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Meet Our Staff

The Office of Immersion Resources Staff can help draft immersion plans and connect you to cross-college immersion opportunities. Stop by the OIR in the Student Life Center or make an advising appointment with one of our Program Coordinators.

Carolyn Floyd

Director

Carolyn Floyd is the Director of the Office of Immersion Resources.  Carolyn has been at Vanderbilt since 2011, first as the Registrar and then as a Research Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law, both at Vanderbilt Law School. 
Learn more about Carolyn.

carolyn.floyd@vanderbilt.edu

Mordecai Harvey

Program Coordinator

Mordecai M. Harvey is the Coordinator for the Research pathway in the Office of Immersion Resources. Mordecai previously worked as a Graduate Program Assistant for the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program at Virginia Tech where he implemented and facilitated a Summer Research Internship Program for a diverse group of undergraduate scholars.  Learn more about Mordecai. 

mordecai.m.harvey@vanderbilt.edu

Brittaney Baker

Program Coordinator

Brittaney Baker is the Coordinator for the International pathway in the Office of Immersion Resources. She brings with her experience in Career Services, Post-Secondary Counseling, and Strengths-Based Youth Development.
Learn more about Brittaney.

brittaney.baker@vanderbilt.edu

Jack Wong

Program Coordinator

Jack Wong is the Coordinator for the Civic & Professional pathway in the Office of Immersion Resources. Jack joins the Immersion team from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he worked to infuse public health practice into the undergraduate curriculum. Learn more about Jack.

jack.j.wong@vanderbilt.edu

Graduate Assistant

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Corey Rhoades
M.Ed. Candidate, Higher Education Administration (Peabody)

Originally from Southern California, Corey completed his B.A. in Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine University. During his undergraduate years, he spent a semester studying in Chile, as well as three summers in Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. Prior to moving to Nashville, Corey worked for three years as the first program coordinator for Pepperdine's Youth Leadership Initiative and the CrossWays Youth Conference. He is interested in college student development, study abroad, and urban education initiatives.

Student Workers & Ambassadors

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Iman Grant, Class of 2020
African-American and Diaspora Studies Major; Human and Organizational Development Minor

Born in Atlanta, Georgia. Iman is passionate about social justice and community service. She served as a part of the NAACP Community Service Board in the 2016-2017 school year. Iman is currently the Program Director of TAP Nashville, a literacy-focused mentoring program based in North Nashville. She also serves as a Student Assistant in the Vanderbilt Athletics Communications Department. Iman hopes to take a gap year after graduation to  participate in the Teach For America program but plans on pursuing her J.D. afterwards. In her free time, Iman enjoys watching soccer and basketball, cooking, and listening to music. Her favorite shows are Game of Thrones and The Good Place.

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Alekhya Reddy, Class of 2021
Economics, Human and Organizational Development Major

A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Alekhya is a current sophomore who loves hiking, suburban towns, and anything to do with the sun. On campus, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and Vanderbilt Lakshya, a Bollywood fusion dance team. She hopes to study abroad in London her junior year and is pursuing consulting post-graduation. In her free time, she loves to sing, run, and watch Friends. 

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Haley Jones, Class of 2020
Child Development and Medicine, Health, and Society Double Major

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Haley is passionate about children and their health and well-being. She serves as the President of the Pre-Nursing Society here on campus and is pursuing a career as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. She also is an active member in her Christian sorority, Sigma Phi Lambda and loves volunteering at the Children's Hospital. In her free time, Haley enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending quality time with friends.

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Katie Hauck, Class of 2020
Psychology and English Double Major

From the Suburbs of Chicago. Katie has been using her time here at Vanderbilt to slowly explore the city of Nashville. Her favorite event to take place in Nashville is 'Shakespeare in the Park.' On campus she is involved in Inside 'Dores as well as Alternative Spring Break. After undergrad, she plans on continuing her education in law school.

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Valerie Kim, Class of 2021
Medicine, Health, and Society Major

Valerie was born in Ann Arbor, MI, but raised in Ohio for her whole life, and is a current sophomore at Vanderbilt. She is extremely involved in community service, as well as social justice.  As a result, she is currently involved in Project: Bridges and Alpha Phi Omega Theta Mu chapter, both service and social justice-centered organizations on Vanderbilt's campus. After college, she hopes to continue into medicine or public health. In her free time, Valerie likes to read, play music on her violin or piano and go on backpacking and hiking trips.
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Mallory Johnson, Class of 2021
Medicine, Health, and Society Major

Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Mallory is passionate about the betterment of her community. She has participated in educational organizations such as VSVS and hopes to become involved with mentoring opportunities through Vanderbilt. Mallory plans to attend graduate school after graduation and to one day work in the field of Public Health for a government or non-profit organization. Mallory is an avid soccer fan and player, and is a member of the Vanderbilt University Club Soccer team. In her free time, Mallory enjoy reading and listening to music.

Location and Hours

Email: immersion@vanderbilt.edu
Address: Student Life Center
Suite 110
310  25th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240

Office Hours: The OIR is open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

OIR Advising Hours: During the academic year, the OIR is available for advising appointments from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Advisers also offer drop-in advising sessions in the Commons Center (Room 217) on Mondays 11am-3pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm-5pm. Students can view and book appointments using ImmersionHub (coming soon!). The schedule is updated at the beginning of each new semester. Stop by to ask questions and learn about Immersion opportunities!