Meet the talented team of individuals who make the Digital Studio what it is today. With years of experience in audio production, graphic design, photography, and video production, our tutors have the knowledge and expertise to help students with their projects no matter how simple or complicated.

Elsa Ingwersen
Elsa IngwersenLead Tutor
Hello, I’m Elsa! Although Astronomy/Astrophysics is my major, graphic design is my passion. I’m also getting minors in Applied Mathematics and Humanities. I’ve worked with Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and other computer software. I can especially help with the visual elements of your project.
Denise Smith
Denise SmithLead Tutor, Internal Project Manager
My name is Denise, I am a senior studying aerospace engineering here at Embry-Riddle. In the studio I specialize in the Adobe Suite and Final Cut. I’m looking forward to helping you with your digital literacy needs!
Sarah Kokkinakis
Sarah KokkinakisTutor, External Project Manager
Hello! I am studying Astronomy & Astrophysics. I’m good at video and photo editing. Have a nice day!
Tate Grant
Tate GrantTutor
That’s a candid me, Tate. I am a sophomore and I am pursuing Civil Engineering at Embry-Riddle. Besides building bridges and digging holes, I also dabble with digital design and software such as Premiere Pro and Photoshop.
Xi Wang
Xi WangTutor, Social Media Coordinator
Hi I’m Xi, I’m a Junior in Aerospace Engineering and I specialize in video and photo editing. I am friendly and I love cats.
Juan Pena
Juan PenaTutor
Hey guys I’m Juan. I am a senior at Embry-Riddle studying Aeronautical Science. In the digital studio I specialize in Photoshop and Premiere Pro. If you have any questions I’m here to help!
Tiffany Greenwaldt-Simon
Tiffany Greenwaldt-SimonTutor
Hi I’m Tiffany! I’m a junior at Embry-Riddle and I’m currently studying communications with a space studies minor.
Haylie Kasap
Haylie KasapTutor
Hey y’all! I’m Haylie and I’m a senior studying Communication with a minor in Space Studies. My specialties include flyers, poster, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro. Don’t hesitate to stop by!
Cameron Allard
Cameron AllardTutor
Hi! I’m Cameron and I am a Junior studying Spaceflight Operations here at Embry-Riddle. I specialize in Premiere Pro, iMovie and Audacity. I hope to see
Clark Howard
Clark Howard Tutor
Howdy! My name is Clark and I’m a junior in Astronomy/Astrophysics. Most of my design and teaching experience comes from my 3 years working for the Air and Space Museum in DC. I’m also the president of the Embry-Riddle Beekeeping Club.
Kaimin Mao
Kaimin MaoTutor
Hi, I’m Kaimin Mao, a Sophomore student majoring in Aeronautical Science. Flying airplanes is not the only thing that I’m specialized in. I can also help you with video recording, editing, photography and other post-production tools by Adobe. Welcome to the Digital Studio!
Paul Ryder
Paul RyderTutor
Hello, I’m Paul and I am a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in computer science. I love solving problems and working with people along the way. I have experience coding, web design, and video editing.


Dr. Sandy Branham
Dr. Sandy BranhamDirector
Dr. Sandy Branham is an assistant professor in the Humanities and Communication department. Dr. Branham studies and conducts research in technical communication, with a particular interest in the way in which technical information is digitally disseminated to varied audiences. Dr. Branham predominately teaches Technical Report Writing, and students in her classes develop their technical communication skills through the production of several multimedia projects, with the support of the Digital Studio.
Ms. Watkins
Ms. WatkinsAssistant Director
Alex Watkins is an instructor in the Humanities and Communication Department. Ms. Watkins studies and conducts research in writing program administration and technical communication, with a focus in promoting digital literacies and addressing social justice through teaching writing. Ms. Watkins teaches a wide variety of classes, including Technical Report Writing, Speech, Developmental Writing, and Humanities courses. Her students in most courses use the Digital Studio to create a variety of multimodal projects, design better slides, and present research through digital means.