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Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: UA Scholars.
Amy was born in Anchorage and raised in Wasilla attending both Wasilla High School and Houston High School. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying Psychology and Human Services. Amy has vast experience with the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus having worked as a student at the student activities office, as staff at the Summer Sessions office and as the outreach coordinator at the UAF Community and Technical College. Amy now considers Fairbanks her second hometown and enjoys the strong sense of community that Fairbanks and the UAF campus has to offer. In her free time she enjoys cooking and gardening. In the summer you will find her fishing, camping and picking berries with her two daughters and her husband.
Territories: Alaska - Fairbanks North Star Borough, military and veteran, and homeschool
Director of Admissions
Mary was raised in Portland, Oregon and ventured north for college. While at UAF, she earned a BA in Communication and played play basketball for the Nanooks. After a stint as a research intern in D.C., Mary spent the next few years traveling the world and earning a master’s degree in English. After several years as an adjunct instructor in the Pacific Northwest, she returned home to Fairbanks to work in Admissions.
Mary can often be found cheering on the Nanooks at a sporting event or attending a concert on campus. She adores the aurora and is slowly becoming more proficient at cross country skiing on the 27 km of UAF ski trails. She doesn’t drink coffee – only tea, preferably English breakfast or Earl Gray.
Territories: International and transfer students
John grew up in rural Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications. Upon graduating, John worked in New York and then moved to Japan, where he taught English in the JET Program for two years. While in Japan, John studied ceramics with a family of Japanese potters. In 2006 he moved to Alaska and began studying and working at UAF. John earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from UAF in 2011, and he now works with UAF students as an admissions counselor and adjunct professor of art.
In addition to his interest in art, John loves to be outside. In the winter, John enjoys hunting, skiing and skijoring with his golden retriever, Rocky. In the summer months, he enjoys gardening, fishing, berry picking, canoeing and camping with his wife and friends. John is passionate about life in Alaska, and he particularly enjoys welcoming new people to the Fairbanks community.
Territories: Alaska - Rural (including rural road system), Southcentral, and Southeast; Lower 48 - Central and Mountain timezones
Born and raised on a small farm in northeast South Dakota, Amy moved to Alaska in 2006 with her husband Eric. They spent four years in Bethel, where Amy worked for the UAF Kuskokwim Campus' Educational Talent Search program. She's excited to be a part of the UAF community in Fairbanks. Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends (which includes 2 cats) and traveling. She is also quite crafty enjoying stamping, crocheting and cooking. If you have any questions or would like more information on UAF, please feel free to contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.