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Michelle Collins


Systems Engineer
“As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.” — Oprah Winfrey

Michelle received her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Morgan State University in 2011 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in ECE from Georgia Tech in 2013 and 2016, respectively. She has interned overseas in Germany and at the nation's largest university affiliated research center. She is currently a systems engineer that tests electrical devices and conducts research.

Michelle chose to become a leadership fellow because she understands the importance of strengthening personal leadership skills. In her opinion, everyone has the capability to be a great leader and believes it just takes the right environment for a person to realize their true capacity and to evolve and shine. She is excited to assist students in refining their skills through one-on-one coaching and believes her interactions with students and with other leadership fellows will lead to self-reflection and growth.

Lane Conville-Canney


Special Events Coordinator in the Office of the Arts
“I have no special talents I am only passionately curious.”  ― Albert Einstein
To be passionately curious helps all keep learning and exploring.

As a member of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech, Lane manages special events for current and prospective donors to the Office of the Arts, works with members the Arts Advisory Board to connect to Arts@Tech programs, and leads fundraising efforts to support work at the intersection of arts and academics. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Lane worked with non-profit organizations to develop Board engagement and to secure sustainable funding with major gift commitments and private foundation investment.

Lane is serving as a leadership fellow to build quality relationships with students who want to realize life goals and have desires to make positive impacts on society. She hopes to bring great personal satisfaction to these students and hopes to pass on a sense of hard work, play and celebration.

Stacey Doremus


Assistant Director in the Office of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving" - Albert Einstein

Stacey is the Assistant Director for Leadership Education and Development Programs and Systems. She works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, as well as other universities to support the development and enrichment of student leadership skills through LEAD's program initiatives. Prior to pursuing her passion for encouraging student leadership growth and development, Stacey held a variety of positions in the corporate world focusing on marketing and innovative product design and development. She currently has a professional affiliation with the International Leadership Association. Stacey received her B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York in New Paltz and a Master in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with an emphasis on leadership in church and community.

Stacey chose to be a leadership fellow because she believes that everyone has the opportunity and capacity to lead. By empowering individuals to be their best selves she believes that they will, in turn, empower others along their leadership journey.

Es Famojure


Student & Artist Engagement Coordinator in the Office of the Arts
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why – Mark Twain

Esther "Es" Famojure is a marketing professional who has worked in the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector for over 7 years. She holds a B.B.A in Marketing from Georgia State University and specializes in content creation, social media management, event planning and coordination, and program development. She has worked with multiple recording artists and has coordinated various entertainment events including stages at SXSW and A3C. Currently, Es is the Student & Artist Engagement Coordinator for Georgia Tech’s Office of the Arts. She works closely with faculty and students on arts-related projects, coordinates arts engagement events related to Arts@Tech season artists and resident artists, serves as staff coordinator for the Council for the Arts; and serves as an advisor to the student organization, Art Matters.  

Es chose to become a leadership fellow because ...

Yvette Francis

Yvette Francis

Training Generalist Senior in the Office of Human Resources
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” - John Bunyan

If you were to ask Yvette’s loved ones what they remember most about her as a child, they would say her inquisitive nature. Yvette believes she was destined to be a learning and development professional and she is passionate about fostering the development and growth of others. Over the last seven years, she has worked in the public and private sector, focusing on designing and facilitating learning experiences that equip adult learners with the tools and resources necessary to achieve their defined professional and personal success. Yvette also leverages her B.A. from Clark Atlanta University and her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Florida International University to enhance her effectiveness in the classroom.

As a leadership fellow, Yvette plans to embody her most important and permanently ongoing belief, best articulated in John Bunyan's affirmation, that “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Marilyn Glasper Butler


Coordinator in the Office of Disability Services
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress....The struggle may be a moral one or it may be a physical one, or it may both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.” - Fredrick Douglass

Marilyn has served as a Coordinator in the Office of Disability Services at Georgia Tech for the last four years.  She has a Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a licensed Christian Counselor and Minister.  Marilyn has spent the last two decades devoted to counseling, teaching, and training students as well as all individuals with disabilities to overcome their barriers in both academic and employment settings.


Marilyn became a Leadership Fellow to help students navigate through the maze of decision-making and problem-solving, to promote resilience and responsibility, and to provide support and encouragement.  She specializes in providing an alternate perspective to view situations that students face and in challenging them to think critically to arrive at solutions.  She believes empowerment is the key to helping students realize and optimize their potential and is firmly committed to contributing to the growth and success of Georgia Tech students.

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