Professional Staff

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Stefani Vargas

Coordinator

skrause@nmu.edu 906-227-1695
Pronouns:

She/Her, Ella

Stefani is an NMU alumna, & founder of NMU's Q&A, with 10+ yrs of experience. Her work is rooted in community building & student development. She is a widely requested speaker, consultant, & trainer for organizations throughout the country. Her research is focused on: rural marginalized students, fat liberation, & LGBT identi...

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Co-Chair, President's Committee on Diversity

Additional Title:

Co-Investigator, LGBTQ Futures Project: Exploring the intersection of technology and community for LGBTQ people in the Rural Midwest

Degrees:
  • A.A.,Northern Michigan University
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
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Marlina Martínez

Senior Secretary

906-227-1554
Pronouns:

She/Her

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Hailee

Hailee Richards

Graduate Assistant

harichar@nmu.edu 906-227-1699
Pronouns:

She/Her

Hailee is the Student Equity and Engagement Center's Graduate Assistant. Hailee graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science studying Sociology and Anthropology in 2019. She is currently enrolled in ther Master of Social Work program.

Student Staff

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Autumn Post

Jump Start Team Leader

aupost@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/They

Favorite Quote:

"We are who we are, and we shouldn't have to suffer for it, or prove anything to anyone" - Misa Sugiura

Autumn is a junior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Sustainability. She is originally from the town of Allendale, MI. On campus, Aut is a Resident Adviser, an Orientation Leader, and a player for the Northstars. In the future they would like to work as a Content Manager for a diversity-focused organization.

Aster Bechek

Jump Start Team Leader

mbechek@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

They/She

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Aster is a senior from Kalamazoo, Michigan majoring in Fisheries & Wildlife and double minoring in Management & Theatre. She has been involved in multiple theatre productions, including The Full Monty and Significant Other, and is a current member of the Hip Hop Dance Crew.  After graduation, they hope to pursue graduate studies and cont...

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Juniper Blandin

Jump Start Team Leader

hblandin@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

They/Them

Favorite Quote:

"I am not a woman, I am a god"

Juniper is a senior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. They are originally from the town of Joliet, IL. 

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MarLanaysia Rosser

Jump Start Team Leader

mrosser@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/Her

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MarLanaysia is a senior majoring in Hospitality Management from Michigan. Marla is the president of the Black Student Union and is passionate about creating a thriving and exciting community on campus. In the future, she hopes to be a wedding planner and event coordinator.

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Rosalva Brito

Jump Start Team Leader

rbrito@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

She/Her

Favorite Quote:

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." - Gilda Radner

Rosalva is a sophomore studying Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and is the President of the Latinx Student Union on campus. Her goal post-graduation is to attend law school in the city of Chicago.

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Molly Mannor

Student Marketing Assistant

mmannor@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

Any

Favorite Quote:

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” – Maya Angelou

Molly is a freshman majoring in Illustration. They are originally from the town of Chelsea, MI. They are a part of the NMU women's rugby team (Go Northstars!) and in the future would like to write and illustrate graphic novels. 

Avery Zahlmann

Administrative Assistant

azahlman@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

He/They

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Sheehan Personett

Administrative Assistant

spersone@nmu.edu
Pronouns:

They/Them

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Sarah Pilto

Administrative Assistant

spilto@nmu.edu
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They/Them

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