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2019 O-Teamers

The 2019 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 Chant Family.

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Anaiya Moore

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Year: 
Junior, Business Management and HRTM Major
Preferred Pronouns: 
She/Her/Hers
Why did you become an Orientation Leader? 
I became an orientation member because I fell in love with Coastal, and wanted to help others love it as much as I do.
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? 
The day I was born. February 23, 1999, in Anchorage, Alaska.

     
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Ariel Shaw

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Year: Junior, Elementary Education Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. 
What means the most to you? My older brother, Aaron. He is my bestfriend and I would do anything for him.

 

     
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Avery Shorts

Hometown: Cheraw SC
Year: Sophomore, Middle Level Education Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would go minutes before my apple watch broke.
What is a weird fact you know that most others don't? That Holistically is in fact a word.

     
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Brittany Jimenez

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Year: Junior, Exercise and Sports Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the number one thing on your bucket list? To visit the West Coast sometime in the next 2 years. Specifically Washinton Sate or California.
What is the most unusual talent you have? I can make a very unusual clicking noise with my tongue.

     
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Brooke Cassada-Maple

Hometown: Purcellville, VA
Year: Junior, Middle Level Education Major with a concentration in Math and Science
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What three words would your friends use to describe you? Persistent, Dedicated, and Loyal
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? 5th Century BC Athens, Greece

     
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Cassidy Irvin

Hometown: Indian Land , SC
Year: Junior, Biological Sciences Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would go to the eightys, I've always loved the music and movies from that time period.
What is your biggest pet peeve? When people don't respect others beliefs, choices, and decisions.

     
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Christian Koch

Hometown: Center Valley, PA
Year: Junior, Finance Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Why did you become an Orientataion Leader? To welcome other incoming students to our amazing school and community to make them feel at home.
What is your favorite quote? "There is no growth in comfort, and no comfort in growth"

     
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Corey Eyler

Hometown: Red Lion, PA
Year: Sophomore, Marine Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What means the most to you? Family by far means the most to me. I do all of this for them and to impress them and to be loved by them.
What is the best piece of advice you've received? Only change what you can control. Don't regret things that have happened in the past.

     
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Daydrion Dereef

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Year: Junior, Recreation & Sports Management Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is your favorite quote? "If you breathe as bad as you want to succeed then you will be successful" -Eric Thomas
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Michael B. Jordan

 

     
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Eric Johnson

Hometown: Lake View, SC
Year: Junior, Business Management Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is your favorite quote? "Never be limited by people's limited imaginations" - Dr. Mae Jemison
What three words would your friends use to describe you? Loyal, reliable, entertaining

     
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Janelle Laribo

Hometown: Summerville, SC
Year: Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What means the most to you? God, Relationships, Family, Ambition
What is your biggest pet peeve? Redundancy, or having to repeat myself

     
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Jarrett Zissett

Hometown: Barnwell, SC
Year: 
Senior, Communication Major
Preferred Pronouns: 
He/Him/His
What is your favorite
quote? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" -My Mama 
What is your biggest pet peeve? When people take things for granted, we are never guaranteed tomorrow.

 

     
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Jazz Jackson

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Year: 
Senior, Political Science & Spanish Major
Preferred Pronouns:
 She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? "You only know what you see, you don't understand what it takes to be me"-Shawn Carter
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? Mary J. Blige

 

     
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Jasmine Leger

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Year: Junior, Communication Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the most unusual talent you have? I can wiggle my ears.
What is a weird fact you know that most others don't? Manta Rays are a type of shark.

     
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Jennifer Atanassov

Hometown: Taunton, MA
Year: Sophmore, Management Major with a Concentration in Intenational Management
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite movie? 21 Jump Street
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? Odell Beckham Jr. 

     
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Jeremy Govan

Hometown: Greenville , MS
Year: 
SeniorCommunication Major with a Concentration in Public Relations
Preferred Pronouns:
 He/Him/His
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C . So I can bare witness to the" I Have A Dream " from Dr. Martin Luther King
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? SZA

 

     
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Jimmie Clyburn

Hometown: Lancaster, SC
Year: Senior, Elementary Education Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? Shay Mitchell
What is the most unusual talent you have? I can sing with my mouth closed.

