STAFF

Gayla Amosa, Coordinator of Student & Faculty Service

Gayla AmosaGayla Amosa is from the North Shore of Oahu, in Hawaii. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Design/Art from California State University Dominguez Hills, a teaching degree from Brigham Young University Hawaii in secondary education and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She taught Art at Kahuku High in Hawaii for eight years and was a counselor there for the last ten years. Gayla enjoys spending time with family, camping, swimming, and hiking. She also loves reading good books and writing. What she likes best about working at UVU with the ELL and basic comp students and staff and faculty is the great friendly atmosphere. She says, "Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. It just feels like home."  

Office: LA 209f
Phone: 801.863.8729
Email: gayla.amosa@uvu.edu
Appointment: https://appointments.uvu.edu/gaylaamosa

 

Elizabeth Nield, Operations Coordinator 

Elizabeth NieldElizabeth Nield is from Cancun, Mexico. She has a B.A. from LA SALLE Cancun University in Business Administration. She has experience in human relations, customer service, and quality control for 8 years at hotels in Mexico and in United States. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, snowmobiling, swimming, camping, hiking, and watching movies. Also, Elizabeth likes to work for the ELL department because she gets to meet interesting students and the different cultures that they are from.

Office: LA 209c
Phone: 801.863.6865
Email:elizabethn@uvu.edu

Appointment: https://appointments.uvu.edu/elizabethnield

 

Mihdore Arataque, Administrative Assistant

Mihdore Aratque

Mihdore Arataque is from Brazil and grew up in Japan.  She is currently studying International Business at UVU. She is interested in learning new languages and currently she is learning Spanish. But someday she wishes to speak Korean and French. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing basketball, outdoors, and spending time with her friends. 

 

Office: LA 209 
Phone: 801.863.5600
Languages: Portuguese, Japanese, and English
Email: MihdoreA@uvu.edu 

 

Valentyna Kyzym, Administrative Assistant

Valentyna Kyzym

Valentyna Kyzym Andriivna.

Valentyna is from Kiev - the capital of Ukraine. She can speak Russian and Ukrainian and is also studying English. She came to Utah in 2015 and began studying in ESL. Valentyna’s hobbies include drawing, painting and hand-making crafts. In her free time she likes camping, swimming and other outdoor activities.

 

Office: LA 209 
Phone: 801.863.5600
Languages: English, Ukrainian, and Russian
Email: ValentynaK@uvu.edu

 

Juyeong Park, Administrative Assistant

Juyeong Park

Juyeong Park grew up in South Korea, Juyeong is currently studying psychology with a minor in music at UVU. She graduated high school early in Provo and then started school at  UVU. She is planning to get a PhD and MD after her bachelors from UVU. She likes to play the piano and violin. She likes to communicate with and to help people. She speaks English, Korean and little bit of Chinese. She likes playing with her puppy, extreme sports, and traveling. 

 

Office: LA 209 
Phone: 801.863.5600
Languages: Korean, Chinese, English
Email: JuyeongP@uvu.edu  

 

Aynana Grey Volf-Gurueva, Administrative Assistant

Juyeong Park

Aynana Grey Volf-Gurueva is from Siberia, Russia. She has a specialized degree in Classical Ballet from Buryat State Choreographic College. Currently she is majoring in ballet and hoping to earn a BA in Fine Arts.  Aynana LOVES traveling, meeting new, interesting people and always looking for opportunities and experiences. In addition, she loves books, lots of books; "Wuthering Heights" and "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" are her "all time" favorites.

 

Office: LA 209 
Phone: 801.863.5600
Languages: Russian, English
Email: AynanaG@uvu.edu

 

Tetiana Novikova, Administrative Assistant

Tetiana Novikova

Tetiana Novikova is from Lviv, Ukraine. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in System Analysis from Lviv Polytechnic National University and is studying Animation and Game Development at UVU. She is passionate about technologies and always tries to learn something new. Tetiana enjoys reading, hiking, and camping.

 

Office: LA 209 
Phone: 801.863.5600
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German, and English
Email: tetiana.novikova@uvu.edu