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NomaniNomani 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 KcDeepika 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.  


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   Drake Bratton (He, Him, His) - Orientation Team Leader

   Hometown: San Antonio, Texas 

   Major: English Teaching 

   Classification: Sophomore

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Q. Harrill

  Quin Lin Harrill (She, Her, Hers) - Orientation Team Leader




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   Kayla Stewart (They, Them, Their) - Orientation Team Leader

   Hometown:  Enterprise, Utah

   Major: Mathematics & Biology

   Classification: Junior

   Fun Fact: Loves to scuba dive, and coral is my favorite animal



G. Martinez

  Gabe Martinez (He, Him, His) - Swoop Camp Coordinator

   Hometown:  Marana, Arizona

   Major:  Nursing

   Classification:  Sophomore

   Fun Fact: I have 20 fingers and toes, and love ice cream



Maya C.

   Maya Correa (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Caldwell, Idaho

   Major:  Health Society & Policy

   Classification:  Sophomore

   Fun Fact:  I LOVE Sloths with all my heart! Coincidentally can fall asleep pretty much instantly if I wish. 


Sarah C.

   Sarah Czaja (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Mission Viejo, California

   Major:  Pre Nursing

   Classification:  Sophomore

   Fun Fact:  I recently made my first snowman. 

Amy Newman

  Amy Newman (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Layton, Utah 

   Major:  Design/Architecture

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact: I lived in Santiago, Chile before moving to Utah.    



Tina P.

  Tina Pham (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Sandy, Utah 

   Major:  Social Work and Psychology

   Classification:  Junior

   Fun Fact:  I love potatoes, specifically tater tots. 



Ryann Relyea

  Ryann Foster (She, Her, Hers) - Office Assistant

   Hometown:  Millcreek, Utah 

   Major: Social Work

   Classification: Junior

   Fun Fact: I know American Sign Language.   

Last Updated: 10/8/18