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Kristin Torrey, Director of Greek Life

Kristin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, where she double majored in marketing and organizational communication.  Upon graduation, she decided to pursue a career in student affairs and earned her masters of arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. She has worked in the Office of Greek Life at Vanderbilt since August 2002, serving as the Director of Greek Life since 2005.  Outside of her work at Vanderbilt, Kristin has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation and is actively involved in the Junior League of Nashville. You can reach Kristin at

Destiny Savage, Assistant Director of Greek Life

Destiny is originally from Bowling Green, KY where she attended Western Kentucky University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was highly involved in many aspects of campus life including her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. While also attending WKU for her Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education, she served as a graduate assistant for the Honors College and spent one year as the interim Greek Advisor. For the past five years she has advised the Panhellenic Council at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and will serve as the primary advisor to the Vanderbilt Panhellenic Council. During her spare time, she can be found enjoying her favorite reality shows, listening to podcasts, or cooking. You can reach Destiny at

Alison Templeman, Coordinator of Greek Life

Alison grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Miami University where she served as a leader in her chapter, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and on the Panhellenic Executive Board.  After graduating from Miami, Alison served as a Traveling Leadership Consultant for Zeta Tau Alpha.  While working towards her Masters in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, Alison was a graduate assistant in the UGA Greek Life Office, where she served as the primary advisor to the Multicultural Greek Council.  After graduating from UGA, she moved to Indianapolis, IN to work for Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity’s International Office in harm reduction and prevention education.  Alison currently serves as the primary advisor  to the Vanderbilt Interfraternity Council. You can reach Alison at

Valerie Lorusso, Administrative Assistant

Valerie Lorusso is the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Greek Life and enjoys working and engaging with students. Valerie is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. After working in radio and publishing Valerie came to Vanderbilt from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where she worked for 13 years in Outreach and the Division of Student Affairs. Valerie lives with her husband, Joe, and their Huskie, Loki, in White Bluff, TN. Val relishes spending time with her two grown daughters as well as movies, classic rock and ‘80s music, and loves the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. You can reach Valerie at


Sammi Hise, Graduate Assistant

Sammi is a second-year graduate student from Lucas, Texas pursuing her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling. Sammi attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a dual degree in Political Science and Applied Sociology. While at Oklahoma State University, Sammi was a devoted member to her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Through the Greek Life community Sammi served on the Panhellenic Executive Council, Greek Life Task Force and was a recruitment counselor. Outside of Greek Life Sammi was a leader within the Arts and Sciences college serving as both the Vice President of the Student Council and Vice President of Membership through Mortar Board. You can reach Sammi at

Carrie Mikulka, Graduate Housing Coordinator

Carrie is a third-year graduate student pursuing her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling and originally from Winter Park, Florida. Carrie graduated from Stetson University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in December 2017. During her undergraduate career, Carrie became a member and leader of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy and New Member Coordinator. In addition to being actively involved in Greek Life, she also worked with new student orientation and the admissions team. You can reach Carrie at