Meet the Student Coordinators

elizabethElizabeth Byrd

Major/Minor: International Affairs (major), Digital Studies and Business Administration (minor)

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

Favorite part of NEST: The chance to get comfortable on campus before everyone else arrived and classes started. It was great getting to make lifelong friendship in short time period while growing as a person.

Advice for incoming students: Join clubs, talk to your professors, and don’t be scared to try new things.

Fun fact: My favorite word is “zesty”

chrisJonathan Montgomery

Major/Minor: Geography (major), GIS (minor)

Hometown: Springfield, VA

Favorite part of NESTGetting meet new people, who I am still friends with today. My favorite activity was tubing on the Rappahannock river because I got to meet even more people while having a fun time.

Advice for incoming students: Get out of your comfort zone and talk to people.

Fun factI have been on the UMW instagram twice and each time I was with a dog!

greerGreer Schwatka

Major/Minor: International Affairs and Business Marketing

Hometown: Vienna, VA

Favorite part of NEST: I loved the opportunity to meet new people and get use to living and getting around campus as well as getting to experience new things.

Advice for incoming students: Get out of your comfort zone; join clubs and get active on campus!

Fun fact I love to hike and have hiked the highest peak in Colorado… twice!   Sarah Jordan Major/Minor: Environmental Science (major), GIS (minor) Hometown: Kitty Hawk, NC Favorite part of NEST: I loved all the outdoor activities, like tubing and the Friends of the Rappahannock river clean up!. Advice for incoming students: Ask questions. Talk your hall-mates and classmates. Take your first few months on campus to meet as many new people as possible! Fun Fact: I am super obsessed with my dog! Ask me about Zoey 🙂