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Conference Services Staff

Conference Services takes great pride in the quality of the staff we recruit and retain. Our summer workforce consists of professional staff members and both graduate and undergraduate students. During the academic year, we have one part-time and three full-time staff members. Our staff has affiliations with The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and The American College Personnel Association.

sherry ebrahimi

Sherry Ebrahimi, Director of University Conferences
P: 404.727.0429
F: 404.727.4774

The primary function of the Director of Conference Services is to serve the Emory University community (deans, faculty, administrators, department heads, and students) by planning educational conferences, conventions, seminars, and special events to be conducted on Emory’s campus. This position also assists in serving the outreach goals of Emory’s Office of University Conferences by marketing the campus to local, regional, national, and international community and bringing programs to the campus that are external to the University. Additionally, the Director of University Conferences oversees all professional and managerial staff in the Office, and serves as the liaison to Campus Life.

Originally from Nashville, TN, Sherry Ebrahimi received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. Sherry has worked at Emory in many different capacities, and became the Director of Conference Services in Spring of 2002.

elijah ajayi

Elijah Ajayi, Assistant Director of Conference Services

P: 404.727.0428 
F: 404.727.4774


The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is to develop marketing initiatives for the Summer Intern Housing Program and to coordinate the Conferences program at Clairmont Campus. Additionally, the Associate Director supervises student staff and assists with operations on main campus. 

Elijah received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Clayton State and Masters in Sports Administration. Elijah worked in the Emory Athletics department for nine years before transitioning to the Conference Services department.

brittany jones

Brittany Jones, Assistant Director of Conference Services & Marketing

P: 404.727.7934
F: 404.727.4774

The Assistant Director of Conference Services & Marketing is responsible for the recruitment and selection of student staff, development of publications, and marketing for the department. The Assistant Director also supervises student staff and oversees conference operations on Emory's Main Campus.

Brittany received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Converse College and a Masters degree in Computational Operations Research from The College of William and Mary.  Brittany worked for over a decade in the conference planning industry before joining the Conference Services team at Emory University.