With over 15 years of international experience in the fields of education, NGOs, politics, and business, Nell is dedicated to change making- helping students develop personally and professionally in a variety of ways. As the Director of the Vantage Point, she is committed to providing learning opportunities for students to understand who they are so that they are better able to be of service to themselves and their community, living and working on purpose.
Nell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies from George Mason University and a Master of Arts in International Relations and World Order from the University of Leicester. She is a Master Certified Coach, a Sullivan Foundation Fellow, and an alumna of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders and Campaign Program.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations/Internships
Christian Del Hoyo
Employer Relations and Internship Coordinator
Zaria is dedicated to ensuring students succeed personally and professionally. She empowers students by providing access to resources and coaching the next generation of change makers to work, on purpose.
Zaria has a BA in Criminal Justice and Business from Mary Baldwin University and is currently pursing a MBA at Mary Baldwin.
Organizational Systems Coordinator
As the Organizational Systems Coordinator, Jamal manages efforts in organizing data and other information gathered from various sources to develop operational and organizational systems that benefit the office and the students the entire team serves. He also designs and implements campus events, information sessions, workshops, and enjoys business coaching with other entrepreneurs. In addition to working at the Vantage Point, Jamal is also the Founder and CEO of HVNGRY, a clothing and lifestyle brand.
Digital Media Coordinator
At the Vantage Point, Mabel works as the Digital Media Coordinator and draws from her knowledge of video production and website design to create visually appealing marketing materials to increase traffic to the office. She hopes that she can guide students on their path of finding their purpose while simultaneously finding her own way.
Mabel hopes to travel down a path that combines her love of the environment, love of community, and love of storytelling. She would like to use her strengths to uplift the stories of young people rebuilding and resisting in Appalachia. Her heart is in the mountains, but feels the pull from the rest of the world before settling down.