Staff

Mike Juell

Mike Juell

Esports Coordinator

Center for Student Engagement

Mike Juell joins the Nanook Nation by way of Chicago, Illinois, with a detour through Kodiak, Alaska. Receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and his Master’s from Lewis University in Education, Mike has been seeking opportunities to educate beyond the traditional classroom. As UAF’s esports coordinator, a new “main quest” has begun! Mike is excited to share his passion for gaming and all it represents - academics, collaboration, inclusivity, unity, and so much more - coupled with his desire to keep students engaged and motivated while being present in the community.

Shayna Smith

Shayna Smith

Esports Student Assistant

Center for Student Engagement

Shayna Smith is a second-year student at UAF currently majoring in accounting and sports management. She is very passionate about integrating gaming anywhere she can. She mainly enjoys fps but spends most of her time playing World of Warcraft. Shayna enjoys cosplay which often leads her to travel around the country for conventions. Outside of school and gaming, she enjoys swimming and archery.