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PASS Administration

Matt Trybus, M.Ed. 

PASS Coordinator, Instructional Faculty
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Matt Trybus is the Coordinator of PASS. Matt holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Administration from the University of Vermont, a teaching license from Saint Michael’s College, and a B.A. in History from the University of Montana. Prior to coordinating the PASS program, Matt served as Assistant Director of James Madison’s Office of Disability Services for 7 years. In addition to working with members of the JMU community to realize their potential, Matt is passionate about his family, friends, cycling, food, and balance.

Matt Trybus

Darius Green, Ph.D. 

PASS Assistant Coordinator

Darius is the Assistant Coordinator of the PASS Program. He earned his M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling at The College of William and Mary and his doctorate in Counselor Education at James Madison University. His interests include wellness, diversity, social justice, and enhancing teaching pedagogy.

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PASS Leadership Team

Kiarra Steer, M.A.

PASS Graduate Assistant

Kiarra is a graduate student pursuing an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a M.A. in School Psychology from JMU. She loves playing with her dogs, traveling, and trying new restaurants. After she graduates, she plans to start her career as a school psychologist and move to a different state.

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Claire Ravenburg

Professional Development Leader

Claire is a senior Biotech major. She is in the Honors College and is involved with research in the Biology department. After JMU, she hopes to pursue graduate programs and possibly get a Ph.D. in plant biotech. She lives on a farm with her horse, Faith and enjoys reading and cooking.

Claire Ravenburg

Julia-Marie Ralston

Professional Development Leader

Julia is a graduate student working toward her Masters of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Tax. Her goal is to become a CPA and practice in International Tax. Julia loves to read and cook, and she spends most of her free time with her dog. Their favorite spot is the JMU Arboretum.


Maddie Fudala

Observation Leader

Maddie is a senior theatre major. She is involved in the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad; she knows sign language; and she participates in Biology research in Davis Lab. Maddie plans to attend med school or take a gap year doing research at the NIH.

Biology PASS Leaders
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Madeline Fudala

Course: BIO 140

Professor: Monroe

Naomi Shimozono

Course: BIO 290

Professor: Velayudhan

Naomi is a senior Kinesiology major with a Pre-Physical Therapy minor. In her free time (when she's not doing something anatomy-related), she likes to babysit (she loves kids!), spend time with her dog, and go hiking. After graduation, she plans to pursue her DPT and become a practicing physical therapist. She also hopes to obtain her Ph.D. after PT school so she can teach college courses like human anatomy. 


Sophia Gross

Course: BIO 140

Professor: Rife

Sophia is a sophomore here at James Madison University. She is studying biology with a minor in chemistry. Sophia is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and spends most of her free time with friends or running. 


Catherine Dickinson

Course: BIO 245

Professor: Menon

Catherine is a senior Health Sciences major. She is in the American Red Cross club as well as S.H.A.C. club. When Catherine isn’t studying, she enjoys painting or watching Netflix. After JMU, she plans on pursuing her masters degree in public health to become a health nurse practitioner.

Will Sieber

Course: BIO 290

Professor: Gobetz

Will is a senior Biology major with a Pre-PA minor. He is originally from Reston, Virginia, and he aspires to work in healthcare in Florida.

Miranda Landmann

Course: BIO 290

Professor: Esteban

Miranda is a biology major graduating in December of 2021. She is involved in a biomechanics research lab and is working on a project to assess the function of the muscles on the bottom surface of the human foot. Miranda is also a teaching assistant for Bio 290 laboratories. In her free time, she likes to go running, and is involved in an organization called Cru here at JMU! After graduation, she plans to work in a medical laboratory and who knows after that!

Chloe Babick

Course: BIO 245

Professor: Herrick

Chloe is a sophomore biology major with a minor in pre-dentistry. In her free time, she likes to play the ukulele and learn sign language. When she graduates, she plans to take a gap year before attending dental school. She aspires to be a general dentist.


Karen Siddoway

Course: BIO 150

Professor: Pesce

Karen is a sophomore Biology major. She is a swimmer on the JMU Swim and Dive program. In her free time, she loves to read, watch movies, play video games, and hike. In the future, she wants to travel and learn more about different parts of the world.

Chemistry PASS Leaders
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Ben Chiovaro

Course: CHEM 120

Professor: Wilson

Ben is a senior Health-Sciences major. He participates in intervarsity and pick-up volleyball in his spare time. After JMU, he hopes to go to graduate school. He enjoys hiking, taking pictures, playing volleyball, and running.

Hannah Anderson

Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Blumling

Hannah is a sophomore Chemistry major, and she is a part of the Honors College. After JMU, she plans to go to pharmacy school to pursue a degree in compounding pharmacy. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and go on adventures.

