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Our Team

Allen Chan

Executive Director

Allen Chan first joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in January 2010, where he worked in a consulting capacity to spearhead the 2010-2011 selection season. He brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience in entrepreneurial, educational, corporate, and consulting organizations, including Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he conducted and led studies for large corporations in strategy, operations and business process re-design; Resource Mosaic, an Atlanta-based consulting, talent identification and staffing firm he co-founded in 2006; and the Notre Dame-based Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, where he served as Executive Director.

Allen is very committed and involved in the community. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, and he has also served on the boards of several other Atlanta-based organizations, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Families First, and Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta. Allen received an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M.  He currently lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Kathryn, and their three children.

Kay-Frances Brody

Recruitment and Selection

Kay-Frances Brody joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in March 2016.  Prior to Robertson, Kay spent six years as an Admissions Team Lead at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where she led regional and international admissions teams. Her previous professional experiences included serving as Director of Development for the UNC Women’s Hospital and as Associate Director of Development at Durham Academy.  Kay received her BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her JD from The Beasley School of Law at Temple University.

Kay has extensive experience as a community volunteer including serving as Chair of the Wake County Luncheon for the UNC Children’s Hospital, Philanthropy Liaison for National Charity League Cardinal Chapter, and member of the Triangle United Way Children’s Committee. In addition, Kay has three children and takes an active role in the PTAAs at their respective schools, previously serving as PTA President, New Parent Committee Chair, House Parent and Annual Fund Volunteer.  She currently lives in Cary with her husband, Mike, and their children.

Victor Gordon

Finance and Administration

Victor Gordon joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in September of 2016. Before coming to Robertson, Victor spent over nine years in university administration at Duke. His areas of expertise include grant management, HR, and finance. Victor has a BA in U.S. history from UNC Chapel Hill and a MA from Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Planning. After graduating from UNC, Victor spent two years teaching middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a Teach For America corps member. He has professional experience assisting museums, non-profits, and local government with program administration and has led volunteer committees with: Preservation Durham, The Historic Stagville Foundation, and the Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary PTA. Victor lives in Durham with his wife Kelly and their two children.

Meera Jayaraman

Scholar Programs

Meera joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in October 2018. Prior to joining the program, she attended Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English. In college, Meera worked with the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Center, where she led Spectra, a student committee that brought speakers to campus. She also worked with Residential Life for three years, first designing first-year programming and then as a Residential Advisor. After a stint in the nonprofit world that had her travelling to farms across Pennsylvania and eating cheese, Meera is excited to be entering the realm of higher education again. In her free time, Meera enjoys cooking elaborate meals, reading memoirs, and playing music.

Stephanie Keller

Scholar and Alumni Programs

Stephanie joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in September of 2013. Prior to joining the Robertson team, Stephanie attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in economics and was a captain of the University’s varsity swim team. After spending three years working for a financial consulting firm based out of New York and Washington, DC, she returned to UVA to pursue her passions within the field of higher education. She received her Masters of Education in Student Affairs Practices in May of 2013 and is excited to be back in her home state of North Carolina. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband Tom, her sons TJ and Mack, and her goldendoodle, Gus.

Vicki Stocking

Summer Programs 

Vicki Stocking joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program staff in September 2008 and currently serves as the Assistant Director for Summer Programs. Vicki Stocking attended Duke University as an undergraduate and received her PhD at Stanford University. She returned to Duke in 1990 to join the research division of the Talent Identification Program (TIP). After leading TIP Research for several years, Vicki has pursued her interest in supporting undergraduates, faculty, and community organizations through the Program in Education, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Office of Service-Learning. Vicki also enjoys teaching and until recently taught "Adolescence" in Duke’s Psychology department.

Alaina Watkins

Academics and Scholar Programs 

Alaina joined the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program in November 2017. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston with a degree in Historic Preservation & Community Planning and a minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Prior to joining the Robertson staff,  Alaina worked in a variety of roles including managing a boutique hotel, running daily operations for an emerging hedge fund, and working with a summer abroad program. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alaina loves to travel and is a thrift store addict.

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