Staff Members

Yvette Lucero-NguyenYvette Lucero-Nguyen, Director

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

E-mail: Yvette.luceronguyen@unco.edu

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

Associate Director, Women's Resource Center & Stryker Institute for Leadership Development

E-Mail: emily.hedstromlieser@unco.edu

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

Email: sarah.aragon@unco.edu

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.

 

 

Luz SosaLindsay

Programmatic Support Specialist/Office Manager, Women's Resource Center & Stryker Institute for Leadership DevelopmentLindsay

E-mail: luz.sosa@unco.edu

Luz is the Programmatic Support Specialist and Office Manager for the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development. Luz received her Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree and Accounting Certificate from Aims Community College. Luz joined the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development team in August of 2016. She is enthusiastic of using her training and experience to help achieve the goals and missions of the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development.

 

 

Noemy Rodriguez

Graduate Assistant, Stryker Institute for Leadership Development LindsayLindsay

E-mail: noemy.rodriguez@unco.edu

Noemy is the current Graduate Assistant for the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development program. She graduated with her B.A in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and is working towards a Master’s degree in Sociology. She considers herself to be a Revolutionary as she is the first in her family to receive a Bachelor’s degree and continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree. Throughout her time at UNC, she has been able to be part of various organizations on campus such as, the Center for Human Enrichment TRIO Program, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Incorporated, and the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development program. During her participation in Stryker, Noemy gained an enriching perspective on social justice and leadership. In the near future, she hopes to share the knowledge she gained through Stryker by working with high school students and helping them become social change agents in their schools and communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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