ONL Team

Office of Neighborhood Life’s goal is that our students take responsibility for fostering good relationships with the permanent residents in their neighborhoods. ONL staff helps students learn the importance of conduct and courtesy in a residential community.

Gwendolyn Coleman


Contact Information: | 202.687.0364



Assistant Director

Laré Word

Community Director, Burleith & Foxhall

Contact Information: | 202.687.1320

Degrees: BA Multimedia Journalism from Virginia Tech

Laré joined the Office of Neighborhood Life in Fall 2022 as the Community Director for Burleith and Foxhall. Laré obtained her BA in Multimedia Journalism with a Minor in Cinema from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). After working in the Film and Broadcasting industry, she made the transition to Higher Ed with an interest in community building and programming. Outside of work, Laré enjoys video games, photography, movies and spending time with family, friends and her dog Roxie.

Allie Kruchell

Community Director, West Georgetown

Contact Information: | 202.687.1320

Degrees: BA Journalism & Multimedia Studies from Fort Lewis College, MA Film & Media Studies from University of Copenhagen

Allie joined the Georgetown community in November 2023, serving as the Community Director for West Georgetown. Allie earned her BA in Journalism & Multimedia Studies at Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO) and her MA in Film & Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. As a professional, Allie is a passionate community builder. Outside of work Allie enjoys strange films, rummaging around thrift stores for vintage coffee mugs, and spending time with her husband, Grayg, and their two pets, Otto (dog) & Oskar (cat).

David Fleury

Program Coordinator

Contact Information: | 202.687.5138

Degree: BS in Sports and Rec Management from James Madison University

David started as the Program Coordinator with the Office of Neighborhood Life in the Spring of 2022 where he grows relationships with fellow Hoya students and Neighbors alike in the community. In May 2021, David completed his degree from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) in S&R Management and is planning on continuing his education with Georgetown in the future. In his free time, David loves to play on his drum set, frequent the soccer field, and overall be with friends.