Meet the Staff

Caroline Ott
Caroline Ott, Program Director

Caroline Ott is thrilled to be serving as the Director for Leadership by Design at William & Mary for a second year in a row. Caroline currently works at the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville with her fiance, Adam.  Caroline is a graduate of the Master's in Higher Education Administration program in the School of Education, here at William & Mary. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree.  With many years of leadership development under her belt, Caroline is excited to invite Virginia students to William & Mary, a place where she has spent 2 years, to experience this campus and to learn more about leadership, their own strengths, and how to make a difference in their community! 

Lauren T, Program Coordinator
Lauren Titterington, Program Coordinator

Lauren is a graduate of William & Mary's School of Education with a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. She spent her time at the College serving as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of First Year Experience helping to develop New Student Orientation and supporting first-year student programs. Having formerly served as a Counselor for Leadership By Design, she is excited to take on the role of curriculum development to further expand the Leadership By Design program and serve students from across the region. Passionate about community building, student transition, college student health, and social change, Lauren is ecstatic to be a part of LBD again this year! When she's not working in the Law School Admission Office or helping Caroline with LBD, you can find her coaching club volleyball and running around town with her fiance Kyle and their fluffy pup Jersey!

Malerie Gamblin, Counselor

Malerie Gamblin, William & Mary Class of 2017, was born and raised in suburban Maryland. During her high school years, she volunteered over 1,000 community service hours and at this point has lost track!  Most of that time was spent working with or on behalf of children considered in-need or at-risk.  Malerie did this through three organizations she founded:  Music Counts and The E.S.T.E.A.M. Initiative (both of which worked directly with students) and the Student Alliance for Change (which was policy-focused).  At the heart of almost everything she does is her belief that every child, without exception, deserves the best education possible.

Malerie is graduated with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Management & Organizational Leadership.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education.  While at William & Mary, her on-campus involvement has included W&M Pep Band, club volleyball, membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, volunteering for the Office of Undergraduate Admission as a Home for the Holidays Program student recruiter and Transfer Intern, being a research assistant in the Department of Psychology's Social Cognition Lab, and sitting on the Lemon Project's Committee for Memorialization. She is excited to work with the next generation of young scholars through Leadership by Design.

Cameron How

Cameron How, Counselor

Cameron is a rising junior at the College of William & Mary, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Management and Organizational Leadership in the Business School. In addition to his classwork, Cameron is a Resident Assistant, student representative on the Citizen Scholars Study Group, and member of Club Basketball. Cameron will be returning from his study abroad experience in Santiago de Compostela to join the Leadership by Design team. Cameron is eagerly anticipating his time at Leadership by Design as he is passionate about cultivating leadership qualities in himself and others. Cameron is also passionate about food, basketball, Big Bang Theory, and House M.D!

Logan Reed

Logan Reed, Counselor

Logan is going into his second year of the Higher Education Administration graduate program. While at the College, he works in the Office of Student Leadership Development, specifically in the student activities area. He graduated in 2016 from James Madison University with a degree in Hospitality Management with Business and Photography minors. He was fully immersed in a multitude of clubs and organizations during his undergraduate experience which led him to his passion for student development and leadership. Logan worked in hotels for a year before coming to William and Mary. He is from Towson, Maryland and loves the Chesapeake Bay seafood. He enjoys watching The Office, running 5ks to marathons, hiking/camping, and playing board/card games. Logan got married this past September to his wife, Kelly. She is a critical care nurse with a heart of gold. Logan is excited to invite Virginia students to William and Mary to have fun and learn some things along the way!


Asia Randolph, Counselor

Asia started her journey as a Ph.D. student in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership program with a focus in Higher Education Administration in Fall 2016. Originally from San Diego, California, she holds a B.A. in Language Studies – Spanish from the University of California, San Diego and a M.A. in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Asia currently serves as the graduate assistant for the Center for Student Diversity and oversees the SPAN Peer Mentoring Program. As the SPAN Program Coordinator, Asia upholds a welcoming and inclusive environment for students who feel their transition to college would benefit from connecting with peers based on a shared experience or identity. During her time at William & Mary, she plans to dedicate her research efforts towards understanding the pivotal role mentoring plays in the success of underrepresented students.


Krista Schroth, Counselor

I am originally from the Gulf Coast and attended FSU for my undergrad. I received a B.S. in Human Sciences and a B.S. in Psychology while there! I was part of Greek life, Dance Marathon and the Leadership Studies program among several other Student Organizations. I was also able to study abroad to 7 countries during my time at FSU! After college I did Teach for America and served as a High School science teacher in rural, Eastern North Carolina. From there, I went on to work in DC for several charter schools in an assortment of administrative positions. I love the outdoors, crafting and professional development. I am a certified fitness instructor and deeply value wellness; emotionally, spiritually and physically!

Drew Stelljes
Drew Stelljes, PhD, Program Advisor

Dr. Stelljes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at William & Mary. He provides leadership and direction for an integrated portfolio aimed at enhancing student development. Stelljes is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: Office of Community Engagement, Student Leadership Development, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Sadler and Campus Centers. The thematic area overarching goals help students engage, explore and elevate their college experience. Leadership occurs in multiple formats – on alternative breaks, within recognized student organizations, as a building supervisor, as a volunteer, board member, employee and more. 

Stelljes is the author of Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Developmental Social Concern and his engagement model has been widely published. He has authored an array of journal articles on placing students intellectual and developmental needs at the center of the learning endeavor, service-learning, community based learning, education policy reform measures, impacts of alternative breaks and measures of the efficacy of college based tutoring and mentoring programs.

He is a graduate of William & Mary with an earned PhD in Educational Policy. In 2008 Drew was selected as an inaugural member of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. He has held an executive board seat on a variety of local non-profits and on the Governor’s Advisory for National and Community Service where he chaired the annual selection process for statewide Americorps funding. He teaches a class on Social Foundations of Education, he is the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement and he teaches the class Urban Education: Policy, Practice and Leadership through the W&M DC Office. 

Drew consults on topics ranging from the creation of civic engagement on college campuses, service-learning and student development in the college years. Stelljes is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He has guest lectured, presented or consulted for 20 schools. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Emma Grace, Braden Eberhardt and Elizabeth Marie. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia. 


Karen Schultz, PhD, Senior Advisor

Dr. Schultz graduated from William & Mary with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1975; she earned her MBA from Shenandoah College in 1984, and her PhD from Virginia Tech in 2002. Since 2009 she has been a Professor and the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University. Dr. Schultz was recognized by the Shenandoah University with the Outstanding Teaching award in 2009 and has numerous other awards for teaching. Student Government Association awarded her with the Director's Award for Outstanding Faculty for Civic Engagement. She is an Algernon Sydney Sullivan awardee. Active in community affairs and local government, she served on the Virginia Governor's Advisory Board for Service and Volunteerism and the Board of Trustees, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. She is a member of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Rotary Club of Winchester City. She served on the Winchester School Board, the governing board for the Mountain Vista Governor's School, the Virginia School Board Association and the National School Board Association. Long active in support of her alma mater, she is currently a member of the William & Mary Giving Societies, has served on both her 35th and 40th year reunion committees and spent more than 10 years on William & Mary's Leadership Council. Dr. Schultz has also been involved with William & Mary's Active Citizens Conference, where she presented sessions in both 2012 and 2015. Her husband, Eugene Schultz, is a member of the Class of 1975, and their two children, Katie and Ben, are both graduates of the university. Dr. Schultz was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2015.