First Year Programs

Meet the Staff

Connect with FYP professional staff, Student Assistants, and Student Coordinators.

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Please hover over each picture to view focus areas. Our team also collaborates with the Student Academic Services Digital Engagement Team.

Meghan Coletta, M.Ed

Sr. Program Manager, First Year Curriculum (PM-C)

Nick Goodwin, M.Ed, PMP

Program Manager, First Year Academic Partnerships (PM-AP)

Analise Iwanski, BA

Graduate Intern (GI)

Emily Kolby, M.Ed

Director, First Year Curriculum & Engagement (D-CE)

Riley Kovacs, BA

Student Engagement Specialist (SES)

Chloe Jiselle Laney, BA

Program Systems Specialist (Interim) (PSS)

Sarah O'Rourke, M.Ed

Program Manager, Operations & Student Transition Support (PM-O/STS)

Courtney Saben, M.S. Ed

Associate Director, Advising & Orientation (AD-AO)

Em Smith, MSW, LICSW

Program Manager, First Year Engagement (PM-FYE)

Nick Wedler, MSW

Program Logistics Manager (PLM)

LeAnne Jones Wiles, MPA, SHRM-SCP

Executive Director, First Year Programs & Strategic Initiatives (ED)

Student Assistants & Student Coordinators

Kaitlyn Chin

FIG Program Student Coordinator

Julia Cholewinska

Program Systems Student Coordinator

Jinie Chon

FIG Training Student Coordinator

Mia Chon

Digital Engagement Student Coordinator

Eva De La Peña

Student Assistant

Razan Elarab

Student Assistant

Sabrina Flores

Student Assistant

Valeria Flores

A&O Logistics Student Coordinator

Tarnvir Gadhri

FIG Training Student Coordinator

Jack Grenda

FIG Training Student Coordinator

Anna Hong

Marketing and Communications Student Coordinator

Kaitlyn Ishibashi

Student Assistant

Pisa Leelapatana

First-year Engagement Student Coordinator

Sam Liang

A&O Program Student Coordinator

Vy Nguyen

Student Assistant

Krista Orejudos

Student Assistant

Sarah Reidy

Student Assistant

Kaelyn Shibley

Student Assistant

Brandon Spooner

Student Assistant

Taylor Vincent

First-year Engagement Student Coordinator

Renee Yeung

First-year Engagement Student Coordinator

Zoe Zimmer

A&O Program Student Coordinator

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Meet our FIG Leaders and Orientation Leaders. View our former team members to remain connected.