Current Coordinator Team
Kayleigh is a fifth-year psychology major. This will be her second year working with the Learning Commons; during her fourth year, she worked as a Peer Leader and Learning Assistant at the UC Clermont Campus. She loved getting to work as a Peer Leader and is so excited to be a Coordinator and take on more responsibilities within the Learning Commons. She also serves as the Service Chair for her National Honor Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. Kayleigh grew up on the east side of Cincinnati, and she loves reading, spending time outside, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Emma Jordan is a third-year health sciences major on the pre-occupational therapy track and minoring in psychology. She served as a Peer Leader during her second year and is super excited about joining the Coordinator team! Currently, she has been appointed as the Vice President of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Club for UC. Outside of school, she serves as a co-director for the local non-profit Iron Core Adapted Strength and Conditioning. Some of her favorite hobbies include reading, hiking, watching scary movies, and weightlifting!
Sadie Jordan is a third year in the College of Allied Health and Sciences. She is studying social work and pursuing both a certificate in pre-art therapy and a minor in psychology. She plans to continue her higher education in order to become a licensed art therapist and professor. Her passion for learning and building community is rooted within her experience in the Learning Commons. She had been a Peer Leader for one year, and now, she is very excited to start her first year in this position! Aside from being a Coordinator, Sadie loves creating art, singing a little too loud, immersing herself within nature, spending time with her Kappa Alpha Theta sorority sisters, mentoring students at The Boys and Girls Club, working with her wonderful team as president of UC Dance Marathon, and learning about the world. She is over the moon about what all this position will teach her, and she can’t wait to make a positive difference in the lives and education of first-years at UC!
Cat is a third-year health sciences major on a pre-PA track. She is originally from Cleveland, OH, and moved down here for school with her twin sister! She also has two older brothers, two nephews, who she adores, and one more on the way! This will be her second year with the Learning Commons and her first year as a Coordinator. She is very excited to get to know all the members of the FYE program and to spend time with the other Coordinators in the office! Outside of the Learning Commons, Cat works at the Christ Hospital. She loves to read, go to the movies, cook, and find new restaurants and places to explore in Cincinnati, so send recommendations her way!
Alanna is a third-year journalism major with a minor in Spanish, and this is her second year working with the Learning Commons. She started as a Peer Facilitator in the fall of 2022 and transitioned to the Peer Leader role in the spring of 2023; now, she is excited to grow in her new position in the FYE program! She came to UC from her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, and she is the youngest, with three older brothers. Along with working at the Learning Commons, Alanna is an editorial intern for VMSD magazine and works remotely for a coworking space in her hometown, Nexus Impact Center. When she is not working, some of her favorite activities include singing, writing, thrift shopping, and crocheting! She is thrilled to make greater connections with both her fellow Coordinators as well as her PFs and PLs this semester and in the future!
Jayla is a fourth-year speech language hearing sciences major with certificates in developmental disabilities and Deaf studies. After graduation, she hopes to earn her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology and work in various settings as an SLP. This is Jayla's second year in the Learning Commons, and she is thrilled to be a part of the FYE Coordinator team! She is most excited to meet new people and watch her group grow into their roles. At UC, she is a part of College Mentors for Kids, Multicultural Concerns in CSD, and NSSLHA. Jayla also works seasonally as a Life Enrichment Associate at the Meadows of Delphos and part-time at Nekter Juice Bar in Oakley/Kenwood as a shift lead. In her free time, she enjoys coaching junior high softball, doing nails, listening to music, spending time outdoors, going to sporting events, and playing cards.
Graham is a fourth-year student studying sociology with a certificate in pre-medicine. She plans to apply to an accelerated nursing program in the fall of 2023 to continue her education. This is her second year working as a Coordinator for the Learning Commons, and previously she worked as a Peer Facilitator and as an Academic Coach. Graham is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was raised with her two younger brothers. During her free time Graham enjoys golfing, reading, any sort of physical activity, hiking, traveling, live music, and spending intentional time with her friends and family. Aside from working in the Learning Commons, Graham is a Patient Care Assistant at UC Health, is heavily involved in ministry at her church in Over the Rhine and is a three-year volunteer on the Iron Core Strength and Conditioning team. She is looking forward to spending another year in the FYE program!
Brooke is a third-year health science major on the pre-physical therapy track with a minor in nutrition and a certificate in developmental disabilities. After graduation, Brooke hopes to attend UC’s physical therapy school to become an orthopedic physical therapist. Brooke has been involved in the Learning Commons for two years: one as a student, another as a Peer Leader, and now as a Coordinator. She is super excited to be working with the other PLCs and making more connections with other Peer Leaders. Outside of the Learning Commons, in her free time, she volunteers at places such as Iron Core, Beacon Orthopedics, and Clean Up Cincy. She also serves as the Recruiting Executive for the Pre-Physical Therapy club at UC. Her favorite hobbies include taking care of her Golden Retriever Koda, visiting local coffee shops, and listening to podcasts (especially true crime).
Tori is a fourth-year student double majoring in political science and sociology, with a social justice certificate. She is also on an accelerated Master of Public Administration track and will graduate in 2025! Throughout her time at UC, Tori has been both a Peer Facilitator and Peer Leader and a 2022 Student Orientation Leader. She has also been involved with UC Votes as a Democracy Fellow, and is a member of UC Generation Action, a reproductive justice-focused organization. In addition, she is on a research team that is investigating the relationship between ableism and how it impacts disabled students' career decisions, in an effort to make UC more accessible. In her free time, Tori likes to take care of plants, advocate for others, listen to all types of music, and spend time outdoors. She is a second-year Coordinator and is thrilled to continue to guide the returning PLs and PFs, and well as support our new staff!
Sam is a fourth-year health sciences major on a pre-PA track with a minor in nutrition. After graduation, Sam plans on attending PA school to obtain her PA-C. This is Sam’s third year working for the Learning Commons, where she served as a Peer Leader for the first two years, and this is her first year as a coordinator. Outside of working at the Learning Commons and taking classes, you will find Sam working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a Patient Care Assistant, attending SAPPA meetings, and working with the Bearcats Food Recovery Network. In her free time, she enjoys taking workout classes, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends. Sam cannot wait to form relationships with all staff at the Learning Commons and continue to better the first-year experience.