Staff

Meet our Student Activities staff.  Feel free to contact us or swing by our office to say hello! We're located in room 251 in the University Union.

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Karen Gempp

Karen Gempp, Administrative Assistant

Karen Gempp received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she worked as a Maryland healthcare facility auditor & consultant in local Baltimore public accounting firms. She then moved into the private sector to continue performing accounting duties for local Baltimore hospitals as well as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. She went on to have two children while taking on bookkeeping duties in the office or remotely from home for local businesses dealing in insurance and manufacturing. After doing corporate and individual tax returns for two seasons in a local accounting firm, she’s excited to focus on supporting the Student Activities department at Towson University. Karen enjoys coaching her daughters in field hockey, basketball, lacrosse and swimming through the Hereford Recreational Council, Hereford Lacrosse Club and at York Manor Swim Club. Karen loves spending time with her husband Bill, their two girls, Courtney and Natalie and their lovable dog, Shay. Her family loves to hang out with friends, go out to dinner, and vacation at the beach or mountains. Karen's top five strengths are Woo, Arranger, Positivity, Communication and Maximizer.   Pronouns: she/her/hers

 kgempp@towson.edu

 

Kelly Carpenter

Kelly Carpenter, Assistant Director of Campus Programming

Kelly Carpenter is a West Virginia native who attended Shepherd University for her undergraduate degree, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. While at Shepherd she was heavily involved in campus life, serving as a Hall Council President, Resident Assistant, Hall Coordinator, Office of Residence Life Staff, and an Orientation Assistant. Following her undergraduate years, Kelly lived in southwestern Pennsylvania where she spent a few years working with adjudicated youth in various community and residential programs. She then entered the world of Student Affairs in Higher Education serving as the Student Activities Coordinator for Westmoreland County Community College for eight years. Upon moving to Charlottesville, VA, Kelly sidestepped out of education and served as manager for a community center for independent senior citizens. This incredible experience allowed Kelly to learn from amazing individuals who graciously shared their life experiences. Moving to Clarksville, TN provided Kelly the opportunity to return to Higher Education. She served as the Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organizations at Austin Peay State University for four years. While at APSU, Kelly obtained her Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Administration. During her time at APSU, Kelly also served in volunteer roles for her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, as a Membership Commitment Advisor and Chapter Advisor. Throughout her professional life, Kelly’s graphic design background has been a bonus skill, being utilized in every position for marketing and creative programming. Kelly now serves as the Assistant Director of Programming for Towson University. Outside of professional life, Kelly is an avid reader, enjoys all artist activities, and enjoys traveling with her husband. She has two black and white tuxedo kittens who consume most of her attention while at home. Kelly strives to lead each day with empathy and enjoys serving as a resource and source of encouragement for others.  Her top five strengths are Input, Achiever, Intellection, Developer, and Communication. Pronouns: she/her/hers

kcarpenter@towson.edu

 

Roodinz Vital

Roodinz Vital, Assistant Director of Leadership

Roodinz Vital was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in the neighboring town of Hamilton. As a college student, Roodinz attended Kean University where he was in a number of leadership roles. Roodinz was a member of the student leadership council, served as vice president and president of the Haitian Student Association, was a Resident Assistant, and was the Treasurer of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He credits these experiences and the leaders he met along the way for his career in student affairs. After undergrad, Roodinz moved to Baltimore and worked at Coppin State University as a Residence Hall Director. While at Coppin State, he obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. Beyond the realm of education, his faith and community are what he values most. When he’s not on campus he serves the church as a youth mentor and retreat director for the annual young adults retreat. In addition, Roodinz holds positions within two Baltimore based community organizations. Currently, Roodinz serves as the Assistant Director of Leadership and believes leadership is not only iatrical to individual success but it’s also a vital part of building communities and enhancing the lived experiences of those around us. Roodinz long term aspirations are centered on the belief that his life’s call is to spark the minds that will change the world and empower the people he encounters to live to leave a legacy. Roodinz's top 5 strengths are Restorative, Arranger, Relator, Analytical, and Ideation. Pronouns: he/him/his

rvital@towson.edu

 

Chris Rindosh

Chris Rindosh, Student Organizations Coordinator

Chris Rindosh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and his M.S. in Higher Education from Florida State University. While Chris enjoyed his coursework related to Math and Science, he found his true passion through creating his own student organizations and being an active member of TCNJ’s Student Government Association. Also, he was most known for founding the Manhunt Club, a student organization that played hide-and-seek with hundereds of students at one time. Today, Chris works with similar students looking to further their interests and passions through supporting Towson’s student organizations. Outside of work, Chris can be found spending time with family, friends or on a volleyball court. Chris’s top five strengths are Adaptability, Maximizer, Self-Assurance, Responsibility, and Arranger.   Pronouns: he/him/his

