Meet the Staff


Sumana Datta, Ph.D.
  • Sumana Datta, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Provost, Undergraduate Studies
    Executive Director, LAUNCH
  • Works with: All LAUNCH programs, including Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, Beckman Scholars, Posse Scholars, and Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal
Jonathan Kotinek '99, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Kotinek '99, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director for Honors
  • Works with: All LAUNCH: Honors programs, including Honors Housing Community, Udall Scholarship
Sarah M. Misemer, Ph.D.
  • Sarah M. Misemer, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
  • Works with: All LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research programs, including Undergraduate Research Scholars, Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal, and the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors
Laura Wimberley '87, Ph.D.
  • Laura Wimberley '87, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director for Learning Communities
  • Works with: All LAUNCH: Learning Communities programs, including Mentor Training, International Trips, and Living-learning Programs
Shelia R. Amos
  • Shelia R. Amos
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Works with: All LAUNCH programs
Annabelle G. Aymond '14
  • Annabelle G. Aymond '14
  • Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research
  • Works with: Undergraduate Research Scholars, Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal, Undergraduate Research Ambassadors
Matthew Bizzell '14, '16
  • Matthew Bizzell '14, '16
  • Thesis Assistant for Undergraduate Research
  • Works with: Undergraduate Research Scholars
Bonnie Davila '03
  • Bonnie Davila '03
  • Program Coordinator for Learning Communities
  • Works with: ASPIRE, ACREW, GTF and Brownsville Scholars
Wallace R. Fanning
  • Wallace R. Fanning
  • Program Coordinator for Honors
  • Works with: Honors Housing Community, Honors First Year Experience, and UGST 181: Honors
Austin Ford
  • Austin Ford
  • Program Coordinator for Honors
  • Works with: Honors Student Council, Honors Advising
Shaton Harris
  • Shaton Harris
  • Program Coordinator for Learning Communities
  • Works with: Century Scholars Program, Century Scholars Organization
Alexander Hernandez, Ph.D.
  • Alexander Hernandez, Ph.D.
  • Program Coordinator for Honors Latino Student Organization
  • Works with: Honors Latino Student Organization
Demetrius "DJ" Johnson
  • Demetrius "DJ" Johnson
  • Program Coordinator for Learning Communities
  • Works with: FOCUS and Ignite
Dustin Kemp '07
  • Dustin Kemp '07
  • Program Assistant for Capstones and Honors
  • Works with: Undergraduate Teacher Scholars, Undergraduate Service Scholars, Undergraduate Leadership Scholars, Undergraduate Performance Scholars, Honors Advising
Toni Nickel '17
  • Toni Nickel '17
  • Program Assistant for Learning Communities
  • Works with: Focus and Ignite
Benjamin Simington
  • Benjamin Simington
  • Program Coordinator for National Fellowships and University Scholars
  • Works with: University Scholars and National Fellowships
M. Caroline Sonnier '16
  • M. Caroline Sonnier '16
  • Program Assistant for Undergraduate Research
  • Works with: Undergraduate Research Scholars, Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences, Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal
Edwin Aguilar '15
  • Edwin Aguilar '15
  • Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities
  • Works with: ASPIRE, ACREW, and GTF Aggie Scholars
Hailey Duncan '17
  • Hailey Duncan '17
  • Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities
  • Works with: All Learning Communities
Mariah Stickley
  • Mariah Stickley
  • Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities
  • Works with: FOCUS and Ignite
Kaylie Towles '19
  • Kaylie Towles '19
  • Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities
  • Works with: FOCUS and Ignite
Dillon Jones '18
  • Dillon Jones '18
  • Student Assistant for Undergraduate Research
  • Works with: Undergraduate Research Scholars, Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal, and the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors