skip to main content

Meet Our Staff

2015  Orientation Guides

Anthony Ramirez

 

  • Major: Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry
  • Year in School: Fourth Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Get involved, be active, and make mistakes. 
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, ASUN, and Engineering Leadership Council.

Alyssa Sicat

  • Major: Pre-Nursing
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't overwhelm yourself! College is a new environment with a little something for everyone. Take your time making the University your home and relax!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Circle K, and working on campus.

Blanca Rocha

  • Major: International Business
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Syllabi are the most important thing in college. Going to class and using a planner is vital as well!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Intramural.

Brita Romans

  • Major: International Affairs
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State:Rocklin, California
  • My Advice for New Students: Try new things! Don't be afraid to get out there and explore.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests:Fraternity and Sorority Life, Nevada Dance Co-Op, and the Acroyoga Club.

David Zavesky

  • Major: Secondary Education. Minor: English 
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Granite Bay, California
  • My Advice for New Students: Get as involved on campus as possible! Being part of organizations and making connections with people will open up so many doors for opportunities.  
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Audio Engineering Society.

Efrain Gonzalez

  • Major: Pre-Business
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't slack your freshman year. Yes, there are many new experiences but remember what you're here for. You are here to learn and earn a degree!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, theater productions, and political and environmental activism.

Mia Kinel

  • Major: Pre-Nursing
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: The "Freshman 15" is a real thing and is more accurately referred to as "The DC Chicken Finger Diet." Ladies, you don't have to bring your whole closet with you to college- whatever you bring with you, you have to pack back up at the end of the year (which is a pain in the booty). Lastly, FoodBucks are a fabulous thing. Give yourself a fixed weekly spending budget. Starbucks will be the death of your bank account.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, ASUN Programming, and working on campus.

Haylee Wheeler

 

  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Tracy, California
  • My Advice for New Students: Do not get intimidated. The first few weeks are the hardest but before long you will never want to leave!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Intramural and RHA Activities.

Emily Kohut

 

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Be willing to try new things and keep an open mind! You never know who you might meet or what interests you'll discover by stepping out of your comfort zone!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: WiSE, Society of Women Engineers, and attending as many on campus events as possible!

Itohan Osayaren

 

  • Major: Biology
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Get involved on campus as well as learn to manage your time wisely! Overall, try new things, call home often, and be yourself (seriously be yourself lol)!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: ABLE Women, RASA, Intervarsity, Blue Key National Honor Society, Nevada Student Ambassadors, and Nevada Cheer.

Jacob Boult

 

  • Major: Political Science and English Linguistics
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Live your life to the fullest and without regrets. There are many experiences waiting to be discovered: good, bad, and in-between. Take every opportunity you can, strike up a conversation with a stranger, stay up all night, challenge your own beliefs. Make the most of your journey!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: ASUN, Fraternity and Sorority Life, working on campus.

Jake Chandler

 

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Reidsville, North Carolina
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't be shy, get out and meet people, go to all the events that you can because you only have one freshman year.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: New Student Initiatives, The Disability Resource Center ACES, and an avid wolf pack supporter!

 

Jared Meyer-Cordova

 

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Stockton, California
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't be afraid to do things you never thought you would or could do. Come in with an open mind and have fun.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Intramural, Lombardi Rec, and volunteering.

 

Jarrett Damato

 

  • Major: Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Pre-Law
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Although school is really important, it's important to still have fun, but not too much fun because college is expensive.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: I do a fair share of school work and I like hanging out with friends.

Kamryn Mock

 

  • Major: Pre-Business
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Always get a refill receipt...you will need it. Don't wear your lanyard around your neck- that's the first sign on a freshman. U-Swirl hours: Mon.- Fri.: 10am-9pm; Sat.- Sun.: 12pm-8pm
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life and working on campus.

