Meet our 2023 cohort of aspiring leaders.

The latest cohort of aspiring leaders were welcomed into the ASPIRE program at Georgia Tech in September 2023. This cohort includes 69 employees representing 40 different departments across campus in a variety of roles across the Institute in a variety of job roles. 

Led by Workplace Learning & Professional Development, the ASPIRE program is designed for those interested in learning to lead from where they are, regardless of position. The program will span four months, consisting of six asynchronous online learning modules followed by six synchronous workshops, for a total commitment of 40 hours. Since the program launch in 2019, ASPIRE will have developed over 200 aspiring leaders. 

Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
Corporate Engagement Manager, Office of Corporate Engagement  

Sheri Russell
Tiara Anderson
Academic Advisor II,GTPE
Co-Learner: Brittany Eko
nancy baker
Nancy Baker
Academic Program Coordinator I, School of Cybersecurity and Privacy


Co-Learner:Jan Morian 

Carlos Barrow

Research Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering


Co-Learner: Scott Elliott

Kristina Bates
Kristina Bates
Academic Support Coordinator II, GTPE
Co-Learner: Asha Curry
venese blake-leggett
Venese Blake-Leggett
Faculty Support Coordinator, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Co-Learner: Kathy Kneeland
LaToya Bostick
LaToya Bostick

HRL Customer Service Rep Housing and Residence Life

Co-Learner: Sharon Ferguson

Kelsey Brunson

Administrative Operations Coordinator + Graduate Coordinator, School of Music, College of Design

Co-learner: Corissa James

Nicole Butler
Nicole Butler

Program and Portfolio Manager Institute Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Co-Learner: Archie Ervin 

Kimberley Cartier
Kimberley R Cartier

Executive Assistant to the Dean (Interim)Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Co-Learner: William Jimerson

Greta Clark
Greta Clark

Account Payable Associate Sr., Document Imaging & Vendor 

Co-Learner: Mathew McEntyre

Madelyn Conn

Financial Analyst III, Office of Sponsored Programs- Subawards Division

Co-Learner: Sheree Posey

Holland Cooper
Holland Baird Cooper

Marketing Manager, Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Co-Learner: Lauren Townsend 

Jillian Cruser

Senior Institute Event Coordinator, Institute Communications

Co-Learner: Serena Wallace

Audra Davidson
Communications Officer II, Communications, College of Sciences Dean's Office 
Co-Learner: Jess Hunt-Ralston
Kirsten Dillard

Administrative Professional Senior, College of Engineering Dean's Office.

Co-Learner: LaJauna Ellis

Therese Dingle
Therese Dingle

HR Consultant, HR (Campus Services)

Co-Learner: Nickie Green

Andrea Dominguez
Program Support Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering 
Co-Learner: Amit Jariwala
Hazel Douglas
Hazel Douglas

Contracting Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs

Co-Learner: Sophia Herbert-Peterson

Brian Dyson
Contracting Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs.

Sophia Herbert-Peterson
Megan Faulkner

Staff & Community Development Coordinator, Student and Campus Event Centers

Co-Learner: Carly Bloomingdale

Richelle Fields
Richelle Fields

Health EducatorWellness Empowerment Center

Co-Learner: Joi Alexander

Jessica Fischler
Jessica Fischler

Manger, Leadership and Volunteer Giving, Roll Call Georgia Tech Alumni Association,

Co-Learner: Kim Bowden

Danielle Foote
Danielle Foote

Assistant Director for Early OutreachOffice of Undergraduate Admission

Co-Learner: Katie Mattli

Edward Franklin
Edward Franklin
Operations and Events Support Specialist Operations 
Co-Learner: David Kirkindal
Larisa Freeman

Fleet Service Coordinator, Fleet Management

Co-Learner: Samuel Evans

Alex Gallmon
Process Equipment Engineer, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
Co Learner: Gary Spinner
Harold Geter

Acquisition Support Specialist Housing & Residence Life

Co-learner: Brian Cochran

Morgan Gore

Career Advisor, College of Computing

Co-Learner: Amber Morley

valerie gwynn
Valerie Gwynn

Compensation Consultant Sr, GTHR

Co-Learner: Cedric Franklin

Shakis Hall
Shakis Hall

Instructional Designer, GTPE.