crindosh@towson.edu
Craig Scott

Craig Scott, Late Night/Weekend Coordinator

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Craig Scott received his B.S. in Business Administration from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University (SU). Craig’s experience in Student Affairs has its roots at MSU, where he served as a Resident Assistant and built upon that experience serving as a Residence Hall Director at SU. During those expereinces, Craig developed a passion for providing students with an enriching college experience outside of the classroom. Currently, Craig continues to have that impact on students through campus-wide programming efforts. Outside of the office Craig enjoys music, sports, and video games. His top five strengths are Strategic, Competition, Command, Futuristic and Ideation.   Pronouns: he/him/his

clscott@towson.edu
Tom Judd

Tom Judd, Coordinator of Programming & Campus Activities Board (CAB) Advisor

Tom Judd received his B.S. in Mass Communication from Towson University. He worked in the Athletics Department at Towson for 14 years in Media Relations and Marketing.  He then joined the Events and Conference Services (ECS) department at Towson to work as an Event Manager with student groups. He worked on large scale student programming like Tigerfest, sorority recruitment, Labor Stay and TU Afterhours. Tom is now one of the Coordinator of Student Activities, focusing as Advisor to the Campus Activities Board and advises two student organizations, Modelz of Distinction (MOD) and Students Helping Honduras (SHH). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his nephew, watching Orioles games, playing fantasy football, and grilling out with friends. Tom’s top five strengths are Adaptability, Strategic, Maximizer, Communication, and Empathy. Pronouns: he/him/his

tjudd@towson.edu

 

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Carly Steinberg, Graduate Assistant of Student Organizations

Carly received her BA in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park in May 2021 with a minor in Human Development. During her time at UMD, she held numerous student leadership positions including Vice President of Communications and Operations for Sigma Kappa Sorority, Ambassador for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Orientation Leader for International Student Services, a member of Best Buddies, and a member of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Association. Carly is a graduate student currently pursuing a Masters in Occupational Therapy. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and traveling. Carly's top five strengths are Positivity, Communication, Connectedness, Adaptability, and Maximizer.  Pronouns: she/her/hers

clstein22@students.towson.edu 
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Naya Washington, Graduate Assistant of Campus Programming

Naya was born and raised in PG County and came to Towson in the fall of 2018. She received her B.S. in communication studies. As an undergrad, she was involved with SGA, Campus Activities Board, and the National Council of Negro Women. Currently, she is pursuing a master's degree in Communication Management. Some of her current past time activities include doing yoga, baking, and helping others. And she aspires to one day have her own mentoring program for young girls. Naya's top 5 strengths are Positivity, Developer, Restorative, Empathy, and Includer. Pronouns: she/her/hers

 nwashi6@students.towson.edu 

Afkar Alwakil, Student Activities Marketing

Afkar Alwakil is from Baltimore, MD and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications with a dual track in Advertising and Strategic Public Relations & Integrated Communication at TU as a University Honors Scholar. She is currently pursuing her master’s in Marketing Intelligence and a PBC in Interactive Marketing. For the duration of her undergraduate career, she worked on the marketing team for the Office of Student Activities and enjoyed being a Writing Fellow in TU’s Writing Center where she had the opportunity to work closely with English 102 classes to develop their writing skills. Outside of campus, Afkar enjoys participating in public ministry with Jehovah’s Witnesses, reading YA literature and webcomics, and taking on creative projects. Afkar's top five Clifton Strengths are: Relator, Maximizer, Deliberative, Intellection, and Belief. Pronouns: she/her/hers

aalwak1@students.towson.edu 
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Sophia Rampolla, Graduate Assistant of Student Leadership

Born and raised in Maryland and following in her Mother and siblings' footsteps at TU, Sophia Rampolla received her B.S. in Accounting from Towson University. Sophia is currently pursuing a Master's in Accounting/ During her time as an undergraduate student, Sophia was very involved on campus. She stayed busy outside of class by participating in TU's premiere acapella group, Purrrfect Pitch, CRU, Towson University Society of Accountancy (TUSA), and held the position of the Service VP of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Additionally as an undergrad, Sophia worked many jobs on campus including being a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions, Orientation Leader, and Office Staff Student Worker for the office of New Student and Family Programs. Off campus, Sophia is very involved in her Church community as a Children's Minister, engaging in high energy worship and teaching, along with leading and facilitating small groups for college aged students. In her free time, Sophia enjoys being active, outside, enjoying quality time with family and friends, and eating sushi! Sophia's top five Clifton Strengths are Positivity, Communication, Woo, Responsibility, and Discipline.   Pronouns: she/her/hers

srampo1@students.towson.edu

 

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Jordan Bramhall, Graduate Assistant of Student Leadership

Jordan Bramhall received her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology from High Point University (HPU) and is now pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Towson. At HPU, Jordan developed a passion for working with undergraduate students while serving as both a Resident Assistant and an Academic Peer Tutor. She was also able to grow as a leader herself by serving on the executive committee of her sorority, Phi Mu Fraternity. Outside of school and work, Jordan enjoys dancing, spending time with her friends and family, and listening to true crime podcasts. Jordan’s top five strengths are Responsibility, Achiever, Discipline, Learner, and Restorative. Pronouns: she/her/hers

jbramh1@students.towson.edu