About the ARC

ARC Staff in Tree

Click below to learn more about the Academic Resource Center team! 

Mariah Green, Assistant Director/Career Services Specialist

Degree and Major: MS, Colorado State University

BA, Western State Colorado University, Interdisciplinary Studies- Humanities

Hometown: Gunnison, Colorado

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse.

Favorite thing about Western: I love how friendly and welcoming everyone is. That goes for faculty, staff, and students. The mountain views aren't too bad either! :-)

Favorite Quote: Greatness is not found in power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character. -William Ward

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Thai or Italian- it's definitely a tie as I LOVE both of them!

Katie Wheaton, Academic Advisor/International Specialist

Degree and Major: MEd, Colorado State University, Adult Education and Training

BA, University of Missouri, International Studies

Hometown: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Someone famous.

Favorite thing about Western: The sense of community- everyone knows each other and it is easy to make relationships.

Favorite Quote: You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. -Katie's Dad

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Pizza (even though I have a gluten intolerance that pains me to enjoy it!)

Scott Cantril, Academic Success Advisor

Degree and Major: BA, Western State Colorado University: Exercise and Sport Science- Sport and Fitness Management

Hometown: Prairie Village, Kansas

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs.

Favorite thing about Western: The upbeat atmosphere and sense of a tight knit community.

Favorite Quote: Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but what you should have accomplished with your ability. -John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Food: Sushi

Jennifer Bjornstad, Disability Services Coordinator

Degree and Major: BA, Western State Colorado University, English

Hometown: Mountain View, California

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.

Favorite thing about Western: The amazing people!

Favorite Quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Does coffee count as food? :-)

Jen Drumm, Director

Degree and Major: MA, University of Connecticut, Higher Education and Student Affairs

BS, University of Rhode Island, Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher.

Favorite thing about Western: The intentional community. I love seeing students all over campus and in town.

Favorite Quote: You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite Color: Teal

Favorite Food: Mexican