 

     
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Jordan Cantey

Hometown: Kingstree, SC
Year: Sophomore, Exercise and Sports Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is the most unusual talent you have? I can use my feet like I use my hands.
What means the most to you? Making my mom proud and making sure she is always having a kool-aid smile on her face

     
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Jordan Jones

Hometown: Anosonia, CT
Year: Junior, Recreation & Sport Management Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Why did you become an Orientataion Leader? To welcome in the next class of Chanticleers and leave a lasting impact on them as my Orientation Leader did for me.
What is your biggest pet peeve? People talking on speaker phone in public.

     
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Joshua Wooten

Hometown:Taylorsville, NC
Year: Sophomore,Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is the best piece of advice you've received? You gotta risk it for the biscuit.
What means the most to you? Faith & Family

     
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Jermaine Wilson

Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
Year: Junior, Exercise Sports Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Why did you become an Orientataion Leader? I wanted to be the mentor I never had.
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would go back in time and invent sliced bread.

     
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Kaelah Torres

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Year: Sophomore, Marine Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Why did you become an Orientataion Leader? To show all the incoming students that they made the right decision coming to Coastal.
What means the most to you? Personal growth. Being able to acknowledge your well-being and changing it instead of mopping around or complaining.
 

     
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Kayla-Grace Griffin

Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
Year: Junior, History Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the best piece of advice you've received?  Be slow to speak, quick to hear, and slow to get angry.
What is your favorite quote? "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."

     
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Keegan Vath

Hometown: Charleston SC
Year: Sophomore, Marine Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is your favorite movie? High School Musical 3
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? Back to my senior prom. One of the best days of my life.

 

     
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Madeline Filling

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Year: Senior, Communication Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Hers/Her
What is your favorite quote? "Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring."
What is a weird fact you know that most others don't? Your heartbeat changes depending on the music you're listening to.

 

     
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Makayah Little

Hometown: Lansing, NY
Year: Sophomore, Accounting Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? "Through every dark night, there is a brighter day." -Tupac Shakur
What is the most unusual talent you have? I can twitch my nose like a bunny rabbit. 

     
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Marina Herbert

Hometown: Long Beach NY
Year: Junior, Political Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the most unusual talent you have? Photographic memory
What is a weird fact you know that most others don't? The item with the most germs in a restaurant is the pepper shaker.

     
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Mya Ray

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Year: Junior, Biology Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the best piece of advice you've received? You cannot control what happened in the past you can only control what you're doing in the present.
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? Harlem Renaissance

 

     
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Nia Smalls

Hometown: Conway, SC
Year: Junior, Political Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is the best piece of advice you've received? From my Grandfather, he said I have a purpose in life and that's to positively impact and bring joy to others.
What means the most to you? God, Family, Friends, my O-Team family, and my Education.

     
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Rae'l Jackson

Hometown: Chester, SC
Year: Senior, Communication Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. - Oprah Winfrey
What means the most to you? God, Family, Friends and Happiness

     
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Rebekah Harris

Hometown: Warren, MI
Year: Sophomore, Elementary Education Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursure them" -Walt Disney
What means the most to you? Family and Friends

     
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ShaiAnne Irving

Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Year: Sophmore, Marketing Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What meas the most to you? Loyalty
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? Quincy Brown

 

     
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Sydney Laforge

Hometown: Nashua, NH
Year: Junior, Communication Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would go into the future and see how my life is in 25 years.
What is the best piece of advice you've received? Always check if there is toilet paper in the stall.

     
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Taylor Lindsey

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Year: Senior, Marine Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would travel to the 1920's and visit Highclere Castle.
What is the best piece of advice you've received? Don't be afraid to express your feelings because your feelings are valid.

     
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Tim Mack

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Year: Sophomore, Political Science Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be? Zendaya
What is the best piece of advice you've received? You'll never get anywhere if you never take a step.

  

     
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Trey Bryant

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Year: Senior, Finance Major
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
What is your favorite quote? "Be the change, you want to see."
What is the most unusual talent you have? I have oddly great computer and technology skills.

     
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Tykia Scott

Hometown: Sumter, SC
Year: Sophomore, Business Management Major
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
What is your favorite quote? "The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believe she could"
If you could time travel, where and when would you go? I would go 10 years in the future to see how my life has been.