Meet the student workers of Team O.U.R.

The Office of the University of Registrar has a special team behind it that carries out day to day activities for Temple University. Although there are many full-time workers in the office, there are also many part-time student workers that help in the office as well. The Office of the University of Registrar has 9 student workers who balance jobs, internships, clubs, and school. Each of the students play a vital role within the work environment here at O.U.R. You can read below to meet each one of them and learn a little about them.

Shandaria Bradby is a junior studying Theatre at Temple University. She transferred here this year and began working at the Office of the University Registrar about a month ago. She is originally from Bensalem, PA and chose to transfer to Temple because she wanted to go to a school devoted to diversity and rich in culture and arts. In her spare time, she enjoys sketching, painting, dancing, and reading. Her dream job is to one day be a well-known actress. She said in five years she hopes to see herself “somewhere in the world getting my makeup done and going over my lines in a script.” She lives her life with two mottos in mind, “Sure, be scared but then do it anyway” and, “Drink some coffee, queue the music, and handle your business.”

Victoria Bruno is a junior majoring in Media Studies and Production and minoring in General Business. She is originally from Westchester, NY and has been working at the Registrar office since August of 2016. She is involved on campus through Temple Talk and Delta Zeta. She explained her love for Temple began with the warmth and welcoming that she received when first visiting Temple, as well as, the stellar communication programs and the beautiful city that she felt could prepare her for the real world. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, going for peaceful walks, cooking, and eating food. Her dream job is to work for a television network one day. She said, “I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do but I hope it’s a job that I live to wake up to every day and go to.” In the next five years she hopes to have a steady job while traveling a lot before she is ready to settle down and start a family. Victoria listed her life motto from a quote by Dr. Seuss, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Mary Kinder is a sophomore who is undecided in the Fox School of Business. She is originally from Reading, PA and has just began working at the Office of the University Registrar this Spring. Mary is also involved in Delta Zeta and Global Brigades here on Temple’s campus. She chose Temple because she felt it was the right choice as soon as she visited campus. She said, “I loved the environment here and it’s a welcoming atmosphere.” In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city, working out, and binge watching many Netflix series. Her dream job is to be a travel photographer and hopes to be living near the beach in the future. Mary lives each day by her life motto. “Do more than just exist.”

Morgan Kolakowski is a junior Journalism major with a General Business minor. She is from Reading, PA but enjoys living in the city of Philadelphia now. She began working here a little over a month ago and is running the social media for the Office of the University Registrar. Morgan is also involved on campus through Temple Talk, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Delta Phi Epsilon. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, running down Broad Street, or relaxing in bed with a Netflix series. Her dream job is to one day work as a host or producer in the entertainment industry for a show like E! News. One of her favorite quotes to live by is “Everything will be okay.”

Holly Martin is a junior here at Temple University majoring in Journalism. She is originally from Atlantic City, NJ and chose Temple based off of the stellar journalism program offered here, as well as, the excitement of being in Philadelphia. Holly has been working at the Office of the University Registrar for three years and is also involved in WHIP Radio and TUTV on campus. In her spare time, she enjoys going to museums and aquariums. When asked about her future, Holly said she would love to host her own TV show one day and hopes to continue working on that dream within the next five years. Holly stated her life motto as, “Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch.”

Abigail Schmitt is a sophomore Accounting major at Temple University. She is originally from Cinnaminson, NJ and has been working at the Office of the University Registrar since the Fall of 2017. She decided to come to Temple because she really enjoyed the campus and the idea of going to school in the city. In her free time at school, Abigail enjoys hanging out with her friends the most. Her dream job is to be a forensic accountant and in the next five years she hopes to have graduated college and start working towards getting her CPA.

Kouassi Tchokoto is a sophomore Computer Science major who is originally from Berlin. He has been working at the Office of the University Registrar since the Fall of 2016. Kouassi cares a lot about the people around him and said his dream job is to “meet people’s needs.” In his spare time, he enjoys worshiping by praying through his faith. He said that he chose Temple because it was all part of his plan. In the next five years, Kouassi hopes to be changing life around him as he continues to live through his faith.

Brittany Worthington is a senior majoring in Psychology here at Temple University. She is originally from Bucks County, PA, which is not too far from campus – one of the main reasons why she chose coming to school here. She just started working at Office of the University Registrar this month. Brittany is involved in working at the Newman Center and the Athletes Helping Athletes program. In her free time, she usually enjoys reading and playing sports outside. She said, “Ultimate frisbee is a lot of fun, but I’m not that great at it.” Brittany has high aspirations to be in a graduate program one day and eventually working towards a Ph.D. as well. Her dream job is to work with children and families who suffer from depression and anxiety. A quote describing her life motto is by St. Therese of Lisieux, “Do small things with great love.”  Brittany is graduating in May 2018.

Monil Bid is a senior at Temple University studying Computer Science. He was originally born in India but grew up in Uganda. He decided to come to Temple because he preferred to continue living in a city-life atmosphere. Monil enjoys watching comedies and car shows in his spare time, as well as, reading about current affairs. When asked where he sees himself in five years he responded saying, “I imagine myself at a managerial position at a big firm.” Monil currently does not have a dream job in mind but said he would be content with anything that makes him rich. He has been working at the Office of the University Registrar since the beginning of January last year.  Monil is graduating in May 2018.