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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.

Darius Green
PASS Leadership Team

Julia-Marie Ralston

PASS Graduate Assistant

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.

Julia Ralston

Laila Robinson


Biology PASS Leaders

Jacqueline Kossey

BIO 140 - Bloss

I am a junior Biology major with concentrations in microbiology and ecology and evolution! I’m from the suburbs of Philadelphia (but have never had a philly cheese steak). I love kayaking, traveling, and spending copious amounts of time on pinterest.

Gabriella Zydalis

BIO 140 - Doyle

I’m a junior Health Sciences major and Pre-PT minor. I’m from Sterling, Virginia. I love hiking and traveling with friends and family

Sherylyn Lengel

BIO 140 - Halsell

Rylee Strother

BIO 140 - Rife

I’m a sophomore Biology major and a Pre-Med minor. I am from Chesapeake, VA. I am a FROG (First Year Orientation Guide) this year and enjoy hanging out with my friends, family, and my dog!


Isabella Law

BIO 140 - Vasconcellos

I am a junior Biology major. I grew up in the Bahamas. My hobbies include painting and snowboarding!

Sydney Bruns

BIO 150 - Gobetz

I’m a sophomore Health Science major and Pre-PA minor. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I like to play tennis, hike, travel, and hang out with my friends!

Karen Siddoway

BIO 150 - Hyman

I am a Biology major and Microbiology concentration. I love to travel, try new food, and spend time outside. I love having as many new crafts/hobbies as possible. I’m never doing the same craft/hobby for long. I love getting out of my comfort zone!

Cameron Bottoms

BIO 245 - Menon



Chloe Babick

BIO 245 - Steffen

Junior, Biology major with a minor in pre-dentistry. I love to read, play ukulele, and bake. I am in the ASL club at JMU. I was born in southern California, but raised in NOVA.

Hope Matherly (she/her)

BIO 290 - Velayudhan

I’m a junior Biology major, with minors in Theatre, Anthropology, and a Forensic pre-professional track. I love dogs, crocheting, and being outside! I’m originally from Richmond but now I live in Charlottesville :)

KC Bennett (she/her)

BIO 290 - Walker

I’m a junior, Kinesiology major with a pre-PT minor. I’m from Ashburn, VA. You’ll almost never catch me without a book in my hands because I love reading!

Chemistry PASS Leaders


Michaela Daly

CHEM 120 - Wilson

I’m a junior Health Sciences major. I love to play softball and I am from Connecticut!


Emily Peacher

CHEM 120 - Wilson

I am a sophomore Health Sciences major and Pre-Occupational Therapy minor. I like going to the gym, baking, and spending time with friends.


Hannah Anderson

CHEM 131 - Blumling

I am a junior Chemistry major with minors in biology and pre-pharmacy. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, hiking, and running.

Laila_Robinson.pngLaila Robinson

CHEM 131 - Funck

I am a junior Biology major with minors in pre-med, medical Spanish, and Honors. I love cooking and playing card games in my free time. After graduating, I hope to go to medical school to become a Pediatric Allergist.


Lydia Carl

CHEM 131 - Reisner

I am a sophomore Biology major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies from Charlottesville, VA. In my free time, I like to read, cook meals with my family, and hike.


Ava Galgano

CHEM 131 - Sumner

I am a sophomore Biochemistry major with math, honors, and pre-med minors. I enjoy playing soccer, running, and hiking!


Ali Carl (she/her)

CHEM 131 - Zhang

I am a sophomore Biology major and in the Honors College. I enjoy cooking/baking, binge watching tv shows, and travelling with my friends and family. I also have a twin sister that goes to JMU!


Chanelle Braxton

CHEM 132 - Liu

I am a junior Health Science major. I am from Woodbrige, VA. I enjoy being active, collaging, and hanging with my friends.


Rayen Jones

CHEM 132 - Tam

I am a junior Engineering major. I am from Northern VA, specifically Manassas, VA and I enjoy travelling, hanging out with friends and watching movies.


Rachel Stegmeier

CHEM 242 - Mohler

I am from Northern Virginia and am a senior Chemistry major with minors in Spanish, Mathematics, and Honors Interdisciplinary studies. I enjoy participating in running, hemp research and hiking.



Sydney Spevak

COB 291 - Novoa

I’m a senior Management major with minors in Economics and Business Analytics. I’m from Richmond, VA and love horseback riding, hiking, skiing, and swimming in my free time.


Paige Rufolo

COB 291 - Pal

I am a senior Accounting major with a minor in Business Spanish. I’m from Bridgewater, NJ. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, and working out.


Anna McGrath

COB 291 - Palocsay

I am a senior Marketing major and love the business analytics course. I am from Fairfax, Virginia and I love my cat Rooster. I am a big animal lover and vegetarian who loves art and the outdoors.


Hannah Hodgkiss

COB 291 - Vaziri

I’m a senior Accounting major with a minor in Business Analytics. I grew up in Eldersburg, Maryland and enjoy painting, sunset hikes, and going to the beach with friends.



Caroline Barnes (She/Her)

MATH 110 - Gibson

I am a senior IDLS major, Elementary Ed minor, with a math/science/technology concentration. I am a member of the Women’s Club Soccer team and Intervarsity. This will be my sixth semester as a PASS Leader!


Jenna Reilly

MATH 205 - Stevens

I am a junior Elementary Education major and I transferred to JMU last fall. I was born in Florida but have lived in Charlottesville, VA for most of my life and I love to hike and bake!


Julia Day

MATH 220 - Watson

I am a sophomore Social Work major with a minor in nonprofit studies. I’m from a small town in Southwest Virginia called Bluefield and I love doing anything outdoors, hanging out with friends, and listening to music!


Jerome Li

MATH 231 - Taalman

I am a junior Computer Science major. I was born and lived in various places in China for 10 years. I also lived in the U.S. for 10 years. I know Mandarin and am also learning Japanese. I try to leave things better than I found them.

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