Emily has a degree in High School Counseling from Suffolk University. She is currently working in the medical field and for Uplift. Emily started as an intern for TSWGO in the summer of 2012, and now is the Volunteer Coordinator. She loves fundraising each November for the non-profit Movember, a national organization that raises awareness and funds for men's health issues. Emily likes Snitchwiches, podcasts, movies and music.
Ami El Khatib
Ami went to Suffolk University where she graduated with a degree in Print Journalism and International Relations. She pursued her passion for heath and fitness and now is the assistant manager at TITLE Boxing Club. Ami has been volunteering for TSWGO since 2013 and took on the official role as Partnership Coordinator in late 2014. In addition to working out and volunteering she also loves brand loyalty, coffee, tea, soap operas, books, and her cats.
Hayley is a junior at Miami University of Ohio where she is studying communications and biology. Her passion for brining happiness and smiles to everyone has led her to work in entertainment at Walt Disney World. She is currently a volunteer member of the TSWGO fundraising team. Hayley loves being a nerd, reading teen fiction, Youtube, spending times with her cats, and all things Harry Potter.
Katie is recent graduate with a degree in English from Boston University and currently works in the bookselling industry. She has been volunteering with TSWGO since the fall of 2013 and is now the Family Coordinator. Some of her favorite things are reading contemporary and historical fiction, overloading on TV shows, and traveling to new places.
Michelle Vander Woude
Michelle is the Founder and Co-Director of Team Awesome, TSWGO's official charity athletic group. Team Awesome grew out of Michelle's love for TSWGO & Nerdfighteria, her need to decrease world-suck, and her insane dream of becoming a distance runner. When she is not working with Team Awesome, Michelle is a music teacher at an elementary school on the south side of Chicago. She and her husband Jon recently moved into their first house, where they live with their two adorable cats. Her ultimate dream is to one day have nerds all over the world walking, running, swimming, biking, pogo-sticking, and hula-hooping with Team Awesome for TSWGO and its awesome mission!
Elli is a freshman at Northeastern University studying American Sign Language: English interpreting. She's a big Harry Potter nerd and goes to conventions as often as she can. Elli is the social media manager for TSWGO, and couldn't be happier volunteering for such an awesome organization!
Jenna is a recent graduate of Roosevelt University with a degree in Media Studies. She loved Harry Potter so much that she did her senior thesis on the fandom! She loves spending her time listening to podcasts and playing pokemon. She is currently helping with social media and marketing and is beyond grateful to be working for such a great cause.