Mark Bland '16

Mark Bland is a junior studying Government and Public Health at the College. He is originally from Purcellville, Virginia. On campus, Mark stays involved in a wide range of groups and organizations. He is a campus tour guide, Orientation Area Director, Admission Programming Intern, member of the Student Alumni Council, charity: water, Beta Theta Pi, and President of the Class of 2016. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends around campus, exploring Colonial Williamsburg, and playing intramural volleyball. He was a DC Summer Institute Leadership and Community Engagement Fellow last summer and is looking forward to another great experience in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Bomgardner '16

Lauren Bomgardner is a junior at the college and pursuing a major in government and a minor in dance. Ms. Bomgardner has worked a resident assistant in a upperclassman residence hall for the past two years. She also works as a dance teacher with an after-school dance program. Ms. Bomgardner is hoping to pursue a career in education with a particular interest in social change through education. She also hopes to continue dancing throughout life, enjoying the connection to herself and others that it brings.

Eboni Brown '17

Eboni Brown is a sophomore at the College pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Community Studies. She is from Hopewell, VA and she attended Hopewell High School. On campus, Eboni is involved in the College Partnership for Kids at Stonehouse Elementary School, Student Assembly as a senator for the Class of 2017, WM Chapter of the NAACP, E.S.S.E.N.C.E. Women of Color, and the Black Student Organization. She also participates in intramural sports, like flag football and basketball. Eboni loves to watch football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for learning more about education and how the education system in American can be reformed to make all students as successful as possible. Eboni participated in the DC Summer Institute this past summer and she interned with the NAACP Washington Bureau. After college, she hopes to pursue a career in education and education policy.

Madeline Christy '16

Maddie is a junior studying English and Art History. Her interest in education began when she did a gap year with an AmeriCorps program called City Year working within DC Public Schools. She is currently part of Lafayette Kids, a tutoring club in the Williamsburg area as well as Outdoors Club. Maddie works for the Environmental, Health, and Safety Office on campus and is thrilled for the opportunity to be part of the Washington Winter Seminar.

Anna DeGarmo '17

Anna is a sophomore at the College currently exploring different majors in business or kinesiology. She has had a continual interest in education, as she has coached volleyball and swimming in her hometown, Arlington, Virginia, and has continued to tutor while in school. She looks forward to being able to learn in a hands-on environment where she hopes to become inspired to further analyze the successes and flaws of the education system. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family, listening to music, and playing pick-up volleyball.

Dan Delmonaco '17

Dan Delmonaco is a sophomore at William and Mary from Metuchen, New Jersey and he is pursuing a major in History with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. On campus, he is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, and William and Mary Campus Buddies. He works as a Student Assistant at the Reves Center for International Studies and a Resident Assistant for Eagle J. He is Vice-President of Partnerships and Volunteers for Campus Buddies and through the organization he volunteers with special needs children and young adults at Buddy Ball and Buddy Art. Dan is thrilled to be a part of the Winter Seminar and is most interested in exploring special education within the urban setting of DC.

Megan Dent '16

My name is Megan Dent. I am currently a senior sociology major at the College of William and Mary. I am also currently in the 5th year Master's program at the School of Education. I am originally from Williamsburg where I attended two years of community college before transferring to William and Mary. I have plans to teach elementary school after graduation and eventually hope to become involved in school administration. I work part time at a grocery store and love fastpitch softball. I am very excited for the opportunity to meet other students in the William and Mary in Washington program, build networks that last a lifetime, as well as learn about one of my passions - urban education. 

Natalie Greene '15

Natalie Greene is a senior at William & Mary, with a double major in Government and Process Management & Consulting. She was born in Trujillo, Peru and came to the United States at the age of eight. She still speaks Spanish fluently and visits regularly. Natalie first knew she wanted to attend The College of William & Mary when she was in middle school while visiting Colonial Williamsburg.  She has interned at Amerigroup and GEICO and hopes to have a career in the human capital optimization part of consulting.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, read and reread Harry Potter books, and take trips to Washington D.C. to visit the museums with her children.  

