Ryan is the hometown kid in the office, as he is from & resides in Slippery Rock. After serving in the United States Army, Ryan came back to SRU to finish his BS in Homeland Security. Ryan is currently pursuing a Graduate Degree in Secondary Education (Social Studies). Ryan’s professional goals are to teach history at a surrounding school district and ultimately end up back at SRU teaching.
As the Veteran Center graduate assistant, Ryan designs activities for military-affiliated students on and off campus. In addition, he helps with issues military-affiliated students face in higher-education and assists veterans with their transition from the military to the academic community. In addition to those primary duties, Ryan works with Jump Start mentors and collaborates on Jump Start programing.
When Ryan is not on campus, he enjoys spending time doing outdoor recreation activities, watching sports, and traveling around the country.
Korbin is currently working towards his Doctor of Physical Therapy and when he isn't in classes or around the OIE office, you'll probably find him playing basketball at the ARC.
As the current graduate assistant for Multicultural Programming his responsibilities include helping to plan events and monitor Diversity Dialogues, mentoring students, and creating and running events for Seneca Valley High School through the Black Male Initiative program.
Multicultural Student Organizations
Carlee is working towards her Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree and her dream job is to become a pediatric occupational therapist. "I would embrace the opportunity to work in a school setting or an outpatient facility. As I grow within the OT field, I would love to transition into Hippotherapy (equine-assisted therapy)."
As the Multicultural Student Organizations graduate assistant, she collaborates with the multicultural student organizations to provide support and assists with the planning and organization of events. Aside from these organizations, Carlee also works with the Jump Start program and oversees the Jump Start blue team (best team).
Outside of school and work, Carlee enjoys hiking, playing ice hockey, riding horses, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.
Students Transitions Programs
Hannah is working towards her Master of Education in School Counseling and currently completing an internship at both the elementary and high school levels, but her heart is in the elementary. She has a passion for advocating for children, especially when it comes to mental health and education.
As the Student Transitions graduate assistant, she primarily oversee the Jump Start program. This role includes planning and implementing Jump Start week, creating monthly transition series, and organizing social events. Outside of Jump Start, she works on other diversity programming such as Multicultural Graduation Celebration. However, her favorite part of the position is to develop meaningful relationships with students that help them successfully transition in college.
In her personal life, she loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys going to sporting events, and spending time outdoors. "I'll never turn down a trip to Starbucks either!"
Women's Center/Pride Center
Jarod is from a small northern Pennsylvania town called Bradford. He completed his BS in Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He is now currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Student Affairs. Jarod is the graduate assistant for the Women and Pride Centers where he supervises student employees, helps develop programming for the centers, oversees social medias, and works to create a more inclusive environment for all students. He aspires to further his career in higher education so that he can work with collegiate students in any area as he enjoys all of student affairs.
In his down time, Jarod enjoys reading fiction, binge watching any new streaming service show, listening to musical soundtracks, and scrolling through TikTok for any new recipes he can find.