Staff

Meet Our Staff

  • Charlie Varland, Student Involvement, studio portrait

    Charlie Varland

    Director

    Ask Me About:
    • Creating Change
    • Developing the Capacity to Lead
    • Exploring Purpose
    Education & Experience:

    Pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. Master of Education, Iowa State University. Bachelor of Arts, English, Western Washington University

    Why Student Involvement?

    Getting involved on campus is as important as going to class. Take time to explore something new, learn outside the classroom, and make a difference in your community.

    I love backpacking in the Sawtooth Mountains, commuting to work on my bike, going to live music, and spending time with my wife, cat and dog.
    Ask Me About:
    • Creating Change
    • Developing the Capacity to Lead
    • Exploring Purpose
    Education & Experience:

    Pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. Master of Education, Iowa State University. Bachelor of Arts, English, Western Washington University

    Why Student Involvement?

    Getting involved on campus is as important as going to class. Take time to explore something new, learn outside the classroom, and make a difference in your community.

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    America Yorita-Carrion

    Student Organizations Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • Student Organizations
    • Getting Involved On & Off Campus
    • Breaking Coconuts
    • Making Amazing Photobooks
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Education; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I’m a first-generation college grad and believe the college experience is life-changing! Choosing to get involved is phenomenally rewarding-often in unexpected ways. I cherish the opportunity to partner with students who take charge of their college experience; it’s SO exciting when they say yes to the opportunities around them.

    I have a sand collection, adore our Boise Greenbelt, and tulips are my favorite flower. I also run half & full marathons, could eat sushi every day, and love ice fishing, traveling and backpacking with my husband.
    Ask Me About:
    • Student Organizations
    • Getting Involved On & Off Campus
    • Breaking Coconuts
    • Making Amazing Photobooks
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Education; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I’m a first-generation college grad and believe the college experience is life-changing! Choosing to get involved is phenomenally rewarding-often in unexpected ways. I cherish the opportunity to partner with students who take charge of their college experience; it’s SO exciting when they say yes to the opportunities around them.

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    Amy Jauregui, CPA

    Senior Business Manager

    Ask Me About:
    • Budgets for student organizations
    • Financial questions
    • How to complete financial paperwork
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Boise State University Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Boise State University

    Why Student Involvement?

    I enjoy helping students and colleagues make exciting programs and initiatives happen.

    I love photography, travel, discovering new music and spending time with friends and family.
    Ask Me About:
    • Budgets for student organizations
    • Financial questions
    • How to complete financial paperwork
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Boise State University Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Boise State University

    Why Student Involvement?

    I enjoy helping students and colleagues make exciting programs and initiatives happen.

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    Annette Tejpal

    Administrative Assistant

    Ask Me About:
    • Travel & Purchase Requests
    • ASBSU Individual Grants
    • Studying and Traveling Abroad
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, University of Idaho, Spanish Pursuing Masters of Education, University of Dundee, Scotland

    Why Student Involvement?

    College is a time when students define themselves as unique individuals. It is immensely satisfying to be able to support the creativity, dedication, and leadership that Boise State University students exemplify on a daily basis.

    When I'm not studying, I enjoy cooking authentic Indian food, indoor cycling, running half-marathons and supporting my three children in Scouting. I have lived all over the world, but Boise has always been home.
    Ask Me About:
    • Travel & Purchase Requests
    • ASBSU Individual Grants
    • Studying and Traveling Abroad
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, University of Idaho, Spanish Pursuing Masters of Education, University of Dundee, Scotland

    Why Student Involvement?

    College is a time when students define themselves as unique individuals. It is immensely satisfying to be able to support the creativity, dedication, and leadership that Boise State University students exemplify on a daily basis.

  • Erin Mahn, Student Involvement, Studio Portrait

    Erin Mahn

    Associate Director

    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Student Organizations
    • Leadership Development
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Over fifteen years in the field of experiential education and student development. Bachelor of Science, Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College, Los Angeles.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I am inspired every day by Boise State students that are taking steps towards realizing their potential through their involvement. They are bold, curious, creative and hopeful. I am honored to be a part of their journey.

