Meet Our Staff
The Office of Immersion Resources Staff is here to help draft immersion plans and connect you to cross-college immersion opportunities. Stop by the Immersion Office or make an advising appointment with one of our Program Coordinators.
Carolyn FloydAssociate Director
Carolyn Floyd is the Associate 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.email@example.com
Lindsey BrownProgram Coordinator
Lindsey Brown is the Coordinator for the Research and Civic & Professional Pathways in the Office of Immersion Resources. After five years of practice as a speech-language pathologist at a K-12 independent school, Lindsey discovered her passion for experiential learning and how it can help students enrich their collegiate experience. Learn more about Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilna Julmiste TaylorProgram Coordinator
Wilna J. Taylor is the Coordinator of the Creative Expression pathway at the Office of Immersion Resources. Prior to joining Vanderbilt University Wilna was the Arts Engagement and Programming Manager for the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University. Learn more about Wilna.email@example.com
Student Workers & Ambassadors
Mianmian Fei, Class of 2019
Majors: Human and Organizational Development, Anthropology, Asian Studies
Coming from Guangzhou, China as an international student, Mianmian has studied abroad in Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam over the past three years. Through her extensive experience abroad, she realizes the power of cross-cultural learning and has become an ardent advocate for studying abroad. Her great interest in Southeast Asia had also extended to an internship at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council last summer, where she worked as a policy and research intern in Washington D.C. On campus, Mianmian is a Program Manager at the Career Center and had worked at the English Language Center, International Student and Scholar Services and Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She hopes to work at a higher education institution or education nonprofit after she graduates. In her free time, Mianmian enjoys traveling, food hunting, collecting postcards and jogging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valerie Kim, Class of 2021
Medicine, Health, and Society Major
Mallory Johnson, Class of 2021
Medicine, Health, and Society Major
Zaria Williams, Class of 2019
Medicine, Health, and Society and Child Development Major
Proudly hailing from Ridgeland, Mississippi. On campus, she has served as VUcept Vice President and President of the Eta Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, as well as in many other organizations. An aspiring physician, Zaria’s long-term goal is to empower and advocate for minority populations in Mississippi through community-focused primary care.
Location and Hours
|Address:||Student Life Center
310 25th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240
Office Hours: The OIR is open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
during the academic school year.
Open Advising Hours: OIR staff will be hosting drop-in group advising sessions in the Commons Center (Room 217) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from January 14-April 15. Stop by to ask questions and learn about Immersion opportunities!