Student Advisor II in Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi
Monique has served as a Student Financial Aid Advisor II in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Georgia Tech for five years. She has received numerous recognitions for her outstanding service to students and parents. She leads countless presentations on and off campus about the Financial Aid Process and took her service further in Fall 2016 by teaching a section of GT 1000, First-Year Seminar.
Monique strongly believes in the power of encouraging and empowering others and her decision to become a coach allows her to reach students on another level. She understands the impact she can have by being a supporter of students in their college years and seeks to influence and empower her coachees. Monique believes that leadership is a continual process that does not take place overnight. It requires passion, skill, repetition and commitment and she looks forward to learning and growing with her coachees.
Associate Director of Residence Life
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Alex received his B.S. in Accounting at Bentley University in Waltham, MA in 1991. After a brief stint as an Auditor for Webster Bank in Waterbury, CT, Alex returned to school and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a M. Ed. in College Student Personnel in 1994. Alex worked in Housing and Residence Life at Loyola University – New Orleans and the University of Connecticut before moving to Georgia in 2000. He started working for the Housing Department at Georgia Tech in 2001 and has served in three different roles over the years. He is currently the Associate Director of Residence Life and is responsible for all the Undergraduate Apartment spaces on campus.
Alex chose to become a leadership fellow because of his desire to continue to develop his own leadership skills and to develop different types of relationships with students. The Institute offers a lot of challenges to its students and Alex believes leadership coaching is a great way to assist students in their own personal journey towards their personal and professional goals.
Laboratory Coordinator in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
“Our Greatest Weakness lies in giving up.” –Thomas A. Edison
Ms. Bernoudy is a Laboratory Coordinator in the Freshman Chemistry Program supporting the teaching laboratories in Clough Commons. She has a strong scientific background in biochemical and analytical chemistry with a B.S and M.S in Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University. After working at Emory University as a researcher and lab manager, she came to Georgia Tech to utilize her expertise to train student assistants. While working in the laboratory has been rewarding, Ms. Bernoudy continues to seek opportunities to encourage growth in others.
With a certificate in Executive Coaching and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas in Dallas, Ms. Bernoudy provides a space for individuals and groups to discover the resources they have available to overcome challenges and to reap more success in their endeavors. She is excited to help Georgia Tech students become more effective leaders. She is deeply committed to her role as leadership coach and is ready to motivate each coachee in professional growth and development and seeks to maximize their success in leadership.
Brandy Ball Blake
Professional and Technical Communication Coordinator, ISyE
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." -Lewis Carroll
With a PHD in English Literature in hand, Brandy came to Georgia Tech to teach English 1101 and 1102 as a postdoctoral fellow. Since then, she has been hired into multiple roles- first as the Associate Director of the Communication Center then as Professional and Technical Communication Coordinator for the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2014, where she helps engineering students improve their communication skills. Brandy also teaches undergraduate and a graduate courses on technical communication and helps with career documents, fellowships/scholarships, and more.
Brandy became a leadership coach after learning that leadership is not limited to extroverted personalities. Leadership is not about leading people by the nose and telling them what to do-- it is the process of understanding yourself, your co-workers, and the situation well enough to ask the right questions, motivate others, and navigate challenges. Helping students identify what makes them a great leader is one of her favorite responsibilities as a teacher.
Operations Manager, Campus Recreation Center "Always inspect what you expect" - Unknown
Rod currently serves as Operation Manager at the Campus Recreation Center at Georgia Tech and has had a prolific career in the Business Management field with close to 40 years of experience. An avid sports fan, he enjoys watching golf and college sports football and is happily married with two daughters. He has served in the US Navy and played basketball in college. This experience catalyzed his interest in coaching and mentoring and Rod coached college basketball and several AAU teams over the years.
He expanded in leadership experience by working with mentoring programs for young men and enjoyed working with younger people to help them achieve their goals.
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Graduate Program Advisor - Online Masters of Science in Computer Science Program (OMSCS)
“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” - John Quincy Adams
Hailing from New York City, Jessica earned her B.S in Business Administration from CUNY and a MBA from Long Island University. She worked at the City University of New York (CUNY) system as a Director of Admissions and Recruitment for Undergraduate Enrollment. Since then she relocated to Atlanta and established the International Credentials Division for the Robinson College of Business MBA Programs at Georgia State University. She arrived at Georgia Tech in 2010 and has held leadership roles in the College of Computing's School of Interactive Computing Graduate Program. Currently, her digital enrollment expertise is with the Online Masters Program serving students worldwide.
Jessica chose to become a Leadership Fellow because the program allows her to collaborate with emerging leaders and share practical advice for advancement in a global society. As a higher education advocate she believes education is the cornerstone of our lives as individuals, a community, and a nation. She is thrilled to add another rewarding GA Tech experience and develop deeper human connections in her life's journey.