Orientation Staff

Staff

Orientation Staff

Adele
Orientation Welcome Leader
Adele is a freshman mathematics major with a finance minor and a member of the LIVE Leadership program. She loves Colorado but certainly misses her home state of Wisconsin! Adele can usually be found outdoors, whether it's playing for the UCCS club soccer team, camping, or fishing. She knows that the transition to UCCS from out-of-state can be difficult, and would love to share her experiences with other students! She is looking forward to helping students find their home here at UCCS. While comfortable working with all majors, Adele most frequently works with those interested in business and mathematics.
Akilah
Orientation Welcome Leader
Akilah is a dual criminal justice and psychology major. She is also a peer academic coach in the office of first year experience. She has always wanted to go back to her birthplace of Japan. She paints in her free time. She loves to help anyone and everyone, especially students. She understands that it is a challenging time in the world right now and would love to support students through it all. Akilah enjoys working with students of all majors and most frequently works with criminal justice, psychology, social work, communication, business, and education majors.
Bailey
Orientation Welcome Leader
Bailey is a freshman in the athletic training- exercise science track at UCCS and a participant in the LIVE Leadership program. Fun fact: she is not a Colorado native - she is from a little town just outside of Raleigh, N.C.! She enjoys music and spending time with her two Labradors. Her biggest goal while at UCCS is to make a positive impact on the students and the community as a whole, and she can't wait to get to know you! Bailey is comfortable working with education, humanities, nursing, natural & health sciences, social sciences and undecided majors.
Bruce
Orientation Welcome Leader
Bruce is a member of the Student Affairs in Higher Education Masters Program. He graduated from UCCS with a Bachelor's Degree in History. He enjoys spending time with family (including his dog Hank) and friends. He enjoys playing board games, guitar, and games of all kinds and loves the New York Rangers. He wants to be able to make a positive impact in students' educational journeys. He is comfortable working with students of all majors and looks forward to learning about your goals!
Dougey
Orientation Welcome Leader
Dougey is majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Cybersecurity. He is involved with the LIVE Leadership Scholarship program at UCCS and enjoys playing video games in his free time. His message to students is to "Never give up, and never surrender." Especially during these unprecedented times, Dougey is passionate about supporting new students in their journey to UCCS. While comfortable working with all majors, Dougey most frequently works with business students.
Elizabeth
Orientation Welcome Leader
Elizabeth is a Social Work major and is a volunteer with CASA here in Colorado Springs. She is an animal lover and owns a small business on the side. She is passionate about helping incoming students and community peers find their place on campus as she loves UCCS and the mountain lion family. Elizabeth enjoys working with students of all majors and most frequently works with social work, psychology, philosophy, criminal justice, communication, and anthropology majors.
Emily
Orientation Welcome Leader
Emily is majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering. She is a member of several engineering oriented clubs such as AIAA, Society of Women Engineers, and Rocketry. Emily is a commuter student and knows all the best coffee shops in the Springs. In her spare time she enjoys painting and rock climbing. This time is full of new experiences for everyone and Emily is happy to help out where ever she can! She enjoys working with students of all majors and frequently works with mechanical/electrical/computer engineering, game design, computer science, math, chemistry and physics majors.
Haley
Orientation Welcome Leader
Haley is a freshman studying Technical Communication and Information Design with a minor in Visual Arts. She's a Colorado native of the Colorado Springs area, and loves everything about the city, especially the view! In her free time, she likes to read, write, and draw, or jam out to some music. She enjoys interacting with others and wishes to extend her support to fellow students in their journey to UCCS.. Haley has experience working with all majors and most frequently works with majors in the arts and English.
JJ
Orientation Welcome Leader
JJ is a philosophy major and has also explored visual and performing arts program as both a theater and music major. After some personal reflection, JJ found his way to philosophy, aspiring to have improve the planet as a whole. JJ also spends his free time trying to improve his personal fitness and wellness through running, boxing, and weight training. He is eager to help as many student as he can throughout this process and is comfortable supporting students of all majors.
Kat
Orientation Welcome Leader
Kat is an Inclusive Elementary Education major with a minor in Spanish. She was born and raised in Ohio, but loves living in Colorado! She enjoys all things crafty, reading, music and hiking with her three dogs. She loves helping people and students and is excited to get to know you! Kat enjoys working with students of all majors and most frequently works with education, english, foreign language, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice majors. She is also very knowledgeable about the transfer process since she is a transfer student herself.
Keely
Orientation Welcome Leader
