Meet the Consultants
Shaunda Durham will be serving as the Supervisor of the Oral Communications Center (OCC). Durham has worked in higher education since 2001 serving as a program coordinator, reading and study skills instructor, student affairs coordinator, academic advisor and CST adjunct faculty member. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in Interpersonal Communication, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in Mass Media Communication and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program, with an emphasis in Student Affairs at Argosy University. Durham has taught CST 110 Introduction to Communication and CST 126 Interpersonal Communication. Shaunda Durham is an Army veteran who has traveled and lived in almost every state and on two continents. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, journaling and looks forward to new travel opportunities. Durham is very passionate about helping students succeed.
My name is Alicia Schaefer and I am a graduate student at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. I am currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program and plan to receive my Master's degree in Elementary Education by 2014. Before calling McLean, VA my home, I spent my childhood traveling the world due to my parent's job and had the opportunity to live in Africa, Europe, and several cities in Asia. I love working with students and as a public speaking consultant for the OCC my goal is to help you shine. Please stop by the OCC if you have any questions and I would be more than happy to help out!
Kama Storie was born in the United Kingdom and first travelled to the United States in 1993 as an Au-Pair. She has been living in the United States as a military spouse since 1994, and is now settled with her husband and two children in Centreville, VA. Kama has been taking part time classes at NOVA since her younger son was born 8 years ago, and is due to complete her AS in Information Technology by Summer 2013. Kama's goal is to work in web design and development and as a photographer. Kama has been working at NOVA's Oral Communication Center since Spring 2012 and really enjoys the interactions she has had with the students, and knowing that her help has made a difference to their school experience. When she isn't busy with her studies, her family, and at the OCC, Kama enjoys reading, drawing, photography, lifecasting, and agility training with the family's Miniature Australian Shepherd. Kama looks forward to another awesome year of helping NOVA students with their speeches at the OCC!
My name is Samridhi Sharma, but people call me Sammi for short. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, but moved to the United States in 2003. I graduated from James Madison High School in 2011. This past May, I received my Associates Degree in Business Administration from NOVA. Currently, I'm a junior at George Mason University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. In the past I've held numerous leadership positions which have allowed me to enhance my communication, leadership and cooperative skills. I hope I can use these skills to help you strengthen your goals and meet your needs. Make sure you make an appointment at the OCC. See you there!
Hello, my name is Pauline Cho. I recently graduated from NOVA with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. I am currently working on my bachelors degree in finance at George Mason University. I plan on getting an MBA after few years of work experience. Being at NOVA has been an awarding experience and I hope to help students enhance their experience by utilizing their resources efficiently. I look forward to working with you to help refine your communication skills!