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2021 O-Teamers

The 2021 Orientation Team Members are all current Coastal Carolina University students who were hired after a competitive application process. These students are your University experts and will help you in your transition into the Chanticleer Family.

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Allison Bane

Hometown: Powdersville, S.C.
Year:
Sophomore, political science major, intelligence and national security studies minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to the future (2037) and see what my life looks like.
If you could go out on a date with one celebrity who would it be?
Ian Somerhalder

Crysta Barndt

Hometown: West Middlesex, Pa.
Year:
Sophomore, marine science major, biology minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Australia
What is your favorite quote? “
The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come.” -Kim Seokjin

Jaliyah Bates

Hometown: Beaufort, S.C.
Year:
Sophomore, psychology major, graphic design minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
South Korea
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Crazy, hilarious, dependable

Jefferson Bennett

Hometown: Manning, S.C.
Year: Sophomore, graphic design major
Preferred Pronouns: he/ him/ his
What is your favorite quote? “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
If you could go on a date with any celebrity, who would it be? Ariana Grande

Keianna Benson

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Year:
Senior, communication major, broadcast journalism concentration, sport studies minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is the most unusual talent you have?
I can talk really fast like the people who speak at the end of commercials about possible side effects.
If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
I would go back to the Harlem Renaissance. This era was an intellectual and cultural revival for African Americans, and I would have loved to experience it for myself!

Alexis Brown

Hometown: Florence, S.C.    
Year:
Senior, biochemistry major, public health minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What means the most to you?
Family, friends, and the legacy I will leave the world with.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
“Be who you are.”


Matthew Butler

Hometown: Swansea, S.C.
Year: Senior,
elementary education major
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
Why did you become an Orientation Leader? The university has given so much to me that I want to give back to it by helping our new students.
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans -- she is so pretty and I love her voice!

Katelyn Cilino

Hometown: Brick, Nj.
Year:
Junior, interdisciplinary studies major, environmental science minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite song? I have too many and they change every year!
What is your favorite movie?
Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

Jimmie Clyburn

Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.              
Year:
Senior, interdisciplinary studies major
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
What is your favorite song?
Anything by Beyonce’
If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
The 70’s

Tate Few

Hometown: Charleston, S.C.             
Year:
Senior, intelligence and national security studies major, political science minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
What is your favorite quote? 
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, and that is why we call it the present."
What is your favorite movie?
Princess and the Frog

Elizabeth Fiess

Hometown: Claysburg, Pa.
Year: Sophomore, marine science and anthropology and geology double major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite Coastal tradition?
OK Day!
What is your favorite quote?
“People change people.”

Diamond Gaston

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Year:
Senior, music education major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
"No one is you and that is your power"
What is the most unusual talent you have?
I can crack my ankles on command.

Jori Geib

Hometown: Sparks, Nv.
Year:
Senior, marine science major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite quote?
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem”-Captain Jack Sparrow
What is a weird fact you know that most others don’t?
Dolphins sleep with one eye open and only one hemisphere of their brain is sleeping at a time.

Hayden Giles

Hometown: York, S.C.          
Year:
Senior, graphic design major, theater minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
What is your favorite Coastal tradition?
Teal Tuesday
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Make it happen. No matter the obstacle, there is always a way to persevere and accomplish your goal(s).

Sha-nya Green

Hometown: Orangeburg, S.C.
Year:
Junior, communication major, hospitality, resort, tourism and management minor 
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is a weird fact you know that most others don’t?
Vending machines kill nearly four times as many people per year as sharks.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Teacher

Rachel Jeric

Hometown: Conway, S.C.
Year:
Sophomore, health communication major, history minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
Why did you become an Orientation Leader?
I really enjoy being with people! Learning that being an Orientation Leader would give me the opportunity to interact, help, and make the new incoming students feel welcome made me want to be an Orientation Leader!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Pediatrician

Maggie LaForge

Hometown: Acworth, Ga.     
Year: Senior, early childhood education major           
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite Coastal tradition?
Organization Kickoff Day (OK Day)
What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
Travel to all 50 states

Zoe Lyons

Hometown: Kailua, Hi.
Year:
Junior, marine science major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What did you become an Orientation Leader?
I became an Orientation Leader because I wanted to welcome new students, be a resource and friend to incoming Chanticleers, and to share my love for Coastal!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be just like my mom and grandma!

