Meet the Morton staff
Get to know your Morton Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.
North Quad Residence Hall Director
Name: Veronica Juarez
- Bachelor of Arts - English & Spanish
- MEd - Counseling & Guidance emphasis in Student Affairs, Texas State University
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I was looking for a new adventure! Flagstaff wasn’t a place I originally ever saw myself living in, but then I discovered NAU. The staff and students were so friendly and it really seemed like folks loved being here. The scenery is breathtaking and there is so much pride and support of our Lumberjack students from the Flagstaff community.
About Veronica: I am excited to work with the new North District community. I’ve worked with mixed populations before and feel that it’s always nice to see how first year and upper division students can learn from each other. One of the things I am most excited about is meeting students and learning how attending NAU will help them reach their personal and professional goals. I hope to serve as a resource and support for our students during their time in the residence halls.
Morton Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Name: Melissa Hettmann
- Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Public Relations, University of Wisconsin-
Eau Claire, 2012
- Pursuing a Masters of Counseling: Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University
Melissa: I am originally from in a small town outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
What drew me to NAU was how student focused the Housing and Residence Life
Department is. I am extremely excited to see what NAU has in store for me, and
I cannot wait to be immersed into the community of Morton and Campbell. I am
eager to help residents find their place within, not only Morton and Campbell,
but the university, community, and world.
Morton Resident Assistants
Name: Cara Pocano
Floor: 1st Floor
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I fell in love with the mountain scenery and all of the natural places there are to explore. There are so many nooks and crannies that have great hiking potential!
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to make a difference in resident's lives and support them through their transition to NAU. I want to provide a great first year college experience and enable residents to fall in love with not only NAU, but also with Flagstaff.
Name: Lauren Rom
Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because I wanted to be close to home but also experience a change in scenery. I fell in love with the campus, the weather and the cute little town of Flagstaff.
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited for this year because it is my last. I am looking forward to doing things I have yet to check of my list and to finish strong in my academics. I am also excited to share my experience with new students and learn about theirs as the year progresses.