Meet the Student Life Staff – Christendom College

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Meet the Student Life Staff

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amanda_grafAmanda Graf
Director of Student Affairs

Amanda Graf graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with a degree in print journalism. Following college, she served as a full-time Catholic missionary with FOCUS, the Fellowship of University Students, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As the Director of Residence Life she oversees housing, the Residence Assistants program, and student formation programs.

Contact Amanda Graf by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1600.

marliyn-charbaMarilyn Charba
Director of Student Activities

Marilyn was raised in Olympia, Washington and graduated from Christendom College with a B.A. in History in 2014. During her time at Christendom she served as a Residence Assistant and returned in 2015 to be the Residence Director. In her new role as the Director of Student Activities, Marilyn oversees all club and student events in addition to the Student Activities Council. In her free time, Marilyn enjoys spontaneous adventures, creative projects and quality time with people.

Contact Marilyn Charba by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 540.636.2900 ext 1341.

Tim Cook
Residence Director

Tim was raised in Northern Virginia along with his five younger siblings. He graduated from Christendom in 2017 with a B.A. in Philosophy. During his time at Christendom, he volunteered on the Student Activities Council, served as an RA, and ran cross country. He is very excited to work at Christendom, and he is looking forward to working with the students and fostering community as the men’s Residence Director. His favorite color is blue or red (he’s never decided).

Contact Peter Blank by email at [email protected] or by phone by calling 800.877.5456 ext 1341.

Rome Staff

katyKaty Ott
Rome Program Director

Ms. Ott was raised in Northwest Ohio and graduated from John Carroll University in 2003 with a Psychology major and Communications minor. In 2009 she obtained her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Toledo. She has experience in Residence Life as well as in both planning and participating in study abroad programs to Canada and the United Kingdom. In her free time, Ms. Ott likes to read, cook, study Italian, and learn about the world through travel.

Contact Katy Ott by email at [email protected]

anna_harrisAnna Harris
Rome Residence Coordinator

Anna Harris was born and raised in Grass Valley, California and graduated from Christendom in May 2013 with a BA in Philosophy. Anna experienced Christendom’s Rome program herself during the Spring of 2012 and was able to explore over 10 different countries throughout the semester. After graduating from Christendom, Anna spent a month hiking the pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and then spent a year working at a software company in California. As the Rome Residence Coordinator, Anna helps the students experience la bella vita!

Contact Anna Harris by email at [email protected]

Mark Turner
Rome Residence Coordinator

Mark Turner was born in Tokyo, Japan and has lived the majority of his life in Fredericksburg, Virginia which he calls home. Mark has always enjoyed traveling and looked for a study abroad program when applying to colleges. While at Christendom, Mark participated in two mission trips abroad, the college’s St Columcille Summer Institute in Ireland in 2013, the Rome Program Spring of 2014, and graduated with a BA in History in 2015. Following graduation Mark hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, before traveling to Portugal, Italy and Switzerland. He has spent the last year working for State Farm Insurance in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mark looks forward to working with the students in Rome in the deeply enriching Rome Program. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” ~ St. Augustine.

Contact Mark Turner by email at [email protected]


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