Military-Affiliated Students


Meet our professional and student staff.

Professional Staff

  • Christian Manning Portrait

    Christian Manning

    Christian “Mac” Manning is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Prior to coming to Brown University Mac served as the Program Manager for George Washington University’s Military & Veteran Services. Prior to George Washington Mac was the Veterans Liaison and Transfer Admissions Counselor at Stevenson University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Mac is currently completing a graduate degree in Leadership Development. 

Student Staff

  • Yasemin Emami

    Yasemin Emami

    Graphic Designer and Publicity Coordinator

    Yasemin Emami transferred to Brown from the United States Air Force Academy. She is currently a junior studying Cognitive Neuroscience. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, playing volleyball, and exploring all the coffee shops that Providence has to offer!

  • Gerilyn Maselli

    Gerilyn Maselli

    Commissioning Programs Coordinator, Army ROTC Liaison, PAVE Peer Advisor

    Gerilyn is a junior studying International and Public Affairs. She is an Army ROTC cadet. Gerilyn plays on the women's rugby team, and outside of school, she can be found kayaking, hiking, or reading a good book. After graduation, she'd like to branch Military Intelligence and is interested in attending law school or other higher education. 

  •  Jack Montgomery

    Jack Montgomery

    Commissioning Programs Coordinator, Navy ROTC Liaison

    Jack is a sophomore in the Navy ROTC program. His hobbies include creative writing and playing rugby.

  • Robert

    Robert Murray

    Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

    Robert Murray is a 3rd year studying History. He served in the Marine Corps for 4 years as an M1A1 Tank Crewman. Prior to Brown, he studied at Bristol Community College. He serves as the current President of the Student Veteran Society. He will be interning at Deloitte this summer.

  • Raquel Ruiter

    Raquel Ruiter

    Commissioning Programs Coordinator, Air Force ROTC Liaison, PAVE Peer Advisor

    Raquel is a junior in the Air Force ROTC program studying International Relations and Economics. After she serves in the Air Force, she plans to attend business school. At Brown, Raquel enjoys studying Russian and visiting every bakery she can find in Providence.

  • Nikhel

    Nikhel Sylvain

    PAVE Team Leader

    Nikhel is a senior concentrating in Political Science. Prior to transferring to Brown, he served six years in the United States Air Force as an In-Flight Refueler. Nikhel's hobbies include flying, traveling, and running. Upon graduation, he intends to work in business before pursuing graduate education. Ultimately, Nikhel hopes to continue serving his nation as a foreign diplomat.


  • Jason

    Jason Uilelea

    Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

    Jason is a junior studying Medical Anthropology and plans to pursue medical school following his time at Brown. Jason served in the Army for 7 years as a line medic with 3BDE 3ID and then 3 years as a detailed recruiter in Corinth, MS. Jason enjoys exploring New England with his wife and two Aussiedoodles.

  • Kimberly Ventura

    Kimberly Ventura

    Community Programming Coordinator

    Kim is a junior studying Business Economics & Linguistics. Before Brown, she served in the US Marine Corps as a Diesel Engine Technician working on combat vehicles. She continues to enjoy working on cars of all sorts, discovering new cultures, and staying active