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Erin Sine

ERIN SINE
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR


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WEEKS OF WELCOME, SOPHOMORE RISE, UONLINE ORIENTATION, WEBSITE

ABOUT ERIN

SHE, HER, HERS

Erin works with Parent Programs. 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.

Madaline Bird

MADALINE BIRD
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


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FIRST YEAR & TRANSFER PROGRAMS, SWOOP CAMP, PARENT & FAMILY

ABOUT MADALINE

SHE, HER, HERS

Madaline is an Assistant Director in the Office of Orientation & Transition. Madaline works with First-Year Programs like Campus Life Mentor and Swoop Camp. She also works with Parent & Family Programs. During her undergraduate career at the University of Utah, she discovered her passion for assisting students and their families in their pursuit of and transition to higher education. This led Madaline to pursue her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership & Policy at the University of Utah. She is passionate about student success, empowerment, and advocacy. When she’s not working with students, you can find Madaline with a book in her hand, listening to her vinyl collection, or up on a mountain with her constant companion: her dog, Stella.

Sydney Magana

SYDNEY MAGANA
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


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FIRST YEAR & TRANSFER NEW STUDENT ORIENTAITON, ORIENTATION LEADERS, Assessment

ABOUT SYDNEY

SHE, HER, HERS

Sydney serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of Orientation & Transition. She works on various projects and initiatives within the office, including First-Year New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and Second Year Programs (i.e. Sophomore Rise). Sydney grew up in Mountain View, CA but has lived in Salt Lake City, UT for about seven years. During her undergraduate career at the University of Utah, Sydney discovered her passion for pursuing a career in higher education and recently graduated with her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy with an emphasis in Student Affairs. As a professional, Sydney strives to positively impact the college student experience - including issues of student access, retention and success.  Sydney looks forward to welcoming incoming students to the U and being a part of their college journey.

 

Erika Toscano

ERIKA TOSCANO
ACCOUNTANT


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OFFICE BUDGET, PROGRAMMATIC BUDGETS

ABOUT ERIKA

SHE, HER, HERS

Erika works in Accounting, helps with budgeting, projections, audits and professional development. She has an accounting degree, and Master degree in Skin Science. For 9 years run her own Skin practice, and esthetics institution. My mission in life is helping others develop new skills, and showing the path of learning. Always promoting spending time in nature, living a healthy life style, and to never give up I feel is my core. I don’t know everything. It's what keeps me going.

 

Miranda Klausmerie

MIRANDA KLAUSMEIER
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


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OFFICE MANAGER, OFFICE ASSISTANTS

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SHE, HER, HERS

Miranda is Orientation and Transitions, Administrative Assistant and Office Manager; whether running reports, ordering supplies, or managing the office's student assistants, she does it all! She recently graduated from the University of Utah with her BFA in Art Education focusing on Community and teen engagement, and looks forward to returning for her masters at some point. When not at work you might find her hanging around downtown; walking with her dog, out for gallery stroll, or playing Dungeons and Dragons with her partner. Pop in and say hey!

Jessi Gerowitz

JESSI GEROWITZ
GRADUATE ASSISTANT


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CRIMSON MENTORS, CRIMSON TRANSFER HONOR SOCIETY, TRANSFER WORKSHOP SERIES

ABOUT JESSI

SHE, HER, HERS

Jessi serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Orientation & Transition, primarily over SWOOP camp programming. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and minors in Advertising and Interactive media. As a Blue Hen, she served as a Student Alumni Ambassador and as a member of the Student Programming Board. Additionally, she was a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority and sat on the Cabinet of the Student Leaders. After graduation, Jessi worked in advertising for three years and served as the Young Alumni chair on the Northern Jersey Alumni Club Board for Delaware. Jessi is currently earning her master’s degree in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah. She is excited to jump back into higher education and start a new path in student affairs.

Feliz Luna

FELIZ LUNA
GRADUATE ASSISTANT


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CAMPUS LIFE MENTOR, PICTURE YOUR FIRST YEAR

ABOUT FELIZ

SHE, HER, HERS

Feliz serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Orientation & Transition working with New Student Orientation (NSO) and Assessment. In her undergraduate career at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Feliz completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with minors in Criminal Justice and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Additionally, Feliz worked as a Student Ambassador, Head Orientation Leader, and served as the student representative on the Internal Review Committee for Student Success. After graduation, Feliz continued her passion for assessment, student success, retention, and transition as a Success Coach/Facilitator at Pikes Peak Community College. Feliz is currently working on her master’s degree in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah. She is thrilled to continue her journey in higher education at the U.

 

Yocia Abney

YOCIA ABNEY
GRADUATE ASSISTANT


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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION, ORIENTATION LEADERS, ASSESSMENT

ABOUT YOCIA

SHE, HER, HERS

Yocia serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Orientation & Transition working with New Student Orientation (NSO) and Assessment. In her undergraduate career at Florida State University, Yocia completed her Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Tourism, and Events with a focus in Outdoor Education. Additionally, Yocia worked as a Student Director for the FSU challenge Course, Outdoor Pursuits Trip Leader, and served as the outdoor program student representative on the Student Leadership Council for Campus Recreation. After graduation, Yocia took a gap year working at various ropes/challenge courses and gaining professional development in the outdoor recreation field. Yocia is currently working on her master’s degree in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of Utah and is very excited to be continuing her education in Student Affairs.

 

Nomani Satuala

NOMANI SATUALA
DIRECTOR


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ABOUT NOMANI

HE, HIM, HIS

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. 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. At the University of Utah, Nomani has also worked for TRiO and Housing Residentail & Education departments. 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.

Last Updated: 9/16/20