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Meet the OSLD Team

Krystal Clark

 

Krystal Clark is the Director for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt.  Clark is a native of Portsmouth, VA. She spent her undergraduate years at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA where she double majored in Sociology and Psychology. Upon graduation she decided to pursue a career in Student Affairs and earned her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park. After four years as the Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University, she made the move to Nashville, TN to serve as the Associate Director of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University. In 2015, Krystal was promoted to Director of the  Office of Student Leadership Development.

Leadership has always been a passion for Krystal as she was a very involved student leader, co-taught leadership development courses while in graduate school, and served as a fellow for the National Leadership Symposium. Clark served as a member of the Leadership Engagement Alliance at Duke University and the Leadership Taskforce at Vanderbilt.  She serves as a facilitator and speaker for leadership development programs at colleges/universities, nonprofits, and for inter/national fraternal organizations.

Krystal is a proud member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity serving as a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Team and in the Nashville Alumnae Chapter as a member of the Eve of Janus Planning Team, President Elect of the Junior League of Nashville, a former Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, a former Board of Directors members of Girls on the Run Middle Tennessee, and is a current volunteer for the YWCA,  She was a finalist for the 2012 Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the field of Education as well as the Junior League’s YP 2015 Nominee for the Nashville ATHENA Award. Krystal is also a member of the 2015 class of Nashville Emerging Leaders and recently graduated as a 2016 Fellow for New Leaders Council where she now serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She will begin as a member of Leadership Nashville in Fall 2016.  You will  often find her laughing loudly and desk dancing while at work. When she is not working or volunteering she is probably on social media, at a concert, shopping, working out at Barre3, acting as a residential tourist, and sending out Doodle polls to plan fun events with friends.

You can contact her on social media at @krystalnclark (Instagram) or @clarkkn (Twitter).  She also blogs every once in a while at peculiarpearl.com and posts pretty often on Facebook.

Austin Tatum

AAustinTatumustin serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Leadership Development. He is originally from Knoxville, TN where he has grown up his whole life. His last four years were spent in Blacksburg, VA attending Virginia Tech, where he studied Psychology and Political Science. Hiking, camping, running, napping, and watching Hokie football are some of Austin’s favorite pastimes, and he looks forward to doing that and much more in Nashville. He is ecstatic to get started on his second year in the Higher Education Administration program at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education.

Brooke Wilson

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Brooke Wilson is the Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Leadership Development at Vanderbilt. Brooke attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) for her undergraduate work where she received a B.S. in Biology. Upon graduation, Brooke worked full-time for two years in Wilmington with a non-profit campus-affiliated organization, Cru. During her role with Cru, Brooke primarily worked alongside the Greek community and focused on outreach to the greater UNCW community. This type of work affirmed Brooke’s passion for college student development, so she moved to College Station, Texas and pursued her Masters of Science in Educational Administration through the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) Program. After two years in Texas, Brooke, her partner, and rescue pup (Moose) moved back towards the east coast to Nashville.

Brooke believes that leadership is multifaceted and can be found in every discipline and every pocket of the world. Her personal leadership style has changed over time, but Brooke loves to lead authentically and relationally. She understands that leadership can look different depending on what chapter of life you find yourself and has hope we can all embrace who we are.

Brooke is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and currently serves as the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Region III Representative for the New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community, as well as a member of the Green Dot Committee at Vanderbilt. As a new member of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, Brooke is excited to find ways to serve and connect. When she is not at work or snuggling Moose, Brooke enjoys doing yoga, yard work (great stress relief), shopping, and getting coffee with anyone who will entertain her in a conversation for an hour or two.

Connect with Brooke on social media:

@BrookeWilson_BW (Twitter/Instagram) or facebook.com/brooke.conner.bc