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Meet the PSAs!


Brittany Acors

Brittany Acors

Brittany is a freshman from Chesapeake, Virginia. She is currently majoring in Living Life to the Fullest, but also considering a Biology major and Religious Studies and/or Public Health minor (because she would like to have a career at some point). At the College, she is part of the Fencing team, Lutheran Student Association, and UAID. In her spare time, she loves learning about new cultures; making new friends; and reading anything, from Nicholas Sparks to Charlotte Bronte to Oscar Wilde. She looks forward to helping everyone receive scholarships that help them accomplish their goals!


Greg Collier

GregI am a Sociology and Government double-major from Coral Springs, Florida hoping to work in healthcare administration after graduation. As Director of Communications for the International Relations Club, Collaborations Coordinator for the Student Peer Advisory Network and heading into my third year as a PSA, I continuously strive to help my peers better clarify and communicate their ideas and aspirations.

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Emma Craige

Emma CraigeMy name is Emma Craige and I'm a junior at the College from Spotsylvania, Virginia, majoring in Kinesiology with a Psychology minor. When I'm not in the PSA office, you can find me working with Panhellenic Council, volunteering with CPALs at Berkeley Middle School, or at Taco Bell. I'm particularly focused on counseling Fulbright, Boren, and teaching fellowship (like Teach for America and City Year) applicants. I look forward to assisting you!

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Jakob Stalnaker

JakobJakob is a Junior 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 third-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.

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Anna Gosling

Anna GoslingHi! My name is Anna Gosling and I'm a (currently undeclared) physics major from Reston, VA.  I'm also interested in math, environmental science, and my cats.  Outside of school you'll find me reading, listening to musicals, watching "In The Flesh," and getting involved in environmental activism.  I look forward to getting to know you and help you reach your goals! 

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Libby Towell

Libby Towell

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 or at the Italian House. Going into my second 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!

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Jen Hartley

 JenHi everyone! My name is Jen and I'm a sophomore 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 two of the ones that I personally enjoy spending time with are my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and the service organization, Campus Buddies. I am excited to help you all use scholarships to turn your hopes and dreams into realities this year! Come in and see me, or email me anytime!

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Johnny Mac Yates

Johnny Mac

I'm Johnny Mac Yates, a sophomore from Richmond Virginia. A Finance and Government, I'm hoping to find a career that blends politics and business. This past summer, I interned in Dominion Resource’s Government Affairs department and completed my Monroe freshman research where I examined visitor access alternatives at False Cape State Park in Sandbridge, VA. Government and politics really excite me, and I am always up for a debate or discussion. As 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 year of seeing great things William and Mary students are doing and am excited to be with the Charles Center!


Kara Newman

Kara Newman

Hi! My name is Kara Newman and I'm a sophomore at the college. Though I'm undeclared, I'm considering a major in Latin American Studies or Economics. 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.


Natasha King

Natasha

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. A junior, 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.

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Jonathan Maza

Jonathan Maza

My name is Johnathan Maza and I am a senior from Purcellville, Virginia. As a Chemistry major and Biology minor, I have a huge interest in helping science-based applicants make their research proposals more approachable for a general audience. I plan on attending graduate school in some kind of biomedical sciences post-graduation, and look forward to reading your applications!

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Nate Owen

Nate

Hello! My name is Nate, and I'm a Sophomore 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.


Brandon Posner

Brandon PosnerI'm Brandon Posner, and I am a freshman from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I hope to major in Finance or Economics, but I am definitely a politics and history nerd at heart. On campus, I am involved with Phonathon and Delta Chi. 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! 

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Taylor Lain

TaylorTaylor is a senior at the College majoring in Chemistry (with a concentration in Biochemistry) and minoring in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. As a PSA, her goal is to provide information about scholarship opportunities about which students can feel excited, and nothing makes her happier than finding the perfect fit between scholarship and student. She tends to focus not only on content when looking over and assisting with applications, but also (and especially) on organization, phrasing, and tone as a means of presenting the best possible image of the student to application committees. Apart from working in the PSA Office, she performs and directs the all female a cappella group Passing Notes, volunteers as a Baseball Buddy for the campus Buddy Program, and will be conducting an Honors thesis during her senior year as part of her research in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Landino. She also enjoys meeting people and socializing, playing Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball, running, knitting, and reading. She is currently applying to veterinary school and plans to practice veterinary medicine with small animals in a clinical setting.


Thomas Le

Thomas

Thomas is a sophomore from Clifton, Virginia double majoring in English and Psychology. As a second-year PSA, he focuses on facilitating academic/career exploration and identity growth within scholarship applicants, and he loves helping fellow students revise their essays. Outside the office, he works in the Writing Resources Center in Swem, reaches out to others through HOPE, creates conversation in Short Story Club, and conducts research in the Psychology department. He cannot wait to meet you.

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Yusheng Qin

Yusheng

Hello! My name is Yusheng Qin. I'm a senior Biology major from Shreveport, Louisiana. I'm currently doing an honors thesis on signal transduction in Helicobacter pylori. So if I'm not working or taking classes, you'll probably find me doing experiments in ISC. As a PSA, I like to keep my consultations conversational and engaging. I believe that every successful scholarship applicant must be able to answer two questions: 1) what do you want to do? and 2) how can you achieve it? My job is to help you figure out how to answer those two questions and put it in writing. If you'd like a consultation with me, my office hours are on Wednesdays from 2-5 pm. You can also email me at yqin@email.wm.edu. Let's work together to get you some scholarships!


Elizabeth Ransone

Elizabeth Ransone

Elizabeth is 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.

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Tyler Jutz

Tyler Jutz

My name is Tyler Jutz and I am a sophomore 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 a captain 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.