Meet the PSAs!
Hi! I'm Brittany, a sophomore Biology and Religious Studies double major from Chesapeake, VA. In addition to working in the PSA office and as a freelance journalist, I enjoy spending my spare time reading, fencing, or discussing whatever topic I'm currently obsessed with, from vaccination, to monotheism v. polytheism, to how to cut abalone shell to make jewelry. Stop in to see me Wednesdays from 11-12, Thursdays from 9-10, or Fridays from 1-2. I look forward to helping everyone receive scholarships that help them accomplish their goals.
My name is Greg Collier and I am a senior Government major from Coral Springs, Florida. After graduation I will enter the field of healthcare administration and begin my training to become an administrator for skilled nursing facilities. Throughout my time on campus I have been involved with the International Relations Club, W&M Students for Stop Hunger Now, the Student Peer Advisory Network, andthe Weingartner Policy Fellows. I very much enjoy taking breaks from binge-watching Netflix and wandering around campus with friends to help my fellow classmates work towards achieving their goals and dreams. Welcome to the Charles Center and the Peer Scholarship Advisor office - our door is always open for you.
Jakob is a Senior at the College, double majoring in Mathematics and Government. A native of Warrenton, Virginia, he is extremely proud to be a part of the William and Mary community. In his spare time he enjoys reading, and watching all Washington sports teams. He is a fourth-year PSA at the Charles Center and especially enjoys helping his peers achieve their research goals by finding the scholarship that best fits their needs. Jakob works 3-5 on Mondays and 4-5 on Wednesdays.
Hi! My name is Anna Gosling and I'm a physics major from Reston, VA. I'm also interested in music, environmental science, and my cats. Outside of school you'll find me reading, listening to musicals, 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 2-3 on Mondays and 9-10 and 2-3 on Tuesdays.
Hi! I’m Libby and I’m a sophomore from Hampton, VA. I will likely be an Economics major but I’m also interested in Anthropology and Sociology. You might see me around campus at an AMP or Pi Phi event. Going into my third year as a PSA, one of my favorite parts of this job is talking to my peers about their interests and goals and helping them to craft personal statements and grant proposals that reflect these passions. I’m excited to help you find and apply for research and grant opportunities! I'm in the office Tuesdays 11-1 and Wednesdays 9-11, stop by and talk to me about your dreams/scholarship application questions.
Hi everyone! My name is Jen and I'm a junior 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 10 and 1 on Mondays, or 12 and 1 on Thursdays, or email me anytime.
Johnny Mac Yates
I'm Johnny Mac Yates, a senior from Richmond Virginia. A Finance and Government major, I'm interested in a career that blends communication and financial analysis and will be joining Dominion Resource's M&A group. Government and politics really excite me, and I am always up for a debate or discussion. As a PSA please feel free to come with any questions, but I am most experienced with the social sciences and major scholarships. I really love to help students at the initial stages of developing their scholarship narrative, and like to work on essays through an interview lens. I like to run, bike, and swim (though not necessarily while doing those things!) and on a more relaxed level love surfing and skiing. I'm looking forward to another semester of seeing the great things William & Mary students are doing through the Charles Center. I work from 1-4 on Wednesdays.
Hi! My name is Kara Newman and I'm a junior at the college. I'm a Public Policy major and a Latin American Studies minor. On campus, I'm most involved in International Relations Club and Student Environmental Action Coalition (particularly the recycling sub-committee). Other than helping you with your application questions, personal statements, and how you can achieve your hopes and dreams, stop in to talk to me about Spanish, Portuguese, hunger, sustainability, or bananas. I'm in the office from 1-2 on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10-11 on Fridays.
Exiled from New England at the age of nine, Natasha lives out her days in the land-locked swamps of Northern Virginia, reading far too many novels and eating far too much chocolate. Neither her business major nor her environmental science major are bringing her any closer to her life goal of having a cat, so during class lectures she feels no qualms about occasionally writing poetry under the table. As a senior, she enjoys essay review because it allows her to indulge her inherent nosiness, and will shamelessly ferret out an applicant's life story in search of relevant personal statement anecdotes. Natasha works 11-1 and 2-3 on Fridays.
Hello! My name is Nate, and I'm a junior 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 work behind the circulation desk at Swem Library. Please come by if you have any questions, I'd love to help and am in the office between 1 and 3 on Thursdays.
I'm Brandon Posner, and I am a sophomore 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!
Hello everyone! My name is Thomas Le and I am a junior double majoring in Psychology and English. As a PSA I love revising and working on applicants' essays as well as facilitating positive academic, career, and identity growth. Outside of the office I work as a Research Assistant in Professor Forestell's Eating Behavior lab, guide the Mental Health branch of Health Outreach Peer Educators (HOPE), lead the Writing Resources Center as a co-admin and consultant, and volunteer at the W&M Counseling Center, Eastern State Hospital, and Matthew Whaley Elementary School. As you can discern my main passion centers on meaningful interactions with people, so I look forward to working with you on your applications and goals!
Elizabeth is a sophomore 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 12-1 on Wednesdays and 3-4 on Fridays.
My name is Tyler Jutz and I am a junior from Richmond, Virginia. I'm currently on the pre-med track here at the College, although I have experience in environmental science as well. I'm also president of the men's club lacrosse team and am involved in the philanthropy committee of a fraternity here on campus. During my free time I enjoy fishing, hiking, and trying new foods. I lived in Switzerland for part of my childhood, so I also speak German, French and Swiss-German. I genuinely enjoy helping the already-gifted students William & Mary make the best out of their application process, and I love being part of the PSA staff.
Hi, my name is Johnny Willing, and I’m a freshman from Mechanicsville, Virginia. I intend to major in Economics or International Relations, but I’m also passionate about music and learning about foreign languages and cultures. 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, practicing bassoon in Ewell Hall, or just about anywhere with my headphones in listening to classical music. I look forward to beginning my journey as a PSA and helping all of you achieve your goals!
Hi! My name is Faith Kunkel and I am a freshman here at William and Mary. I am on a pre-nursing track and plan on becoming a nurse-midwife working with underserved populations. I am a birth doula and involved with Voices for Planned Parenthood on campus. In my free time, you can find me studying for my science classes, practicing Haitian Creole with a friend, or petting every dog within a ten-mile vicinity of campus. I am excited to learn and grow along with you as I begin my PSA journey!