Nomani Satuala (He, Him, His) -Director
Nomani serves as the Interim 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.
Tammy Thuy Nguyen (She, Her, Hers) - Interim Assistant Director
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) - Program Coordinator
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.
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.
Cody Clements (He, Him, His) - Graduate Assistant for First Year Programs
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.
Jenny Jerichow (She, Her, Hers) - Graduate Intern
Jenny serves as the NODA intern for the Office of Orientation & Transition. She received her bachelors degree in psychology and sociology at Grand Valley State University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During her undergraduate years she worked primarily with underrepresented students in the admissions office, dean of students, and TRiO student support services. She is a current graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying higher education with an emphasis in student affairs. She is really honored to be working with New Student and Family Programs and help all students and their families feel adjusted to The University of Utah.
Caroline Ranger (She, Her, Hers) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Major: Athletic Training
Fun Fact: In 5th grade I got 100% on all of my social studies tests
Edward Barrowes (He, Him, His) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Fun Fact: Rubik's Cube aficionado
Gabe Martinez (He, Him, His) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Marana, Arizona
Fun Fact: I have 20 fingers and toes, and love ice cream
Sarah Cronin (She, Her, Hers) - Orientation Team Leader
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Fun Fact: I can only eat in even numbers
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.
Tina Pham (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant
Hometown: Sandy, Utah
Major: Social Work and Psychology
Fun Fact: I love potatoes, specifically tater tots.