Tia Mack

Hometown: Fayetteville, Nc.
Year:
Junior, communication major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite quote?
"Love can change the world in a moment..." - Ed Sheeran
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? Disney World for the 100th time.

Brianna Martin

Hometown: Hainesport, Nj.
Year:
Senior, sociology major, social justice concentration, pre-law minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What means the most to you
? Having kindness in your heart and extending grace to yourself and others.
What is your favorite song?
Nobody's Perfect (Feat. Missy Elliott)

Anthonette Maynard

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Year:
Junior, sociology major, pre-law minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Greece
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Goofy, introverted, empathetic

Trinity McCrorey

Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.  
Year:
Junior, theater production and design major, business minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
I would travel to right before I was born to meet my grandmother because she passed when my mom was 3 months pregnant with me.
What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
Fill every page on my passport

 
Alyce Moore

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Year:
Junior, public health major
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
Why did you become an Orientation Leader?
I became an Orientation Leader to get out of my comfort zone.
What is your favorite movie?
Sorry To Bother You

Deyah Pereira

Hometown: Conway, S.C.
Year: J
unior, elementary education major, languages and intercultural studies minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
Why did you become an Orientation Leader?
I want to encourage and help guide the next group of students to find their path here on Coastal's campus.
What is your favorite movie?
Beyond the Lights

Jerardo Perez

Hometown: Brooklyn, Ny.
Year:
Senior, psychology major
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
What job would you be terrible at?
I am adaptable!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a marine biologist or a professional basketball player

 

Christopher Rosenthal

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Year:
Junior, recreation and sport management major, marketing minor
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
What is your favorite movie?
The Sandlot
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Trustworthy, kind, determined

Marquez Rouse

Hometown: Aiken, S.C.
Year:
Senior, information technology major, business administration minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
Why did you become an Orientation Leader?
I wanted to become an Orientation Leader because I wanted to welcome new students Coastal. When I had my orientation at Coastal, it was the best experience and I would like to do the same for others.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Just because you see someone doing better than you or they have something you don’t, it does not make you lesser than a person. If you want it go get it.

Ladarius Scott

Hometown: Andrews, S.C.    
Year:
Senior, business management major, concentration entrepreneurial management, pre-law minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be?
Teyana Taylor
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Daniel Kaluuya

 

Elyssa Sexton

Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.
Year:
Junior, information systems major, new media and digital culture minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What means the most to you?
Clear communication. I don’t want to have to guess what others truly want or need from me, I want to be told.
If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
I would go 100 years into the future to see how much progress humanity has made!

Hunter Sloan

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.         
Year:
Sophomore, biology major, cellular/molecular biology and genetics concentration
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is your favorite quote?
"What feels like the end is often the beginning" -Unknown.
What is the most unusual talent you have?
Being able to say my ABC's backwards on the spot!

Preston Sloop

Hometown: Nashville, Tn.
Year:
Junior, communication major, photography minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
Why did you become an Orientation Leader?
My OL had a really big impact on me and I wanted to do the same for other students!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Forgive, don't forget

Fredrick Taylor

Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Year:
Senior, psychology major, pre-law minor          
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Africa
What means the most to you?
Peace

Hunter White

Hometown: Manning, S.C.
Year:
Senior, exercise and sport science major, sports coaching minor
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
What means the most to you?
Family
What is your favorite song?
I Found A Way - Drake Bell

 
Tyler Williams

Hometown: Newburg, Ny.
Year:
Senior, sociology major, social justice and women and gender studies minor
Preferred Pronouns:
she/her/hers
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Be quick to listen and slow to speak
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Kate McKinnon

Gerod Workman

Hometown: Hopkins, S.C.    
Year:
Sophomore, music and psychology education major
Preferred Pronouns:
he/him/his
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Chadwick Boseman or Donald Glover
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
"You're going to be waiting on women for the rest of your left, so patience is key" and "Make music, not noise"