Administrative Staff

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Clark Honors College Administrative Staff

The Clark Honors College administrative staff are available to help students have a successful undergraduate experience. Need help? Just ask us.

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David Austin

Communications Director 

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Song on Repeat: “River” by Ibeyi
Coffee or Tea: Coffee, twice a day.
Role Model: My late mom.
Hobbies: I will pretty much watch any sport on TV. Also, birdwatching because you can do it by getting out in nature or from a seat in a car. And watering my garden, which gives me time to contemplate life.
Favorite Part of My Job: Working closely with students, preparing them to soar as they head off into the future. 

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Paula Braswell

Paula Braswell

Director of Admissions, Belonging and Family Engagement 

Hometown: Los Angeles
Song on Repeat: “Deacon Blues” by Steely Dan
Coffee or Tea: Coffee and tea…depends on my mood.
Role Model: My mother. She left an amazing legacy.
Hobbies: Enjoying music
Favorite Part of My Job: Impacting students at the precipice of change – admission, welcome, and awarding a scholarship to thrive.

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John Burridge

Information Support Technician

Hometown: Corvallis
Song on Repeat: There’s so many, and they’re usually playing in my head! From Hildegard von Bingen to ABBA to Child Ballads to Madonna to Henry Purcell to Annie Lennox to Bach to Club Root to Gilbert and Sullivan to Beats Antique to Mozart to Starry Olsa, Lerner and Loewe to Helium Vola.
Coffee or Tea: Ceylon Orange Pekoe (from the Newara Eliya district, when possible).
Role Model: Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.
Hobbies: Writing speculative fiction, playing the harp, Middle Kingdom Egyptian hieroglyphs, photography.
Favorite Part of My Job: Connecting people with the right (and cool) computing tool.

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Joshua Castellanos Ramos

First-Year Advisor

Hometown: East Los Angeles, but I spent a lot of time with my family in Guayama, Puerto Rico. That feels like home, too.
Song on Repeat: Rara Vez by Milo J and Taiu
Coffee or Tea: Both... Iced please!
Role Model: My parents, Felipe and Maria. They are the hardest working, most dedicated, and most caring people I know!
Hobbies: Musician, gamer, and tech enthusiast.
Favorite Part of My Job: Connecting with people and knowing that I can take part in someone else's journey to success.

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Liz Dela Cruz

Events and Forensics Operations Coordinator

Hometown: San Diego
Song on Repeat: “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
Coffee or Tea: I like them both…as long as I have them with whole milk.
Role Model: Audrey Hepburn
Hobbies: Reading, creating, travel, and entrepreneurship.
Favorite Part of My Job: Feedback from others about how an event impacted them. 

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Renee Dorjahn

Renee Dorjahn

Associate Dean of Administration 

Hometown: Eugene
Song on Repeat: “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne
Coffee or Tea: Café au lait, Lapsang Souchong, and Earl Grey - all great!
Role Model: Former supervisor and late, long-time friend Gregg Lobisser.
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, traveling.
Favorite Part of My Job: Supporting our fantastic students. 

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Elin England

Elin England

Director of Alumni and Community Engagement 

Hometown: Hanover, New Hampshire
Song on Repeat: Whatever jazz standard my husband is currently working with on the piano.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee (black and very strong)
Role Models: Joanna Macy, Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall.
Hobbies: Learning how to best steward the land I live on for the benefit of all the living beings who inhabit it.
Favorite Part of My Job: Learning about all the amazing things our alums have been doing out there in the world. 

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Daphne Gallagher

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Senior Lecturer of Anthropology

Hometown: Champaign, Illinois; Tucson and Flagstaff, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Madison, Wisconsin.
Song on Repeat: “Ordinary Angels” by Frente!
Coffee or Tea: Both.
Role Model: My mom.
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, watching baseball and women's basketball.
Favorite Part of My Job: Working with students.

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Anna Glavash Miller

Communications Generalist 

Hometown: Watertown, Mass.
Song on Repeat: Tracy Chapman's self-titled album. 
Coffee or Tea: I got an espresso machine this year, so anything I can make with that. Including affogatos and Earl Grey with steamed oat milk. 
Role Model: Rihanna and Julia Child are two.
Hobbies: Forest bathing. 
Favorite Part of My Job: I live for the Millennial-to-Gen-Z moments with students. 

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Trond Jacobsen

Forensics Director, Senior Instructor of Information Science

Hometown: Eugene
Song on Repeat: “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder
Coffee or Tea: Prefer coffee, but the stomach prefers tea.
Role Model: My mother and Noam Chomsky
Hobbies: Rafting, skiing, and fantasy baseball
Favorite Part of My Job: Learning from students.

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Miriam Jordan

Miriam Alexis Castellón Jordan 

Undergraduate Student Support Manager 

Hometown: Berkeley, Calif.
Song on Repeat: “Take Five” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Coffee or Tea: Black coffee (hot or iced) and green tea in the afternoons.
Role Model: Jesus
Hobbies: Creating aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
Favorite Part of My Job: Guiding and encouraging CHC students through the thesis process and clearing them to graduate. 

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Elizabeth Raisanen

Assistant Dean of Advising and Strategic Partnerships; Instructor of Literature

Hometown: Most recently, Los Angeles, Calif.
Song on Repeat: “Digital Witness” by St. Vincent
Coffee or Tea: Black tea in the morning, green tea in the afternoon, herbal tea in the evening!
Role Model: My mom
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, embroidery
Favorite Part of My Job: Working with students!

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Angela Rovak 

Instructor of Literature, Faculty Director of First-Year Experience 

Hometown: Lafayette, Colorado
Song on Repeat: I search “Elder Emo” on Spotify and hit play.
Coffee or Tea: Coffee.
Role Model: Toni Morrison.
Hobbies: Knitting and video games.
Favorite Part of My Job: I love spending my time with 18-year-olds. They allow me to think I’m cool. 

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Noemi Sepe

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Song on Repeat: “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals, “Turbine Blue” by Seekae, and “In Memory Capsule” by Cut Copy
Coffee or Tea: Nitro Cold Brew with cream and whip.
Role Model: My lovely parents and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Hobbies: Baking, analog photography, and keeping my indoor plants alive.
Favorite Part of My Job: Building community. 

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Carol Stabile

Dean of the CHC; Professor

Hometown: Stillwater, N.J.
Song on Repeat: “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush
Coffee or Tea: Coffee. Always.
Role Model: Gene Weltfish.
Hobbies: Baking, writing, and reading.
Favorite Part of My Job: That I get to connect with students on a regular basis.

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Ryan Theiss

Ryan Theiss

Office Specialist II

Hometown: Bend
Song on Repeat: “Music is Math” by Boards of Canada. "Storm Queen" by Grace Cummings. But I hate listening to songs on repeat. Give me some variety.
Coffee or Tea: Espresso.
Role Model: They are all dead.
Hobbies: Drawing and painting, hiking, fishing, cats.
Favorite Part of My Job: Working with the student staff at reception.

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