Meet the Orientation Leaders

Orientation Coordinators


Orientation Intern

Julia Hvoslef 

                Upon finishing her first year of graduate school at UMass Amherst, Julia was very excited about traveling to Gunnison to spend her summer at Western working with the orientation program! Having only visited Colorado once prior to arriving in Gunnison, Julia has taken advantage of the many recreational opportunities the state, and valley, has to offer. Spending three years as an orientation leader at her undergraduate institution, Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Julia is extremely passionate about helping first-year students become acclimated to, and comfortable with, the college environment. Julia is working towards obtaining a Master’s degree in Higher Education, and working in the LEAD office has allowed her to expand her work and student experience while having fun along the way! ​

 

 

                                                                               

2015 Orientation Leaders


Alejandro Alejandre  ​​

Major:
  • ​​Psychology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Sociology 101 and Art 120
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Working out and hanging out with friends
Favorite Quote:
  • "What one man can do, another can do." -Charles Morse from the movie The Edge

 


Esmeralda Alejandre 
Major:
  •  Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminal Justice
Favorite Class at Western: 
  • Corrections with Cindy Whitney
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Pachanga hosted by the Amigos
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Agave (I also work there)
Favorite Quote:
  • "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

 


Hannah Braden 
Major:
  • Biology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Anything Chemistry or Math
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Lighting the W for Homecoming
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash
Favorite Quote:
  • "Enjoy it because it's happening. This moment will just be another story someday."

 


Cody Cervi  
​Major:
  • History
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Political Science with Struble
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Search and Rescue
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • PowerStop- especially after a long day of skiing!
Favorite Quote:
  • "To learn from your mistakes you have to make mistakes."

 


Brooke Christopherson 
​Major:
  • Cellular Biology and Psychology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Any Psychology Class
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Intramural Sports!
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash
Favorite Quote:
  • "Don't resist chances. Take them like vitamins."

 


Mia Cordova 
Major:
  • Sociology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Corrections
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Haunted House by MCC
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Agave, Pie Zans
​​Favorite Quote:
  • "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

 


Kendall Cox 
Major:
  • Environment and Sustainability; Exercise and Sport Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Psychology
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Anything outdoors
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Rumors Coffee and Tea House
Favorite Quote:
  • "If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time." -South Park

 


Julian Cullumber 
Major:
  • Pre-med Biology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Calculus
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Swimming
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash
Favorite Quote:
  • "Why not?"

 


Jordan Freeburn 
Major:
  • Environmental Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Environmental Biology
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Rail Jam
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Teocali Tamale
Favorite Quote:
  • "Be together, not the same."

 


Chloe Gallegos 
Major:
  • Undeclared
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Sociology
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Skiing
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Teocali Tamale
Favorite Quote:
  • "If you're going to be weird, be confident about it."

 


Anthony Gray 
Major:
  • Computer Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Game Programming
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • PowerStop
Favorite Quote:
  • "You will be successful when you want to succeed more than you want to breathe."

 


Flynn Guerrieri  
Major:
  • Elementary Education
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Elementary Education Math 211
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Swim Team or any other sporting events
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Lil's in Crested Butte
Favorite Quote:
  • "Be Happy!"

 


Chase Hojnoski 
​Major:
  • Geology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Historical Geology
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest and Rail Jam
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Teocali
​​Favorite Quote:
  • "If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do."

 


Joshua Holmes-Sullivan 
Major:
  • Outdoor Recreation; English
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Chemistry 113
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Sherpa Cafe
Favorite Quote:
  • "Live life to the fullest."

 


Jodie Howard 
Major:
  • Sociology; Psychology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Clinical Psychology and all Sociology Classes
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest and Rail Jam
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash

 


Fran Ivers 
Major:
  • Business Administration
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Organizational Behavior with Dr. Driver
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • SpringFest
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Twisted Fork
Favorite Quote:
  • "If you're not first, you're last."

 


Alexandra Jackson 
Major:
  • Business
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Calculus
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Going to the Field House or to the UC to play pool
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Double Dragon
Favorite Quote:
  • "I'm one of those people you have to keep an eye on or I'll wander off into the woods and forget to come back."

 


Anna Kaiser 
Major:
  • Math; Environmental Studies
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Calculus
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Hiking
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash
Favorite Quote:
  • "Keep calm and carry on."

 


Sarah Kem 
​Major:
  • History
Favorite Class at Western:
  • History of the Southwest
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Green Monster Slip-n-Slide
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Gunnisack
Favorite Quote:
  • "Be a best friend, tell the truth, overuse 'I love you', go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense, never let your prayin knees get lazy, and love like crazy!"

 


Alicja Konieczek 
​Major:
  • Exercise and Sport Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Psych 110
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Competition on the indoor track, "W" Mountain Race
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Mochas
Favorite Quote:
  • "One life."

 


Dawid Konieczek 
Major:
  • Computer Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Computer Science 190 & 195
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Western Track and Field Workouts
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Gunnisack
Favorite Quote:
  • "Live life as if you will die tomorrow, dream as if you will live forever."

 


Alexandra Marsolek 
​Major:
  • Graphic Design
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Graphic Design
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Gunnisack

 


Tyler McKay  
Major:
  • Business Administration
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Political Theory
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Springfest
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • The Last Steep
Favorite Quote:
  • "Live in the now!"

 


Lily Newell ​
Major:
  • Geology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Geographic Information Systems
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Inflatables Night in the Field House
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Teocalli Tamale
Favorite Quote:
  • "Go with the flow and wherever the flow is flowing, flow with it."

 


John Pruitt 
Major:
  • Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship
Favorite Class at Western:
  • ENVS 100
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Orientation!!!
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • The Bean
Favorite Quote:
  • "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

 


Katie Roos 
​Major:
  • Biology; Exercise and Sport Science
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription (ESS 410)
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • The Hypnotist
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Lil's
Favorite Quote:
  • "When something goes wrong in your life, just yell 'PLOT TWIST' and move on."

 


Lydia Schneider  
Major:
  • Undeclared
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Art 105
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • The Rock Climbing Competition
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Sherpa Cafe
Favorite Quote:
  • "Love is the reason for life. When love is gone, life has lost its reason." -E.W. Kenyon

 


Emily Schwartz ​
Major:
  • English
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Women and Literature
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Rail Jam
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Gunnisack
Favorite Quote:
  • "Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody."

 


Emma Sellen 
Major:
  • Biology
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Biology
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Lip Sync Battle
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Pitas in Paradise
Favorite Quote:
  • "Namaste"

 


Brenda Suarez 
Major:
  • Graphic Design
Favorite Class at Western:
  • All of them!
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • I do too many things to pick just one :)
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash for pizza and Gunnisack for burgers
Favorite Quote:
  • "Everything happens for a reason."

 


Bryson Weathers 
Major:
  • Business Administration
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Any class with Sally Hays
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Back Country WP Trips
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • House of China
Favorite Quote:
  • "Calm waters do not make better sailors."

 


Annie Westbury 
Major:
  • Recreation and Outdoor Education
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Campus Rail Jam
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Teocalli Tamale (Double Deckers all day)
Favorite Quote:
  • "The more you own, the more it owns you."

 


Ben Wright 
Major:
  • Business Administration; Environment and Sustainability
Favorite Class at Western:
  • Writing in the Environment
Favorite Activity at Western:
  • Climbing
Favorite Restaurant in the Gunnison Valley:
  • Secret Stash
Favorite Quote:
  • "To infinity and beyond."