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Cairn A. Lindloff: Assistant Dean of Students, New Student Initiatives

Orientation Staff

Ali Pacis

Ali Pacis

Major: Biochemistry
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Castro Valley, California
My Advice to New Students: Enjoy and take advantage of your freshman year in college. It's your easiest year academically, so go out and be social, get involved and make friends!
Cultural Background: Filipino, American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life, Orientation Guide Staff, Nevada Wolf Pack sports fan and supporter
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Arezo Amerzada

Arezo Amerzada

Major: Psychology
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Union City, California
My Advice to New Students: Don't forget to have fun -- set aside some time for yourself!
Cultural Background: Afghani
Languages: English; Farsi; Basic Spanish
Campus Involvement and Interests: iLeadNevada; Greek Life; Cosmetology
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Arilene Pelayo

Arilene Pelayo

Major: Psychology and Sociology
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Dixon, California & Sparks, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Stay hydrated! Also, get involved academically and socially
Cultural Background: Latina; Mexican-American
Languages: English; Spanish
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; Trying new things on and off-campus
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Austin Lensch

Austin Lensch

Major: Secondary Education, with Social Studies emphasis
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Get involved and connect with others on campus. Make the most of your time at Nevada!
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life and event programmer for ASUN; I love handing out with friends and am obsessed with Beyonce
Pronouns: He/him/his

Becca Dieterich

Becca Dieterich

Major: Environmental Science
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Keep up with your studies because it's easy to fall behind with all the new and exciting things going on.
Cultural Background: German; American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Student Ambassadors; Environmental Clubs
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Camille Morris

Camille Morris

Major: Communication Studies
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Don't hold yourself back and be willing to try the things that scare you.
Cultural Background: African American; Native American; Irish
Languages: English; Attempting Arabic
Campus Involvement and Interests: Campus work; writing; reading; published in Brushfire
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Emily Kohut

Emily Kohut

Major: Civil Engineering
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Be open to trying new things and attend all the events you can! You never know who you'll meet.
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: WiSE; Society of Women Engineers; attending lots of on-campus events
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Gabriel Golez

Gabriel Goluz

Major: Biochemistry; Chemistry
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Iloilo, Philippines
My Advice to New Students: Free condoms at the health center.
Cultural Background: Filipino
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Residential life; Research; ASUN; snowboarding and biking
Pronouns: He/his/him

Grant Uba

Grant Uba

Major: Political Science; English
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Enjoy the experiences that college throws at you. However, it is vital that you do not lose yourself.
Cultural Background: Nigerian
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Student Ambassadors; University of Nevada Welcome Center; Joe Crowley Student Union Employee; Orientation Guide; Wolf Pack Radio DJ
Pronouns: He/his/him

Haider Rafique

Haider Rafique

Major: Finance
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: College is a rollercoaster ride. Enjoy it as much as possible and make a lot of connections.
Cultural Background: Punjabi
Languages: English; Urdu; Punjabi; Hindi
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; Sinai Club; Intramurals
Pronouns: He/his/him

Jasmin Flores

Jasmin Flores

Major: Business Management and Marketing
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Carson City, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Get involved! It's not what you know, it's how you know and who knows you!
Cultural Background: Mexican-American; Latina; Hispanic
Languages: English; Spanish
Campus Involvement and Interests: Delta Sigma Pi; College of Business Peer Mentor; MHRA
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Jerry Milabu

Jerry Milabu

Major: Community Health Sciences & Public Health
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Brentwood, California
My Advice to New Students: Stay on top of your classes and meet as many people as you can.
Cultural Background: African American
Languages: French; English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Intramural Sports
Pronouns: His/he/him

Josh Pike

Josh Pike

Major: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science/Engineering
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Have fun, but not so much fun that you ruin your life (e.g. go to class).
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; music; DJ-ing; politics
Pronouns: His/he/him

Jot Singh

Jot Singh

Major: French and International Relations
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
My Advice to New Students: May the space between where you are and where you want to be inspire you.
Cultural Background: Punjabi
Languages: English; Punjabi; French
Campus Involvement and Interests: French club; Swing dance club; body building; long distance running; reading and languages
Pronouns: His/he/him

