I have a BA in Broadcast & Organizational Communications from North Central College in Naperville, IL and a MS Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in La Crosse, WI. Although I was born in Ohio, I spent most of my life in Wisconsin and consider myself to be a proud Cheesehead! I enjoy going to movies, sporting events, and catching up on my shows. Someday I hope to visit London and own a dog named Brewer (or Archie)!
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Urban and Community Studies. I attained his Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. A native Detroiter, I am glad to be back home in Michigan.
I am excited about working with graduate and professional students across campus, connecting them to campus resources as well as each other.
I am CCI’s Associate Director who works with staff, students and campus partners to foster transformative engagement opportunities. I believe that college provides one of the most unique and influential opportunities for defining the difference you want to make in the world and loves working alongside folks to further their sense of meaning and purpose.
I worked at Walt Disney World from 1984 to 1990. I started in the character department then moved into the Entertainment/Live Shows department. From 1990 to 1995 I was a co-founder for the Robot Works, a small entertain company that made radio controlled robotic characters, which were sold to small theme parks throughout the world. My function as Operations Manager was to operate and train others on the robot functions. I manage the Student Theatre Arts Complex (STAC) a preproduction facility on south campus for performance groups to rehearse their shows and build their sets.
After starting my career in education as a high school teacher, I transitioned into working with college students in 2014, and have since served students in roles ranging from student organization support, academic success, career coaching, and leadership development. In my free time, I love to cook, play music, and attend as many concerts as I can.
I am a big believer in the learning and growth that occurs in student organizations, and I am excited to serve our incredibly gifted students in making the most out of their organizational experiences during their time at U-M.
I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Literature with a minor in General Business from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to working at CCI, my professional background was focused in Clinical Research. My personal interests include homesteading sustainability, farming and ag education (my family has a dairy farm!)
What brought you to or continues to excite you about your role: I love to help people! I enjoy being an expert in what I do and being able to share that information with students.
Advisor, University Activities Center and Major Events
Before joining CCI, I worked with the Living Arts living learning community as the Program Assistant and Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program, providing leadership and professional development workshops to the peer mentors. Additionally, I served as a Graduate Student Instructor with the Michigan Marching Band, helped with financial development for the Marching and Athletic Bands, and worked for the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research. I also worked as a research assistant within Michigan's department of Student Life.
I lead the Campus Resources team, comprised of the Major Events Office (MEO), Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO), Student Organization Resource Cente (SORC), and Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC). In my role as the Major Events Manager I am responsible for advising student organizations in planning events in Hill Auditorium, the Power Center for the Performing Arts, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Rackham Auditorium, and Arthur Miller Theatre. I also facilitate rental of these facilities to groups not affiliated with the University.
I currently serve as the Manager for Student Programs, which means I get to work with an incredible team of professional staff, graduate interns, and student programmers to create social, cultural, and educational events for campus.
From UMix Late Night, to Savvy Workshops, to Hot Topics Lectures, to Finals Survival Breakfast - and everywhere in between! - CCI puts on a wide variety of programs to fit every interest. I love working with our amazing students to bring great events to the UofM community!
Nick is a current Ph.D. student in an online Higher Education Leadership program at Colorado State University. He is always up for critical conversations and re-imagining our work to improve the student and staff experience. He earned a master's degree in higher education from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Ohio University. Nick and his husband John have two spoiled pet cockatiels, Archie and Rootsie! Nick and John enjoy long walks, favorite restaurants, taking in local events, and traveling to new places.
The Michigan Union has played a role in my personal and professional development for over half of my life. Except for lounging on a beach enjoying retirement, there is no other place that I want to be. Just Michigan for me!
Currently, I manage the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), Balloon Deliveries, and reservations for the Diag.
I completed my BA in Political Science and Women's Studies at Purdue University, and my Master's degree in Educational Leadership - Higher Education/Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. I also served as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year in Los Angeles. I love to paint (but I'm not very good at it) and I love Broadway musicals! I love to binge watch Netflix (especially Horror). Washington DC and West Lafayette, IN are my two favorite places in the world.
After spending several years as a marine meteorologist in Houston, Texas, I transitioned into higher education at Eastern Michigan University. At EMU, I worked in Housing and Residence Life as a Graduate Hall Director, as well as an academic advisor in the College of Education. I am the biggest weather nerd and can spend hours talking about any and all kinds of weather. Besides weather, I love hiking, running, and playing soccer. I watch too much television, but balance that with reading and playing board games with friends.
