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Professional Staff

Our professional staff supports all aspects of New Student Orientation, including the supervision of our amazing student staff! We also work with many of our campus partners to make sure your orientation experience is filled with meaningful information and resources to support you along your journey as a student. We are a fun bunch dedicated to ensuring your successful transition to the University of Northern Colorado!

Kim Arnold

Kim Arnold

Administrative Assistant II

Kimberley.Arnold@unco.edu
970-351-1391
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Student Staff 2018

Our student staff are current UNC students who make up our Orientation Leaders, Senior Orientation Leaders, and Senior Orientation Assistants. Together, our student staff is at the forefront of your transition and will actively lead your orientation experience on campus. Our student staff have chosen to work for New Student Orientation because they are passionate about helping you, and understand how support can go a long way as you become a part of the UNC family. This staff undergoes an intensive three-week training leading up to the summer orientation sessions, and are an energetic and caring group of leaders ready to welcome you to this wonderful community of Bears! Click on the "Read More" part of a student staff member to learn more about our awesome student leaders!

 

abril

Abril

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Sophomore
Major: Mexican-American Studies w/ Secondary Ed Emphasis
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Mexican-American Studies Society, Student Ambassador, Bear Den, Cumbres
Favorite thing at UNC: Presidents Row & the community feel
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “You miss 100% of the shots you that you don’t take" –Wayne Gretzky –Michael Scott 

 

alena

Alena

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 4th Year
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Camp Verde, Arizona
Involvement on campus: Stryker, Center for Human Enrichment, Activists for Social Change Student Org, Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity
Favorite thing at UNC: Tech study rooms in Michener Library
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans."

 

andrew

Andrew

Senior Orientation Assistant
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Senior
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Housing & Residential Education (HRE), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, International Ambassador Program, Honors Program
Favorite thing at UNC: The stairwell in Luján Hall
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

 

cassidy

Cassidy

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Victory Lap Part 2
Major: Elementary Education w/ Music minor
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Bands & Orchestra Office
Favorite thing at UNC: Central Campus in the summer at sunset
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars."

 

cayla

Cayla

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major: International Affairs: Area Studies
Hometown: Sterling, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Resident Assistant (RA), Political Science & International Affairs Club, Teacher’s Assistant (TA) for Political Science Classes, Intramural Sports
Favorite thing at UNC: The amazing professors and the opportunities this university offers
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Don’t be sad, because sad backwards is das and das not good!"

cedric

Cedric

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Sophomore
Major: History (Secondary Ed)
Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Athletic Event Staff, History Club
Favorite thing at UNC: Athletic/Sporting events
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Do the unthinkable. Always be you."

 

danielle

Danielle

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major:
Elementary Education
Hometown:
Loveland, Colorado
Involvement on campus: School of Teacher Education, Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The community, diversity, and beautiful campus!
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted. Bloom."

 

drew

Drew

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics (Secondary Ed)
Hometown: Niwot, Colorado
Involvement on campus: D&D Group, Gay Affinity Group
Favorite thing at UNC: the food & the faculty
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "You have to look through the rain to see the rainbow."

 

ian

Ian

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 6th Year Senior (2nd Bachelor’s)
Major: Business Administration (Marketing)
Hometown: Loveland, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Pride of the Rockies Marching Band, countless other music ensembles
Favorite thing at UNC: Marching Band
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Go as hard as Phil Collins went on the Tarzan soundtrack." 

 

jenny

Jenny

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major:
Studio Art: Digital Media
Hometown: 
San Ramon, California
Involvement on campus: Housing, Fencing Club
Favorite thing at UNC: The beauty of campus and the overall friendly vibes
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “Carpe Diem, seize the day."

 

jose

Jose

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Junior
Major: Theatre Education (Secondary Ed)
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Theatre Shows, Observations, DREAMer Engagement Program, Coffee Corner Barista
Favorite thing at UNC: The trees
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Reach for the stars."

 josh

Josh

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Junior
Major: Theatre Design & Technology
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Housing & Residential Education, Intramural Sports, Design Theatre Student Association
Favorite thing at UNC: Watching theatre productions
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “Sometimes plan, sometimes wing it."

karen

Karen

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 5th Year Senior
Major: Music Business with vocal Jazz Studies
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Student Senate, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., 11th Ave Acapella, Jazz Education Network, Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment, Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The people, who they are, where they come from, and what they stand for
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “If you can dream it, you can do it."

lauren

Lauren

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Year: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics (Secondary Ed)
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Campus Crusades, UNC Ticket Office, Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: Zumba! Dorm life. Hammocking.
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."

 madi

Madi

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Junior
Major: Anthropology & Criminology
Hometown: Westminster, Colorado/Greenbelt, Maryland
Involvement on campus: Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Anthropology Club, Dean of Students/Bear Pantry
Favorite thing at UNC: All the Bear pride around Homecoming, hockey, & basketball season
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Everything happens for a reason!"

mika

Mika

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 5th Year Senior
Major: Business Marketing & Graphic Design w/ a Japanese minor
Hometown: Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Involvement on campus: UNC Athletics, Housing, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Japanese Club, Design Club, Residence Hall Association, Hawaii Club
Favorite thing at UNC: Move in day & tailgating
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: "Sko Bears!"

rogelio

Rogelio

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: Junior
Major: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Hometown: Michoacán, Mexico
Involvement on campus: DREAMer Engagement Program, Caminando Unidos, The United Leaders in Higher Education
Favorite thing at UNC: The many ways to get involved!
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “The more we know, the less we know."

 

 shane

Shane

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Senior
Major:
Economics & International Affairs
Hometown:
Falcon, Colorado
Involvement on campus:
Housing & Residential Education, Student Ambassador, Student Senate, Intramural Sports, National Residence Hall Honorary, Campus Ministries
Favorite thing at UNC: Government Publications in Michener Library, best place to study, information for a lifetime.
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: Children telling adults that “it’s all going to be okay.”

 shelby

Shelby

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major:
Anthropology
Hometown:
Westminster, Colorado
Involvement on campus:
Student Senate, Former UNC Student Radio Team Member
Favorite thing at UNC:
The resource & cultural centers and Michener Library
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “It’s not the number of breaths we take, but the number of moments that take our breath away."

sofi

Sofi

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Year: Senior (Transfer)
Major: Nutrition
Hometown: Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Involvement on campus: Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The community and family feel that we have on campus. Everyone is so welcoming, and the friends I’ve made here are my forever friends.
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you fall, you’ll land among the stars."

 

tasha

Tasha

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major: Special Education
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Housing & Residential Education, National Residence Hall Honorary, Alpha Omicron Pi
Favorite thing at UNC: There is always an event to go to!
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “It’s a great day to be a Bear!"

teresa

Teresa

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Student Success Office, UNC Psi Chi Chapter, Research Assistant
Favorite thing at UNC: The McKee Breezeway
Favorite Inspirational Cliché: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."