Meet the Staff

Orientation & Transition Programs staff

Our office is comprised of hard working staff and student employees. Read on for more information on our professional staff or click on the links in the list below to meet our student employees:

Meet the Professional Staff

Terry HillTerry Hill, M.P.A.

  • Title: Director of Orientation & Transition Programs
  • Email:
  • Responsibilities:
    • Department oversight
    • Living Learning Communities
    • Work with the OTP Student Advisory Council
    • Program Assessment
    • Sponsorship

Carrie NewmanCarrie Newman, M.S.

  • Title: Assistant Director of Orientation Programs
  • Email:
  • Responsibilities:
    • First Year and Transfer Advising & Orientation Programs
    • Husky+
    • Parent & Family Engagement Programs
    • Online Orientation Program (UWB101)
    • Welcome Week

Emily Leonard

  • Title: Transition Program Manager
  • Responsibilities:
    • Husky Leadership Camp
    • Extended Orientation Programs
    • New Student Network Programs
    • First Year Coaching Program

Stephanie Mardahl                                


Title: Orientation Program Manager

  • Responsibilities:
  • Manages:
    • Planning and facilitating orientation programs
    • Hiring, training, supervising orientation leaders
    • Provide support to other OTP programs

​Emily Taketa

  • Title: Graduate Inter for Peer Coaching Program
  • Email:
  • Responsibilities:
    • Support Peer Coaching Program

Vivian Hoang                        

  • Title: Peer Coach Lead
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Business Marketing with a Minor in Visual and Media Arts
  • Responsibilities
    • Peer Coach Management and Development
    • Meta-Major Event Planning
    • Social Media

Nathalie Chan 

  • Title: Student Assistant Welcome Desk Lead
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Business with a concentration in Marketing 
  • Responsibilities
    • ​Scheduling shift coverage of Welcome Desk 
    • Train and supervise Student Assistant team
    • Research and update training manual and desk resources
    • Office Social Media