuals! Along with my PSA duties, I manage the Scholarship Central and Monroe Scholar websites and run the Association for Computing Machinery at W&M. Please come by if you have any questions, I'd love to help!

Brandon Posner

Brandon Posner

I'm Brandon Posner, and I am a junior from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I plan to major in Economics, but I am definitely a politics and history nerd at heart. On campus, I am involved in Delta Chi and am an RA. I get the most fulfillment in life from helping people reach the goals that they had no idea they were capable of reaching. To relax, I enjoy running at night and reading. I’m thrilled to be a student at the College of William & Mary, and I’m extremely excited to be working in the Charles Center! You can find me in the office from 11 to 2 on Thursdays.

Thomas Le


Thomas Le is a fourth-year PSA who loves working with applicants to revise their essays as well as to facilitate positive academic, career, and identity growth. Outside of the office he works as a research assistant in the Psychology department, guides the Mental Health branch of Health Outreach Peer Educators (HOPE), leads the Writing Resources Center as a co-admin and consultant, and volunteers at the W&M Counseling Center. He cares a lot about destigmatizing mental illness, intersections between mental health and social justice, writing and reading, deconstructing oppressive gender roles, and Ariana Grande. He looks forward to working with you on your applications and goals!

Elizabeth Ransone

Elizabeth Ransone

Elizabeth is a junior from Mathews, Virginia. At the moment, she is a Biology/International Relations double major and hopes to combine those interests in the future by joining Doctors Without Borders. In her free time, she enjoys sailing with the club team, playing tennis, and baking. She also likes debating environmental topics with whoever will listen. She looks forward to helping you with your scholarship needs, and is in the office from 1-4 on Fridays.


Johnny Willing


Hi, my name is Johnny Willing, and I’m a sophomore from Mechanicsville, Virginia. I intend to major in Economics and Linguistics, but I’m also interested in music and international relations. When I’m not in class or in the PSA office, you might find me on my laptop planning a trip to some far-off land, with my headphones on listening to classical music, or practicing Korean with friends. I love being part of the PSA team, and I look forward to another semester of helping William & Mary students find and apply for all kinds of scholarships!


Rachel Savage
Inline image 1Hello! My name is Rachel Savage, and I'm a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland who is beyond excited to begin assisting you in the PSA office this semester! While I'm not quite sure what it is that I'd like to study, there is truly no limit to what I hope to learn and do; some of my primary interests include English, art history, anthropology, and neuroscience, though I also see the potential for careers in fields related to education or special education as well. In addition to spending time in the PSA office, I plan to get involved in organizations such as Campus Buddies and the photography club, all while finding time to continue feeding my obsessions with classic novels, Jurassic Park, and The Office. Once again, I look forward to working with you!  Rachel is in the ofice from 9-10 on Mondays and 1-3 on Wednesdays
George Denny
GeorgeHello! My name is George Denny, and I am a sophomore from Bristol, Virginia. I plan on majoring in Physics and minoring in Math, and in the long term I would like to study Astrophysics. I am part of the Astronomy Club and the Model Rocketry Club on campus, and I play sousaphone in the William and Mary Pep Band. I also enjoy backpacking, hiking, and outdoor recreation in general. I can't wait to help you reach your goals as I "learn the ropes" with PSA team! George is in the office 4-5 on Thursday and 9-10 on Friday.

Brooke Stephenson


Hi! My name is Brooke Stephenson and I'm a sophomore from Blacksburg, Virginia. I plan on majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Creative Writing. In the scholarship office, I love reading students' essays, hearing about their interests and experiences, and helping them brainstorm about where they would like to go next. Outside of the office, when I'm not reading books or consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter, I like to be outdoors running, backpacking, and rock climbing.I also work at the rock wall in the gym, so stop by and say hi! I can't wait to meet you and help you get where you would like to go!

Ange Olson

AngeI'm Ange, and I'm very excited to be a member of the W&M Tribe, following in my parents' footsteps. My hobbies and interests include running, music, traveling, great food, Wawa, and watching comedy movies and shows, as well as clips from Saturday Night Live. I love to chat and meet new people, and if you're ever looking for music/movie recommendations, I'm your girl. I am looking forward to everything that the PSA program has to offer and to helping others reach their goals!

Emily Bass

EmilyHi I'm Emily and I'm from Charlotte, NC! I participated in the IB program at my high school and have a wide variety of academic interests. In my free time I love yoga, pilates and hiking or backpacking. Additionally, when I am not eating Chipotle, I love ethnic food such as Thai or Peruvian.

Nora Pollard

NoraHi, I'm Nora, from Arlington, Virginia!  I love to read, write, and show people pictures of my dog (if you ever want to see an adorable labradoodle, just ask me).  As a freshman, I'm not yet certain of my major, but right now the plan is French & Francophone Studies and Government.  I have a passion for language and culture, so I'm already planning a junior year semester abroad to a French-speaking country.  I'm also part of William and Mary Women's Chorus, and I have joined Project Phoenix, a club that tutors students from local middle schools.  And, of course, I'm excited about my first year as a PSA!

Gustavo Marsillac

GustavoHi, I'm Gustavo! I have a variety of academic interests, primarily including computer science, business, and Spanish. Although I was born in Brazil, my family lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I am a Monroe and  William and Mary Scholar. I love to play soccer and am involved in an IM team.

Samantha Mehring

SamHello! My name is Sam and I am a freshman from Washington, DC majoring in international relations.  I love reading and giving back to the community. I also play field hockey and speak French.

Abby Bilenkin

AbbyHi! My name is Abby and I'm from Belle Mead, NJ. I'm super excited to be a part of the class of 2020 at William and Mary. I'm primarily interested in biology, economics, and public policy. In my free time I enjoy playing acoustic guitar, hiking, and writing short stories.