Staff Members

Yvette Lucero-NguyenYvette Lucero-Nguyen, Director

Director, Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development



Yvette formerly served as the graduate assistant for the Women’s Resource Center is now the Director of the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute. She is a 2009 University of Northern Colorado graduate, with a Masters of Public Health degree. Even though she has been living in Colorado, she has to let it be known that she is originally from the “Alien Capital of the World,” Roswell, New Mexico. Yvette is very excited to have the opportunity to continue working at the WRC and UNC. Having worked and attended courses at UNC, Yvette has been able to develop and strengthen her passion for higher education. She hopes that serving in this role will allow her to continue to provide students with opportunities that will allow them to grow and expand their interests.



Emily Hedstrom-LieserEmily

Assistant Director, Women's Resource Center/Stryker Institute


Emily is the Assistant Director for the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development. Emily received her Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Social Science: Applied Sociological Practice. As a Colorado native, Emily enjoys the outdoors and appreciates the peace of the mountains. Emily has great passion for educating about systemic oppression and inequity, and hopes to foster a collective through conversation, connection, and heightened awareness.




Sarah AragonAssistant Director Sarah Aragon

Leadership Coordinator, Stryker Institute for Leadership Development


Sarah is a Colorado native, moving from Pueblo to Greeley to obtain her B.A. in Special Education and staying to pursue her M.A. in Deaf Education. Sarah has always had a passion for working with underrepresented populations and works towards equity in all she does. Being a first-generation, non-traditional, underrepresented woman herself, Sarah knows the impact that higher education has and embraces the idea that it not only transforms her life, but the life of those she interacts with as well. Throughout her years in higher education she has become strongly involved in being an advocate while empowering others to do the same. Sarah has great passion for leadership, social justice, and feminism and loves the opportunity to learn more from each day.

Sarah has served in a variety of roles over the past 12 years with the Stryker Institute, from being a Stryker scholarship recipient herself (2003-2007), to facilitating as a Stryker graduate assistant (2007-2009) and now serving as the Leadership Coordinator (2013-present). Sarah is very excited to get to utilize her passion and experience in this transformative journey.



Lindsay Robertson

Graduate Assistant, Stryker Institute for Leadership Development LindsayLindsay


Lindsay Robertson is very excited to be the current Graduate Assistant for the Stryker Institute while working towards her M.A. in UNC’s HESAL program. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in December of 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology. Lindsay’s passions include, but are not limited to, higher education, leadership development, and social justice issues. She enjoys watching movies, being in the sun, and eating all types of food. Lindsay hopes to utilize her energy and strengths to help as many students as possible while here at UNC. Be sure to stop in to say hello!




Sarah Witty, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Witty

Administrative Assistant, Women's Resource Center/Stryker Institute


Sarah is the Administrative Assistant for the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development.  She joined the WRC/Stryker team in May of 2010. Sarah is excited to use her passion for higher education and provide assistance to all who come into the center.



Stryker Institute for Leadership Development

Scott-Willcoxon Hall
University of Northern Colorado
1915 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: 970-351-2634
Fax: 970-351-1487