Welcome to Student Activities!
Our mission is to create fun, unique, memorable experience for UAF students! We believe that some of the best communities are created through sharing experiences, and we want UAF to be a place where all feel that they belong, that they can build memories, and that they can grow. And of course - we want to do this through fun events and programs!
What We Do
We create events and programs for the UAF community. Some of these are smaller programs, like laser tag, movie nights, or holiday themed parties. Others are huge day or multi-day events, like Nanook Traditions or Pop Con. Do you have an idea for something you want to do on campus? Great! Come talk to us! No idea is too big!
How to Contact Us
SAO is made up of one professional staff member (a Student Activities Coordinator) and a team of 4 - 6 student assistants. Together we make sure that there's fun to be had on campus!
Below is our staff list. Please feel free to contact any of us by email or stop by our office! We can be found in the Wood Center Offices, Room 101K!
Lisa Latronica - Student Activities Coordinator
Lisa joined the Wood Center professional staff as the Student Activities Coordinator in October 2016. Prior to coming to UAF, she worked in Residence Life at Colorado School of Mines and North Carolina State University and received her Masters in Higher Education from NC State and her BA in Art History and Fine Arts from Loyola University Chicago. Outside of work, you can find Lisa walking her dog, Raleigh, cooking or baking, taking photographs, or exploring new places. She is always up for grabbing a coffee or finding a snack!
Brandon Blum - Student Activities Assistant
Brandon is a senior in Political Science here at UAF. Here in SAO, Brandon works on Bust-a-Gut comedy shows, Game Nights, music events, and lots of other events!
Erik Rickards - Student Activities Assistant
Erik is a senior here at UAF and has been working in Student Activities for two years. He works in the area of Campus Entertainment, helping with comedy shows, running laser tag events, and a wide variety of other programs!
Allie Gabalski - Student Activities Assistant
Allie is an Environmental Engineering student who is excited about UAF! She is very involved in Nanook Traditions and loves doing things outside!
Jerzy Ellanna - Nanook Traditions Board Chair
Jerzy is a junior in photography. She is the current Chair of the Nanook Traditions Board, and coordinates Starvation Gulch, Winter Carnival, and Springfest.
Cody Newman - Student Activities Assistant
Cody has joined the SAO team after being a Resident Assistant! He also works on the Nanook Traditions Board as a member, and helps to coordinate all kinds of programming on campus!