Paige LaRose (she/her/hers)
Senior Associate Dean & Director of Undergraduate Programs
Dean LaRose oversees all aspects of the undergraduate program including academic advising, student development, admissions, and academic integrity.
Dean LaRose began her career in higher education working in collegiate athletics. She has worked with business students at Olin since 2008. Dean LaRose earned a B.A. in History from Truman State University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Texas A&M University, and holds a J.D. from Saint Louis University.
She loves to explore new restaurants and shops in the city of St. Louis. On the weekends, you’ll find her on a hike, gardening or spending time with her three kids.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/PaigeLaRoseVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/PaigeLaRoseInperson
Joy Addler (she/her/hers)
Joy started at WashU in the fall of 2021, serving as the Event Coordinator for the Olin Undergraduate office.
Joy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Stage Management from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management.
Before coming to WashU, Joy worked as the Performing Arts Manager for Variety the Children’s Charity, overseeing their inclusive theatre, chorus/dance, and summer camp programs. She has also been working as a freelance event planner and stage manager throughout St. Louis for nine years.
Outside of work, Joy loves to attend local theatre, travel when she can, and do anything active!
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/JoyAddlerVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/JoyAddlerInPerson
Shawn Brodie, Ed.D. (he/him/his)
Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs
Dr. Brodie joined WashU in Summer 2022 and oversees a number of undergraduate academic affairs processes, as well as serves as a four-year academic advisor.
Dr. Brodie earned a B.S. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008, an M.A. in Professional Counseling from McKendree University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Missouri Saint Louis in 2021. He spent several years working in the mental health field before beginning his career in higher education as an academic advisor in 2012.
Outside of work, Dr. Brodie enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs. He is an avid film buff who also enjoys visiting breweries around the country, playing music, and cheering on the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals.
Yoon Groves, PhD (she/her/hers)
Assistant Dean & Director of Academic and Student Affairs of Undergraduate Programs
Dean Groves joined WashU in the summer of 2012. She oversees student development and academic affairs for Olin undergraduate students. She is also a 4 year academic advisor, 2nd major advisor for Financial Engineering, and finance minor advisor.
Dean Groves has sixteen years of experience in higher education. She has worked in student affairs, academic affairs, and career services. She holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Missouri – Columbia, a M.A. in Student Personnel Administration from Saint Louis University, and PhD in Higher Education from Saint Louis University
Yoon enjoys spending time with her family and binge watching shows.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/YoonGrovesVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/YoonGrovesInperson
Senior Program Manager, Center for Experiential Learning
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Ryan Kearney (he/him/his)
Global and Academic Advisor
Ryan joined WashU in Fall 2021.
Ryan received a B.A. in History and Anthropology, and an M.Ed in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to WashU, he taught English in Thailand and France, and worked in higher education in both Pittsburgh and Indiana.
Outside of work, Ryan is passionate about traveling internationally and experiencing new cultures. He also enjoys going to museums and biking around local parks and nature trails. From Pittsburgh, he is also an avid Steelers and Penguins fan.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/RyanKearneyVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/RyanKearneyInperson
Spencer Morgan (he/him/his)
Academic and Student Affairs Advisor
Spencer joined the Olin Undergraduate Programs team as a four-year academic advisor in summer 2021.
Prior to coming to WashU, Spencer earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University, where he worked in community engagement and peer mentoring programs. He also worked in residence life and advised student organizations at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, for two years.
Outside of work, Spencer enjoys pop culture and trivia, exploring local “hidden gem” food and drink spots, the experience of seeing movies in theaters, and taking mini road trips.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/SpencerMorganVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/SpencerMorganInperson
My Morse (she/her or they/them)
My joined WashU in the Summer of 2021 as the Administrative Assistant and front desk receptionist for the Olin Undergraduate Programs team with an Associates in Arts degree.
