Orientation Leaders

Orientation Staff

Orientation is ran through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, comprising of professional staff and orientation leaders. An Orientation Leader (OL) is an upperclass student who is here for you to make the transition to Simmons as easy as possible. They can answer your questions about what it means to be a Simmons student, direct you to resources that will help your transition, and help you connect with other students.

You will meet your Orientation Leader at Summer Orientation and keep in touch over the summer. You will be reunited with them during Fall Orientation. If you are not able to attend Summer Orientation your Orientation will be in touch with you over the summer, and then you will meet them when you come to campus in the Fall. Incoming transfer students will be matched with an OL who was also transfer student.

We have a fantastic team of Orientation Leaders this year who are all very excited about welcoming you to campus!

Professional Staff

Corey I Zohlman

Corey joined OSLA in July 2012. He is originally from Connecticut. He earned his Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Marketing and his Masters of Science in Counseling: Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University. He has worked at several institutions including Princeton University and Wesleyan University. In his free time he enjoys traveling to Maine and exploring building architecture. Corey provides overall leadership within the Office of Student Leadership & Activities, Undergraduate Student Orientation and Health, Wellness and Recreation as well as serving as a Dean on Call. He supports the overall management of programs, operations, and services offered within these areas to provide experience, direction, training and leadership opportunities to compliment the academic experience. Corey serves on several committees including The Diversity & Inclusion Action Council, focusing on the enrichment of the student experience, while encouraging, achieving, and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus.

Kat Michael
Assistant Director

Kat Michael joined OSLA staff in the fall of 2015. A southern transplant, Kat previously worked in Housing and Residences Life at Western Kentucky University and Housing/Student Services at Sullivan University. Kat relocated to Boston in order to complete their Masters Degree in Gender and Cultural Studies here at Simmons. Kat enjoys video games and comic books and cannot cook at all. As the Assistant Director, Kat oversees commuter student programming as well as serving as a consultant for recognized student organizations. Kat also oversees the Orientation Leaders and teaches a section of Leadership 116 titled "We Could be Heroes!"