Connect with the Life Design Lab this Spring

Although the Life Design Lab at Homewood remains physically closed, we are here for you virtually. The LDL supports and serves all Krieger and Whiting undergraduates and masters students, regardless of post-graduate plans. Through the LDL you have access to life design programs and courses, experiential learning opportunities, and connections with alumni and employers.

During the Spring semester, we encourage you to engage us with your questions and requests. Students, find your life design educator, resource or programming below. Employers, alumni, parents and prospective students can find relevant information on their pages in the menu.

Your Life Design Educator is Available

While at Hopkins, it is likely that you will have more than one Life Design Educator supporting your exploration and growth. Start by identifying educators that align with your academics, co-curriculars and interests.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

  • Lauren Barrett (Public Health)
  • Nadine Goldberg (Humanities)
  • Michael Gonzales (KSAS First Year Students)
  • Justin Lorts (Pre-Professional)
  • Louise Lassalle (ChemBE, AMS, MatSci, CaSE)
  • Karen Mardock (Brain Sciences)
  • Tessa McKenzie (International Studies, Sociology, Anthropology)
  • Smiti Nathan (Physical, Environmental, and Biological Sciences)

Whiting School of Engineering

  • Leah Banks (BME)
  • Emily Hogan (CS, ECE)
  • Matthew Golden (MechE)
  • Louise Lasalle (ChemBE, AMS, MatSci, CaSE)
  • Smiti Nathan (EHE)
  • Mark Savage (Engineering Masters Programs)
  • Sonjala Williams (AMS Graduate Programs)
  • Andrea Wiseman (WSE First Year Students)

Seizing Opportunities, Access, and Relationships (SOAR)

  • Hope Burke (Student Leadership and Involvement)
  • Michael Gonzales (KSAS First Year Students)
  • Jess Harlee (Student-Athletes)
  • Alayna Hayes
  • Carlos Medina (Center for Student Success)
  • Clifton Shambry (Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Andrea Wiseman (WSE First Year Students)

Virtual Drop-In Office Hours

Our Virtual Drop-In Office Hours provide you with the opportunity to access Life Design Educators (LDEs) in a single, consistent Zoom Room.

  1. Find the LDE aligned with your academic department(s) or co-curricular area of interest above.
  2. Use the calendar or daily breakdowns below to identify when to drop-in to Office Hours.
  3. However, all of our LDEs are available to help support you, whenever you are available to drop-in. Click the red button below to drop-in.

Visual Breakdown of Drop In Hours (breakdown available in boxes below)

MONDAY (11am-5pm; 8pm-10pm)

  • 11am-1pm: Louise Lasalle; Carlos Medina
  • 1pm-3pm: Hope Burke; Jess Harlee; Emily Hogan
  • 3pm-5pm: Lauren Barrett; Nadine Goldberg; Justin Lorts
  • 8pm-10pm: Sonjala Williams; Mark Savage

TUESDAY (11am-5pm; 8pm-10pm)

  • 11am-1pm: Leah Banks; Tessa McKenzie
  • 1pm-3pm: Hope Burke, Jess Harlee; Louise Lasalle
  • 3pm-5pm: Mike Gonzales, Andrea Wiseman
  • 8pm-10pm: Patrick Brugh

WEDNESDAY (11am-5pm; 8pm-10pm)

  • 11am-1pm: Alayna Hayes; Tessa McKenzie
  • 1pm-3pm: Lauren Barrett; Clifton Shambry
  • 3pm-5pm: Patrick Brugh; Karen Mardock
  • 8pm-10pm: Matthew Golden

THURSDAY (11am-5pm)

  • 11am-1pm: Leah Banks; Jess Harlee
  • 1pm-3pm: Emily Hogan; Matthew Golden
  • 3pm-5pm: Smiti Nathan; Clifton Shambry

FRIDAY (11am-3pm)

  • 11am-1pm: LDL Peer Educators
  • 1pm-3pm: LDL Peer Educators

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