Alyssa Harrison '17

Alyssa Harrison is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary pursuing a double major in Government and Economics. Originally from Burke, Virginia, she attended Lake Braddock Secondary School, and is looking forward to the opportunity this winter in our nation’s capital to gain a greater understanding of current urban education policy and potential solutions for improvement. This past summer, Alyssa held an internship on Capitol Hill, in which she gained invaluable knowledge on the legislative process and implementation of public policy. On campus, she is a member of the International Relations Club, Tribe4Tomorrow, the William & Mary Center for Veterans Engagement, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, and the Peer Advising Team in the Office of Academic Advising. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys running through glorious Colonial Williamsburg, reading, and drinking copious amounts of tea at the Sundial. 

Lynelle Haugabrook '15

Lynelle Haugabrook is a senior at the College of William and Mary pursuing a major in the challenging field of Public Policy. Originally from the small town of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Lynelle hopes to experience big city life, the policymaking process, and how to survive the metro during the Winter Seminar in Washington DC. Constantly on the move, Lynelle currently works two jobs while commuting from Hampton Roads to finish her last semester at the College. Hoping to gain hands-on insight into education reform policy and leadership and valuable networking connections, this Southwestern girl is bursting with excitement about the upcoming winter (for once). Upon completing her degree, Lynelle hopes to apply the experiences gained from the last four years to "take over the world" and change it for the better

Margaret James '16

Margaret is a junior at the College double majoring in Marketing and Sociology. She is passionate about social justice leadership, especially through urban education. Two summers ago, she interned at UrbanPromise, a organization in Camden, NJ that runs after-school and summer camps for kids. On campus, she is a family group leader through the Baptist Collegiate Ministries, and she’s a member of the service organization Circle K International. Last summer, Margaret traveled to Florence, Italy with the W&M Summer Study Abroad Program. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with family. She looks forward to the D.C. trip and how it can give her insight on educational policy implementation, especially through non-profit organizations. 

Libby Kerver '15

Libby is a senior at William and Mary and currently majoring in history.  She is interested in teaching high school history and plans to get her Masters at William and Mary’s School of Education next year. Libby is a dancer and choreographer in Orchesis, the College’s modern dance company, and thinks that everyone should go see their shows in October and April! She is also a peer health educator involved in HOPE.  Libby is excited to explore education in D.C. and talk to experienced educators during the Winter Seminar.  In her spare time, Libby enjoys traveling, being a fan girl for her favorite UK bands, and eating ice cream.

Erin MacDonald '15

Erin Gail is a senior at the College, and is majoring in sociology. She is from the Boston area, but loves the south for it's warm weather (snow is NO fun when it ruins your shoes!). Erin Gail spent her junior year in the Netherlands, and loved every minute of it. After spending the summer of 2013 teaching at East Harlem School in Harlem, New York and the summer of 2014 teaching at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, Erin Gail is certain that she wants to teach following her time at William and Mary. She is currently doing research on the achievement gap in the United States, and hopes to serve in a low-economic district. When not in school, Erin Gail has a job at a restaurant in Williamsburg, is a mentor to a younger girl in her community, and enjoys running and being outside.

Kristopher Malone '15

Kristopher “KC” Malone is a senior at the College pursing a major in Sociology and a minor in American Studies. Kristopher is a native Washingtonian who attended DC Public Schools from grades K-12. He chose William and Mary because of its prestigious academic reputation, and the strong sense of community that reminded him of the close knit community he was used to in D.C. The “One Tribe One Family” motto is a value and mentality he has adopted in his academic, social, and personal life.