Karan Mehtaji

Karan Mehtaji

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Queens, New York & Loma Linda, California
My Advice to New Students: You're coming to college, so try things that make you uncomfortable because they will help shape the future you.
Cultural Background: Indian
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Made Ping Pong Club and telling jokes
Pronouns: His/he/him

Kevin Elliott

Kevin Elliott

Major: Business Marketing
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Danville, California
My Advice to New Students: You only go to college once, so make the most of your college experience. Get a Netflix account.
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; sports; hiking; fishing; snowboarding; watching Netflix
Pronouns: His/he/him

Marcella Ciaramella

Marcella Ciaramella

Major: Secondary Education with English emphasis
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Don't be afraid to try things outside of your comfort zone. Whatever makes you happy to do that!
Cultural Background: Italian
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; going to campus events; feeding my coffee addiction with friends
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Marie Bourgeois

Marie Bourgeois

Major: Neuroscience
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, California
My Advice to New Students: Always keep a positive outlook on everything, it feels crazy but always stay positive. Also know the dates for therapy dogs. Also have a support system. Someone you can talk to, no matter who it is.
Cultural Background: Italian; French; German; Polish; Irish; Scottish; English; Scandinavian
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Leadership Council; RHA; MESA; Pre-Med and EMT interest
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Maryana Shamoun

Maryana Shamoun

Major: Pre-Business (Accounting)
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, California; Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Be open-minded.
Cultural Background: Middle Eastern American
Languages: English; Arabic
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; Intramural Sports
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Michael Lienhard

Michael Lienhard

Major: Political Science and Business
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Roseville, California
My Advice to New Students: Be as outgoing as possible and get involved. Get as much free stuff as you can!
Cultural Background: Italian; Swiss; American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Former chair of ASUN member's at large; fraternity; outdoors; hiking; swimming
Pronouns: He/his/him

Mika Alvarez

Mika Alvarez

Major: Journalism
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Don't forget to take care of yourself. Your mind and body need some love too. Budget your foodbucks.
Cultural Background: Filipino
Languages: English; Tagalog
Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority life; PRSSA; TRIO Scholars
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Owen Stewart

Owen Stewart

Major: Chemical Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Get involved! Don’t be afraid to pursue your interests and education outside of the constraints of the classroom.
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; Dragon Club; Nevada eSports; sleeping and naps
Pronouns: He/him/his

Royce Renard Hightower

Royce Renard Hightower

Major: Secondary Education with social studies emphasis
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
My Advice to New Students: Get out of your comfort zone.
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; intramural sports; political science
Pronouns: He/him/his

Taylor Stichauf

Taylor Stichauf

Major: Psychology; Sociology
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Take advantage of all the opportunities while you're here.
Cultural Background: Italian
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Sociology club; peer advisor; career mentor
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Travis Anukam

Travis Anukam

Major: Finance
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Always work to your full potential and take advantage of the many opportunities that exist.
Cultural Background: Nigerian American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Fitness and Greek Life
Pronouns: He/him/his

Trevor Wafer

Trevor Wafer

Major: Finance
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, California
My Advice to New Students: Be involved, get free stuff, actually go to class, but some can be missed and don't spend all your foodbucks.
Cultural Background: American
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: In a fraternity; sports; outdoors; watching movies
Pronouns: He/him/his

Orientation Leadership Interns

Jarrett Damato

Jarrett Damato

Major: Criminal Justice
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Long Island, New York; Las Vegas, Nevada
My Advice to New Students: Do or do not. There is no try.
Cultural Background: Italian; Jewish
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Club Engagement Assistant at ASUN Center for Student Engagement; Orientation Leadership for New Student Initiatives and I enjoy being cool
Pronouns: He/him/his

Megan Korbelik

Megan Korbelik

Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Angels Camp, California
My Advice to New Students: Never be afraid to ask for help; everyone on this campus cares. Also learn to like coffee, if you don't already. Most likely it will become your new friend.
Cultural Background: Italian; Polish; German; Swedish
Languages: English
Campus Involvement and Interests: Greek Life; Nevada baseball and football enthusiast
Pronouns: She/her/hers

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