Residence Life Staff Directory
Residence Services and Program Development
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE
Educational Background: BA in English and MA in Cross Cultural Studies at UAF
Started at UAF: 1997
Hobbies: Reading anything she can get her hands on, walking her fur baby Boo Radley, exploring the Alaska waters, and traveling.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Visiting the musk ox at the Large Animal Research Station and using the ski/walking trails on campus.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE
Educational Background: BS in Human Biology from Minnesota State University Mankato and MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University
Started at UAF: June 2017
Hobbies: Exploring the town and eating out with the hubs
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Farmer’s market, coffee shops/huts, roam around downtown and enjoy the local food.
AREA COORDINATOR / Cutler Apartments, Employee, Family, Graduate (EFG) Housing Coordinator
Educational Background: Zoology BS
Started at UAF: August 2002
Hobbies: Shooting, archery, hunting, fishing, snow-machining, and motorcycling.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Shoot guns!
Brittany Van Eck
AREA COORDINATOR / Lower Campus
Educational Background: BA in Psychology and MS in College Counseling and Student Development
Started at UAF: 2012
Hobbies: Over the years I grew to love UAF and the tight knit community of faculty, staff, and students. After moving to Alaska I sort of fell into a really great network of people who were engaged in both the community and the greater Alaska area. While I have always loved being active, living here has introduced me to so many different methods of movement. Over the last few years I have collected my fair share of gear, and in both the winter and summer I will jump at any opportunity to experience this great state. Don't be fooled though, I am not always just riding my bike and skiing.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: If you all see me in the summer it will likely be at one of the local food treasures that line College Road, chowing down on a delightful taco or gleefully eating a cinnamon bun.
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Cutler Apartments
Educational Background: B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Accounting at Pennsylvania State University, Masters of Science in Counseling specializing in College Student Personnel
Started at UAF: Fall 2016
Hobbies: I enjoy getting outside with my dog and going to get my nails done.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Try out different restaurants and food trucks around the area.
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Skarland Hall (FYE Hall)
Educational Background: Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri (M-I-Z!) and I am currently working to complete my Masters' in Professional Communication here at UAF!
Started at UAF: 2013
Hobbies: I enjoy reading a good book or (perhaps more realistically) binging a good series on Netflix.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: During the summers, I love visiting the Farmer's Market, and during the winters, I am forever amazed by the wildlife — Moose!, northern-lights, and snow-globe-like campus that we have the pleasure of living on.
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Moore Hall (FYE Hall)
Educational Background: BA in English from St. Catherine University, MS in Counseling and Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato
Started at UAF: August of 2015
Hobbies: I love to read, hike, travel, watch trashy reality TV, spend quality time with my husband Mike and our dog, Rudy, and continue to explore the great state of Alaska!
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Too many things to choose from! But, if I had to pick one, I would say going to Chena Hot Springs in the winter. Nothing beats it!
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Bartlett Hall
Educational Background: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in drawing and painting at UAF and I am currently a grad student in the Arctic and Northern Studies department with a focus on Art History.
Started at UAF: I moved up here in 2006 for my Bachelors.
Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities. In the summer I love hiking and kayaking. I also love going out dirt biking and just exploring new found trails to see where they go. In the winter I love cross country skiing and snowmachining. I also look forward to down hill skiing this winter.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Float down the Chena River and visiting the food trucks.
Jo Malbert Narvaez
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / McIntosh Hall and Sustainable Village
Educational Background: BS in Geology with minors in Paleontology and Spanish UAF
Started at UAF: Fall of 2014
Hobbies: Hiking & Volleyball
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Trying new restaurants & watching the auroras
RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Lathrop Hall
Educational Background: Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University
Started at UAF: July 2017
Hobbies: Working with computers, video games, and working out.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: The amount of disc golf courses nearby, which is one of my favorite outdoor activities.
ASSISTANT RESIDENT DIRECTOR / Wickersham Hall
Educational Background: Studying Secondary Education and History, and pursuing a minor in political science.
Started at UAF: 2015
Hobbies: Very fond of reading, and can often be found in Arctic Java or the M3 Cafe with a good book in his hand and a large cup of coffee.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Enjoys going for runs around campus and going on late night adventures to see the Northern Lights.
Educational Background: Bachelors in Political Science from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota & Masters in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC
Started at UAF: November 2012 as a Personnel Payroll Assistant
Hobbies: I spend most of my time with my family where we visit parks, bike, ski, and hike as much as the weather allows. During my downtime, I love to have social dinners and watch movies.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: I love to celebrate every season! Taking a moment and just enjoy where you are is my favorite thing to do in Fairbanks. Fairbanks has lots of places that makes this easy. A walk at Creamers Field or along the Chena river with a tasty treat at the Crepery or Bun on the Run, makes for a perfect day. I also love to ski and Ski Land!
RECORDS AND ASSIGNMENTS COORDINATOR
Educational Background: UAF
Started at UAF: 2011
Hobbies: I enjoy baking, gardening, interior decorating, and dreaming of our next vacation destination.
RECORDS AND ASSIGNMENTS COORDINATOR
Educational Background: Broadcast Journalism at Valdosta State University & currently working on her Masters in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University
Started at UAF: Summer 2017
Hobbies: Loves traveling, and meeting new people. In her free time, she plans trips around the world and explores new restaurants in town.
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Hike or anything outdoors.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER DINING AND HOUSING BUSINESS OFFICE
Educational Background: BBA-Finance and MBA, both at UAF
Started at UAF: February 1996
Hobbies: Golf, basketball, cycling, hiking, reading, travel
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Long walks through old neighborhoods and downtown
Educational Background: Professional certifications and numerous technical trainings
Started at UAF: July 1989
Hobbies: Golf, bowling, home renovations, and the with family
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Fishing
Educational Backgroud: AAS Process Technology at UAF CTC
Started at UAF: November 2004. Started with Residence Life May 2006.
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, and hunting and fishing
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: UAF hockey in the winter, backyard grilling and socializing in the summer.
BUILDING SERVICES COORDINATOR
Started at UAF: April 2016
Hobbies: Spending time with my kids
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Picking Berries
Marketing and Conference Services
MARKETING AND CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER
Educational Background: Bachelors of Graphic Design and Community Development from Portland State University, currently pursuing Masters in Communication from UAF
Started at UAF: Fall 2009
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and yoga
Favorite thing to do in Fairbanks: Hiking Angel Rocks