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Graduate Assistants

Current OPWL Graduate Assistants

  • Lorraine Frazier

    Lorraine Frazier

    Lorraine Frazier is a learning center professional and has worked in higher education for the past 10 years. As a Level 3 Master Certified Tutor through the College Reading and Learning Association, she has dedicated herself to helping adult learners reach success through education. Her most recent role was at a small health sciences college where she managed the Academic Resource Center, Testing Services, Disability Support Services, and Career Services. She first became interested in instructional design while teaching college success and introductory computer courses. She is now focused on earning her Masters in OPWL at Boise State and serves as a Graduate Assistant under the leadership of Dr. Marker. Lorraine received a Bachelors in Business Administration through Drury University in both Business Management and Computer Information Systems.

    Lorraine lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her family and enjoys traveling and attending concerts, cultural events, and Broadway plays every chance she gets.

    Lorraine Frazier is a learning center professional and has worked in higher education for the past 10 years. As a Level 3 Master Certified Tutor through the College Reading and Learning Association, she has dedicated herself to helping adult learners reach success through education. Her most recent role was at a small health sciences college where she managed the Academic Resource Center, Testing Services, Disability Support Services, and Career Services. She first became interested in instructional design while teaching college success and introductory computer courses. She is now focused on earning her Masters in OPWL at Boise State and serves as a Graduate Assistant under the leadership of Dr. Marker. Lorraine received a Bachelors in Business Administration through Drury University in both Business Management and Computer Information Systems.

    Lorraine lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her family and enjoys traveling and attending concerts, cultural events, and Broadway plays every chance she gets.

  • Nani Hazard

    Nani Hazard

    Nani Hazard is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in OPWL. Originally from Lakewood, WA, she is now happy to call Idaho home. Nani completed her undergraduate degree from Washington State University, studying Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources in 2017. Between 2014 and 2019 she worked in various roles for the TRiO Student Support Service grant at Pierce College in Lakewood, WA. While there, she supported first-generation and/or low-income and/or disabled students towards attaining their educational goals.

    While working at Pierce, Nani participated on multiple holistic committees that sought to bridge the gaps in education for underrepresented students with a focus on those students that qualify as low-income. Her coordination efforts generated hundreds of hours of community service work to be performed by students.

    Nani is excited to continue working within academics as a GA for the OPWL program. More specifically, in 2019-20 she will be working with Professor Han in her Team Mindset Lab as well as providing literature review support on team related topics and conducting research on team mindsets and shared leadership. A believer that collaborative work is crucial to create change, Nani is enthusiastic to participate in this work in support of team development.

    Nani Hazard is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in OPWL. Originally from Lakewood, WA, she is now happy to call Idaho home. Nani completed her undergraduate degree from Washington State University, studying Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources in 2017. Between 2014 and 2019 she worked in various roles for the TRiO Student Support Service grant at Pierce College in Lakewood, WA. While there, she supported first-generation and/or low-income and/or disabled students towards attaining their educational goals.

    While working at Pierce, Nani participated on multiple holistic committees that sought to bridge the gaps in education for underrepresented students with a focus on those students that qualify as low-income. Her coordination efforts generated hundreds of hours of community service work to be performed by students.

    Nani is excited to continue working within academics as a GA for the OPWL program. More specifically, in 2019-20 she will be working with Professor Han in her Team Mindset Lab as well as providing literature review support on team related topics and conducting research on team mindsets and shared leadership. A believer that collaborative work is crucial to create change, Nani is enthusiastic to participate in this work in support of team development.

  • Douglas Hutchinson

    Douglas Hutchinson

    Douglas Hutchinson enrolled in the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning program in the Fall of 2018. After graduating from Boise State University’s College of Business in 2014, Douglas has spent much of his time working with local nonprofits on projects related to learning & development, recruiting, and risk management. He began working as a Graduate Assistant in August of 2019, joining Dr. Chyung’s Workplace Oriented Research Center team examining floor and ceiling effects in research. Key areas of interest include creativity, employee development, and data driven decision making. Douglas is a resident of Boise, Idaho.

    Douglas Hutchinson enrolled in the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning program in the Fall of 2018. After graduating from Boise State University’s College of Business in 2014, Douglas has spent much of his time working with local nonprofits on projects related to learning & development, recruiting, and risk management. He began working as a Graduate Assistant in August of 2019, joining Dr. Chyung’s Workplace Oriented Research Center team examining floor and ceiling effects in research. Key areas of interest include creativity, employee development, and data driven decision making. Douglas is a resident of Boise, Idaho.

