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Advising Staff

Amanda Rodriguez

Assistant Dean Residential Education, the Row &  Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life 

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Amanda has been working at Stanford with the fraternity and sorority community since 2008. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology in Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine where she became a member of the Greek community. Following graduation she eventually made her way to Colorado where she earned a M.S. in Higher Education in Student Affairs. Amanda enjoys working with all members in fraternities and sororities to build a stronger Greek community. As a California native Amanda enjoys spending time at the beach as well as traveling, the bar method, cooking new healthy recipes and spending time with family and friends.

As Assistant Dean and Director of the Fraternity and Sorority Life program, Amanda primarily works with the fraternity and sorority life advising team to guide the leadership devleopment, learning opportunities and engagment of the Greek community.

Christopher Carter

Program Manager, Residential Education, Fraterntiy and Sorority Life, the Row 

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Christopher Carter is excited to be joining the Residential Education team, and is looking forward to supporting the members of the Interfraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council, as well as, larger initiatives within the Row Program. He previously served as a Coordinator in the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating with a degree in Business Management from James Madison University he worked at Morgan Stanley in Global Banking before transitioning into higher education and completing his graduate coursework at Colorado State University. During his time at KSU, Carter advised IFC, Panhellenic, NPHC, Order of Omega, and the Greek Programming Board. He was also a member of the One Choice Bystander Intervention Team and served as a Title IX hearing panel member. He is a proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and is looking forward to life on the west coast after growing up in Northern Virginia. Carter advises the Interfratenity Council (IFC) and chapters as well as the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and chapters.

Aisling Wakefield

Program Manager, Residential Education, Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Row

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Aisling joins the Row staff from the University of Southern California where she completed her Master’s in Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs. While at USC, she gained experience advising and counseling students through her work in Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development, Athletics, Disability Services, and New Student Programs. She is passionate about creating opportunities for students to engage through leadership development and student learning. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked professionally with a non-profit that serves under-resourced schools in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area, as well as with the National Student Leadership Conference at American University in Washington D.C.. Aisling earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine with a minor in Educational Studies. Aisling advises the Inter-soroity Council (ISC) and ISC chapters.

Diontrey Thompson

Assistant Dean, Residential Education, West campus 

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Diontrey Thompson joined the Stanford community in the fall of 2011 and currently serves as an Assistant Dean in the Department of Residential Education for West campus. Before coming to Stanford, he earned a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management and a Master in Student Affairs Administration. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in organizational behavior and change. His research interest includes creating and maintaining inclusive work environments and spaces as well as exploring authenticity in the workplace. Diontrey looks forward to assisting students with defining achievement at Stanford, both through obtaining a college degree and learning about themselves and others. Diontrey became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated in the Fall of 2006. 

In this capacity working with the Fraternity and Sorority Life Program, Diontrey oversees the Intake process for all African American Fraterntal and Sororal Assocations (AAFSA). 

Brent Obleton

Assistant Dean and Associate Director, Black Community Services Center

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Brent Obleton is a proud Georgia native. He received his undergraduate and Master degrees at Kennesaw State University. He is currently the Asst. Dean of Students & Associate Director of the Black Community Services Center. Brent was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in the Fall of 2007. He has a passion for the Greek community and enjoys developing AAFSA Greek leaders. 

In his capacity as the Associate Director at the Black Communit Services Center, Brent works collaboratively with the Fraternity and Sorority Life program to support the African American Fraternal and Sororal Assocation (AAFSA) council and chapters.