Contact SLI


1731 S. Chandalar Drive
101J Wood Center
P.O. Box 756640
Fairbanks, AK 99775


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Heidi Shepard 

Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Involvement 


Strengths: Harmony, Developer, Context, Intellection, Individualization 
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
My name is Heidi Shepard and I am a long time SLI program participant. I worked for the program for four years as a student working on my undergraduate. Since leaving UAF I've worked for the state legislature, as a personal trainer, a group fitness instructor, and in the hospitality industry. My favorite part of this job is students, so come visit us! 

Paige LaPoint

Student Organizations Coordinator


Strengths: Intellection, Restorative, Responsibility, Empathy, Harmony
Zodiac Sign: Pisces


Michael Martins

SLI Student Alternative Break Assistant

Strengths: Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Input, Activator
Zodiac Sign: I don't think I have a zodiac sign.

As the Alternative Break Coordinator, I will be in charge of choosing projects and locations for both alternative breaks this year. My responsibilities range to all things Alternative Break, from recruiting students and facilitating team building, to leading our team and orchestrating fundraising.


Katharine Cecil 

SLI Student Volunteer Assistant

Strengths: Restorative, Futuristic, Intellection, Learner, and Responsibility
Zodiac Sign: Cancer 

I am the volunteer coordinator for the SLI office, and my goal for this year is to connect as many students with volunteer opportunities both on and off of campus as possible. 


Malikah Hughes

SLI Student Leadership Assistant

Strengths: Strategic, Belief, Arranger, Restorative, Individualization
Zodiac Sign: Virgo 

My name is Malikah Hughes, I'm a part of the SLI office, and am in charge of the First-Year Leadership Academy. My job is to help guide first-year students into becoming the leaders they would follow!

 Laura Barber

(Was) SLI Volunteer Coordinator / AB Team Lead 

Strengths: Restorative, Input, Achiever, Learner, Intellection  
Zodiac Sign: Aries (Adventurous) 


My name is Laura Barber, and I don't work in the SLI office as the assistant volunteer coordinator (anymore). If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or Alternative Spring Break, talk to Michael Martins. I will be returning in August of 2019. Bis später! 


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