KIM SOUSA-PEOPLES, PH.D.

Education: PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, UNCG

M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, University of South Carolina

BA, Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina

Senior Director
k_sousap@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: NAV1GATE, Division of Student Success communications, departmental strategy and budget.

Get To Know: Kim is a certified fitness instructor, a coach for Future Fund 10 of Greensboro, and has 2 daughters both working and studying outside of the Greensboro area.

KATIE TUCKER

Education: M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, UNC Greensboro

B.A in Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University

Assistant Director
kaseagre@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Oversees Your First Year (YFY) transition programs like Spartan SPEARS, YFY Success Series, and First Finals Fest and services such as YFY social media, First Year Connect Newsletter, and YFY Success Planner.   

Get To Know: Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Greensboro, coffee, and traveling. 

EMILY WIERSMA

Education: M.Ed. in College Student Personnel, Ohio University

B.S. in Psychology with a focus in Education and English, University of Mount Union

Associate Director
e_wiersm@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Oversees the FYE 101: Succeed at the G course and strategic planning for the program including curriculum, assessment, FYE Instructor supervision, campus partnership development, and more.

Get To Know: Emily also enjoys visiting family at the beach and spending time with her partner, dog, and two cats!

MACKENZIE RADFORD

Education: MBA in Business Administration, UNCG

B.S. in Business Administration, UNCG  

Coordinator
mrwinslo@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Oversees the Peer Academic Leader (PAL) program, teaches FYE 201: Lead at the G, and coordinates Campus Partner workshops for FYE 101: Succeed at the G.

Get To Know: During her free time, she enjoys investing in her local church and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Mackenzie is a former UNCG softball student-athlete and loves to attend Spartan athletic events every chance she gets!

ZACH TRABONA

Education: B.A. in English, Colorado State University

Technical Services Manager
zvtrabona@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Updates and maintains the website, troubleshoots tech issues within the department, organizes and oversees tech equipment.

Get To Know: In his free time, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, working out, and reading/writing.

COURTNEY PIGG

Education: B.A. in English with a concentration in Professional Writing, Western Carolina University

A.A. in General Studies, GTCC

Business Manager
crholder@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Manages funds and transactions; collects timesheets and enters time; and processes HR paperwork for the department.

Get To Know: In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, watching tv shows and movies, and spending time with her husband and chihuahua.

MACY JONES

Education: B.A. in Political Science and Psychology, Bellarmine University

Currently pursuing M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education, UNCG

Graduate Assistant – New Student Transitions
mmjones10@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Supports transition programs such as SOAR, Spartan Orientation Staff, and Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks.

Get To Know: Outside of work, Macy enjoys being with her friends and family, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, cooking, and watching TV shows and movies.

ADINA LOOMIS

Education: B.A. in International and Area Studies, Washington University

Currently pursuing M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education, UNCG

Graduate Assistant – YFY Services
abloomis@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Supports all YFY Services such as Spartan SPEARS, the First Year Connect Newsletter, YFY social media, and the YFY Success Guide in addition to other marketing and communications initiatives.

Get To Know: Outside of work, Adina enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, reading books, and watching her favorite shows.

KAITLYN SINGLETON

Education: Currently pursuing M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling, UNCG

Graduate Assistant
kisingleton@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: General Assistant for New Student Transitions & First Year Experience; assists in interdivisional communications and outreach to the campus community, as well as special projects in Student Success.

Get To Know: Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, and playing with her cat Fiona outside of work.

KAMERYN TAYLOR

Education: B.A. in Political Science, UNCG

Currently pursuing M.Ed. at UNCG in the Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education, UNCG

Graduate Assistant – YFY Programming
kataylo@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Helps to plan events such as First Finals Fest, Freshman Forum, and the YFY Success Series as a whole.

Get To Know: In her downtime, Kameryn enjoys a good book, tv show, or a fun round of spades with her family. 

Rebecca Yakel

Education: B.A. in Psychology, UNCG

Currently pursuing a M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNCG

Graduate AssistantFirst Year Experience (FYE)
rjyakel@uncg.edu

Primary Contact:  Supports the First Year Experience programs such as the Peer Academic Leader (PAL) program and FYE 101: Succeed at the G.

Get To Know: Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys playing video games, reading, watching movies and TV shows, and being with friends.

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KALEIGH DEL GRECO

Education: Currently a junior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology, UNCG

First Year Experience First Year Assistant
kadelgre@uncg.edu

Primary Contact:  Supports the FYE 101: Succeed at the G program and other first year experience initiatives.

Get To Know: In the future, Kaleigh hopes to receive a Master’s Degree in Higher Education to be able to continue to support first year students through their transition into college.

ALEX LITTLE

Education: Currently a senior majoring in English with a minor in Classical Studies, UNCG

PAL Captain
amlittl3@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Supports Peer Academic Leader Program and other first year experience initiatives.

Get To Know: In her free time, Alex loves reading, drinking coffee, and spending time with friends. After graduation, she intends to pursue a Master’s in Higher Education to continue serving new students.

SARAH PIROZZI

Education: Currently a senior majoring in Communication Studies, UNCG

First Year Assistant for New Student Transitions
sepirozz@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Spartan Orientation Staff, Peer Academic Leader, and Spartan Guide. Member of and served as the President for the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Get To Know: In her free time she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, and baking. 

ADYERA ROBINSON

Education: Currently a senior studying Professions in Deafness (Interpreter Concentration) and minoring in Photography, UNCG

Photographer
arrobin2@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Serves as the Photographer for the New Student Transitions and First-Year Experience Office, supporting department design efforts in addition to capturing department lead events and staff headshots. 

Get To Know: In her free time, she enjoys watching tv series, reading, longboarding, and taking on creative photography/art projects.

TREY TOWNSEND

Education: Currently a second-year Social Media Marketing major, UNCG

Social Media Manager
t_townse@uncg.edu

Primary Contact: Serves as the social media manager for the Division of Student Success.

Get To Know: Trey loves how much UNCG has to offer and is grateful for this opportunity to move forward with his career!