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Meet the Orientation Staff

Meet the 2021 Orientation Staff

We've picked some of the best and brightest PANTHERS around to guide you through your orientation experience! During your live orientation session, one of these current students will help introduce you to the Panther Family. 

Orientation Leaders

 

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Alisanne Struck

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Political Science
Cherokee, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG)
  • Asian Student Union
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (Public Relations)
  • Uprising Magazine
  • Panther Marching Band
  • Living on campus
  • Rod Library

 

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Andrea Echeverria

(She/Her/Hers)
Majors: Finance and Real Estate
Osceola, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Jumpstart & Jumpstart Living Community
  • Business Student Ambassadors (BSA)
  • Peer Advisor
  • Ethnic Student Promoters (ESP)
  • Working on campus 
  • Noehren Activities Board
  • Transfer Student Experience

 

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Bre Eigenheer

Major: Communication/Theater Education
Minor: Coaching
West Des Moines, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Living off campus
  • Budgeting and scheduling your 4 year plan
  • Diversity Inclusion & Social Justice services
  • JumpStart
  • Working on campus
  • TheatreUNI
  • Thrive Mentor program
  • PantherFYI (Find Your Involvement)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • First generation student
  • Accommodations and exam services

 

Student in purple t shirt that ready Northern Iowa and has UNI panther head logo. Outside in front of trees. Purple text reads Jeremy.

Jeremy Charles

(He/Him/His)
Major: Movement and Exercise Science
Minor: Psychology
Byron, Illinois 

Ask me about:

  • Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA)
  • UNI Dance Marathon
  • Active Minds
  • Living on campus
  • Intramurals
  • Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC)

 

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Kaitlyn Burkamper

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Communications Science and Disorders (Pre- Audiology)
Bettendorf, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Student Impact (Service Organizations)
  • Campus Ministry
  • Dance Marathon
  • University Honors Program
  • Order of Omega & Phi Sigma Pi (Honors Societies)
  • Living on campus

 

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Kat Gainer

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Elementary and Middle Level Education
Minor: Literacy
Eldridge, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Student Admissions Ambassador (SAA)
  • Peer Mentor
  • Working on Campus 
  • Cat Crew
  • Transfer Student Experience 

 

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Kelsey Minor

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Movement and Exercise Science
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Living on campus
  • Working on campus
  • Student Health Advisory Committee

 

Student outside in front of trees wearing white shirt that reads Northern Iowa with UNI panther head logo. Purple text reads Luigi.

Luigi Lopez

(He/Him/His)
Major: Psychology
Minors: Public Relations
Pella, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Panther Marching Band (PMB)
  • Varsity Men’s Glee Club
  • Living on Campus
  • Hagemann Activities Board
  • Student Admissions Ambassador (SAA)

 

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Marianna Carter

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Minor: Teaching Endorsement
Davenport, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)
  • Honors fraternities (Order of Omega)
  • Living on campus
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
  • Northern Iowa Feminists
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Jump Start

 

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Max Tensen

(He/Him/His)
Major: Math Teaching
Des Moines, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • Living off campus
  • Working on campus
  • Involvement in the Cedar Valley Community
  • Social justice and related student organizations
  • Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG)
  • University Honors Program
  • Campus sustainability initiatives
  • Rugby and other sports clubs
  • Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC)

 

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Ochuko Avwunuma

(She/Her/Hers)
Major: Political Science  
Minors: Criminology and Family Studies
St. Paul, Minnesota

Ask me about:

  • Living on campus
  • Center for Multicultural Education (CME) 
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • UNI THRIVE (Mentoring program)
  • Diversity Inclusion & Social Justice
  • Peer Education
  • Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG)
  • Working on campus
  • Jump Start
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Student pictured outside in front of trees wearing yellow shirt that says Incoming Class 2020 University of Northern Iowa. Purple text reads Yessenia.

Yessenia Rodriguez

(She/Her/Hers)
Majors: Philosophy and Spanish
Minor: Spanish/English Translation
West Liberty, Iowa

Ask me about:

  • UNIdos (Hispanic Latino Student Union)
  • Living on campus
  • Peer Mentor
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Jump Start
  • Academic Tutor
  • UNI Now!

Orientation Leadership

 

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Joellen Hatchett

(She/Her/Hers)
Orientation Coordinator

Person outside in front of trees wearing light purple sweatshirt that has UNI panther head logo. Purple text reads Katie.

Katie Milne

(She/Her/Hers)
Assistant Director for Student Success and Retention 

 

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