Nomani Satuala (He, Him, His) -Director
Nomani serves as the Director of Orientation & Transition. He works across both the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs to help programs, policies, and new initiatives to better serve students and their famlies. Before starting in our office, he worked for Utah College Advising Corps and Granite Peaks Adult Education in assisting students with their transition to higher education. Nomani has a strong passion for access to higher education and social justice. Nomani completed his master's degree in the Educational Leadership & Policy program as well as his bachelor's degree at the University of Utah.
Erin Sine (She, Her, Hers) - Associate Director
Erin works with New Student Programs, including Swoop Camp, Campus Life Mentors, and Picture Your First Year and Your First 100. She considers it a privilege to assist the new students of the university. Erin also oversees office marketing. She is a master's student in the Education Leadership & Policy program at the University of Utah. Erin completed a master's of art from Savannah College of Art and Design, but more importantly is an alumna of the University of Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. Erin was born in Salt Lake City where she was raised a Utah fan all her life.
Jana Stoneman (She, Her, Hers) - Administrative Assistant
Jana oversees the Office Assistants and financials for Orientation & Transition. She
is excited to be learning a part of campus she has previously been unfamiliar with,
coming from the student government office at the U. Jana loves the energy and passion
that comes from students, and enjoys helping them succeed. She recently completed
her Undergrad degrees in Film and Journalism from the U, and hopes to pursue a master’s
degree in the future. As a Utah native, she loves being at home on campus, and hoping
she is making students feel the same way.
Lauren Ashton (She, Her, Hers) - Graduate Assistant
Lauren is a Graduate Assistant at the Office of Orientation & Transition. She works with the Crimson Mentors and Swoop Camp. Lauren received a B.S. in Communication with an Emphasis in Public Relations at Utah Valley University. During her undergraduate education she was a student leader in the UVU Student Association and the UVU Student Alumni Association. While serving on the student body executive council Lauren worked with and advocated for students, planned and executed events, met with administration, and conducted student fee hearings. Lauren is currently working on her master’s degree in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah. When Lauren is not at the U she enjoys running, camping, hiking, and snowboarding.
Cody Clements (He, Him, His) - Graduate Assistant
Cody is a Graduate Assistant at the Office of Orientation & Transition. His primary focus is working with Swoop Camp. Cody received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Theology at Saint Vincent College which is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Cody worked full time at Landmark College as a Resident Dean. He assisted students residentially who had learning differences such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cody is currently in the first year of his master’s program with the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah. When not in the office Cody can be seen playing Ultimate Frisbee, Foosball, Disc Golf, or anything else that can be called a game.
Tammy Thuy Nguyen (She, Her, Hers) - Graduate Assistant
Tammy works with Transfer Programs for Orientation & Transition. Before starting in our office, Tammy was Director of Exercise and Sport Science Fitness within the College of Health. She also was an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center (formerly University College) advising first-year students, transfer students, and general education. She is excited to be working with transfer students again, as she is also a transfer student herself. Tammy holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health and Science. She is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy here at the U.
Deepika Shah KC (She, Her, Hers) - Graduate Assistant
Deepika serves as the Program Coordinator for Orientation & Transition. She is a recent graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in International Studies and Ethnic Studies. She worked with the underrepresented students as the Outreach Mentor for Gear UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and Peer Mentor for Diversity Scholars Program to help them navigate through higher education. In her undergraduate years, she was involved as a leader on campus for Asian American Student Association (AASA), International Student Orientation and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). She is excited to continue working with students through orientation and looks forward to the various possibilities in student affairs.
Drake Bratton (He, Him, His) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Major: English Teaching
Quin Lin Harrill (She, Her, Hers) - Orientation Team Leader
Kayla Stewart (They, Them, Their) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Enterprise, Utah
Major: Mathematics & Biology
Fun Fact: Loves to scuba dive, and coral is my favorite animal
Gabe Martinez (He, Him, His) - Swoop Camp Coordinator
Hometown: Marana, Arizona
Fun Fact: I have 20 fingers and toes, and love ice cream
Maya Correa (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
Major: Health Society & Policy
Fun Fact: I LOVE Sloths with all my heart! Coincidentally can fall asleep pretty much instantly if I wish.
Sarah Czaja (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Mission Viejo, California
Major: Pre Nursing
Fun Fact: I recently made my first snowman.
Amy Newman (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Layton, Utah
Fun Fact: I lived in Santiago, Chile before moving to Utah.
Tina Pham (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Sandy, Utah
Major: Social Work and Psychology
Fun Fact: I love potatoes, specifically tater tots.
Ryann Foster (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Millcreek, Utah
Major: Social Work
Fun Fact: I know American Sign Language.