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ELL Full-Time Staff

Gayla Amosa, Academic Advisor for Basic Composition/ELL

Gayla AmosaOur new Academic Advisor for Basic Composition and ELL, is Gayla Amosa. She 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 221R
Phone: 801.863.8729

Elizabeth Nield, Operations Coordinator - English as a Second Language Department

Elizabeth NieldIs from Cancun, Mexico and 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 Basic Composition and ELL department because she gets to meet interesting students and the different cultures that they are from.

Office: LA 234G
Phone: 801.863.6865

Juan Carlos Fuentes, Program Analytics Coordinator

Juan Carlos FuentesIs from Mexico City and he grew up into a lovely family. He is the oldest of five brothers, he studied Accounting in Mexico, and at UVU he is studying Business Management. He likes to organize, create and to be involved in projects. Juan enjoys having time with his family, eat together, and talk with them. Also, he likes to watch movies with his friends, play in the snow, swim, and play basketball.

Office: LA111F 
Phone: 801.863.6404

ELL Part-Time Staff

Yichen Zhou, Administrative Assistant

Yichen ZhouMy name is Yichen, I am from China. When I was 15 years old, I immigrated to Brazil. I am currently studying accounting at UVU. I plan to become an accountant in the future. Now I am working in the ELL Department and I am also a member of the International Student Council. 

Office: LA 234B
Phone: 801.863.6161
Languages: English, Chinese(Mandarin), and Portuguese  

Conner Jasperson, Administrative Assistant

Conner JaspersonConner grew up and currently lives in Alpine, Utah. Conner has traveled to 10 different countries - in Europe, Asia and also on the North American continent. He loves traveling abroad, interacting with other international citizens, and learning aspects of other cultures. He is currently studying International Business with hopes of working in China. With over seven years of learning Chinese language and the opportunity to attend UVU’s study abroad to China, he continually looks for opportunities to improve his understanding of Chinese culture.

Office: LA 234B
Phone: 801.863.7249/6161
Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese


Victoria Paspuel, Administrative Assistant

Victoria PaspuelIs from Quito, Ecuador. She is a sophomore at UVU, currently pursuing a degree in International Business and a minor in Chinese. She has a great passion for languages, new cultures and traveling. She went to China this summer to study Chinese at a local university with the UVU Study Abroad Program. She likes to be busy most of the time, and she loves being involved with the community. She enjoys hang out with friends, rock climbing, playing volleyball, watching movies and dancing Latin music. She is part of the 2014-15 Study Abroad Student Ambassadors at UVU. She is very excited to be working for the Basic Composition and ELL Department and help each of you to make the ELL program an unforgettable experience.

Office: LA 234B
Phone: 801.863.7249/6161
Languages: English, Chinese(Mandarin), and Spanish 

Alejandro Fernandez, Administrative Assistant

Alejandro FernandezHe is from Sogamoso, Colombia. He is already graduated from ELL program.  He finished his studies of Industrial Engineer and MA at Business Administration in Colombia. He loves to learn new languages and different cultures. He is very happy to work in the ELL Department.

Office: LA 234B
Phone: 801.863.7249/6161
Languages: English, and Spanish 

Kristine Bucasas, Administrative Assistant

Kristine BucasasKristine Bucasas was born and raised here in Utah but she is deeply rooted with her Filipino culture. She is currently a junior at UVU pursuing a BS in Communications emphasis in Journalism. Kristine’s passion for public speaking, learning different cultures, and helping others is what draws her to the English Language department. She strives to complete all tasks with high success, thus putting all efforts into the responsibilities given to her. Kristine has exceptional communication skills which she hopes will help her become news reporter down the road. 

Office: LA 234B
Languages: English, Tagalog, and Kapampangan

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