    Although, I grew up in a house in Phoenix, Arizona I have also lived in a canoe and a tree.
    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Student Organizations
    • Leadership Development
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Over fifteen years in the field of experiential education and student development. Bachelor of Science, Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College, Los Angeles.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I am inspired every day by Boise State students that are taking steps towards realizing their potential through their involvement. They are bold, curious, creative and hopeful. I am honored to be a part of their journey.

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    Jenn Fields

    Student Development Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • Student Media
    • Leading with Purpose
    • Road Tripping to National Parks
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration and Leadership Studies, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

    Why Student Involvement?

    Students get to explore their passions and develop their leadership skills by getting involved. I am honored to be a part of students’ journeys and seek to empower them to challenge themselves.

    I have a life goal to go to all 59 National Parks (including the ones above the Arctic Circle) and have been to 19 parks so far. I also love playing volleyball, going to kickboxing circuit training, and cuddling with my kitties.
    Ask Me About:
    • Student Media
    • Leading with Purpose
    • Road Tripping to National Parks
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration and Leadership Studies, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

    Why Student Involvement?

    Students get to explore their passions and develop their leadership skills by getting involved. I am honored to be a part of students’ journeys and seek to empower them to challenge themselves.

  • Lenore Weller, Student Involvement, Studio Portrait

    Lenore Weller

    Administrative Assistant

    Ask Me About:
    • Student Organizations
    • Travel & Purchase Requests
    • Upcoming Events
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Healthcare/Business Administration, North Idaho College, Boise State University and University of Phoenix.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I love working with students and helping them get involved. I enjoy office management and organizing. My focus is to help clubs understand the processes and the policies and to use the resources available to them as club members.

    I spend as much time as I can with my eight grandchildren. My husband and I play Bocce on a league, and I love to read and enjoy going on cruises.
    Ask Me About:
    • Student Organizations
    • Travel & Purchase Requests
    • Upcoming Events
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Healthcare/Business Administration, North Idaho College, Boise State University and University of Phoenix.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I love working with students and helping them get involved. I enjoy office management and organizing. My focus is to help clubs understand the processes and the policies and to use the resources available to them as club members.

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    Melinda Jean Stafford

    Assistant Director

    Ask Me About:
    • Marketing
    • Alternative Breaks
    • Honey bees
    Education & Experience:

    Master’s in College Student Affairs Administration from The University of Georgia, and two bachelors degrees from The University of Idaho in Clothing, Textiles, and Design, and Communication Studies.

    Why Student Involvement?

    The college experience is memorable when students are having fun and building friendships and tradition. I love being a part of a team that does exactly that!

    I am a beekeeper and also design and create handmade bow ties.
    Ask Me About:
    • Marketing
    • Alternative Breaks
    • Honey bees
    Education & Experience:

    Master’s in College Student Affairs Administration from The University of Georgia, and two bachelors degrees from The University of Idaho in Clothing, Textiles, and Design, and Communication Studies.

    Why Student Involvement?

    The college experience is memorable when students are having fun and building friendships and tradition. I love being a part of a team that does exactly that!

  • Mikayla Mitzel, Student Involvement, studio portrait by Patrick Sweeney

    Mikayla Mitzel

    Campus Programs Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • Campus Events & Activities
    • Planning Events
    • Service Opportunities
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University; Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Boise State University.

    Why Student Involvement?

    While attending Boise State I fell in love with the campus and getting involved. I’m thrilled to now share my experiences with current students and to help them get involved.

    I love spending time with my husband and our Miniature Schnauzer. I enjoy traveling and exploring the Idaho outdoors and I bleed Blue and Orange!
    Ask Me About:
    • Campus Events & Activities
    • Planning Events
    • Service Opportunities
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Public Administration, Boise State University; Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Boise State University.

    Why Student Involvement?

    While attending Boise State I fell in love with the campus and getting involved. I’m thrilled to now share my experiences with current students and to help them get involved.

