Meet the Orientation Student Staff

Each year New Student Programs selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing university orientation programs throughout the year. Orientation Leaders serve as resources and peer advisors to new students and family members attending orientation programs. Student Coordinators are student leaders who have previously served as Orientation Leaders and assist in the program development and implementation of New Student Orientation.

2022 Student Coordinators

Kat Zavadil

She, Her, Hers
Junior
Cary, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
kgzavadi@ncsu.edu

Laila Mohammed (OL) Headshot

Laila Mohamed

She, Her, Hers
Senior
Sanford, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Psychology
lwmohame@ncsu.edu

2022 Orientation Leaders

Vic Abate

He, They
Sophomore
Highpoint, NC
College of Natural Resources
Major: Natural Resources
Minor: Spanish
vaabate@ncsu.edu

Lanadia Adams

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Gastonia, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Criminology and Political Science
lradams4@ncsu.edu

Batoul Al-zoubi

She, Her, Hers
First Year (Transfer)
Raleigh, NC
Poole College of Management
Major: Management First Year
bkalzoub@ncsu.edu

Gabriella Alexander

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Fuquay-Varina, NC
College of Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences concentration in Human Biology
Minor: Forensic Science
gealexan@ncsu.edu

Andrea Benz

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Durham, NC
College of Sciences
Major: Meteorology
anbenz@ncsu.edu

Xzavier Daniels

He, Him, His
Junior
Dinwiddie, VA
College of Management
Major: Business Administration and Supply Chain Engineering
xdaniel@ncsu.edu

Morgan Dee

She, Her, Hers
Senior
Burlington, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Philosophy
bmdee@ncsu.edu

Stephanie Mendoza


Sophomore
Greenville, NC
College of Sciences
Major: Life Sciences First Year Biology
sdoming3@ncsu.edu

Destiny Douglas

She, Her, Hers
Senior
Apex, NC
Poole College of Management
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Spanish
dadougla@ncsu.edu

Laina Hosey

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Fuquay-Varina, NC
College of Education
Major: Technology, Engineering, and Design Education
lghosey@ncsu.edu

Sydney Hughes

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Winston Salem, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Engineering First Year
sbhughes@ncsu.edu

Jill Krysa

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
New Bern, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Engineering First Year
jlkrysa@ncsu.edu

Layla Lukas

She, They
Sophomore
High Point, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering
lmlukas@ncsu.edu

Colin Mayhorn

He, Him, His
Sophomore
Holly Springs, NC
University College
Major: Exploratory Studies
ccmayhor@ncsu.edu

Erie Mitchell

She, They
Senior
Chapel Hill, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
esmitche@ncsu.edu

Kat Peters

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Asheboro, NC
College of Natural Resources
Major: Environmental Sciences
knpeter3@ncsu.edu

Bella Poulton

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Topsail, NC
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Poultry Science
bmpoulto@ncsu.edu

Cass Sanchez

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Little Washington, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: Philosophy
cnsanch2@ncsu.edu

Gabby Simon

She, They
Senior
Raleigh, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: English and Foreign Languages and Literatures (Asian Language Concentration)
gmsimon@ncsu.edu

Maddie Sommeso

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Center Moriches, NY
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Majors: Psychology
Minor: Cognitive Science and Philosophy
mesommes@ncsu.edu

Caleb Twigg

Sophomore
Shallotte, NC
College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
wctwigg@ncsu.edu

Katia Vysotskaya

She, Her, Hers
Sophomore
Raleigh, NC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Major: International Studies
evvysots@ncsu.edu