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.

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Cory Peterson


Contact Information: | 202.687.0364
Degrees: BS Mass Communications, BS Psychology from University of Utah
MS Educational Administration from Texas A&M University

Cory has been the Director of Neighborhood Life since 2013. Prior to this, Cory worked in the Office of Residential Living since Fall 2006 in several positions. As Director of ONL, Cory oversees the support of undergraduate and graduate students living off-campus, the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP), off-campus housing resources, graduate housing partnerships, and assists in the day to day support of the Georgetown Community Partnership (GCP). Cory’s professional interests include University Town/Gown relations, community engagement, group facilitation, and social justice education. Outside of work, Cory enjoys spending time with family, movies and multi-sport activities.

Matthew Marchiori

Assistant Director

Contact Information: | 202.687.3428 
Degrees: BA Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MPA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Matt joined Georgetown University in Spring 2018, as the Assistant Director of the Office of Neighborhood. Prior to this, he worked at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and Catholic University, in D.C. Matt obtained a BA in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Go Vols!). Outside of work, Matt enjoys running, biking, and exploring the city with his dog.

Samantha Herrell

Community Director, West Georgetown

Contact Information: | 202.687.1320
Degrees: BA Economics from the University of Michigan

Samantha has been with Georgetown University since April 2016, serving as a Community Director for West Georgetown. Samantha obtained her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and spent her first year post-grad working in a sales and marketing role at The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. Samantha loves the business of connecting people and building friendships. In her free time, you will find her in a coffee shop or on one of the gorgeous tree-lined trails near Georgetown.

Gwen Coleman

Community Director, Burleith & Foxhall

Contact Information: | 202.687.1320
Degrees: BS Biological Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Gwen has been with Georgetown University since Fall 2017, first serving as the Program Coordinator and now as a Community Director for the Office of Neighborhood Life. Gwen obtained her BS in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Gwen has a passion for student wellness and educational programming. Outside of work, Gwen enjoys crafting, DIY projects, and getting lost in Wikipedia pages.

Sarah McCall

Program Coordinator

Contact Information: | 202.687.5138
Degrees: B.A. English from North Carolina State Univeristy
M.Ed. from the University of Virginia

Sarah joined the Office of Neighborhood Life in the summer of 2019. She loves connecting with community members and promoting holistic student growth. Outside of work, you can find her reading, traveling, or cooking.