The A-Team is a group of upperclassman student leaders who play a primary role in supporting incoming students and helping them feel connected to The University of Alabama. During Camp 1831, these leaders offer their personal insight and give tips for having a fun and successful college experience. The A-Team must understand what it means to be a member of the Capstone and demonstrate it to Camp 1831 participants. To prepare for their leadership experience, The A-Team spends the spring semester attending training workshops to sharpen their knowledge of UA history & traditions, campus resources, student life, and Tuscaloosa life.

Meet the A-Team

These upperclass leaders serve a primary role in supporting incoming students and helping them feel connected to The University of Alabama. Meet the 2022 A-Team Leadership Team as you prepare for the ULTIMATE first year experience!

Joseph Drake

Student Coordinator for
A-Team Leadership Experience

Foley, AL
Major: Communication Studies

Jules Weeden

Student Coordinator for
A-Team Leadership Experience

North Attleboro, MA
Major: Psychology

Ashton Jah

Communications Coordinator

Huntsville, AL
Majors: Creative Advertising & Music

Emily Gonzales

Logistics Coordinator

Destin, FL
Majors: Political Science & Criminal Justice

Emma Kenny

Alumni & Camper Relations Coordinator

San Antonio, TX
Majors: Political Science & History

Ahmed Alshariki

Homewood, AL
Major: Criminal Justice

Alexandra Wood

Lawrenceville, GA
Major: Kinesiology

Alexander Endorf

Bellevue, NE
Majors: Economics & Finance

Amiyah Aldridge

Hattiesburg, MS
Major: Chemistry

Amy Bragg

Peachtree City, GA
Major: Finance

Amy Wallace

Huntsville, AL
Major: Political Science

Andrew Banks

Jackson, MS
Major: Computer Science

Aric Mitchell

A-Team Mentor

Detroit, MI
Major: English

Cailyn Elmore

Birmingham, AL
Major: Nursing

Caitlin Garnett

Wetumpka, AL
Major: Hospitality Management

Carter Nugent

Metairie, LA
Major: Economics

Christine Nguyen

A-Team Mentor

West Chester, OH
Major: Chemical Engineering

Cole Philips

A-Team Mentor

Canton, GA
Majors: Economics & Finance

Cristel Ruiz

San Diego, CA
Major: Marine Biology & Spanish

Daley O’Neill

Lawton, IA
Major: English

Darri Thompson

Headland, AL
Majors: Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dillon Cook

Ider, AL
Major: Elementary & Special Education

Elle Martin

St. Louis, MO
Majors: Finance, Economics, & Mathematics

Emily Fischer

Chattanooga, TN
Major: Biology

Emma Duncan

Heber Springs, AR
Major: Early Childhood Education

Emma Simpson

Wheaton, IL
Majors: Creative Media & Foreign Language and Literature (French)

Galilea Palomares

Acworth, GA
Major: General Business

Haylie Bragg

A-Team Mentor

Fayetteville, NC
Major: Hospitality Management

Joel Teague

Huntsville, AL
Major: Criminal Justice

Jordan Troup

Troy, MI
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Joseph Marshall

A-Team Mentor 

Daphne, AL
Majors: Mathematics & Finance

J’Noel Enock

Naples, FL
Majors: Economics & Philosophy


Kaisy Hendricks

Niceville, FL
Major: Psychology



Kaitlin Cooke

Hilton Head, SC
Majors: Management Information Systems & Computer Science



Kat Stanek

Mableton, GA
Major: Public Relations



Katie Croft

Dothan, AL
Major: Public Relations



Kendall Russell

Birmingham, AL
Major: Operations Management



Kinley Smith

A-Team Mentor

Goodwill, LA
Majors: English, History, & Political Science



Leah Pitney

Lebanon, OH
Major: General Business



Lina Murray

Versailles, KY
Major: Kinesiology



Lizzy Erbach

A-Team Mentor

Huntsville, AL
Major: Music Education



Maddi Sciocchetti

Robertsdale, AL
Major: Criminal Justice



Mandi Russell

Madison, AL
Major: Public Health



Maria Petersen

Gadsden, AL
Major: Communication Studies



Mariah Mathis

Huntsville, AL
Majors: Chemistry & Chemical Engineering



Mary Leahey

Bloomington, IL
Major: Psychology



Mason McCool

A-Team Mentor 

Gordo, AL
Majors: Kinesiology & Music Composition



Mattie Poland

Tuscaloosa, AL
Major: Finance



Megan Biltz

Springboro, OH
Major: Psychology



Michae’ Gaston

Mobile, AL
Major: General Business



Morgan Collier

Enterprise, AL
Majors: Psychology & Criminal Justice



Nick Elwing

Door County, WI
Majors: History & Philosophy



Nicole Chavez

Fayette, AL
Major: Consumer Sciences


Russell Jiles

A-Team Mentor 

Lakeland, FL
Major: Kinesiology

Ryan Caver

Calera, AL
Major: Business Management

Sara Lowery

Auburn, AL
Majors: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Syd Davis

Atlanta, GA
Majors: Kinesiology & Psychology

Tristen Bickerstaff

Russellville, AL
Major: Criminal Justice

Victoria Aguilar

Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Musical Audio Engineering

Xavier Butler

Abbeville, AL
Major: Kinesiology

2023 A-Team Timeline

  • Application Available: October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Group Interviews: November 2022
  • Individual Interviews: November 2022
  • Notify Applicants of Selection: No later than November 30, 2022

2023 A-Team Mandatory Dates

Please review all dates for trainings and Camp 1831 sessions before submitting an A-Team Application.

  • Welcome Meeting: December 2022
  • Spring Social: January 10, 2023 at 5 p.m.
  • A-Team Retreat: January 28-29, 2023
  • Spring Trainings: 2 hours per week in Spring 2023
  • Camp 1831 Dates: August 1 – 22, 2023

Apply for the 2023 A-Team

Applications for the 2023 A-Team will open on October 1, 2022. For questions, please contact fye@ua.edu.