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Linda Bachman, the new associate director of Residential Education, comes to Emory from the University of Georgia, where she directed a university-wide experiential learning initiative providing faculty-mentored, beyond-the-classroom academic experiences for UGA undergraduates. She has extensive experience developing collaborations that connect classroom studies with the intellectual and cultural resources of the university as a whole. Linda holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Georgia, a master’s in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree in history and English from Bryn Mawr.

Sandra Edwards distributing goods
Sandra Edwards (above in red), executive administrative assistant to the vice president and dean of Campus Life, has been selected as an Atlanta Women of Distinction finalist by the March of Dimes, which honors women in metro Atlanta for their community service. Sandra is being recognized for her work with Hunger Has No Religion, a nonprofit organization that she and her husband founded and operate to assist veterans and homeless men. As an award finalist, Sandra is invited to a VIP cocktail celebration in September at the Buckhead Club and to the announcement of category award winners at the Atlanta’s Women of Distinction Fundraising Breakfast in October at the Fox Theatre. In photo above, Sandra and Crystal Hodges, volunteer and treasurer for the nonprofit, are distributing supplies during hurricane relief work in the Florida Panhandle last year. Read about the award at: Learn more about Sandra's nonprofit at:

Renee' Goodridge, certified medical assistant (CMA) and phlebotomist with Emory University Student Health Services, comes to Campus Life from Medical Associates of Georgia, where she served as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She holds CMA and phlebotomist certification through the National Healthcare Association and basic life support certification through the American Heart Association.

Shaquan Jenkins
Shaquan Jenkins (above) joined Campus Life as an accountant in the Office of Student Governance Services. After coming to Emory in 2018 as a temporary employee in the cashiers office, she was hired as regular staff and subsequently promoted to senior cash operations specialist. Shaquan holds a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Mercer University.

Elaine Miller 16C joins the Office of Health Promotion as a health educator. She served previously with the Georgia Institute of Technology as a health educator. With experience in the areas of sleep, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, and stress management, she is trained as a generalist in a variety of health topics and specializes in wellness coaching. Elaine received her master’s in higher education administration from Boston College and bachelor’s in sociology and English from Emory.

Elizabeth Peeler, also a health educator, comes to the Office of Health Promotion from Ball State University, where she served as a health educator and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. She has over seven years in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and education programs. Elizabeth received her master’s in public health (MSPH) in health promotion, education, and behavior from the University of South Carolina and bachelor’s in cell/molecular biology with minors in art history and in chemistry from Appalachian State University.

Will Thomas joins Campus Life as student and facilities operations coordinator in the Office of Student Center Operations and Events. He has served in reservations and student programming at Florida State University and brings experience in event planning and student development. Will holds a master’s in recreation administration and facility/event planning.

Candice M. Williams is the new assistant director of the Atlanta Urban Debate League (AUDL) in the Office of Civic and Community Engagement. Prior to joining Campus Life, she was a resident director at Western Washington University. Candice holds a master’s in women’s and gender studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s in government from Cornell University.