In addition to assisting academic advisors and working with college students, My loves houseplants, gardening, hiking, creating upcycled art, spending time with family, as well as their tiny rescue dogs, Edgar Allan and Jack.
Michele Picone (she/her/hers)
Global and Academic Advisor
Michele joined WashU in Fall 2021.
Michele earned her B.B.A. in Management and Music Business from Belmont University where she studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia and London, England. She earned her M.A. in International Education from New York University, where she studied and interned abroad in South Africa. She also worked at Stern School of Business in International Exchanges & Special Programs, Advising, and the Deans Office as a graduate student.
Michele enjoys traveling, cooking, and attending concerts. Outside of work, Michele can be found hunting for the best coffee shops, exploring new areas of town or with her dog, Vegas.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/MichelePiconeVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/MichelePiconeInperson
Anna Russo (she/her/hers)
Academic and Student Affairs Advisor
Anna joined WashU in the spring of 2021 and serves as a four-year academic advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office, working with both BSBA and BUCs students, in addition to finance second majors.
Anna earned her B.A. in Criminology & Sociology from Cabrini University and her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. While at Cabrini, Anna studied abroad through Semester at Sea, and she worked at the University Honors & Scholars Center during her time at Ohio State.
In addition to working with college students, Anna loves to bake, spend time with her niece and nephew, and explore the many restaurants and coffee shops St. Louis has to offer. She is also an avid sports fan (St. Louis, Philadelphia, and the Buckeyes).
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/AnnaRussoVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/AnnaRussoInperson
Anthony Scales (he/him/his)
Academic and Student Affairs Advisor
Anthony joined WashU in the fall of 2021.
Anthony received his B.A. in International and Area Studies (focus on South Asian languages and cultures) from Washington University and his MSEd in college student personnel administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Prior to joining Olin, Anthony served as a Washington University College Advising Corps college adviser at Sumner High School in St. Louis, MO and as an academic advisor at Saint Louis University.
Outside of work, Anthony enjoys spending time with his dog (Djoser), baking, exercising, exploring American musical traditions, and caring for his plants.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/AnthonyScalesVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/AnthonyScalesInperson
Elizabeth Shabani (she/her/hers)
Director of Global Programs
In addition to serving as a four year advisor, Liz manages our global partnerships and supports many of the international education opportunities across Olin.
Liz holds a M.Ed in Higher Education and has over 10 years of experience in the field of international education. Having studied art and art history as an undergraduate, Liz has lived and worked overseas, and has spent significant time in Italy, Ireland, and Kosovo.
She enjoys sharing her experiences and encouraging students to step out of their comfort zone and meet locals when travelling abroad in order to get the most out of their study and internship abroad experiences.
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Academic Affairs
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/LannaSVirtual
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Genesis Steele (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of Academic and Student Affairs –Undergraduate Programs
Genesis joined WashU in the Fall of 2019 and the Olin School of Business after transitioning from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in the Spring of 2022. She oversees student organizations, will work mentoring and summer pre-collegiate programs, and is also an academic advisor to four-year students and a second major/minor advisor.
Genesis has a wide array of experience in higher education spanning over 20 years. She has worked in student affairs and academic affairs and holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.
Genesis enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Kennedy, photography, volunteering, sports and salsa dancing.
Virtual meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/GenesisSteeleVirtual
In person meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/GenesisSteeleInPerson
Sara Stratton (she/her/hers)
Associate Director of Global Programs
Sara came to WashU in June 2018. She manages a number of Olin’s semester and short-term programs abroad. Sara works with students before, during, and after their time abroad, as well as with the short-term faculty-led domestic programs. She is also a 4-year academic advisor, and advisor for the International Business and Business of Entertainment minors.
Sara has worked in higher education for a number of years across the US and Spain, most recently working in Global Education at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. She earned her B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa & her M.A. in International Higher Education & Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
Sara is a travel enthusiast, both domestic and international, and a connoisseur of useless trivia. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, exploring all St. Louis has to offer, and baking.
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