Staff & Students

 

 
Jo Malbert Narvaez (he | they)

Jo Malbert Narvaez (he | they)

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J2

Taiguey guaitiao! My name is Jo, and I am from the island of Borikén (also known as Puerto Rico), a land filled with rich and resilient Taino and African culture. I arrived in Alaska in 2014, and have been part of the UAF community as a student and now as staff. During my time at UAF, I have developed a passion for social justice and advocating for those voices who have been historically marginalized. I am very happy to work with passionate staff and students to make UAF a truly welcoming and inclusive community.


Aviv Gilbert (they | them)

Aviv Gilbert (they | them)

Diversity & Inclusion Student Assistant

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J

Hi! My Name is Aviv! I have lived in Fairbanks (and North Pole) for all 21 years of my life! I don’t like the snow, but I do like the all day light in the summer. I have two sweet little guinea pigs (Henry and Mochi), I enjoy watching all sorts of movies/tv/videos, gardening, I love Ben & Jerry’s PB cup ice cream and I am an English major!

Robin Ellis (they | them)

Robin Ellis (they | them)

Diversity & Inclusion Student Assistant

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J

Hello! My name is Robin Ellis, and I was originally born in Colorado, but have lived in Alaska through all of high school up to now. I'm really passionate about diversity and inclusion, and love to hear and learn from and about experiences other than my own. I'm currently working towards my biology major with a biomedical research concentration and a math minor. My hobbies include listening to music, getting way too emotionally invested in fictional stories, and doting over adorable animals.

Laura Ekada (she | her)

Laura Ekada (she | her)

Diversity& Inclusion Student Assistant

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J

I am Laura (She/Her). I am Koyukon Athabascan and I was raised in the village of Minto, AK. My family comes from Nulato and Koyukuk. I am in my third year of college. I spent two years at Umpqua Community College running cross country and competing in track and field. I am working towards a bachelor's in biology with a concentration in biomedical science. I hope to one day be a physician for rural Alaskan communities. My hobbies include beading, sewing, painting, and reading.

 

 

Caitlin Cameron (she | her)

Caitlin Cameron (she | her)

Prevention & Wellness Coordinator

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J3

Caitlin started her UAF journey in July 2018 as a Resident Director in Residence Life, where she was able to cultivate her passion for prevention and wellness work.  Caitlin completed her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at James Madison University in 2018, and her undergraduate degree from Drexel University in 2015. Caitlin is originally from Vermont and loves trail running, hiking, skiing, and all things outdoors.  You will likely spot her on the UAF trails with her dogs, Callie and Luna.

Claire Swanson (she | her)

Claire Swanson (she | her)

First Generation Student Success Graduate Assistant

First-Gen AK

Wood Center 101J1

Hi! My name is Claire Swanson and I am a long time Alaskan. I am currently working towards my M.Ed. in School Counseling. This is my fifth year at UAF and second year working for the University, i've spent the past four years getting my undergrad in Psychology. Working for the University has instilled in me a passion to support our students and community. I love the outdoors and do everything I can to soak up the sunshine during Alaskas summer months (hiking, biking, etc.) 

Victoria Pennington (she | her)

Victoria Pennington (she | her)

Prevention Peer Educator

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J

My name is Victoria Pennington. I am from Healy, Alaska and my major in college is Radiologic Technology. A fun fact about me is that I’ve been to 4 different countries in 3 years.

Mimi Gengler (she | her)

Mimi Gengler (she | her)

Prevention Peer Educator

Nanook Diversity & Action Center

Wood Center 101J

Hello friends! My name is Mimi, I’m a Justice major who is passionate about helping people. I enjoy hanging out and going on walks with my friends and my Aussie, Eva! I also really like doing martial arts with my family!