Jessie Cobbinah

Jessie is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English. She is from Nashville, where she attended John Overton High School. After attending GSH as a 2018 scholar, she returned as a counselor in 2021 and is beyond excited to make connections with all the wonderful scholars who are attending this summer! In her free time, Jessie enjoys reading, writing, baking and crying over internet cats she’ll never meet.

Elise Collier

Elise is a rising junior international studies major at UT Martin with minors in both French and sustainability studies. She is from Brighton, Tennessee, and a 2021 graduate of Brighton High School, where she also played the flute in the marching band. She is president of UT Martin’s French Club and a member of the Ned Ray McWherter Institute. After graduation she plans to pursue a Ph.D., with the ultimate goal of teaching at the collegiate level. Elise is currently learning how to crochet and spends her spare time playing with her cat Gus and listening to vinyls. This is her first experience with Governor’s School, and she is so excited!

Hanna Harris

Hanna Harris is a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga studying Professional Writing and Rhetoric with a minor in Communications. She is working towards becoming a journalist and wishes to become a published author. When she is not doing schoolwork, she enjoys going on hikes, listening to music, and making friends listen to her ramblings of niche interests. She is a 2019 alumni of GSH, and this marks her second year as a counselor. She is excited to begin another summer at UTM and to get to know everyone.

Anthony Lain

Anthony is a sophomore political science major at UT Martin. From Nashville, Anthony was homeschooled, graduating in 2022. He attended the 2021 GSH and enjoyed learning and building relationships in this fantastic program. At UT Martin, he studies in the University Scholars program, where he serves on the Executive Council. Anthony also serves as the student manager for the UT Martin men’s basketball team and is a member of both the Student Government Association and Baptist Collegiate Ministry. In his free time, he loves playing intramural sports with friends, reading, traveling and listening to music. After graduating from UT Martin, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career as an attorney. Anthony is excited to serve as a resident counselor for the 2023 Governor’s School for the Humanities and hopes to help make this month as enriching and rewarding as possible!