Residence Life Staff Directory
Residence Services and Program Development
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE
Educational Background: BA in English and MA in Cross Cultural Studies at UAF
Started at UAF: 1997
Hobbies: Reading anything she can get her hands on, walking her fur baby Boo Radley, exploring the Alaska waters, and traveling.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Visiting the musk ox at the Large Animal Research Station and using the ski/walking trails on campus.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE
Educational Background: BS in Human Biology from Minnesota State University Mankato and MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University
Started at UAF: June 2017
Hobbies: Exploring the town and eating out with the hubs
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Farmer’s market, coffee shops/huts, roam around downtown and enjoy the local food.
AREA COORDINATOR / Cutler Apartments, Employee, Family, Graduate (EFG) Housing Coordinator
Educational Background: Zoology BS
Started at UAF: August 2002
Hobbies: Shooting, archery, hunting, fishing, snow-machining, and motorcycling.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Shoot guns!
Brittany Van Eck
AREA COORDINATOR / Lower Campus
Educational Background: BA in Psychology and MS in College Counseling and Student Development
Started at UAF: 2012
Hobbies: Over the years I grew to love UAF and the tight knit community of faculty, staff, and students. After moving to Alaska I sort of fell into a really great network of people who were engaged in both the community and the greater Alaska area. While I have always loved being active, living here has introduced me to so many different methods of movement. Over the last few years I have collected my fair share of gear, and in both the winter and summer I will jump at any opportunity to experience this great state. Don't be fooled though, I am not always just riding my bike and skiing.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: If you all see me in the summer it will likely be at one of the local food treasures that line College Road, chowing down on a delightful taco or gleefully eating a cinnamon bun.
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Cutler Apartments
Educational Background: B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Accounting at Pennsylvania State University, Masters of Science in Counseling specializing in College Student Personnel
Started at UAF: Fall 2016
Hobbies: I enjoy getting outside with my dog and going to get my nails done.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Try out different restaurants and food trucks around the area.
Jo Malbert Narvaez
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / McIntosh Hall, Bartlett Hall and Sustainable Village
Educational Background: BS in Geology with minors in Paleontology and Spanish UAF
Started at UAF: Fall of 2014
Hobbies: Hiking & Volleyball
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Trying new restaurants & watching the auroras
455-3904 (McIntosh Hall
455-3900 (Bartlett Hall)
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Lathrop Hall
Educational Background: Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University
Started at UAF: July 2017
Hobbies: Working with computers, video games, and working out.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: The amount of disc golf courses nearby, which is one of my favorite outdoor activities.
Educational Background: Bachelors in Political Science from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota & Masters in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC
Started at UAF: November 2012 as a Personnel Payroll Assistant
Hobbies: I spend most of my time with my family where we visit parks, bike, ski, and hike as much as the weather allows. During my downtime, I love to have social dinners and watch movies.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: I love to celebrate every season! Taking a moment and just enjoy where you are is my favorite thing to do in Fairbanks. Fairbanks has lots of places that makes this easy. A walk at Creamers Field or along the Chena river with a tasty treat at the Crepery or Bun on the Run, makes for a perfect day. I also love to ski and Ski Land!
RECORDS AND ASSIGNMENTS COORDINATOR
Educational Background: UAF
Started at UAF: 2011
Hobbies: I enjoy baking, gardening, interior decorating, and dreaming of our next vacation destination.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER DINING AND HOUSING BUSINESS OFFICE
Educational Background: BBA-Finance and MBA, both at UAF
Started at UAF: February 1996
Hobbies: Golf, basketball, cycling, hiking, reading, travel
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Long walks through old neighborhoods and downtown
Educational Background: Professional certifications and numerous technical trainings
Started at UAF: July 1989
Hobbies: Golf, bowling, home renovations, and the with family
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Fishing
Educational Backgroud: AAS Process Technology at UAF CTC
Started at UAF: November 2004. Started with Residence Life May 2006.
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, and hunting and fishing
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: UAF hockey in the winter, backyard grilling and socializing in the summer.
BUILDING SERVICES COORDINATOR
Started at UAF: April 2016
Hobbies: Spending time with my kids
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Picking Berries
Marketing and Conference Services
MARKETING AND CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER
Educational Background: Bachelors of Graphic Design and Community Development from Portland State University, currently pursuing Masters in Communication from UAF
Started at UAF: Fall 2009
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and yoga
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Hiking Angel Rocks