CHPS Student Representatives

Mackenzie Green

Respiratory Therapy | Department Representative

Hi! My name is Mackenzie Green and I am a senior studying respiratory therapy at UVU. I am the respiratory therapy department representative. I love UVU because they are open to new ideas when it comes to education and getting the students involved. I wanted to be a voice for students in my department to better understand their needs and concerns outside and inside the classroom. My goal is to help grow the respiratory therapy program and educate students about the different careers that the program has to offer. I chose UVU because there is more opportunity for me to learn about my field due to smaller class sizes. I chose my major because it has always been a passion of mine to help others who have survived heart attacks and shock. My career goal is to educate people on the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and what to do after to maintain quality of life.

Mason Taylor 

National Security Studies |  Department Representative

My name is Mason Taylor. I am the national security studies (NSS) student department representative at UVU and I am a senior pursuing a degree in history and a minor in NSS. My goal upon graduation is to further my education by attending graduate school and obtaining a masters degree and career in the national security field. My goal this year is to have more diverse students in the department. The skills that they bring to the table are vital for the working field. I want to be a voice for the students to help them understand why NSS is important and help find the best way to use their academic skills to better their future. I chose my major because I love history and wanted to better apply that knowledge in the NSS program. I had friends and instructors who helped me know that a minor was the right fit for me. I chose UVU because of the open enrollment policy. I fully believe that UVU is a place for all students to grow and develop the academic skills needed to be successful.  UVU has been one of the greatest journeys of my life and has helped prepare me for the next stages of my life. I love UVU because of the atmosphere at this amazing institution. It inspires and attracts faculty and students who are hungry to make a difference in this world and it’s been both of these groups of people that helped instill in me what it means to be a proud Wolverine!

Jackson Campbell

Aviation Science Professional Pilot | Department Representative 

My name is Jackson Campbell, and I am a senior in the Utah Valley University Department of Aviation Science with an emphasis in professional pilot. I am the student representative for the aviation science flight program. I wanted to hear the students’ voice because I enjoy helping others find a passion for aviation. I chose UVU because they have great hands on learning experience in my program and because they have state of the art facilities. My career goals are to graduation and then fly commercial. I love UVU because of the great flight instructors who have real life experience in the field and who genuinely care about the students success. My goal this year is to have students and people in the community know that UVU has a top notch aviation program. I chose my major because I have a passion for exploration.

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Melanie Brandt

Community Health | DepartmentRepresentative

My name is Melanie Brandt and I am a senior here at UVU, finishing up my last year completing my bachelor’s degree in community health education. I am your department representative for community health education this year. I love UVU because they give non-traditional students the opportunity to go back to school and finish what they started. I wanted to be a students voice this year to know what students like me need in the program and to help build the gap between non-traditional and traditional students. One of my goals this year is to understand the needs of non-traditional students when it comes to class scheduling in the department. I chose UVU because it has the feel of a community college but has the quality education of a university. I chose my major because I wanted to help people understand how their everyday life dictates their health. My career goal is to utilize my education to make a safer and better infrastructure for the next generation.

Kaden Hartvigsen

Emergency Services | Department Representative

My name is Kaden Hartvigsen. I am a sophomore in the emergency services program. I am also the student department representative for emergency services. I love UVU because of the chance it gives me to work full time and still get an education. I want to be a voice for students to know what challenges those in my major are facing and understand how I can best help them be successful. My goal this year is to let students in my department know of the great resources they have access to both on main campus and online. I chose UVU because it was close to home and my program had the certificates and hands-on training I was wanting. I chose my major because I have always had a passion for helping others. A career goal that I have is to do structure fire once I’m done with school and eventually be a paramedic in a large city.

Jenn Fredrickson

Dental Hygiene | Department Representative

Hi! I am Jenn Fredrickson. I am a junior in the dental hygiene program here at UVU. I am the student department representative for the dental hygiene students. I love being a Wolverine because of the engaged learning that is offered outside and inside the classrooms. I love UVU because of the students that I get to interact with each semester and because I enjoy learning about their academic journeys. I want to be a voice for the students to help them feel that they have the support to succeed in and after college. My goal this year is to get to know students within and outside of my department. I want all students to feel they can come to me as a friend and have me be a support system for them this school year. I chose UVU because the dental program had everything that I was looking for. I chose my major because I like to see people have confidence, which can often be attributed to their smile. My career goal is to be a dental assistant.

