Meet the Staff

Amber Slade, MA

Associate Director, Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 4)

Amber (she/her/hers) is returning to Guilford College as a Guilford Guide after previously serving as a Career Advisor at High Point University and here at Guilford as the Assistant Director for Internships in the Career Development Center. In these roles, she helped students and alums by providing guidance and services on areas related to career planning and preparation, job placement, experiential learning, graduate school, and overall professional development. She holds an MA in Career Counseling and BA in Political Science and has a passion for being a mother and all things sports related!

Shelley Ewing, MA

Associate Director, Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 4)

Shelley (she/her/hers) holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from UNC Greensboro and a B.A. in Psychology from Meredith College. Most recently she comes to us from UNCG where she worked as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Honors Academic Advisor for Lloyd International Honors College. Shelley enjoys hanging out with her husband and their two dogs, reading murder-mysteries, and traveling to the NC mountains.

Cara Arena, MEd

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 2)

Cara (she/her/hers) holds a B.A. in Professional Writing from SUNY Cortland and an M. Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has experience in student activities, residence life, career development, and advising students on learning strategies and academic skills. Outside of work Cara enjoys running, hiking, doing yoga and spending time with her family. 

Janelle Morris, MEd

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 3)

Janelle (she/her/hers) is from Canton, Georgia and received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia. She is joining us from Young Harris College where she served as the Coordinator for Career Planning and Internships. She is excited to be impacted by students and be a change agent to their experience. Outside of the office, Janelle is jamming to music, obsessing over the Love and Hip Hop franchise, catching up on The Shade Room, or cooking.

LaKeisha Williams, MA

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 3)

LaKeisha (she/her/hers) holds an M.A. in English and African American Literature and a B.A in Speech Communication Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. LaKeisha’s professional areas of interest are History, English, Ethnic Studies,and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family, going to coffee shops, reading, and watching television.

Jose Jacobo, MS

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 4)

Jose (he/him/his) is from Cleveland, OH and received both his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education and B.A. in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He has professional experience in leadership development, orientation and transition programs, and residence life. As a first-generation college student himself, Jose loves to meet and get to know other first-gen students! In his free time, Jose enjoys collecting and listening to vinyl records, playing basketball, cheering on the Cleveland Browns and Cavs, hiking, hammocking, and hanging out with his kitten, Lola.

Josh Pshock, MEd

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 3)

Josh (he/him/his) is from Fayetteville, NC and received his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University and his B.A. in Communication from North Carolina State University. He has experience partnering with students in academic advising and career decision-making, first year involvement, residential life, and new student orientation. Outside of work, Josh enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing basketball and frisbee, skateboarding, watching sports, exploring the city and traveling, and learning to play guitar.

Latoya Vines, MS

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 2)

Latoya (she/her/hers) holds a Master’s in Counselor Education (with a concentration in student affairs in higher education) and a Bachelor’s in Public Health Studies from East Carolina University, where she also worked as a Career Advisor with the campus’ Career Services Center. She has background experience with administration as well as academic advising and career development. Outside of work, Latoya enjoys taking on new crafting projects, spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and binge watching the latest Netflix series.

Natty Burfield, MA

Guilford Guide

(primarily works with students in Pathway 1)

Natty (they/them/theirs) holds an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Professional Communications from Chatham University. Most recently, Natty worked as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Programs at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. They enjoy drinking coffee, making popsicles, and spending time with their daughter and three dogs