 

Kelly Wranik

 

  • Major: CHS Kinesiology
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Flower Mound, Texas
  • My Advice for New Students: Your first year may not go you how you planned, but if you keep a positive attitude, open mind, and remember to block out PLENTY of time to study (and turn off Netflix) your first year at Nevada will be one for the books!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority, hanging out with friends, and studying at the Knowledge Center.

Liv Moore

  • Major: Journalism
  • Year in School: Fourth Year
  • Hometown and State: Reno, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Put yourself out there and get involved! There are so many opportunities, so be sure to take advantage of them!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, PRSSA, Journalism Student Council, and the American Marketing Association Club.

Matt Dragan

  • Major: Mathematics, Statistics
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Reno, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Keep your mind open to new things. You never know what big changes small opportunities might bring.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Honors Program, ASUN, and the Blue Key National Honor Society.

Megan Korbelik

  • Major: Human Development and Family Studies
  • Year in School: Second year
  • Hometown and State: Angels Camp, California
  • My Advice for New Students: My advice for new students is to not be afraid to use the many resources on campus. It can be scary at first, but everyone on campus is welcoming and happy to assist with any needs.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life and a Disability Resource Center mentor.

Nick Lester

  • Major: Marketing
  • Year in School: Fifth year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't wait one second to get involved! This campus has something for every student, so take advantage of that and enjoy every day at THE University of Nevada! Whether it's joining (or starting) a club, or going to the football games on a beautiful fall day, get involved!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests:Nevada Clashers, the Blue Key National Honor Society, ASUN Clubs and Orgs., and working on campus!

Pamela Hong
 

  • Major: Psychology and English Language & Linguistics
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: College is all about experience. Get involved, learn plenty, and remember it's normal to not have everything figured out.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: French Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Yoga, Reading, Writing, Guitar Playing, and volunteering.

 

Salena Carr-Piccioni

 

  • Major: Social Work and International Affairs
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Reno, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: To manage your time as effectively as possible. Also, there is a lot of room for mistakes so don't freak out when you miss a class or are late, college is a learning process.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority life, Trio Scholars, swimming, just being on campus and participating in campus events.

 

Taylor Sawyer

 

  • Major: Human Development and Family Studies
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Indian Springs, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Don't miss out on an opportunity to make memories and don't be afraid of looking silly. Laugh all the time.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: RHA and will an RA in the fall. I'm passionate about cancer awareness.

Trenton Jackson

 

  • Major: Pre-Business. Minor: Psychology
  • Year in School: Third Year
  • Hometown and State: Reno, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: Always be open to try new things. Make new friends, and find what you love to do!!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority life and working on campus.

 

Zachary Hoffert

 

  • Major: Political Science and History
  • Year in School: Second Year
  • Hometown and State: Tracy, California
  • My Advice for New Students: Be able and willing to adapt to your new surroundings and experiences. Make an effort to get to know your professors.
  • Campus Involvement and Interest: Intramural and Lombardi Rec.

 

 

Orientation Leadership Interns

 

 Michelle Vernier

  • Major: Business Management
  • Year in School: Fourth Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: College is about finding yourself; what you like and what you want to become. Don't be afraid to be yourself and enjoy each day as it comes! Don't stress over the little things - believe me. College goes by quick and you have to make the most out of everything!
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, working on campus, College of Business Peer Mentors, Orientation Guide and Orientation Leadership Intern.
 

Dalton Mack

 

  • Major: Community Health Sciences. Minor: Business Administration
  • Year in School: Fourth Year
  • Hometown and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • My Advice for New Students: College is one big, crazy experience, so live it up! Get out there, try new things, make mistakes, realize what you like and don't like, and just have fun with it because it's 4 VERY short years.
  • Campus Involvement and Interests: Fraternity and Sorority Life, ASUN, the Blue Key National Honor Society, the Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Orientation guide and Orientation Leadership Intern.

 

Professional Staff

  • Cairn Lindloff: Assistant Dean of Students, New Student Initiatives
  • Ben Iness: Program Specialist, New Student Initiatives

Take the next step...