Co-Learner: Christie Hayes 

Joy Harris

Instructional Designer, GTPE

Co-Learner: Christie Hayes 

elizabeth henry
Elizabeth Henry
Laboratory and Chemical Safety Specialist Environmental Health and Safety 

Co-Learner: Alicia Wood-Jones
kakeng her
Kakeng Her

International Special Programs Advisor, On Campus Internationalization- Office of International Education

Co-Learner: Ashlee Toomey-Flinn

Peggy Hughes
Peggy Hughes

Event Coordinator II, School of Aerospace Engineering

Co-Learner: Michelle Hall

lateisha jeannis
LaTeisha Jeannis

Senior Ethics and Compliance Investigator, Office of General Counsel: Ethics and Compliance

Co-Learner: Melissa Hall

Shakiera Jenkins
Shakiera Jenkins

Financial Admin III, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology

Brian McGlade

Starmeka Jones
Starmeka Jones

Senior Admin Professional, Center of Student Engagement

Co-learner: Jamison Keller

Elahn Little
Elahn Little
Research Scientist I, SimTigrate Design Lab/College of Design

Jennifer DuBose
Hassan M
Hassan Marshall

IT Support Professional II, Library - IT.

Co-Learner: David McDuffie

Scott McAtee
Scott McAtee

Senior HR Consultant GTRI - HR

Sonda Abernathy

kerry mccarthy
Kerry McCarthy

Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Co-Learner: Dr. Jamison Keller

Anika McCarty
Career Advisor II, College of Computing

 Co Learner: 
Amber Morely/Troy Peace
Yolanda Mcdaniel
Yolanda S. McDaniel

Benefits Administrator, GTHR

Co-Learner: Gail Imoukhuede

Rachel Miller

Senior Institute Event Coordinator, Institute Communications.

Co-Learner: Serena Wallace

April Monger
Custodian 2, Housing And Residence Life

Co-Learner: Ms. Natasha Powell
Micheline Moret
Micheline Moret

Finance Admin Lead, College of Computing

Brian Boddy

Monique Morris

Program Coordinator, Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising (PGPP)

Co-Learner: Shannon Dobranski

Laila Muhammad
Laila Muhammad

Program and Portfolio Manager Administrative Service Center

Co-Learner: Andrina Hires

laura paige
Laura Paige

Academic Program Manager I, Bio Engineering

Hang Lu

LaSean Price
LaSean Price

Transfer Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Admission

Chad Bryant

Jennifer Ro

Speech-Language Pathologist | AT Specialist, AAC Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation.

Co-Learner: Martha Rust

Dajuana Robinson

Educational Outreach Manager I, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing.

Co-Learner: Sirocus Barnes

Jennifer Rocke

Operations Manager, BuzzCard

Co-Learner: Noel Sabiston

Erma Sallis
Erma Sallis

Cyber Security Analytics Lead, Cyber Security

Co-Learner: Sherman Lofton, Jr.

Michael Salter
Michael Salter

Contracting Officer, Georgia Tech Research Corporation - Corporate and International Contracting Team

Co-Learner: Sophia Herbert-Peterson

Data Administrator
Katie Sclafani

Data Administrator, Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Co-Learner: Evan Johnson

Leksi Simic
Aleksija (Leksi) Simic

Healthy Lifestyle Engagement Specialist, Campus Recreation Center.

Co-Learner: Elisha Quillen Smith

Amanda Smith
Educational Outreach Manager I, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC)
Co-Learner: Heidi Turcotte
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith

Social Media Specialist, Ivan Allen College 

Megan McCrainey 

Stephanie Suddith
Stephanie Suddith

Program and Operations Manager, The Parker H Petit Institute for Bioengineering & NSF Engineering Research Center on Cell Manufacturing Technologies and Bioscience.

Victoria Nail-Taylor

Kathleen Tokunaga
Kathleen Nichole Tokunaga

Catering Coordinator, Tech Dining (Catering)

Co-Learner: Kelly Rowland-Prather

georgette tonge
Georgette Tonge

Workforce Administration Specialist, Adminstrative Services Center

Co-Learner: Jakela Mabry

Ayana Walker
Senior Business Analyst Administrative Services Center

Arthur Toal
Teresa Watkins
Teresa Watkins

Academic Advisor II, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Co-Learner: Angela Elleby

Monike Welch
Monike Welch
Event Coordinator II, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Co-Learner: Lisa Cox
Jessica Whitaker

Financial Admin II, Mechanical Engineering

Co-Learner: Julia Thomas

Shimanda White

Export Control Compliance Officer Sr., Office of General Counsel

Co-Learner: Darryl Lunon

Aminnah Witten
Faculty Support Coordinator, School of Math 
Co-Learner: Kimberly Stanley

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