Meet the Graduate Student Government Representatives
Graduate Degree: M.Ed. Human Relations
George B. Coulon’s course of study is M.Ed. in human relations. The last six years have yielded George a Bachelor’s in Sociology, an internship at Goodwill Industries, and a great network of professionals. Voted in as an At-Large Representative with the Graduate student Government, he will continue to provide honest, efficient, and responsible leadership. Presently, he is vice president of an honor society, Chi Alpha Epsilon, which promotes academic excellence. In addition, his involvement with Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society is an added incentive. It is George’s pleasure to work as chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee and to provide a voice for the GSG.
Graduate Degree: Ph.D. School Psychology
Adam is a third year Ph.D. student in the School Psychology program. Originally from Oregon, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. This is Adam's second year as the College of Education Representative to the GSG. Additionally, he served on the travel awards committee Spring 2011 and the 2011-2012 school year. This year, Adam serves on the social committee and looks forward to seeing his fellow graduate students at the various social events we have planned.
Graduate Degree: M.A. Environmental Science and Policy
Cassy is currently a second year Master’s student in the Environmental Science and Policy program. Her research and long-term career interests are in landscape scale forest conservation and restoration. In addition to being the GSG representative for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, Cassy is a member of the University Graduate Committee as a voting graduate student representative and the Library Committee. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, traveling, and being outdoors.
Graduate Degree: M.A. School Counseling
Denise is currently finishing up her Master’s in School Counseling for graduation in May 2013. She received a B.A. in Sociology from NAU Yuma in December 2010, an Associate’s in Sociology/Psychology in May 2009, and graduated from Kofa High School in 2007. She lives in Yuma, and is 23 years old - the eldest of 3. Her parents are originally from Mexico, and she is one of the first in her extended family to go to college; she will be the first to attain a Master’s. She works for Arizona Western College as the student employment coordinator, and substitute teaches for YUHSD #70. She is also a Rise respite care provider. Denise serves on the Appropriations and Travel Awards Committee.
Graduate Degree: School Psychology
Katie came to Northern Arizona University in August of 2011 to pursue an Educational Specialist degree and certification program in School Psychology. She hopes to work with preschoolers when she graduates. Before NAU, Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Physiology from Arizona State University. Katie has completed five triathlons and hopes to do more after graduate school.
Graduate Degree: M.B.A.
Josh is the graduate student representative from Masters of Business program in the Franke School of Business. Coming from the University of Kentucky, double majoring in Finance and Management, he moved to Flagstaff with his girlfriend as she attends NAU as well for her Doctoral in Physical Therapy degree. Josh is also a graduate assistant to the Associate Dean of the Franke College of Business, Eric Yordy. Together they are compiling a financial case study for professors and students to critically analyze and develop a broader view on the issue at hand. Through this representation for the MBA program, he hopes to convey the voice of his fellow students, as well as keep them up to date on outside graduate student issues.
Graduate Degree: M.A. English
Jessica Lymberopoulos is pursuing her Master's degree in English online from NAU, with a focus on rhetoric and teaching writing. She received her B.A. from Lee University in Tennessee. Since May 2011, she has lived in Shenzhen, China, with her husband. Jessica serves on the Social Activities committee.
Graduate Degree: Master of Music
Emily Wells, College of Arts & Letters Representative, is completing her Master of Music degree in vocal performance this year. In August, she accepted a position as outreach coordinator with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. She was the graduate assistant for the NAU Opera program during her first two years at NAU. In May of 2010, she graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University with her Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Emily frequently performs in Arizona and has participated in summer music festivals in North America and Europe. Emily serves on the Marking and Communications Committee.
Graduate Degree: M.A. Criminal Justice
Emma is a 2nd year Master's student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. This is her first year serving the GSG as the Social and Behavioral Sciences Representative. In addition, Emma serves as the President of the Criminology Graduate Student Association and works with the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative and Fatality Reviews and Safety Audits. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Emma is looking forward to the completion of her master's thesis this school year.
Graduate Degree: M.A. Anthropology
Jason Kordosky is a first year graduate student in cultural anthropology. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Flagstaff two years ago. Jason enjoy spending his time outdoors and may be spotted dancing [terribly] at musical performances, or skating [terribly] at one of the local skate parks. He is on the Policy and Legislative Action Committee, as well as the Parking Committee.
Graduate Degree: Masters Clinical Speech-Language Pathology
Susan Williams is a master's candidate in the Clinical Speech-Language Pathology program. In 2007, she received her B.S. in psychology from Mary Washington College. Since then, She worked in educational settings both in the U.S. and abroad -She taught English to pre-school and school-age children in Japan and following that relocated to Des Moines, Iowa and worked as a clinician in an after-school ABA program for children with autism. She is originally from Virginia and feels very at home with the mountains and cool weather here in Flagstaff.