Our Staff

Michaela Holtz, Acting Director
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia
Education: M.S. Biogeography
Advice: Be yourself, push yourself and try your best at everything you do.

Cathy Dancey, Office Support Specialist
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois
Advice: Be true to who you are, stay flexible and keep a positive attitude and remember to enjoy the journey!

James Cooper, Program Coordinator
Pronouns: He, Him, His


Hometown: Oswego, Illinois
Education: M.S. Sociology
Advice: Use this time to define who you are. Take chances and step out of your comfort zone.

Graduate Assistants

Mitchell Huftalin
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Hometown: Winnebago, Illinois
Major: Higher Education and Student Affairs
Year in School: first-year graduate student
Hobbies: painting, reading playing piano

Emily Murphy
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Hometown: Mundelein, Illinois
Major: Counseling-Clinical Mental Health
Year in School: second-year graduate student
Hobbies: baking, spending time with friends, DIY projects/decorating, traveling

Student Success Team

Jenah Anderson
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hometown: Henry, Illinois
Major: Business Management
Year in School: Senior
Hobbies: softball, TV/movies

Logan Andrews
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Major: Visual Communications
Year in School: Freshman
Hobbies: Drawing, Sleeping, Eating

Elizabeth Korbut
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Major: Political Science
Year in School: Junior
Hobbies: Figure Skating, Netflix

Sam Lindberg
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hometown: Spring Grove, Illinois
Major: Journalism
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Year in School: Sophomore
Hobbies: Reading and hanging out with friends

Kyle Majewski
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Hometown: Kildeer, Illinois
Major: Marketing
Year in School: Junior
Hobbies: playing guitar, music, graphic design, watching bad movies

Jehvania Whyte
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Major: Communication Studies (Organizational/Corporate Communication Emphasis)
Year in School: Senior
Hobbies: Karaoke, watching Netflix, reading

Contact Us

First- and Second-Year Experience
Altgeld Hall 100
815-753-0711 (fax)