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WEEKLY WRITERS



Writer
Katie Yeaton
@kyeat29

Katie Yeaton is a current Master's of Higher Education student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Go Rebels!).  As a first-generation college student, Katie loves working with students from diverse backgrounds, majors, and life experiences.  Katie's journey in student affairs started when she was observing her undergraduate institution, Endicott College (Go Gulls!), and attended her first Residence Hall Association meeting.  She was immediately drawn to student leadership and Student Affairs.  She formally made her decision to go into the field around 2am at NACURH 2013 after talking with her advisor during swap shop (NEACURH mooselove!).  Katie loves student leadership, student choice theory, and international studies.  She will be pursuing her Ph.D. in       international higher education in the next academic year.




Writer 
Olivia Miller
@olivia9124

Olivia Miller is an Academic Advisor for the College of Arts & Sciences Academic & Career Advising Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She graduated in 2016 with a MS in Counseling and Student Development with a graduate certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University, where she also received her BA in Political Science and International Studies. As an Academic Advisor she guides students through their academic and career goals from recruitment up to graduation – through the College’s model of Academics + Experiences = Opportunities. She strives to have her students to “think about the relationship of (their) academic work to (their) personal life” (Light, 2001). When not in the office she enjoys reading, catching up on her favorite TV shows and pretending to be a runner.
Follow Olivia on Twitter: @olive9124.

Discipline - Deliberative - Intellection - Empathy - Developer  



LEADERSHIP TEAM



DIRECTOR
Joshua Wilson 
@jjwil325

Joshua is an Associate Director at the University of South Florida in the Center for Student Involvement & Fraternity/Sorority Life working with the campus programming boards and student involvement. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Go Blazers) and Ball State University's Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program (Go Cards). For fun Josh enjoys volunteering, intramurals, ultimate frisbee and movies. Joshua is also the founder for Student Affairs - the First Years.







EDITOR
Sarah Frese 
@srfrese

Sarah is an Assistant Director at the University of Miami in the Housing & Residential Life Office. She is a graduate of University of South Florida and Ball State University's Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program. She has served as a past state member of AmeriCorps Cape Cod. 

During her free time Sarah enjoys traveling, the beach, college football and shopping. Within Student Affairs she is passionate about civic engagement, women in leadership, and housing.  






COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Jenni Batchelder
@jenniwithanik

Jenni Batchelder serves as the Social Media Coordinator for the #SAFirstYears blog. She has fun shortening all the blog posts into 140 characters that draw everyone in and posting photos on Facebook! In her non-tech life, she serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX overseeing student activities for evening and weekend programming. She has previous experience in: housing, orientation, activities, leadership, & conferences. Jenni been a proud member of this team since its start and after 2 years of blogging joined the Leadership Team! Jenni received her Bachelor’s in Marketing (2010) and Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education (2012) from Texas State University-San Marcos. Jenni’s professional organizations include the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) & National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She is passionate about recognizing potential in her students and helping them reach that potential through challenge and support! For fun, she enjoys riding her bike, dancing, karaoke, & meeting people (a true WOO)!

WOO~Positivity~Arranger~Input~Includer


COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Maggie Merryday
@maggie_merryday

Maggie is the Coordinator for Student Programming within the Office of Student Involvement at Florida Gulf Coast University working with the university's Programming Board, Week of Welcome, and Homecoming events. She is a graduate from Florida Southern College and the University of Florida Student Personnel in Higher Education program. She is an active member of the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) and is currently serving on the Regional Planning Committee for the 2017 NACA South conference in Chattanooga, TN. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys singing, shopping, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on her favorite college sports teams. Go Mocs, Go Gators, Go Eagles!



GUEST WRITERS
AJ Lauer
Christina Colasanto
Becca Obergefell
Eric ruelle
Dillon Kimmel 
Kelley McCarthy
Raymond Gonzales
Steven Johnson


PAST WEEKLY WRITERS
These writers wrote consecutively for a period of at least one month to share their experiences as first year professionals.
Amma Marfo
Amanda Stewart 
Amber Phillips
Cassidy Lawson
Christina Ferrari
Christine Pitts
Dylan Ruffra
Eric Ruelle
Grant Batchelder
Katie LaSota (and current Leadership Team)
Katie Schmalzel
Kelley McCarthy (and past Leadership Team)
Kristen Chapman
Kim Pho
Kyle Hickman
Lauren Kaplan
Charle Cherry
Christina Ferrari
Christopher Wood
Jenni (Kraft) Batchelder
Jonathan Davey
Joe Volin
Jude Legiste
Lindsay Ritenbaugh
Mairead Kiernan
Megan Reilly
Meridith Balas
Olivia Barker (and past Leadership Team)
Tabatha Cruz (and past Leadership Team)
Tolu Taiwo (and past Leadership Team)
William Takewell
Jimmy Kelly
Maritza Torres
Mairead Kiernan
Ryan Bye (and past Leadership Team)
Ryan MOrgado
Stefanie Lucas-Waverly
Susan Mathieson
Tamera Dunn
Tolu Taiwo (and current Leadership Team)

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