LSU Discover Staff

Sarah Ferstel

Sarah D. Ferstel, Director of Undergraduate Research

Sarah D. Ferstel, MA

Phone: 225-578-7825
Office: 331 Hatcher Hall

Sarah Ferstel has worked at LSU since 2008 – her first five years were with the LSU Libraries, and since 2013, she has worked for LSU Discover.  She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Liberal Arts at the Louisiana Scholars’ College in Natchitoches, LA.  As an undergraduate, she spent the fall and spring semesters working in archaeological labs and summers excavating at local plantations and historical sites. While earning her Master's degree in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University, she taught Classical mythology courses and had the privilege to excavate at Pompeii during the summer. Sarah’s own undergraduate research project examined the development of the Isis cult in Roman Italy.

Tori Clement

Tori Clement, Business Manager

Tori Clement, MA
Business Manager

Phone: 225-578-4378
Office: 333 Hatcher Hall

Tori Clement has worked at LSU for over a decade. Most recently, she worked in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and before that, the Office of Assessment & Evaluation.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at LSU.

Headshot of staff member Ella Magerl

Ella Magerl, Program Coordinator

Ella Magerl
Program Coordinator

Phone: 225-578-7401
Office: 330 Hatcher Hall

Ella Magerl joined the LSU Discover team during summer 2023. Prior to LSU she worked at The University of Alabama for four years with roles in the College of Continuing Studies, University Recreation, and the Division of Community Affairs. In addition to supporting LSU Discover, Ella serves as the Program Coordinator for the LSU Gulf Scholars Program. She earned her bachelor's degree in Park Management and Conservation with a minor in Business from Kansas State University.





LSU Discover Student Workers

Maggie Fugate
Maggie is a freshmen studying Physics.

Kailey Landry
Kailey is a freshmen studying Animal Science.

Janae' Narcisse
Janae' is a freshmen studying Political Science.


LSU Discover Advisory Board 2022-23

Janet McDonald Professor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Michael Blandino Assistant Dean, Ogden Honors College

Arend Van Gemmert Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences & Education

Joseph Givens Director, McNair Scholars Program

Mike Benton Associate Professor, College of Engineering

To be named E. J. Ourso College of Business

Joseph Francis Associate Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

Kamile Geist Associate Professor, College of Music & Dramatic Arts

To be named Manship School of  Mass Communication

Josef Horacek CxC Student Coordinator, College of Art & Design

Giulio Mariotti Associate Professor, College of Coast & Environment

Christine Lattin Assistant Professor, College of Science

To be named College of Agriculture