Meet Our Speaking Coaches
B.A. in Communication Studies, Coe College, 2012
Jeff is a second year coach in the Speaking Center. Jeffrey received the Coe College Young Writer’s Award in 2012 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He plans to focus his graduate studies on interpretive methods of research. Jeffrey is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, describes himself as a “complete beer nerd” and spends his free time golfing, running, and enjoying the company of friends.
B.A. in Communication Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012
Elizbeth is a second year coach in the Speaking Center. As an undergraduate Elizabeth received the 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the UAF Department of Communication. Her research interests include intercultural and computer mediated communication.
B.A. in Communication Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011
Danielle is a second year coach in the Speaking Center. Danielle research interests include gender studies and will focus on interpersonal and intercultural communication in advocating for people with special needs. A native of Fairbanks, she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her extended Fairbanks family, tea, and being active with her husband.
B.A. in Communication and Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Denmark, 2011
Nadia is a Teaching Assistant currently teaching COMM141X and a second year coach in the Speaking Center. Nadia’s teaching and coaching experience involves more than 10 years of involvement in various fields covering everything from snowboard instructor to mediation.
Nadia is originally from Denmark but have lived and traveled in virtually most of Europe before she came to UAF to pursue her Masters. Nadia’s focus in her graduate studies is on organizational dissent.
BA in English/Interpretation, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China, 2012
Tianyu is a second year speaking center coach. Skiing, snowboarding, reading and watching movies are her favorite things to do. Tianyu is from China and her research interest is in intercultural communication.
B.A. in Psychology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012
Lora is a first year UAF graduate student who loves Alaska! She also enjoys riding, shooting, knife-throwing, reading, and communication. She has made Alaska her home permanently and plans to live, work, and spend her recreational time right here with all the people she says she has grown to love dearly.