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Nomani Satuala

NOMANI SATUALA
DIRECTOR


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Nomani serves as the Director of Orientation & Transition. He has worked 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 families. 

Wilma Ho

WILMA HO
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


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OFFICE MANAGER, OFFICE ASSISTANTS

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Wilma serves an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Orientation & Transition. In her undergraduate career at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Wilma completed her Bachelor of Science in Professional Skills, with a minor in Mathematics Science, and earned a certificate on Administrative Assistant. Additionally, Wilma worked as a proctor and Assistant to the OC for the BYU-I Testing Center. Wilma is looking forward to pursuing higher education soon in the future. She is excited to welcome and serve new students to the U.

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CASSIDY HUNTSMAN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


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Cassidy is the Assistant Director of Orientation & Transition. She has been in higher education since 2013 and specializes in training initiatives, educating others, and management and leadership. She loves being involved in higher education and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Cassidy has a master's in Business Management and Leadership and many certificates in leadership and equity, diversity, & inclusion (EDI). She thoroughly enjoys watching others learn and grow and thrives when she uses her creativity and continuously pursues knowledge. In addition, Cassidy enjoys the arts, spending time with family, and discovering new things outside of work.

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DESH GASKINS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


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Desh is currently serving as an Assistant Director for the Office of Orientation and Transition. Originally from Lancaster, Virginia Desh attended Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA to obtain a Bachelor’s in Sport Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration before joining the orientation team at the U. Working across the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management student success and retention efforts have become a passion area for Desh. Developing social and academic programs for students has sparked a love for advising students and student groups by developing their leadership skills. When not serving the students of the U Desh enjoys giving back to his community and staying up to date on the latest entertainment news. Desh is excited to create a warm and welcoming environment for new students and families at the University of Utah!   

Steve Brown

STEVE BROWN
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT


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OFFICE BUDGET, PROGRAMMATIC BUDGETS

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Steve is currently serving as the Senior Accountant in the Office of Orientation and Transition and the Enrollment Management Department.  He came from the University’s Chemistry Department, and before that worked in the Payroll, Human Resources, & Biomedical Engineering Departments.  He loves to be involved in his community, and that has led him to serve on School Community Councils for Midvale Elementary, Midvale Middle School, and Hillcrest High School, and he also served as a City Councilmember for Midvale City.  He loves to see individuals come together as a group and achieve so much more than they could on their own.

Shayli Habibian

SHAYLI HABIBIAN
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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Hello! My name is Shayli Habibian. I am originally from Saint George, Utah born and raised. I am currently a Junior here at the University of Utah seeking the pre-medical route. I am majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Pediatric Clinical Research! I was an Orientation Leader during the summer of 2022 and look forward to being an Orientation Leader Team Lead in 2023. A little bit more about me is I love shopping, spending time with my friends, and going to the gym!

Victor Hollenbach

VICTOR HOLLENBACH
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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I am Victor, and I am from Draper, Utah. This is my second year attending the University of Utah. My major is in architecture & planning with a minor in urban ecology. I got involved with the office of orientation this summer while working as a Swoop Leader. I aspire to create a welcoming atmosphere for all new students who attend orientation. My goal is to one day create my own architectural design studio, and the skills I learn in this job will surely lay a solid foundation forward that goal.

Eliana Moreno

ELIANA MORENO
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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Eliana is currently in her second year working on a biomedical engineering degree with a minor in physics. She has been playing lacrosse for 7 years and continues to play for the Utah Women’s Lacrosse Club team here at the U. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, climbing, and many other outdoor activities. Eliana also worked with the Office of Orientation and Transition over the summer as a Swoop Leader and now continues to work as an Orientation Team Leader.

Ella Rechtenbach

ELLA RECHTENBACH
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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ABOUT ELLA

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Ella is a sophomore at the University of Utah studying Economics. She loves helping new students take full advantage of their educational opportunities and integrate into a University environment. At the Office of Orientation and Transition, she currently works as an Orientation Team Leader.

Keira Underwood

KEIRA UNDERWOOD
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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ABOUT KEIRA

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Keira currently is an orientation team leader in the Office of Orientation and Transition. She is in her second year at the University of Utah and is working on completing her undergrad in kinesiology. In the future, she hopes to get accepted into PA school and become a physician’s assistant. She grew up in Parker, Colorado which is a small town about 30 minutes South of Denver. She was born here in Salt Lake and moved to Colorado when she was 4 and has lived there until she moved back to Utah for school. Keira has played volleyball since age 12 and has loved it ever since. Keira also loves photography and making new friends. She is super excited about continuing her education at the U and getting to welcome new students to this school as well.

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ANDREW RUIZ
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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Andrew’s a junior at the U majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Nutrition. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and finished up high school in Utah. He’s a teaching assistant and a tutor on campus, and works for the athletics department. Outside of school he enjoys weightlifting and basketball, as well as binging TV shows and playing piano.

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AIDAN MACE
ORIENTATION TEAM LEADER


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Aidan is a junior studying geography and atmospheric science. He grew up in St. George, Utah, and moved to Salt Lake at the beginning of college. He’s worked as a TA in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Science. Outside of school, he enjoys skiing, hiking, video games, and hanging out at the Student Life Center.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 1/31/23