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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!

Erin

ERIN DATTERI-SABOSKI

Director of Orientation

Erin.DatteriSaboski@unco.edu
970-351-1351

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Read more about Erin Datteri-Saboski

Paige

Paige Johnsen

Assistant Director of Orientation

Paige.Johnsen@unco.edu
970-351-1415

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Kelly

Kelly Mikiko Gates

Coordinator of Orientation

Kelly.Gates@unco.edu
970-351-1410

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kim

Kim Arnold

Administrative Assistant II

Kimberley.Arnold@unco.edu
970-351-1391

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Student Staff 2019

Our student staff are current (or recently graduated) UNC students who make up our Orientation Leaders and Senior Orientation Leaders. Together, they are 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 orientation leaders!

 

 alli

Alli

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Audiology/Speech Language Pathology Science
Minors/Endorsements: American Sign Language and Special Education
Hometown: Wiggins, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Sigma Kappa Sorority, Bear Catholic, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA)
Favorite thing at UNC: President's Row
Favorite thing to do in Greeley:  Hammocking in the trees
Favorite inspirational cliché: "All for one and one for all!"

Cedric

 cedric

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Year: 3rd year
Major: History - Secondary Education
Hometown: Greeley, Colo.
Involvement on campus: UNC Athletics and History Club
Favorite thing at UNC: The clear passion that faculty and professors demonstrate for students.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Hanging out downtown at restaurants like Luna's Tacos and the Rio.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Everything happens for a reason!"

Daisy

Daisy

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Pre-nursing and Human Services
Hometown: Thornton, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Reisher Scholar, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The diversity and the friendly faces in my major and at UNC in general. I love the culture centers an dhow open their doors are, and of course the greek life at UNC.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to the Ice House and watch the hockey games.
Favorite inspirational cliché:  "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it's called the present."

dakota

Dakota

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 2nd year
Major: Business Marketing
Minors/Endorsements: Spanish, Global Business, Music Technology
Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.
Involvement on campus: International Ambassador and
Marching Band
Favorite thing at UNC: The accepting culture that the university brings.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Coffee shops!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?" -RuPaul

daniela

Daniela

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Sociology & Philosophy
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Involvement on campus: Campus Ministries and Chi Alpha
Favorite thing at UNC: The library has so many incredible books!! I love the people at UNC too of course.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to the movie on Tuesdays because it's $5.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "What she tackles she conquers."

jay-la

Jay-la

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 2nd year
Major: Elementary Education
Minors/Endorsements: Special Education and TESL endorsement
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Student Ambassador, Black Student Union, and Residence Hall Association
Favorite thing at UNC: The diversity on campus, and the friendly community culture and involvement.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: $5 movies on Tuesday nights and late night food runs to Village Inn!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in peoples lives." -Michelle Obama

jose

Jose

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 4th year
Major: Theatre Education with an emphasis in Secondary Ed
Minors/Endorsements: Psychology
Hometown: Aurora, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Operation Cheesecake, Student Coordinator at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Interest for Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated, and
Catalyst Committee
Favorite thing at UNC: The tress!! LOOK AT THEM!
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to Downtown Greeley.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Ponte las pilas."

 mika

Mika

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 6th year
Major: Business Marketing and Graphic Design
Hometown: Kaunakakai, Hawai'i
Involvement on campus: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Support, Housing, and Athletics
Favorite thing at UNC: Move in Day
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Greeley stampede
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Progress and Growth my dude."

 milena

Milena

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 2nd year
Major: English with an emphasis in Secondary Education
Hometown: Windsor, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Student Senate
Favorite thing at UNC: The cultural centers, professional staff, and all the ways to get involved!
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Walking around downtown.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Drop, stop, and roll."

nina

NINA

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 4th year
Major: Communication Studies
Minors/Endorsements: Music and Leadership Studies
Hometown: Moretown, Vt.
Involvement on campus: Honors and Residential Education, Honors Scholars & Leadership Program, and 11th Avenue Acapella
Favorite thing at UNC: All of the incredible student-run organizations and events!
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to check out live music.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

rogelio

ROGELIO

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 4th year
Major: Criminal Justice and Criminology
Minors/Endorsements: Sociology
Hometown: Michoacán, Mexico
Involvement on campus: Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Inc. and DREAMer Engagement Program
Favorite thing at UNC: The many ways you can get involved in the UNC community.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Taco trucks!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "All things of value take a physical, emotional, and mental investment."

rosie

ROSIE

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Human Services
Minors/Endorsements: Gender Studies and Psychology
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
Involvement on campus: CPE Peer Educator, UPC Coordinator, Upper Division Honors, and Gender Studies Club
Favorite thing at UNC: All of the opportunities to get coffee on or near campus.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Studying at Margie's.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Life is tough but so are you."

saeda

SAEDA

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 4th year
Major: History and Communication
Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyo.
Involvement on campus: UNCO, Daniels Fund, History Club, Student Ambassador, Pride of the Rockies, Marching Band, and Women's Club Soccer
Favorite thing at UNC: The little nook on the study steps in the Campus Commons underneath the stairs. It's the BEST study/TV watching/reading/people watching spot.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Hammocking on Campus/UNC Hockey games/Friday Fest and the Rio!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people."

samantha

SAMANTHA

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 2nd year
Major: Early Childhood Education
Minors/Endorsements: Teaching English as a Second Language
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Residence Hall Association/Community Council, Student Ambassador, Multicultural Greek Life/Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Cumbres, and Waste Not Food Program
Favorite thing at UNC: President's Row
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Looking for the perfect taco truck.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Let your smile change the world but don't let the world change your smile."

sami

SAMI

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
Minors/Endorsements: Japanese
Hometown: Strasburg, Colo.
Involvement on campus: UNC Hockey Photographer, Japanese Language Club, and Anime Club
Favorite thing at UNC: The open campus, and how friendly everyone is. I have been able to build a great community in the 2 years that I have been here.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to the Moxi for a local show, hockey games to support the team, or smoke a bowl of hookah at Istanbul.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." -James Dean

selene

SELENE

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 3rd year
Major: Elementary Education
Minors/Endorsements: Teaching English as a Second Language
Hometown: Rocky Ford, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, Student Senate, Cumbres, Vice President's Advisory Committee on Climate, and Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The strong sense of community and the many opportunities to build meaningful relationships!
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Listening to live music at Friday Fest.
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

sheridan

SHERIDAN

Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 4th year
Major: Elementary Education
Minors/Endorsements: Special Education and Teaching English as a Second Language
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Involvement on campus: Student Ambassador, Senator for College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Cumbres, Campus Ministries, UNITE Cohort Member, and Campus Recreation
Favorite thing at UNC: The genuine and passionate students, professional staff, and faculty.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to Friday Fest in downtown Greeley because local music, $1 street tacos, artwork, and community are the best combo!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Slay Queen!"

sydney

SYDNEY

Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 2nd year
Major: Athletic Training seeking B.S.
Minors/Endorsements: Nutrition
Hometown: Palm Springs, Calif.
Involvement on campus: Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, intramural sports, and Bears Bistro employee
Favorite thing at UNC: All the amazing opportunities given to the students to be involved with the school.
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Checking out different coffee/food shops in Greeley to have study dates at!
Favorite inspirational cliché: "Everything happens for a reason."