 

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Austin Payne

Criminal Justice | Department Representative

My name is Austin Payne. I am studying criminal justice. I represent the criminal justice department here at UVU. I love UVU because of the diverse students and staff and the multicultural atmosphere. I wanted to be a voice for the students to allow those who may not feel they have a voice feel that they do. I want students to feel they are getting the help they need. My goal this year is to see the department recognized among the students as one that gives a great opportunity for a career choice. I chose UVU because it had the program I wanted to go into. I chose my major because of my interest in criminal justice and because I wanted to have an understanding of what I could do to help the criminal justice system. I have goals to focus on laws involving the justice system and those who are already incarcerated so I can help them get back on their feet.

Briana Spaulding

Forensic Science | Department Representative

My name is Briana Spaduling. I am studying forensic science, and I am the student department representative for the forensic science department this year. I love UVU because of the involvement it offers to students. I want to be a voice for students in my department to know what help they need in order to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. My goal this year is to help the forensic science club grow and let other students know about our major and what great opportunities we have to offer. I chose UVU because of the small class sizes. I chose my major because I enjoy problem solving and like the hands on learning that the program offers.

Kailee Metzger

Health Care AdministrationCHPS Senator

My name is Kailee Metzger. I am a senior studying healthcare administration and I am this year’s College of Health and Public Service Senator. I love UVU because as a university we are open minded to change and we are always listening to students and the community to make what we have better. I want to be a voice for the students in CHPS because with our departments being spread out I want to hear what the students’ frustrations and successes are as they get their education on other parts of the campus. My goal for the school year is to better educate those outside of the college about what CHPS is and what degrees we offer. Another one of my goals is to educate students within my college on the resources and services they have access to. I chose UVU because I have always felt the school was my place away from home. When I come to campus I feel included, supported, and valued. I chose my major because I enjoy learning about health and I also enjoy business. Healthcare administration is a good combination of both subjects. After graduation I will continue my education by pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration out of state.

Austin Payne  Criminal Justice | Department Representative  My name is Austin Payne. I am studying Criminal Justice. The Department that I represent is the Criminal Justice Department here at UVU. I love UVU because of the diversity of the students and staff and the multicultural atmosphere. I wanted to be a voice for the students to allow those who may not feel they have a voice feel that they do. I want students to feel they are getting the help they need. My goal this year is to see the department be recognized among the students as one that gives a great opportunity for a career choice. I chose UVU because it had the program that I want to go into. I chose my major because of my interest in Criminal Justice and to have an understanding of what it encompassed in knowing how to help the system. A career goal that I have is to perform laws involving the justice system and focusing on those who are already incarcerated in helping them get back on their feet.  Briana Spaulding  Forensic Science | Department Representative  My name is Briana Spaduling. I am studying Forensic Science, and I am the student department representative for Forensic Science this year. I love UVU because of the involvement that it offers to students. I wanted to be a voice for students in my department to know what help they needed in order to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. My goal this year is to help the Forensic Science club grow and to let other students know about our major and what great opportunities we have to offer. I chose UVU because of the small class sizes. I chose my major because I enjoy problem solving and like the hands on learning that the program offers.  Kailee Metzger  Health Care Administration | CHPS Sentator  My name is Kailee Metzger. I am a senior studying Healthcare Administration and I am this years CHPS Senator. I love UVU because as a University we are open minded to change and we are always listening to students and the community to make what we have better. I wanted to be a voice for the students in CHPS because with our departments being spread out I wanted to hear what the students frustrations and successes are as they get their education on other parts of the campus. My goal for the school year is to better educate those outside of the program on what CHPS is and what degrees we offer. Another one of my goals is to educate students within my college on the resources and services they have. I chose UVU because I have always felt the school was my place away from home. When I come to campus I feel included, supported, and valued. I chose my major because I enjoy learning about health and I also enjoy business, healthcare administration is a good combination of both subjects. After graduation I will continue my education with a Masters in Healthcare Administration out of state.