Student Advisory Board
Megan Castleberry is a junior Theatre major, with a Dance minor. She is heavily involved in both departments, both in classes and in related outside activities. She has worked on many theatre and dance shows, including MTSU Dance Theatre concerts (Fall and Spring) and Theatre productions such as West Side Story, Uncle Vanya, Almost, Maine and most recently, Peter Pan. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a degree and career in Choreography.
Sierra Coker is a Philosophy major, with an English minor. She was born in Orlando, FL but has spent most of her life in Nashville, Tennessee. She genuinely loves to learn and plans on studying everything she can, starting with Philosophy. After earning her BA, she plans to teach English at a High School while working on her Masters degree.
Reggie Coleman is a junior Music Education major. He is a member of the trombone studio at MTSU and participates in several ensembles, such as the Band of Blue and Wind Ensemble. He is a graduate of Carter High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, his hometown. Upon completion of his MTSU degree, he hopes to work as a middle and high school band director and play trombone professionally.
Iska Frosh was born in Florida, raised in South Carolina, then moved to Tennessee from Georgia. She is currently a "super" senior at MTSU, working on two Bachelors' degrees in Studio Art and Psychology, with an emphasis in Painting, her preferred medium being Cut Paper. Along with being a full time student and student worker, she is also a full time hairstylist and mother of two boys.
Liz Hampton is majoring in Organizational Communication. She is a senior, graduating in May of 2017. Liz is from Sweetwater, a small town in East Tennessee. She is an active member of the True Blue Community and dedicated to her studies.
Lauren Holley is from Columbia, Tennessee and is an English major at MTSU. Although English is her primary academic pursuit, her two minors - Theatre and Leisure, Sport & Tourism Studies - emcompass her extracurricular passions. She loves working at summer camps, running, painting, and watching re-runs of "Gilmore Girls." Her immediate post-graduation goal is to spend a few years teaching English in Thailand.
Brian Key is a senior from Nashville, TN, double majoring in Global Studies and Japanese. He has completed two study abroad programs in Japan, the two week Fukushima Ambassador Program in 2013, and a one-year program at Reitaku University in 2014-15. After graduation, he plans to teach English in Taiwan.
Chris Lane is a non-traditional, fifth year senior Anthropology major, with minors in Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Portuguese Studies. He is scheduled to graduate in May of 2018. He currently serves as the President of the Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society and Vice President of the Middle Tennessee Anthropology Society. His ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. and teach at the college level. Chris wants everyone to know they should feel free to let him know of any issues or concerns they may have, and that he can often be found in and around the Archaeology Labs in Peck Hall.
Joanna Paz is a Middle Tennessee native and is currently pursuing a degree in Global Studies, with a minor in Spanish. Her areas of academic interest include: The Global Orphan Crisis, Globalization and its connections with Neoliberalism, slums, and the Spanish language. Her last name means "peace," and this is something she longs to learn more about. When she's not studying, you can find her hiking, laughing with friends, practicing guitar, or sipping on a good cup of coffee. Ever since she was a little girl she has been fascinated by other cultures, and her studies of Latin America and the Spanish language have further sparked her interest to live with, and learn from, people living in lands other than her own.
Jessica Shotwell is a senior Sociology major, with three minors in African American Studies, Political and Civic Engagement, and Spanish. A Memphis, TN native, Jessica serves as the President of the Iota Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is the newly elected Southern Regional Representative. She was awarded Chapter President of the Year at the 2016 MTSU Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards, and was named 2016 MTSU Outstanding Female Student of the Year. Jessica conducted health research in Uganda through the National Institute of Health's Minority and Minority Health Disparities International Research training program. Her interests include health equity, social policy, social justice, and racial/ethnic disparities.
Jeanette Stevens of Madisonville, Tennessee, is a member of the Buchanan Class of 2018. She is pursuing degrees in Global Studies and International Relations. Jeanette works as a Peer Career Advisor at Middle Tennessee State University's Career Development Center, where she uses her passion for helping others to help students succeed. After graduation, she plans on entering the non-profit sector to aide refugees and immigrants in acclimating to their new lives in the Nashville area.