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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.

 

2018 Cohort

Some quick facts about members of our 2018 cohort:

  • Students of the first year cohort come to Michigan State University from 13 different states.  We also have one international student from Ontario, Canada.
  • The members of the first 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 the Community Relations Coalition, Residence Education and Housing Services, University Activities Board, Student Life, Greek Affairs, Student Athlete Support Services, and the Writing Center.

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 quesitons you have about their experience in our program!

Jacob Ailts

Hometown: Brookings, South Dakota
Undergraduate Institution: South Dakota State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wilson Hall)

William Alexander

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Wayne State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Holden Hall)


Elijah Balogh

Hometown: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution: Kent State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Akers Hall)


Ani Binishi

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Mason Hall)


Blakeley Calhoun

Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Case Hall)


Michael Carroll

Hometown: Farmingville, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Binghampton University (SUNY)
Work Setting: Writing Center & Student Athlete Support Services


Janaye Coleman

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Florida A&M University
Work Setting: Student Life - Leadership Development


Brittnie Daugherty

Hometown: Marathon, New York
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Cortland
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Bailey Hall)


Michael Della Fave

Hometown: Lombard, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri
Work Setting: Student Athlete Support Services


Christopher Hanhan

Hometown: Barstow, California
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, San Bernardino
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Phillips Hall)

Luke Jeffery

Hometown: South River, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate Institution: Nipising University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Gilchrist Hall)

 


Addison Keegan-Harris

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
Undergraduate Institution: University of Kansas
Work Setting: Residence Education and Hospitality Services, Diversity and Inclusion

Kathleen Michel Kivarkis

Hometown: Roger's Park, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (McDonel Hall)


Matt Kulju

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Work Setting: Residence and Hospitality Services, Outreach


Cristian Lambaren-Sanchez

Hometown: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico & Oxnard, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Work Setting: Greek Affairs & Writing Center


Jalesa Lewis

Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Shaw Hall)


Fatima Omar

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Case Hall)


Kevin Pajaro

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island
Work Setting: Community Relations Coalition


Matthew Phister

Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution: University of Akron
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Case Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sera Radovich

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern Indiana
Work Setting: University Activities Board


Karimah Shabazz

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Bard College
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Rather Hall)


Jeff Teuber

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wilson Hall)


Rachael Vettese

Hometown: Bloomfield, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Kalamazoo College
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Snyder Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

Shy Wren

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