Elizabeth helps students achieve the impossible. While studying counseling at Washington State University, she interned at the university's Center for Academic Advising and Career Development as a Career Counselor. After receiving a Master degree, she began working as the Director of Career Services within a for-profit institution, specializing in helping non-traditional students build and obtain the career they went to school for. Elizabeth has known since her undergraduate experience at Utah Valley University that working with students to help them overcome the barriers they face was something that she would enjoy doing long term. Elizabeth is fluent in English, Armenian and has a goal to pick up 4 to 6 more languages before she can be content with her world language skills. Out of office, she can be found participating in all things art, baseball and outdoors.
Dane is a familiar face at UVU, and has worked in payroll, collections, and grounds. He has a background in art, and enjoys working with art students in his role as an Academic Advisor. Dane has Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and completed UVU's Substance Use Disorder Counseling program. Outside of UVU he worked with the Adult Parole and Probation system and has held management and supervisorial positions at several psychiatric residential treatment centers for youth. When he is not advising students, Dane can most likely be found exercising, hanging out with his wife and daughter, scuba diving, spending time outdoors, or pretending to be a film critic and watching movies.
Melissa earned her BS. degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University and Masters in Psychology from University of Phoenix. She has worked at UVU full-time since 2004, and part time before that. Her previous work has been in the area of Enrollment Management (including One Stop, the Registrar's office and managing the One Stop Call Center). Melissa loves working with students, and her position as an Academic Advisor is truly a realized dream. Melissa loves scrapbooking, reading, reality television, spending time with her husband Karl, and their children.
Rae Ann is a BYU graduate of Science in Social Work and is licensed as a Social Service Worker. Previous work includes ten years as an Employment Counselor at the Department of Workforce Services where she gave in-depth assistance to help others overcome obstacles preventing them from being successful. Currently, she works with students as an Academic Advisor by assisting them to successfully navigate throughout their university career at Utah Valley University. Rae Ann has been on several collaborative committees at UVU. Her advisor mission statement is: To ensure that students have the right to correct comprehensive information and resources that will contribute to successful outcomes, as well as connecting faculty/administration with students in a way that will create open communication, understanding and respect.