Sophomore LLC Staff
Brad Knight (he/him)
Director, AU Core and University College
Brad G. Knight serves as the Director of the AU Core and University College at American University. He provides leadership, direction, and oversight for a wide spectrum of initiatives related to undergraduate education, including the university-wide general education program, AU Core, and residential living-learning programs, University College, AU Cornerstone, and Sophomore Living-Learning Communities. In this role, he focuses on curriculum design, student experience, institutional assessment and continuous improvement, and faculty development programs and events. Brad has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor at The George Washington University.
Kyle Johnson (he/him)
Assistant Director, University College and Sophomore Living- Learning Communities
Kyle Johnson (he/him) serves as the Assistant Director for University College and Sophomore Living-Learning Communities. He provides leadership for the University College Living-Learning Community, Sophomore Living-Learning Communities, and AU Cornerstone Program, ensuring the living-learning programs effectively bridge academic and student life, and are grounded in our collective commitment to student well-being. Kyle received his B.A. from The University of Virginia and M.S. from The University of Indianapolis. Kyle is passionate about creating opportunities for students to fully explore who they are and their potential at an institution. Kyle's other passions include LGBTQ+ advocacy work, leadership development from a social change model approach, and the multiracial student experience. Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys Orangetheory Fitness, hanging out with his Goldendoodle, Fitz, trying new food places in the DMV area, and The Real Housewives Franchise.
Alyssa Rubio (she/her)
Coordinator, Living-Learning Communities
Alyssa Rubio is the Coordinator for University College and the Sophomore Living-Learning Communities where she facilitates day-to-day logistics and programming. She also aids in LLC cohort development, including community building and working with faculty to align course content with co-curricular learning. Previously, Alyssa worked as an Academic Program Assistant at the School of the Communication. She received her B.A. in Narrative Studies from USC and is currently a graduate student at AU's School of Education.
Kyrsten Novencido (she/they)
Program Assistant, University College and Sophomore Living-Learning Community
Kyrsten is a Graduate Student with SPA. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she double majored in French and Francophone Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice. Before her time at AU, she worked with attorneys in a variety of offices, from personal injury to immigration law. She likes finding new places to eat, crafting and is excited to see what DC has to offer.
Learning Community Assistants (LCAs)
Senior in Interdisciplinary Studies: CLEG and Psychology
Likes: Sushi, cats, Studio Ghibli
Dislikes: Waking up
Supports the Interculturalist Community
Junior in Finance
Supports the general program