OIT Training Staff Profiles

Technology Training Coordinator

Christine L. Vucinich, MA - Technical Education & Outreach Coordinator

Christine VucinichExpertise: Overview of OIT Services, Desktop Publishing, WordPress & iMovie

Christine is the Technical Education & Outreach Coordinator for OIT Training. Her responsibilities include organizing the training program, training the trainers and marketing the overall program.   Christine has an undergraduate degree in communications and a masters in adult education and communications technology as well as over 15 years IT training experience in the classroom and working in higher education. She is also actively engaged in the higher education IT community through organizations like ACM SIGUCCS and Educause.

Eleanor Mehlenbacher  - Training Student Supervisor (Computer Science and Music, 2016)


Expertise:  WordPress, PowerPoint & Social Media

Eleanor is a junior hailing from Raleigh, NC. She can usually be seen around campus playing Ultimate Frisbee, lurking in one of Biddle’s practice rooms with her guitar, or singing with her a cappella group Lady Blue. She’s currently studying computer science and music at Duke and can’t wait to share her love for technology with other members of the Duke community.

Sinclair Toffa - Student Technology Trainer (2018)


Sinclair is a freshman born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  He is planning to major in Computer Science and minor in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics.  Outside of class, Sinclair is involved in House Council, DukeAfrica, and Center for Multicultural Affairs.  You can find him playing the piano in the Mary Lou Center or playing basketball with friends in Brodie Gym.  Sinclair’s passion for computer science and customer relations has led him to join Duke OIT as a trainer!​

Mohamad Chamas - Student Technology Trainer (2018)


Mohamad (who goes by his last name Chamas), is a freshman born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a Mechanical Engineering major with a certificate in Energy and the Environment. In his little spare time, he enjoys filmmaking and spending time at the machine shop. He joined OIT as a trainer to satisfy his thirst for human interaction and to learn from what the Duke community has to offer.

Anika Ayyar - Student Technology Trainer (Computer Science/Biomedical Engineering 2018)

anikaAnika is a freshman from Saratoga, California. On campus she is a part of the Duke Honor Council, Duke Debate, and Lady Blue, an all-female a cappella group. Anika also loves cross-country running, cooking, and coding. She is planning to double major in computer science and biomedical engineering, and is very excited to join the student trainer team and share her passion for technology and computer science with the Duke community!

Caroline Ginty - Student Technology Trainer (Mechanical Engineering and Economics, Pratt 2016)


Caroline is a junior from San Diego, CA. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Minoring in Economics. She is involved in Outing Club, Greek life, the Society of Women Engineers and Duke FEMMES on campus. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, running, watching and playing basketball, and anything and everything outdoors. She is excited for both the learning and teaching opportunities in technology as a student trainer for Duke OIT. 

Gaurish Gwalani - Student Technology Trainer (2018)