Aubrey Guthrie (C’08, G’12) serves in the Office of the President as Director of Presidential Communications and Community Engagement. Through her work, she communicates about the mission and values of Georgetown, and she leads and supports student and campus life initiatives that bring to life Georgetown’s commitment to social justice. Aubrey joined the Office of the President in 2008, after graduating from the College and since then, has completed her M.A. in Georgetown’s Department of English.
Bill is one of the Associate Directors in the Office of Residential Living where he has worked for the past 8 years, currently in his fourth position in the office. He received his Master of Arts in Student Development in Post Secondary Education from The University of Iowa and BA in Speech Communication/Theater & Secondary Education from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bill commits most of his professional energy toward engaging others in dialogue and reflection around social identities and social justice education specifically around race and engaging other white folks in impact of white supremacy; social class & classim, and LGBTQ advocacy and activism. He is proud to have been involved with A Different Dialogue since its inception on the Hilltop and is excited to further work with CSJ to create space for engaged scholarship and action.
Colleen Gravens works in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an Admissions Officer for the Midwest. She is a 2014 graduate of Georgetown College, where she majored in American Studies. Colleen completed the Capital Teaching Residency and taught kindergarten for three years at KIPP DC: Grow Academy. As a former DC Reads coordinator and FOCI leader, she is excited to serve as a CSJ Staff Fellow.
A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Emanuel Reid first became involved with civic engagement while volunteering on a congressional campaign in North Carolina. This experience sparked his interest in public service and would eventually lead him to an opportunity with Grassroots Campaigns as an Assistant Director. At Grassroots Emanuel helped build, organize, and train a team of canvassers who led regional fundraising efforts for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Doctors Without Borders. Upon successfully opening and establishing a new Grassroots Campaigns office in Charlotte, N.C., Emanuel accepted a new position with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he was able to connect with Small Business owners and Entrepreneurs to better understand their business needs and help develop programs to serve those needs. After nearly 2 years with the Charlotte Chamber, Emanuel came across and opportunity with AmeriCorps, which would allow him to work in Washington D.C. Although the program would be through George Washington University, the majority of his year in service would be in Ward 7 at Charles R. Drew Elementary School helping to create programs and developing partnerships with the community. As his year-long commitment with AmeriCorps was coming to an end, he accepted the opportunity to work at Georgetown University as the Community Engagement Coordinator in the Office of Government Relations & Community Engagement. In his current role, he serves as a liaison working to develop and improve relationships between Georgetown and the community. He is also a board member on the Georgetown Community Partnership, a working group committed to improving university and neighbor relations.
Jennifer Wiggins is a Staff Clinician and Sexual Assault Specialist at the Health Education Services who sees students confidentially around the areas of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. She is available to offer students clinical services, as well as consultation, advocacy, and support regarding accommodations, academics, medical and judicial options, and navigating on and off-campus resources. She specializes in trauma, LGBTQ issues, and multicultural competencies. Jennifer describes her work as providing a survivor-centric focus through a multicultural lens. Jennifer serves the staff advisor to SAPE, the Sexual Assault Peer Educators and helps to coordinate gender violence programming. In addition to her work in Health Education Services, Jennifer offers Wellness Wednesdays drop in counseling sessions at CMEA. She is also part of Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Task Force and the Advisory Board for Low-Income & First Generation Students. Jennifer has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health. Her research background includes gender socialization, self-efficacy, and multicultural competencies.
Jordan is a Discovery Ambassador in the Office of Advancement. He works to build a two-way dialogue between the university and its alumni, giving them an opportunity to share their perspectives and ideas, and begin shaping the future of the institution. Jordan has had the pleasure of being a tutor for DC Reads as a student and a volunteer for ASK's GAP program as a staff member. He is delighted to join the inaugural cohort of staff fellows!
Dr. Matt Worhach is a Georgetown CAPS Psychologist who is excited to be working with CSJ. Matt received his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Ithaca College. He then went on to receive his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Matt did his internship year at the Catholic University of America Counseling Center, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the George Washington University Colonial Health Center. His clinical interests include LGBTQIA+ concerns, trans and gender diverse health concerns including transition-related support, racial, ethnic, and gender identities, social justice, and grief.
Phylander R. Pannell
Phylander R. Pannell is the Director of Georgetown Event Management Services at Georgetown University. During her 16 years at Georgetown, she has served in numerous roles at the university in three different departments, the School of Foreign Service, University Services and the Division of Student Affairs. She received her B.A. undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Phylander enjoys reading, crafting and proudly serves in several ministries at Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Sandy is the Library Research Instruction Coordinator and Senior Reference Librarian at Lauinger Library. She is also the librarian for Justice & Peace Studies, Theater & Performance Studies, and German. She teaches research strategies and research resources, working with faculty and students individually and in the classroom. Sandy received her B.A. and M.L.S. from Indiana University and has spent her career primarily at Georgetown.