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.
Educational Background: BA in Liberal Studies from California State University Monterey Bay & MAE in Student
Affairs in Higher Education with an International Student Services Graduate Certificate
from Western Kentucky University
Started at UAF: June 2019
It's an honor to be part of Nanook Nation. I am so excited! Over the past decade, I have worked directly with diverse populations of both undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities across the nation. My background is in student development, mentoring, program development, advising, and cultivating partnerships with various campus partners. I also enjoy chess, reading, basketball, going to church and great conversations. Please feel free to contact me.
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.
Educational Background: AA in Spanish from Otero Junior College, BA in Humanities from Loyola University
Chicago, MS in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas,
MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and the National Certified Counselor
designation (NCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Started at UAF: January 2020
Hobbies: Silver bullion and coin collecting, animal welfare, adoption / foster care advocacy, Texas Holdem poker player, and travel aficionado.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Travel to the mountains, outdoor adventures, library, Thai Food, thrift store shopping, and community volunteerism.
Educational Background: BA in Public Communication with Minor's in Leadership and Creative Problem Solving,
and MS in College Student Affairs Administration with a concentration in Conflict
Started at UAF: July 2018
Hobbies: To be honest, eating is probably my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy learning; weather its through watching a documentary, adventuring in the nature or taking a new class! During the summer I love being outside (as long as its not too hot!), practicing yoga or checking out festivals and farmers markets. In the winter you'll typically find me snuggled into my couch with my kitty watching TV chowing down on a sweet delicious treat!
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Trying new places to eat! I'm a big foodie and Fairbanks has A TON of really delicious ethnically diverse food places!
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,
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!
Educational background: BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at
Started at UAF: August 2019
Hobbies: Baking, reading, origami, playing with my cats
Favorite things to do in Fairbanks: Discovering Fairbanks' hiking trails, walking along the Chena River, going to Fairbanks fun festivals downtown.
Educational Background: BBA in International Tourism & Hospitality Management and a Professional Master of
Business Administration from the University of Guam
Started at UAF: April 2019
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, traveling and binge watching my favorite TV drama and crime series.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: My favorite thing to do so far has been going on long drives to other towns/natural attractions in the Summer. Imagine windows down, music on blast, and the beautiful scenery that Alaska offers - perfect!
Educational Background: BA in Justice with a minor in Leadership from University of Alaska
Started at UAF: September 2019
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, 4-wheeling, snow machining, and traveling.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: I enjoy the many different restaurants, hanging out with my wife, my puppy, and our friends, volunteer work for veterans, and binge watching crime shows.