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Becca Hubbard

Director
hubbard@lsu.edu
225-578-4335

Hometown: Conyers, Georgia

Degrees: Bachelor of Science and Education, University of Georgia; Master of Education,University of Georgia

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Greater Beulah Baptist Church and Ruffino’s Restaurant

Interesting Fact About Me: I played college basketball for 2 years

Three Words that Describe Me: Driven, Student-Centered, Helpful

Favorite Spot on Campus: Alex Box Stadium

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Amelie Wax

Assistant Director
wax1@lsu.edu
225-578-1177

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi; Master of Education, University of Southern Mississippi

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Take a walk around the LSU lakes

Interesting Fact About Me: I am always looking for new places to travel. When I visit a new city, I eat only at their local restaurants.

Three Words that Describe Me: Passionate, Sincere, Resourceful

Favorite Spots on Campus: The Quad. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the quad.

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Dr. Marquia Whitehead

Assistant Director
mwhitehead2@lsu.edu
225-578-1177

Hometown: Franklin, Louisiana

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication; minor in Marketing, Nicholls State University; Master of Arts in English, Northwestern State University; Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership; Certification: Master of Arts in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Boil & roux is one of the best places for soul food

Interesting Fact About Me: I am adopted, so I like to refer to myself as a “Cabbage Patch Kid”

Three Words that Describe Me: Ambitious, Resilient, Positive

Favorite Spot on Campus: Starbucks. I absolutely love coffee shops and their true feeling of productivity…and a good latte.

 

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Christopher Toombs

Coordinator
ctoombs1@lsu.edu
225-578-6309

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Southern University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Delpit’s Chicken Shack

Interesting Fact About Me: I was president of my Freshman Class in college

Three Words that Describe Me: Fun, Charismatic, Loyal

Favorite Spot on Campus: Mike the Tiger’s Habitat

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Valori Washington

Coordinator
vwashington@lsu.edu
225-578-6309

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degrees: Bachelor of Art in Theology; minor in Biology, Xavier University; currently pursuing a Master of Art in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education & Student Affairs and a Certification in Urban & Community Education, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: The Blue Store, Olive or Twist, and Fleming’s in Towne Center

Interesting Fact About Me: I LOVE art and culture

Three Words that Describe Me: Goal-oriented, Funny, Passionate

Favorite Spots on Campus: Mike the Tiger’s Habitat and Starbucks in the Bookstore

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Marquez Anderson

Admissions & Retention Counselor
mande9@lsu.edu
225-578-4262

Hometown: McComb, Mississippi

Degree: Bachelor of Art in Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Gino’s Restaurant

Interesting Fact About Me: I played soccer for ten years

Three Words that Describe Me: Resourceful, Energetic, Deliberate

Favorite Spot on Campus: Journalism Building

 

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Christian DeJesus

Admissions & Retention Counselor
christian1@lsu.edu
225-578-8121

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Millersville University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Rita’s Italian Ice. It reminds me of being back in Philadelphia

Interesting Fact About Me: I enjoy watching Marvel movies, painting, and rooting for all of my Philadelphia teams

Three Words that Describe Me: Motivated, Passionate, Ambitious

Favorite Spot on Campus: It has to be the Parade Ground; it’s such a nice area to just walk around.

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Kim Jalilian

Admissions & Retention Counselor
gialil1@lsu.edu
225-578-8718

Hometown: Tehran, Iran & Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degree: Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Tacos from White Star Market

Interesting Fact About Me: I have traveled to nine different countries…and counting

Three Words that Describe Me: Adventurous, Organized, Passionate

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bell Tower playing the Alma Mater at noon every day.

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Tyra Toliver

Admissions & Retention Counselor
toliver1@lsu.edu
225-578-7334

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in History; minor in English, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Coffee Call on College Drive has the best beignets in town!

Interesting Fact About Me: I was active in a student organization that helped bring LeVar

Burton of “Reading Rainbow” and “Roots” to ULM. It was a big win for the university.

Three Words that Describe Me: Versatile, Ambitious, Agreeable

Favorite Spot on Campus: I jog the university lakes a few times a week with a friend. It’s a great way to start my day.