Learning Strategies Coordinator

Joy Martin

martinjy@jmu.edu

Joy has a background in the medical field, returning to academia in mid-life, she completed her graduate degree in counseling.  She has been working in higher education since 2006 and in student disability services since 2010.  She enjoys riding tandem recumbent bicycle with her husband on Rails to Trails, hand quilting, and perennial gardening.  Joy’s favorite activity is anything that includes her two grandsons.  She is grateful for the opportunity she has been given to support students with disabilities and also lead the Learning Strategies Team at JMU.

Joy Martin
Student Staff

Emily McAllister

mcall3ea@jmu.edu

Emily is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching in elementary education during her 5th year at JMU. She will graduate with her Master’s in May 2019 and hopes to teach elementary school in her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. This semester is her 5th semester with LSI and she is excited to be the Fall 2018 LSI Graduate Assistant. During her spare time, you can find Emily doing anything outside, reading, or enjoying Mexican food with her friends! As the LSI Graduate Assistant, she is excited to continue helping her fellow JMU Dukes reach their full potential during their time at JMU. 

Emily McAllister

Katherine Catanzaro

catanzkm@jmu.edu

Katherine is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching in elementary education. She enjoys hiking with friends and family, taking spontaneous road trips, and going to concerts! As the LSI Graduate Assistant for the Spring 2019 semester, Katherine looks forward to helping her peers excel in their classes by using the learning strategies LSI has to offer.

Katherine Catanzaro

Iliana Ioannides

ioanniin@jmu.edu

Iliana is a senior IdLS major with minors in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the 5 year MAT program from Long Island, New York. Upon graduation, she hopes to be a Kindergarten teacher wherever the world takes her! As an LSI Peer Educator, Iliana hopes to help guide as many students as possible toward a pathway of success.

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Katie Twigg

twiggkm@jmu.edu

Katie is a junior English major from Glenelg, MD. She is minoring in Secondary Education and Special Education. Katie hopes to be a high school English teacher in her home county where she graduated from. She enjoys hiking, sports, reading, and going on trips with friends and family. Katie hopes to one day visit every continent. As a peer educator, Katie looks forward to helping students improve as students and individuals by showing them what LSI has to offer.

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Alaina Agatone

agatonaj@jmu.edu

Alaina is a junior Communication Sciences & Disorders major with a minor in Special Education. She is from Broomall, Pennsylvania a.k.a. “Outside of Philly.” In her free time she enjoys watching movies, sitting in cafes, and traveling with her friends and family. As a LSI Peer Educator, she hopes to help students realize their full potential and aid them in obtaining their own vision of success here at JMU. 

alaina agatone

Taylor Beckel

beckeltm@jmu.edu

Taylor is a senior IdLS major with a minor in Elementary Education from Westchester, NY. One day, she would love to teach abroad to combine her love of teaching and traveling. DUring her free time, Taylor enjoys listening to music, drawing, and spending time with family friends. As an LSI Peer Educator, she hopes to help students find confidence in themselves and their academic abilities!

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