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Student Profiles

At any given time, there are about 40 to 50 SAA students enrolled in the program. Each incoming class of new students comprises a cohort of students to provide a shared learning experience and community.

Each cohort completes the two core classes and professional development seminars together. The SAA student organization is the Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA), which puts on a variety of activities each year for students in the program.

 

2016 Cohort

Some quick facts about members of our 2016 cohort:

  • Students of the second year cohort come to Michigan State University from 14 different states. We also have an international student from Belgium.
  • The members of the second year cohort graduated from 23 different undergraduate institutions.
  • Students in the first year cohort are gaining experiences in a variety of departments and functional areas, working in areas including Residence Education and Housing Services, Career Services, University-Community Relations, Alumni Relations, and Student Life.

To contact a member of the first year cohort, please click on their name to send them an email.  They would be happy to answer any questions you have about their experiences in our program!

Michael Allensworth

Hometown: Kewanee, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Williams Hall)

Leslie Armell

Hometown: Farmington, New Mexico
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Methodist University
Work Setting: Intern Coordinator, Community Relations Coalition


Zoe Ashmead

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Denison University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wilson Hall)


Tanesha Dixon

Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (McDonel Hall)


Emelie Helsen

Hometown: Lauwe, Belgium
Undergraduate Institution: Staffordshire University, UK
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wonders Hall)


Jasmin Hinnant

Hometown: Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Institution: Temple University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Case Hall)


Andrew Hua

Hometown: Fountain Valley, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Riverside
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Mason/Abbot Hall)


Carol Huang

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Work Setting: Career Advisor, Career Services Network


Beserat Kelati

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Carleton College
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (West Circle)


Amanda Mouser

Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Bryan Hall)

Kyle Pacque

Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Tech
Work Setting: Fraternity & Sorority Life, Department of Student Life


Katie Patrick

Hometown: Prospect, Connecticut
Undergraduate Institution: Springfield College
Work Setting: Career Advisor, Career Services Network


Lin Philpott

Hometown: Castro Valley, California
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Monterey Bay

Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wonders Hall)


Elba Pineda

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Los Angeles
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Holden Hall)


Floyd Pouncil

Hometown: Flint, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan-Flint
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Holden Hall)

Shaun Richardson

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Bryan/Rather Halls)


Cherrish Robinson

Hometown: San Bernardino, California
Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State College
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Butterfield Hall)


James Schulert

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Eastern Michigan University
Work Setting: Graduate Writing Consultant, MSU Writing Center


Matthew Schultz

Hometown: Lakewood, California
Undergraduate Institution: Loyola Marymount University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Snyder/Phillips Hall)


Thaddeus Stegall

Hometown: Sharpsburg, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Hubbard Hall)


Shakivla Todd

Hometown: Columbus, South Carolina
Undergraduate Institution: California Lutheran University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wilson Hall)

Erika Trigg

Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan-Flint
Work Setting: Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution,
                      Deparment of Student Life

Marcella Wong

Hometown: Alhambra, California
Undergraduate Institution: UC Santa Barbara
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Shaw Hall)