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                                  Kathryn Kay Coquemont - Director
Kathryn C.

 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.

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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.

 

NomaniNomani 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

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.

 

 JanaJana 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.

 

 

ZoeZoe 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.

 

 

Kimi

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

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

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 LeaderSimon

   Hometown:  Florence, Kentucky

   Major: Business

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact: "I am The Lizard King."

 



Amy

   Amy Tetreault - Orientation Team Leader

   Hometown:  Boise, Idaho

   Major: Architecture

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact: "I like to think I am a fun fact."

 

 
Mia F.

   Mia Fields - Marketing

   Hometown:  Las Vegas, Nevada

   Major: Athletic Training

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact: "I can eat pizza for every meal."

 

 

Emily DeCarolis

   Emily DeCarolis - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Haliewa, Hawai'i

   Major:  Biology (Pre-Med)

   Classification:  Sophomore

   Fun Fact:  "OG Swooper!"

 

 

Jacqlyn Hammel

   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

   Erin Hernandez - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Lehi, Utah

   Major:  Ethnic Studies

   Classification:  Sophomore

   Fun Fact:  "I make good Mexican rice.  Probably because I'm Mexican!"

 

 
Lauren

   Lauren Perry - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Tracy, California

   Major:  Pre-Nursing

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact:  "I LOVE anything Disney!"

 

 
Lizzy

   Elizabeth Pohl - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Boise, Idaho

   Major:  International Studies & Political Science

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact:  "My favorite book is Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

 

 
Vanessa

   Vanessa Ruelas - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  West Valley City, Utah

   Major:  Mathematics

   Classification:  Senior

   Fun Fact:  "My favorite actor is Keanu Reeves."

Last Updated: 6/2/17