The History Department staff has grown this past summer with the addition of Lakesia Hayes, who serves as the undergraduate academic degree coordinator. Hayes is a native of Decatur, GA and has a passion for creativity and the liberal arts. She graduated from Georgia Southern in 2009 as an English/English Education major and then moved to South Korea to teach English as a Second Language to elementary students. Living abroad helped her gain an appreciation for cultural diversity, tradition, and history. She returned to the United States and eagerly stepped into the classrooms of the Dekalb County School System, where she taught for four years. While new to the History Department, Hayes is not new to Emory. Her most recent position was with Emory Healthcare, where she worked side by side with a surgical oncologist. Welcome, Lakesia!