Kathryn Kay Coquemont - Director
Kathryn serves as the Director of New Student & Family Programs. She works across both the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs to help programs, policies, and new initiatives to better serve students and their families. Kathryn currently serves as a NASPA Region V Board Member representing the state of Utah, the Chair of the NODA Diversity & Inclusion Ad-Hoc Committee, as the Major Speakers Chair for the 2016 NASPA Western Regional Conference, on the Board for the NASPA Center for Women, and as the Mentoring Programming Co-Coordinator for the NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community. She has previously served as the NODA Leadership Development Chair, a 2016 NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute faculty member, the NODA Region III Conference Chair, the NASPA Western Regional Conference NUFP Institute Co-chair, and on the NODA Board. Kathryn holds a master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy at the U.
John Michael Pantlik - Associate Director
John Michael oversees all New Student Orientation programs, Welcome Week, and works with programming for first- year students, transfer students, and parent and family members. John Michael is originally from Memphis, and has worked with first year experience programs at several universities before coming to Utah. He is actively involved in NODA, and currently serves as the Region III Coordinator for CO, NM, UT, and WY. John Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and is pursuing a doctorate at the U. He enjoys college football, running, trivia, burritos, and wearing bowties on Tuesdays.
Nomani Satuala - Assistant Director
Nomani works with New Student Orientation, Transfer Programs, as well as all office assessment. Nomani was a Graduate Assistant in the office before transitioning into the Assistant Director role. Before starting in our office, he worked for Utah College Advising Corps and Granite Peaks Adult Education in assisting students with their transition to higher education. Nomani has a strong passion for access to higher education and social justice. Nomani completed his master's degree in the Educational Leadership & Policy program as well as his bachelor's degree at the University of Utah.
Erin Sine - Assistant Director
Erin works with New Student Programs, including Swoop Camp, Campus Life Mentors, and Picture Your First Year. She considers it a privilege to assist the new students of the University. Erin also oversees Office Assistants and works with office marketing. She is a master's student in the Education Leadership & Policy program at the University of Utah. Erin completed a master's of art from Savannah College of Art and Design, but more importantly is an alumna of the University of Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. Erin was born in Salt Lake City where she was raised a Utah fan all her life.
Jana Stoneman - Administrative Assistant
Jana oversees the Office Assistants and financials for New Student & Family Programs. She is excited to be learning a part of campus she has previously been unfamiliar with, coming from the student government office at the U. Jana loves the energy and passion that comes from students, and enjoys helping them succeed. She will complete her Undergrad degrees in Film and Journalism in the spring from the U, and hopes to pursue a master’s degree in the future. As a Utah native, she loves being at home on campus, and hoping she is making students feel the same way.
Zoe Worthington - Graduate Assistant for First-Year Programs
Zoe is a Graduate Assistant at the Center for New Student & Family Programs, working specifically with First-Year Programs. She received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from Willamette University. It was at Willamette that her passion for social justice and higher education developed. AmeriCorps VISTA brought her to Salt Lake City where she worked for Salt Lake Community College in a variety of capacities and where she fostered her love for climbing, camping, running, and other forms of outdoor merriment. Zoe is currently a first year master’s student in the Education Leadership & Policy program at the University of Utah.
Kimiko Miyashima- Graduate Assistant for Parent & Family Programs
Kimi is a Graduate Assistant in the Center for New Student & Family Programs, working with Parent & Family Programs. Born in Los Angeles but raised in Salt Lake City, Kimi has been a Utah fan for many, many years. Before starting in our office, Kimi attended Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, while minoring in Film Studies and Peace Studies. She has worked as a Student-Athlete Mentor at LMU and the U, and is passionate about helping students thrive in and out of the classroom. She is a first year master's student in the Educational Leadership & Policy program at the University of Utah.
Tammy Thuy Nguyen- Graduate Assistant for Transfer Programs
Tammy works with Transfer Programs for New Student & Family Programs. Before starting
in our office, Tammy was Director of Exercise and Sport Science Fitness within the
College of Health. She also was an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center
(formerly University College) advising first-year students, transfer students, and
general education. She is excited to be working with transfer students again, as
she is also a transfer student herself. Tammy holds a master’s degree in Public Administration
and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health and Science. She is also currently pursuing
her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy here at the U.
Grant Bigman - Graduate Intern
Grant is a Graduate Intern in the Center for New Student & Family Programs, working
with New Student Orientation for the summer. He is originally from Connecticut and
attended James Madison University in Virginia where he received a B.S. in Communications
in 2012. After graduation, Grant went on to work for Alpha Epsilon Pi Inc. for 4 years,
where he traveled and worked with 130 different campuses across 6 countries. During
this time, Grant discovered a passion for higher education and decided to enroll
at North Carolina State University to pursue his masters in Higher Education Administration
this past fall. His current assistantship is at Duke University’s Office of Fraternity
& Sorority Life. In his short time here, Grant is extremely excited to come to the
U, learn more about the students and campus culture, and be outdoors.
Simon Greenhalgh - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Florence, Kentucky
Fun Fact: "I am The Lizard King."
Amy Tetreault - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Fun Fact: "I like to think I am a fun fact."
Mia Fields - Marketing
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Major: Athletic Training
Fun Fact: "I can eat pizza for every meal."
Emily DeCarolis - Office Assistant
Hometown: Haliewa, Hawai'i
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Fun Fact: "OG Swooper!"
Jacqlyn Hammel - Office Assistant
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Major: Anthropology with a minor in Integrative Human Biology
Classification: 2017 Graduate
Fun Fact: "I LOVE doing anything that requires getting up and being active!"
Erin Hernandez - Office Assistant
Hometown: Lehi, Utah
Major: Ethnic Studies
Fun Fact: "I make good Mexican rice. Probably because I'm Mexican!"
Lauren Perry - Office Assistant
Hometown: Tracy, California
Fun Fact: "I LOVE anything Disney!"
Elizabeth Pohl - Office Assistant
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Major: International Studies & Political Science
Fun Fact: "My favorite book is Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
Vanessa Ruelas - Office Assistant
Hometown: West Valley City, Utah
Fun Fact: "My favorite actor is Keanu Reeves."