Student Leaders are an integral part of the Orientation experience for new Hokies and Hokie Families.  Our student leaders are selected each year through an application and interview process.  We select individuals who are enthusiastic about Virginia Tech, excited to assist new Hokies with their transition to campus, and are willing to serve as a mentor for other students.  With the Transfer Orientation Team, we have new Transfer Orientation Leaders (the TOLs) and returners who serve as Transfer Student Orientation Coordinators (the TSOCs).  Learn more about our current leaders below and click here if you’re interested in becoming a member of our team!

Transfer Student Orientation Coordinators

Paige Bamonto

Paige Bamonto

Major: Geophysics
Favorite TV Shows: Friends and Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Blacksburg Restaurant: The Cellar
Why did you apply to work for New Student Programs: I wanted to be apart of the team that made my transition to Virginia Tech so rewarding. I love Virginia Tech and I wanted to ensure other transfers had positive transitions like I did.

 

Summer Richardson

Summer Richardson

Major: Biological Sciences
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite place on campus: The Pylons
The most helpful advice I received as a new Hokie: Get involved as soon as possible!

 

 

Haley Slaybaugh

Haley Slaybaugh

Majors: Business Management and Political Science
Dream job: United States Congresswomen
Favorite Blacksburg Restaurant: El Rodeo
What do you love most about being a Hokie: The campus, the people, the traditions, the food, literally everything!

 

 

 

 

Transfer Orientation Guides

Ibrahim Alousi

Ibrahim Alousi

Major: Civil Enginnering
Favorite Place on Campus: Newman Library and McComas
Do you have any hobbies or hidden talents? I can breakdance!
The most helpful advice I received as a new Hokie: If you need help, ask for it. Other Hokies will help you for sure.

 

 

Kayleigh Amorese

Kaleigh Amorese

Majors: Food Science and Technology
Favorite Blacksburg Restaurant: Bull and Bones
Favorite Place on Campus: Deet’s
The most helpful advice I received as a new Hokie: Allow for a transition period. Know that finding yourself and your place here may take time, but that it is so worth it.

 

 

Aimee Burns

Aim'ee Burns

Major: Finance
When I am stressed, this helps me relax: Run the Huckleberry Trail
Favorite Hokie tradition: Touching the Hokie stone for good luck
The most helpful advice I received as a new Hokie: Don’t be discouraged by one bad day or week, because for every bad day there are, at least seven, good days that follow.

 

Kayla Cook

Kayla Cook

Major: Biological Science
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Hokie Tradition: Enter Sandman
What do you love most about being a Hokie: I love the school spirit and the community. I know that someone will always help me out if I need it and I love jumping to enter sandman with fellow students all happy to be there.

 

 

Joshua Crews

Joshua Crews

Major: Chemistry
Dream Job: Working as a research and development scientist at NASA
Favorite Hokie tradition: Redesigning the class ring every year and the experience of Ring Premier and Ring Dance.
The most helpful advice I received as a new Hokie: Don't be scared of failure. You will probably fail at some point during your time at Virginia Tech. Failure doesn't mean you're not good enough; it means you're not afraid to push yourself.

Jack Crockett

Jack Crockett

Majors: Sociology, Criminology, and Political Science
Dream Job: F.B.I. Special Agent
Favorite place on campus: Lane Stadium
What do you love most about being a Hokie? Virginia Tech has created so many unique aspects of being a part of this community tucked away in the mountains of SWVA. Being a part of a community that passionately buys into the traditions, "Ut Prosim", and friendly personality around here constantly reaffirms why I'm here each day. You can meet a current, future, or past Hokie and instantly bond with them over so many similar aspects of Virginia Tech. It's incredible.

Erin Marshall

Erin Marshall

Major: Animal and Poultry Science
I energize/motivate myself by:Remembering my goals and what I need to do to get there
Favorite Quote: “You can’t judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree” –Einstein
The most helpful advice I received as a New Hokie: Finding your way on campus - always know where the Drillfield is!

 

Emily Neal

Emily Neal

Major: Human Development
Favorite Quote: "Write it on your heart that this day and every day is the best day of the year.”
Favorite Hokie Tradition: Enter Sandman
Why did you apply to work for New Student Programs? I wanted to help new students have an amazing experience just like I have so far.

 

 

Ashley Toth

Ashley Toth

Major: Political Science
Favorite place to eat on-campus: West End Market
Why did you apply to work for New Student Programs? To give back to Virginia Tech everything it’s given me.
What do you love most about being a Hokie: The strength of the Hokie Nation community.

 

 

Megan Walter

Megan Walter

Major: Biology
Dream job: Genetic counselor
What I am stressed, this helps me relax: Listening to music and journaling
Why did you apply to work for New Student Programs: I wanted to help people and to help other Hokies transition and love VT as much as I do.