  • Jodi Mammenga

    Jodi Mammenga

    Jodi Mammenga is a lifelong learner who enjoys exploring and playing with ideas. Using questions, she invites others to create innovative ways to improve performance at work and in life. She has worked for national non-profits, hospitals, universities, and financial services organizations with a focus on developing people, resources, and processes. Her goal is to leave an organization in better standing by nurturing a people-focused culture of assessment and process improvement.

    In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her partner, Steve, playing cribbage, hiking, and exploring new places.

    Jodi Mammenga is a lifelong learner who enjoys exploring and playing with ideas. Using questions, she invites others to create innovative ways to improve performance at work and in life. She has worked for national non-profits, hospitals, universities, and financial services organizations with a focus on developing people, resources, and processes. Her goal is to leave an organization in better standing by nurturing a people-focused culture of assessment and process improvement.

    In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her partner, Steve, playing cribbage, hiking, and exploring new places.

  • Jazlyn Olmedo

    Jazlyn Olmedo

    Jazlyn Olmedo is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in OPWL here at Boise State and is the OPWL Graduate Dean’s Fellowship recipient. Originally from Mission, Texas, Jazlyn has been enjoying her last 8 years here in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Jazlyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Human Resources in May of 2020 at Boise State University. Throughout her undergrad, Jazlyn worked as a Resident Assistant where she led and assisted with the training and hiring process of other housing staff. Upon completing her undergrad, Jazlyn has been working as an HR Assistant at an Idaho startup cosmetics company. During her time there, she will be working closely with the CEO to design and create the HR department as the company continues to grow. Jazlyn is excited to share her experiences, to serve as a mentor for students, and to support and assist faculty in her role as a Graduate Assistant for the school year 2020-2021. She will be working with Dr. Vicki Stieha.

    Jazlyn Olmedo is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in OPWL here at Boise State and is the OPWL Graduate Dean’s Fellowship recipient. Originally from Mission, Texas, Jazlyn has been enjoying her last 8 years here in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Jazlyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Human Resources in May of 2020 at Boise State University. Throughout her undergrad, Jazlyn worked as a Resident Assistant where she led and assisted with the training and hiring process of other housing staff. Upon completing her undergrad, Jazlyn has been working as an HR Assistant at an Idaho startup cosmetics company. During her time there, she will be working closely with the CEO to design and create the HR department as the company continues to grow. Jazlyn is excited to share her experiences, to serve as a mentor for students, and to support and assist faculty in her role as a Graduate Assistant for the school year 2020-2021. She will be working with Dr. Vicki Stieha.

  • Megan Skinner

    Megan Skinner

    Megan Skinner started the OPWL Master’s program in the fall of 2018. Her interest in instructional design, training, and performance improvement began in her previous role as a team lead; heading the development of her departments mentoring and new hire onboarding programs. Her background is in poverty studies and human capital management. She has experience working with both non-profit, for-profit, military, and government agencies; and is excited to share her experiences in this new role as a Graduate Assistant. She will be working with Dr. In Gu Kang.

    Currently, Megan lives with her husband and daughter in Germany.

    Megan Skinner started the OPWL Master’s program in the fall of 2018. Her interest in instructional design, training, and performance improvement began in her previous role as a team lead; heading the development of her departments mentoring and new hire onboarding programs. Her background is in poverty studies and human capital management. She has experience working with both non-profit, for-profit, military, and government agencies; and is excited to share her experiences in this new role as a Graduate Assistant. She will be working with Dr. In Gu Kang.

    Currently, Megan lives with her husband and daughter in Germany.

  • Madeleine Yount

    Madeleine Yount

    Madeleine is a full-time Instructional Designer in Atlanta, Georgia currently working towards her Master’s degree in OPWL. She is a GA for Dr. Giacumo where she create e-learning objects and conducts research. Madeleine aspires to be a Director of Learning or work in the VR industry.

    Madeleine graduated New College of Florida with her B.A. in International Development in 2016 and then began working as a Training Designer for the Royal Navy. In 2018 she moved to Atlanta where she resides with her partner and three cats, Tortellini, Queso, and Moonshine. In her spare time, she volunteers delivering food to elderly people, giving to tours at Oakland Cemetery, and takes long walks in her neighborhood listening to murder podcasts.

    Madeleine is a full-time Instructional Designer in Atlanta, Georgia currently working towards her Master’s degree in OPWL. She is a GA for Dr. Giacumo where she create e-learning objects and conducts research. Madeleine aspires to be a Director of Learning or work in the VR industry.

    Madeleine graduated New College of Florida with her B.A. in International Development in 2016 and then began working as a Training Designer for the Royal Navy. In 2018 she moved to Atlanta where she resides with her partner and three cats, Tortellini, Queso, and Moonshine. In her spare time, she volunteers delivering food to elderly people, giving to tours at Oakland Cemetery, and takes long walks in her neighborhood listening to murder podcasts.