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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!



Director of Orientation


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Read more about Erin Datteri-Saboski


Paige Johnsen

Assistant Director of Orientation


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Read more about Paige Johnsen


Kelly Mikiko Gates

Coordinator of Orientation


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Kim Arnold

Administrative Assistant II


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Student Staff 2020

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!




Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Year: 4th year
Major: Mexican American Studies with Secondary Education Emphasis
Minors/Endorsements: CLD Endorsement, Spanish and History Minor
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Involvement on campus: Cumbres Teacher Prep. Program, MAS Society, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and Student Ambassador
Favorite thing at UNC: The community of Bears and Presidents Row
Favorite thing to do in Greeley: Going to hockey games at the Ice Haus.
Favorite inspirational cliché: " 'You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take' -Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott



Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Year: 4th 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!"



Senior Orientation Leader
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: 4th 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!"



Senior Orientation Leader
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Year: Graduating Spring 2020
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."