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Nina Warnke Christina Bailey
NINA WARNKE                                                      
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ASSISTANT DEAN OF THE iNGRAM COMMONS
CHRISTINA BAILEY
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PROGRAM MANAGER | THE INGRAM COMMONS
Nina Warnke is responsible for Commons Seminars and programming related to The Commons Reading, as well as other academic initiatives. She has a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University and is a faculty member in the Program in Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies. Besides enjoying her work for and with first-year students, she loves doing pottery, cooking foods from around the world, and going on long walks. Christina Bailey has been with The Ingram Commons since it opened. As the program manager, Christina has a hand in almost every aspect of The Commons. Christina also holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Union University. In addition to her love of Vanderbilt students, Christina enjoys traveling when she can and spending time with her family.
Natalee Erb Photo coming soon
NATALEE ERB                                             
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT INITIATIVES
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COLLEGE HALLS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Natalee Erb received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Sewanee: The University of the South. Afterwards, she moved to Nashville to complete her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Peabody College.  In addition to managing Vanderbilt Visions and VUcept, Natalee is responsible for the CommonDores Leadership Council and all student programming. Natalee enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her sweet puppy, Layla.  The college halls program coordinator is responsible for implementing the marketing plan for College Halls. In addition to advising the house public relations chairs, they supervise social media and website development for all College Halls. 
Jennifer Atwood Photo coming soon
JENNIFER ATWOOD  
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ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN OF THE INGRAM COMMONS
LENA WARREN                                       
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GRADUATE ASSISTANT 
Jennifer Atwood received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She began working at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2012 as The Commons Center Evening Building Manager before moving into her current position. She loves working at Vanderbilt because the students are empowered to succeed by the diverse amount of opportunities they are offered. If you visit the office during breaks, you may get to meet her dog Logan, an adorable (although she may be biased) german shepherd mix. Lena Warren is a second-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at Vanderbilt. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012. Raised by two Peabody professors, Lena spent nine years running around Vanderbilt’s campus until her parents started teaching at KU. She considers herself to have been born a Commodore and raised a Jayhawk. 
Ben Fields
Austin Tatum
BEN FIELDS                             
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GRADUATE ASSISTANT 
AUSTIN TATUM                 
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NODA GRADUATE INTERN
Ben is a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at Vanderbilt. He graduated Hamilton College in Upstate New York in 2015 with a degree in World Politics and Sociology. Having spent the last year in a high school in Boston, Ben is excited to be moving down to Vanderbilt and the (hopefully) better weather in Nashville.  Ben will arrive in August 2016.  Austin Tatum is a second-year graduate student in Vanderbilt's Higher Education Administration program.  Born and raised in East Tennessee, he spent his undergraduate career studying Psychology and Political Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.  Austin loves to hike, run, and take road trips as frequently as possible.  He is excited to spend the summer working with VUceptors and the Commons team, and can't wait to meet Vanderbilt's Class of 2020!

 Partners in Residential Education

Traci Ray Nadine De La Rosa
TRACI RAY                                                            pronouns: she, her, hers 
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE HALLS

NADINE DE LA ROSA                                   
pronouns: she, her, hers 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR FIRST-YEAR ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Traci Ray's primary role is to supervise the residential education staff in The Ingram Commons and in Warren and Moore College Halls. Additionally, Traci works with Commons faculty and staff to help shape each first-year student's  Commons Experience.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Counseling Psychology and Student Personnel Services, both from Oklahoma State University. Traci is currently completing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Miami, Coral Gables campus. Nadine De La Rosa is originally from New York State. She earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Kentucky University and later pursued a master's degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Her experience in Student Affairs includes working with diverse student populations, Living and Learning, Sophomore Experience, and Themed Living Communities.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting her family in the Caribbean Islands. Nadine oversees the three area coordinators. 
Matthew McCabe
Toni Viola
MATTHEW MCCABE
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AREA COORDINATOR

TONI VIOLA                                                            
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AREA COORDINATOR

Matthew McCabe is originally from Chicago, IL. He first obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Psychology and Biology before earning his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University where he worked with first year students in Residential Education. Matthew has also worked with orientation and transition programs at San Jose State University, as well as Membership Engagement at NASPA, Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, in Washington, DC. Matthew oversees Crawford, Stambaugh, and North Houses.

Toni Viola graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she received her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Spanish as well as a Master of Business Administration.  Additionally, she has worked with international students for several summers as a director with Summerfuel at UMass University and Stanford University. Toni oversees Gillette, Murray, and Sutherland Houses.
Jorge Wellmann Debra Pugliese
JORGE WELLMANN
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AREA COORDINATOR
DEBRA PUGLIESE
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GRADUATE AREA COORDINATOR
Jorge Wellmann first obtained his bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington before earning his master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Western Kentucky University. In addition to residential education, his experience in Student Affairs includes diversity education and judicial affairs.  Jorge oversees East, Hank Ingram, Memorial, and West Houses. Debra Pugliese earned her bachelor's degree from San Diego State University, where she studied Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical therapy. Pugliese serves as at the primary support to the three area coordinators on The Ingram Commons.  Primary responsibilities include direct supervision of the Front Desk Assistant staff, shared supervision of the Resident Adviser staff, facilitation of the area Community Development Plan, student care and follow-up, and weekend crisis response.

Contact the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons

Office Phone: (615) 322-4948 Office Hours: M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Office Fax: (615) 343-9251 Office Location: Commons Center, Suite 203
New Student Helpline: (615) 322-4948 New Parent Helpline: (877) 887-2736
Email: commons@vanderbilt.edu Mailing Address: PMB 621, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203