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The Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt (EL&IV) staff can help you draft an Immersion Vanderbilt plan and connect you to cross-college opportunities.

Brittaney Baker

Assistant Director of Equity and Immersion Vanderbilt

Brittaney Baker is Assistant Director for Equity & Immersion Vanderbilt in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt. She brings with her experience in Career Services, Post-Secondary Counseling, and Strengths-Based Youth Development.

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Bailey Berry

Student Adviser

Bailey Berry serves as a Student Adviser in the Office of Experimental Learning & Immersion Vanderbilt. Bailey joined the Immersion team from Mississippi State University where she worked as an Academic Coordinator for undeclared students, as well as earned her B.A. in Communication (Public Relations) and M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education (Educational Leadership).

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Abriana Burrill

Student Adviser

Abriana Burrill is a Student Adviser in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt. Abriana has previous experience in Alumni Relations, Study Abroad and Advising.

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Tisha Christie

Administrative Assistant

Tisha is an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt. Originally from Florida, she has been at Vanderbilt since 2016. A first-generation college student, Tisha received her B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida and her M.Ed. from Cumberland University.

Carmeisha Huckleby

Associate Director for Study Abroad

Carmeisha Huckleby is the Associate Director for Study Abroad in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt. Carmeisha is an alumna of Michigan State University where she earned a B.A. in Japanese, M.A. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, and a Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education. During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad in Japan and Ghana.

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Jillian Madden

Study Abroad Adviser

Jillian serves as a Study Abroad Adviser in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt. She received her dual B.A. from the University of Kentucky in International Studies and Japan Studies, and received her M.A. in Global Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. 

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Sharon Manlove

Administrative Assistant

Sharon is a Nashville native. She has been with Vanderbilt since 2001. With over twenty years of administrative assistance experience, she is now using that skill in the Global Education Office. Sharon enjoys vicariously traveling the world through the experiences of our students, and hopes to be abroad herself one day.

Caroline Nikolaus

Study Abroad Adviser

Caroline is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) who grew up in Japan, the USA, and Germany. She has visited around fifty countries over five continents. Caroline has a BS in Psychology with a music minor from Abilene Christian University.

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Carolyn Roberts

Senior Director

Carolyn Roberts is the Senior Director of the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt.  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.

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Zachary Schwarzkopf

Student Adviser

Zachary Schwarzkopf is a Student Adviser for the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion at Vanderbilt. He is a queer first-generation college student that earned his B.A. in Diversity & Community Studies from Western Kentucky University.

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Shannon Sellers

Study Abroad Adviser

Shannon is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She is an alumna of the University of Mississippi, where she received her B.A. in Biology with a dual minor in Russian and Naval Sciences. She completed a summer study abroad program in Kirov, Russia through the National Security Language Initiative as well as a short-term faculty led program where she studied biodiversity throughout the Caribbean. 

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Tyler Walker

Senior Study Abroad Adviser

Tyler hails from the sunshine state of Florida, and earned her B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a minor in Global Communication at the University of Southern California.

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Yuanqi (Suzy) Wang

Assistant Director for Experiential Learning

As Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, Suzy leads the study abroad team to facilitate global learning through immersive experiences. Since joining the office in 2014, Suzy has held a number roles supporting students and faculty with their global endeavors, and has most recently focused on experiential learning.

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Alissa McKinnon West

Assistant Director of Programming, Funding and Assessment

Alissa McKinnon West is Assistant Director for Programming, Funding, and Assessment in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt (EL&IV). She has previously advised students as the creative expression pathway program coordinator for Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Location & Hours

Address: Student Life Center
Suite 109
310 25th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240

Office Hours:
EL&IV staff work work both remotely and on campus, Monday - Friday.

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Students can view and book advising appointments on Handshake.