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    Suzannah Lott

    Student Organizations Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • OrgSync
    • Event Planning
    • Yoga
    Education & Experience:

    M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University and B.A. in History from Virginia Tech

    Why Student Involvement?

    I believe in the profound impact being involved outside the classroom can have on a student’s performance in the classroom and beyond. As a student affairs educator, I aim to develop engaged citizens who prioritize creating positive change in their communities.

    During the winter, you might mistake me for a pile of blankets. I will be outside (and sneezing a lot) during the spring. Find me by the water during the summer, and watching football in the fall.
    Ask Me About:
    • OrgSync
    • Event Planning
    • Yoga
    Education & Experience:

    M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University and B.A. in History from Virginia Tech

    Why Student Involvement?

    I believe in the profound impact being involved outside the classroom can have on a student’s performance in the classroom and beyond. As a student affairs educator, I aim to develop engaged citizens who prioritize creating positive change in their communities.

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    Taylor Christenson

    Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Creating Programs
    • Holistic Wellness
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Science, Educational Leadership, Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Administration in Business Marketing and Human Resource Management from Washington State University.

    Why Student Involvement?

    Watching students fall in love with and take ownership of their college experience is why I do what I do. It’s a privilege to support students along their unique leadership journey.

    I am a “coffee shop” connoisseur. I love nothing more than a slow, early morning spent at a coffee shop reading or catching up with friends.
    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Creating Programs
    • Holistic Wellness
    Education & Experience:

    Master of Science, Educational Leadership, Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Administration in Business Marketing and Human Resource Management from Washington State University.

    Why Student Involvement?

    Watching students fall in love with and take ownership of their college experience is why I do what I do. It’s a privilege to support students along their unique leadership journey.

  • Teri Rapp

    Financial Technician

    Ask Me About:
    • Campus Policies
    • Event Planning
    • Spending Money
    Education & Experience:

    I attended Boise State University first as an accounting major, then as a fine arts and literature major, and I enjoyed the experience so much that when this great job came open, I applied so I could stay on campus.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I like working with students to plan their events.

    I enjoy working with people and animals. I love the arts focusing on literature, writing, painting, drawing, and photography.
    Ask Me About:
    • Campus Policies
    • Event Planning
    • Spending Money
    Education & Experience:

    I attended Boise State University first as an accounting major, then as a fine arts and literature major, and I enjoyed the experience so much that when this great job came open, I applied so I could stay on campus.

    Why Student Involvement?

    I like working with students to plan their events.

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    Terrell Couch

    Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator

    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Community Engagement
    • Leadership Development
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Grand Valley State University; with two years of consultant work for Phi Gamma Delta in both Development and Great Lakes regions, accounting for 50 different campuses.

    Ask Me About:
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • Community Engagement
    • Leadership Development
    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Grand Valley State University; with two years of consultant work for Phi Gamma Delta in both Development and Great Lakes regions, accounting for 50 different campuses.

Students

  • Casey Longstreth portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Casey Longstreth

    Social Media Assistant

    Digital Media
  • Craig Strenkert portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Craig Strenkert

    Programming Assistant

    Health Science
  • Hadley Underwood portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Hadley Underwood

    Programming Assistant

    Human Resource Administration & Business Administration
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    Julia Thomas

    Front Office Assistant

    Media Arts and Public Relations
  • Natalie Bromann portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Natalie Bromann

    Programming Assistant

    Interdisciplinary Studies: 3D Program
  • Sara Thomas portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Sara Thomas

    Programming Assistant

    Communication
  • Sarah Gores portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Sarah Gores

    Programming Assistant

    Marketing
  • Samantha Varao portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Samie Varao

    Marketing Assistant

    Marketing
  • Veronica Camargo portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Veronica Camargo

    Programming Assistant

    Interdisciplinary Studies: 3D Program
  • Vincent Vernay portrait, Student Involvement, Photo by Emma Thompson

    Vincent Vernay

    Programming Assistant

    Criminal Justice