William Plews-Ogan '15

William Plews-Ogan is a Senior at the College majoring in Sociology with a minor in Hispanic Studies. He is an Undergraduate Honors Fellow at the College, currently working on research on Australian Indigenous sentencing courts and American restorative justice initiatives. He hopes to pursue a career either in federal judicial policy or medicine.  William is a member of the William & Mary rowing team, Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, Team Blitz, and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.  He is interested in how education and justice systems can be optimized to reduce the school-to-prison pipeline and provide meaningful opportunities to all young people, especially through arts and music education. 

Jon Querolo '16

Jon is currently a junior at William and Mary pursuing a double major in Finance and Japanese with a concentration in Marketing. Originally from Reston, Virginia, Jon intends to live in Japan following graduation in order to teach English before attending graduate school and pursuing a career in international business or consulting upon returning. On campus, Jon is a coxswain for the varsity rowing team and is co-director of the Global Film Festival’s events and logistics committee. He also just began working as marketing chair for Rocket Magazine and is a member of the Mason Alliance. When he has the chance, Jon enjoys water sports, photography and cooking. He considers himself lucky to be given the opportunity to meet so many amazing people inside and out of the classroom through this program.

Sarah Schellpeper '17

I am a sophomore transfer student from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee; where I studied international business and entrepreneurship. I am an alumnus of the Belmont Enactus team, a global organization that brings university teams together to compete on socially and environmentally sustainable business ventures. Since transferring to W&M I have changed my major to Kinesiology with a concentration in Public Health. I am a member of Net Impact and the Outreach specialist for the Holt Prize at William and Mary competition. In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, and keeping up to date with current events.

Brittany Thomas '17

Brittany Thomas is a current sophomore at the College, majoring in Psychology and Public Policy. Hailing from McLean, VA, Brittany attended high school at St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. where she developed an interest in community leadership, especially in relation to community service and policy initiatives. Since coming to William and Mary, her interest in community leadership and service has only grown, and she has joined a number of service organizations, including the national service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, of which she is an active and highly involved member. Brittany also volunteers through organizations such as Campus Buddies, Project Phoenix, Campus Kitchens, and Arc. In addition to her extracurricular activities, Brittany is a William & Mary Monroe Scholar and was able to conduct an independent research project through that program investigating the relationship between socioeconomic residential segregation and average success rates within Northern Virginia Public Schools. That experience has further broadened her interests in community dynamics and policy through the lens of education. She currently works at William & Mary's Sadler Center as an aid to student and administrative event management. Her other interests include volunteering, reading, and experiencing a diverse range of cultures and languages.

Morgan Tyler '17

Morgan is a sophomore at the College of William & Mary, intending to pursue a double major in Psychology and Marketing. Originally from Annandale, VA, she graduated from Falls Church High School and is extremely excited to return to the DC metropolitan area. On campus she is a part of Kappa Delta and holds many internal leadership positions, parent and alumni relations, and homecoming committee. Over the past two summers Morgan worked for Horizons, a nonprofit organization designed to help prevent low-income children from falling behind academically over the summer. This experience helped foster her passion for working with children. In her free time, Morgan enjoys playing the violin, travelling, and skiing. She cannot wait for all of the unique educational and hands on learning opportunities Washington D.C. will offer this winter. 

Emily Walker '16

Emily is a junior majoring in Government and Psychology. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she now maintains a grits-and-peaches lifestyle from Arlington, Virginia, where she graduated as Valedictorian with an IB diploma from Washington-Lee High School. Emily is a member of the International Relations Club, tutors through College Partnership for Kids, and serves as the Production Editor for the Monitor Journal of International Studies. She spent five weeks teaching English and non-violent communication at an English immersion camp in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina during the summer of 2014 with the William and Mary Bosnia Project, and will serve as a TA for the preparatory course this coming Spring. Emily has also worked as an operations intern at Alexandria Capital LLC and as Stage Manager for Beat on the Bard’s production at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, perusing art galleries, and trying to be a vegetarian master chef. 

Ian Williams '18