O-Team

Meet the O-Team

Members of the Orientation Leadership Team effectively plan, coordinate, and implement all programs and initiatives for new students and their families. In addition to professional staff, the team is comprised of both graduate student staff, and undergraduate student staff. Including a NODA intern, an Assistant Program Coordinator, Student Coordinators, Orientation Peer Advisors, and Orientation Leaders  who work together to create a welcoming and inclusive environment to ensure a successful transition for the incoming class, transfer students, and their families and guests. 

Graduate Students

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Jessica Lee

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NODA Intern

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC

Bio: Jessica is the NODA Intern for George Washington University's Orientation & Class Year Programs. She is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University pursuing a Masters in Higher Education Administration. At Vanderbilt, she is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Provost for Faculty Affairs. Prior to her graduate studies, Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys running, dancing, trying new restaurants, and playing trivia or board games with her friends and family.

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Tennelle Simpson

She/Her/Hers

Assistant Program Coordinator

Hometown: New York, NY

Bio: Tennelle joined The George Washington University community in May of 2019 after relocating to the Washington D.C. area to pursue her Masters in Tourism Administration from GW's School of Business. Before coming to GW, Tennelle worked in events for about 15 years, with a focus on educational events for the last 7 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Advertising & Marketing Communications from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she was born and raised. In her free time you can find Tennelle traveling with her favorite people, reading a good book or going on food adventures with her food blogger sister.

Undergraduate Students

Asher Price

Asher Price

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Student Coordinator, Student & Family Programming

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Class Year: 2021

Major: Nutrition Science

Campus involvement: GW STAR, engageDC, Greek Life, Undergraduate Admissions

Favorite place in D.C.: Dupont Circle

#onlyatGW moment: Meeting the French President outside of Tonic.

Alex Groth

Alex Groth

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Student Coordinator, Student & Family Programming

Hometown: Dunedin, Florida

Class Year: 2022

Major: International Affairs

Campus Involvement: Generic Theater Company, Greek Life, GW STAR, Undergraduate Admissions

Favorite place in D.C.: The waterfront in Georgetown 

#onlyatGW moment: Seeing a show from the trustees box at the Kennedy Center!

Foon Nguyen

Foon Nguyen

She/Her/Hers

Student Coordinator, Public Relations & Communications

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Class Year: 2021

Major: International Affairs

Campus involvement: Residential Assistant, GW International Student Association, GW Vietnamese Student Association, GW Artsfinity

Favorite place in D.C.: Adams Morgan for the cutest coffee shops and thrift stores.

#onlyatGW moment: Giving a private tour of Capitol Hill to a group of diplomats and saw all the special access places!

Jeremy Pinson

Jeremy Pinson

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Senior Program Assistant

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO

Class Year: 2020

Major: Theatre / International Affairs

Campus involvement: GW Dept of Theatre and Dance, Greek Life, Theatre for Social Change

Favorite place in D.C.: The National Botanic Gardens

#onlyatGW moment: Being interviewed by Swedish National Public Radio on election night in 2016!

Alison Pagalilauan

Alison Pagalilauan

She/Her/Hers

Orientation Peer Advisor, Family & Sibling Programming

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Class Year: 2021

Major: Biology

Campus involvement: WRGW District Radio, GWTeach, Greek Life

Favorite place in D.C.: Smithsonian Pollination Garden

#onlyatGW moment: Saying hello to President Macron on the way to class!

Emma Ogonoski

Emma Ogonoski

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Orientation Peer Advisor, Educational Programming

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Class Year: 2021

Major: International Affairs

Campus involvement: International Affairs Society, WAMUNC, Undergraduate Admissions, Greek Life

Favorite place in D.C.: Natural History Museum

#onlyatGW moment: Seeing Obama's Supreme Court nominee at Ben & Jerry's.

Hope Kim

Hope Kim

She/Her/Hers

Orientation Peer Advisor, Communications & Social Media

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Class Year: 2021

Major: Public Health

Campus Involvement: GW STAR, Undergraduate Admissions, Agape Campus Christian Fellowship

Favorite place in D.C.: National Arboretum 

#onlyatGW moment: Running into Elizabeth Warren on the street in Chinatown after dinner.

Krsity Pham

Kristy Pham

She/Her/Hers

Orientation Peer Advisor, Recruitment & Training

Hometown: Houston, TX

Class Year: 2021

Major: Political Science

Campus involvement: Office of Student Success, Dean’s Council, First Gen United, Circle K International

Favorite place in D.C.: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

#onlyatGW moment: Standing on the frozen Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Nick Gilmore

Nick Gilmore

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Orientation Peer Advisor, Social Programming

Hometown: Milford, NJ

Class Year: 2022

Major: Psychology & Criminal Justice

Campus involvement: Generic Theatre Company, GW STAR, Undergraduate Admissions, Greek Life

Favorite place in D.C.: National Zoo

#onlyatGW moment: Seeing Ruth Bater Ginsburg outside of Lisner after she watched the opera.

Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory

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Orientation Peer Advisor, Marketing and First-Year Experience

Hometown: Colonia, NJ

Class Year: 2022

Major: Political Science & Philosophy

Campus involvement: GW Shakespeare Company, GW STAR, GW College Democrats, Greek Life

Favorite place in D.C.: I like to study at the Library of Congress

#onlyatGW moment: Seeing the Handmaid’s Tale filming at the Lincoln Memorial.

 

 

 

 

Join the O-Team

Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader for 2021? Stay tuned for the application in early Spring 2021! 

Still have questions? No problem! You can follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram for more insight into the GW student experience and life on campus. Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns about the New Student Orientation process.