I attended Eastern Michigan University for my Bachelor of Science, in which I double majored in Communication and Psychology with a minor in Art. Currently, I am still at EMU working on my Masters in Educational Leadership in the Higher Education Student Affairs program. Along with taking classes and working here at CCI, I also work as a graduate intern at EMU in the Holman Success Center as an Instructor and Success Coach. My goal after I finish this degree is to go into Academic Advising, but we will see where life takes me.
I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies at Central Michigan University. I'm currently in the Master of Social Work program at Michigan with concentrations in interpersonal practice and mental health. In my free time I love to read, watch Netflix (my favorites are Parks and Rec, Orange is the New Black, and The Crown), and practice yoga!
I attend the University of Michigan and graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Gender & Health and a minor in Community Action & Social Change. Currently, I am a second-year graduate student in the Higher Education/Student Affairs master's program at Eastern Michigan University. I love to spend time outside, regardless of the season. Being outdoors is what keeps me grounded! You can find me outside reading in my hammock, taking a walk near the water, or enjoying a picnic.
I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad. I studied Communications with a minor in Law, Justice and Social Change. I did marketing professionally for a year before deciding to pursue my masters in higher education. My hobbies include reading (when I have time!) and hanging out in Ann Arbor with my friends and trying new restaurants.
I am currently a second-year graduate student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education program with a concentration in Student Access and Success. I am from Brookfield, Wisconsin and obtained my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Kent State University. While at Kent State University, I taught the Peer Leader Training Course, assisted with Welcome Weekend, and served on the Dean's Student Advisory Council.
I am a Freshman from Novi, MI in the School of Nursing! I’m super excited/grateful to be studying something that I feel passionate about, at a university that I love. Some of my favorite things are-- visiting the National Parks, playing basketball, Costco samples, fall weather, and hanging out with my friends/family.
I am a Senior in the College of LSA double majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Spanish Literature, Language, and Culture. Two fun facts about me: I have a cat (even though I am more of a dog person), and I play the piano!
I help create and send out our bi-weekly newsletters here at CCI! I love how I am able to send content directly to students on campus and help them learn more about the awesome opportunities Michigan has to offer them. Also, the team I work with is amazing. They make the work we do not feel like work at all!
I am currently a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering from Caro, MI. In my spare time, I work on project teams like MFLY and other students organizations. Some personal hobbies of mine are baseball, tennis, and swim.
What I enjoy about my role is the feeling that I am assisting in helping my classmates find an organization that fits their hobbies and personality.
My first job was at a 9 hole golf course working the clubhouse and monitoring the course flow. The next summer, I started working at a local credit union. There, I was a teller for a little over a year, working two summers and through high school. I began as a Co-Op student but turned into an intern after I graduated. I am excited to continue helping and serving people, this time, through creating opportunities for them to make new friends and have new experiences.
I love to ski, no matter if it's downhill, cross country, or on water.
I'm a senior double-majoring in International Studies and Spanish. I'm passionate about increasing access to education for all people who want to pursue learning. I'm from Chicago, IL and absolutely love the city and everything it has to offer! I really enjoy concerts, movies, and making meals/eating out with friends.
I'm a freshman in LSA and I am currently undecided on a major. I'm a sports enthusiast, coffee connoisseur, rollercoaster fanatic, and music lover (despite my own musical talents being quite limited). I also love to travel and spend time with my friends and family!
Pursuing majors in English and American Culture (at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, of course :)
Professional Experience: Features Editor for SHEI Magazine, Marketing Intern at Gerber Federal Credit Union
I love reading and writing and spend way too much money buying new books. I work on the programming side at the Center for Campus Involvement to ensure that there is something fun and helpful for everyone at the university.
I'm a junior in LSA. I'm premed, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in spanish. I love dancing and I'm on a dance team at the university which takes up most of my time! In my free time I like to binge watch shows on Netflix and read.
I'm excited for our office to move back into the union and really grow into the new space and our new roles!
Favorite Food: Pineapple Pizza
Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6
Hometown: Flint, MI
Favorite Thing about University of Michigan/CCI: The people!
I'm a junior from Dublin, OH, majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience (BCN)! I love piano, visiting my relatives in Taiwan, Spotify playlists, and taking personality tests. I'm also a member of a campus dance group called VeryUs, and a music ensemble called Ontaku.
I'm a freshmen in LSA honors hoping to transfer to ford for public policy and minor in something in LSA! I am from Novi, Michigan, and there are about 80 people from my high school here. I enjoy reading, volunteering, playing soccer, and listening to country music.
I wanted to work at CCI to learn more about what Michigan has to offer. I also think it is a super cool opportunity to plan events for the larger student body. I'm super excited about the fun events we are running this year!