Laila Robinson

Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Warnaar/Funck

Laila is a sophomore Biology major with minors in pre-med, medical Spanish, and Honors. She loves cooking and watching Blacklist in her free time. After graduating, she hopes to go to medical school to become a Pediatric Allergist.

Lauren Trzcinski

Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Tam

Lauren is a junior Biology major. She is a part of intervarsity, and she is involved with research in the Biology Department. After JMU, she hopes to pursue medical school. She enjoys hiking, working out, and eating.

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Samantha Martin

Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Liu

Sam is a senior Biology major with a Neuroscience concentration. She volunteers at the Health Center, and she is a part of Tri Beta fraternity and Phi Mu sorority. Sam likes to read, watch Netflix, and play volleyball. Her plan after college is to attend dental school.

Camden Powers

Course: CHEM 241

Professor: Caran

Camden is a senior majoring in Psychology with plans to go to medical school after JMU. At JMU, she participates in SMLC, research, and Young Life. In her free time, she likes to cook, paint, play volleyball, and relax.

Sarah Dalton

Course: CHEM 132

Professor: Raston

Sarah is a sophomore Health Sciences major with a Pre-Med minor. She loves drawing, traveling, and animals of all kinds. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year before attending Medical school and studying to become a Pediatrician.

Rachel Stegmeier

Course: CHEM 242

Professor: Mohler

Rachel is a junior Chemistry major. She is a part of the Honors College and has a minor in Spanish and Mathematics. She loves participating in analytical hemp research, being a chemistry tutor, and being a part of the JMU Club Running Team. Dogs and coffee are also two of her favorite things!


Ava Galgano

Course: CHEM 131

Professor: Baber

Ava is a freshman chemistry Major with a premed and honors minor.  After JMU, she is debating between attending Medical School or Pharmacy School.  In her free time, Ava enjoys running, hiking, and being with friends.

COB PASS Leaders

Anna McGrath

Course: COB 291

Professor: Palocsay

Anna is a Junior marketing major with a minor in business analytics. She is a painter, a rock climber, and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is a vegetarian and a lover of animals and hopes to adopt a cat soon. After graduation, Anna would like to move to San Diego, California and get a job in marketing. 

Paige Leigh Rufolo

Course: COB 291

Professor: Tchommo

Paige is a junior Accounting major with a minor in Business Spanish. She enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, and watching movies. After graduation, she hopes to attend JMU's M.S.A. program and then continue her education at law school.

Hannah Hodgkiss

Course: COB 291

Professor: Vaziri

Hannah is an Accounting major with a minor in Honors and a concentration in leadership. She is from Eldersburg, Maryland, and she is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Sigma Pi on campus. After graduation, she hopes to go on to get her CPA license and become an auditor for international companies​. 

Brian Mantone

Course: COB 291

Professor: Yekta

Brian is a senior Computer Information Systems major with a minor in Business Analytics. A fun fact about Brian is that he can solve a Rubix Cube in under 40 seconds. After graduation, he is going to work in New York City with KPMG as an Advisory Associate in their Technology Assurance practice.


Sydney Spevak

Course: COB 291

Professor: Novoa

Sydney is a junior Management major with a minor in Economics. She is also currently in the process of applying to the Business Analytics minor. Sydney is from Richmond, VA and is a co-captain of JMU's club equestrian team. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, swimming, and hiking. 

Luke Dornburgh

Course: COB 291

Professor: Torabi

Luke is a junior Computer Information Systems major. After he receives his Bachelors, he intends to move to the city and start working full time. When Luke is not studying, he enjoys learning new skills, cooking on a budget, cleaning, playing games, and watching YouTube.

Caroline Barnes

Caroline Barnes

Course: MATH 107

Professor: Gibson

Caroline is a junior IDLS major at JMU. Outside of class, she is active in Intervarsity. She loves teaching and running. Post-graduation, she plans to get her masters in teaching and hopes to one day teach Algebra I in Fairfax county.

Abbie Schuhmacher

Course: MATH 205

Professor: Busi

Abbie is a sophomore Elementary Education major from Nokesville, VA. She is a member of the education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi, and the club soccer team at JMU. In her free time Abbie loves to spend time outdoors doing things such as hiking and snowboarding as well as working as a PCA with special needs adults. After graduation, she plans to get her masters in adaptive education at JMU and then move back to northern Virginia to begin her career as a teacher.

Katherine Snare

Course: MATH 205

Professor: Olsen

Katherine is a Junior SMAD major here at JMU. Katherine is a part of Intervarsity, and she is a JMU student ambassador. Her hobbies include reading and watching Netflix. In the future, Katherine hopes to be working with the design team of a brand she is passionate about.

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