Keely is a psychology and social work major at UCCS. She grew up in Colorado Springs and loves to be in the mountains. She loves creative writing and enjoys to be around animals. She is passionate about mental health and utilizes her empathetic approach to help students successfully transition to UCCS. With a passion and interest in meeting new people, orientation extends her involvement in the UCCS community. She excited to work with students of any major.
Lily
Orientation Welcome Leader
Lily is a Sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in Pre-Pharmacy. She plans to continue my education at a Pharmacy School at CU Anschutz, after graduating. During her free time she enjoys listening to music and dancing. She also frequently binge watch shows on Netflix. She understands that the transition to college is difficult as she can relate and is very excited to assist students and make the transition less stressful.
Lynnie
Orientation Welcome Leader
Lynnie is a senior business student, and is getting a double major in accounting and management with a minor in criminal justice. She works in the Orientation Office both as an OWL and behind the scenes as a data entry assistant, so she has a well-rounded view of the orientation process and how everything works. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and TV shows and read books. She is also a big nerd, who loves Star Wars, Marvel, Lord of the Rings, etc. and will happily talk to you all day about it! She is excited to support students during this difficult time, and to help them find a place at UCCS. Lynnie is enjoys working with students of all majors, and most frequently works with business, criminal justice, education, and undecided majors.
Madison
Orientation Welcome Leader
Madison is a junior majoring in Communications. She has spent several years ushering theatre and musical performances at the Ent Center for the Arts as well as taking some arts classes herself. In her free time, Madison enjoys creative writing and crime shows. She was born and raised in Colorado but enjoys traveling (to the beach) when possible. Her goal as an Orientation Welcome Leader is to make students feel more comfortable with the transition to college. Madison is comfortable working with all major and most frequently works with undecided students, communications, human services, criminal justice, and English majors.
Nadea
Orientation Welcome Leader
Nadea is a dual criminal justice and psychology major. She is a first generation student and is excited to help other students navigate there way through college. She owns a small bakery business and loves spending time with her two dogs and cat. Nadea knows that we are living through challenging times and is here to help in any way that she can. She knows that everyone in UCCS is family and she is excited to welcome you to our community.
Olivia
Orientation Welcome Leader
Olivia is majoring in economics with a minor in statistics. She is a participant in LIVE Leadership and the National Society of Leadership and Success, a member of the UCCS Navigators, and enjoys participating in intramural tennis and volleyball. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends. Olivia is excited to help students make connections and support them with their goals at UCCS. She looks forward to working with students of all majors.
Paige
Orientation Welcome Leader
Paige is a sophomore business major with an emphasis in marketing. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and UCCSLead. Paige is a Colorado native, enjoys hiking, listening to music, and sells her customized shoes and art on the side in her free time. She enjoys getting to know new students of all majors and helping them through the transition to UCCS. Paige understands the transition can be difficult, especially during the times we are living in, but is so excited to be there for everyone and share her knowledge about being a student at UCCS.
Reilly
Orientation Welcome Leader
Reilly is earning a communication certificate in a program called Office of Inclusive Services at UCCS. Reilly loves spending time achieving goals and working hard in classes. Reilly is interested in playing baseball in the MLB someday and loves to watch football with his dad. Reilly likes spending time helping others whenever/however he can around the campus and in the community. Reilly likes reading and writing. He enjoys working with students of all majors and most frequently works with communication, film studies, and education majors.
Sarah W.
Orientation Welcome Leader
Hello! Sarah is a history major with an emphasis in secondary education. Sarah is involved in Greek life on campus. She has a cat named Mr. Jones and he is absolutely adorable. Sarah also really likes water sports. Sarah is so excited to help and go mountain lions! Sarah enjoys working with students of all majors, and most frequently works with education, history, political science, and communication majors.
Shadasha
Orientation Welcome Leader
Shadasha is a junior majoring in Business-Human Resources Management. She is also an HR intern at Intranerve Neuroscience. When she is not doing schoolwork or working, she enjoys binge watching Netflix shows, crafting, and exploring Colorado. Shadasha is looking forward to helping new students with their transition to UCCS. Shadasha is comfortable working with all majors and most frequently works with business, communication, psychology, education, and sociology.
Thanh Thanh
Orientation Welcome Leader
Thanh Thanh is a biology: biomedical sciences major with a minor in chemistry, and is also a part of the SGA as a Senator at Large. She is a part of five clubs on campus, including Pre Health Society, Global Medical Brigades, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and acts as marketing executive chair of the National Society of Black Engineers. She loves traveling, reading and baking as well as exploring all the beauty Colorado has to offer. Since it is a chaotic time for everyone, she is happy to provide a shoulder to lean on during these tough times. She is comfortable in helping students of all majors.