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The Team

Tasha M. Myers, Director

Tasha is the inaugural director, serving as the advisor to ASUU and the Society of Leadership & Success, in addition to spearheading leadership programming and engagement opportunities at the U. In collaboration with Undergraduate Studies, she also coordinates the Leadership Studies Minor. Tasha earned her master’s in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia and her bachelor’s in Public and Cultural Communication from the University of South Florida. She is active in both the Association of College Unions International and National Association of Campus Activities, serving on committees and in volunteer roles, including having the opportunity to be published in topics surrounding leadership and student development.

Jessica Ashcraft, Associate Director 

 Jessica is the Associate Director for Student Leadership and Involvement and works directly with ASUU’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Marketing Board, Student Advocacy Board, and Student Services Board. Additionally, Jessica is responsible for organizing, directing, and maintaining the day-to-day operations of marketing, technology, student group management and office operations of ASUU.  Jessica earned her Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from Morehead State University and her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Morehead State University. Jessica is originally from Kentucky and is an avid equestrian who enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors. 

Jacquelyn Ledford, ASUU Programming Advisor

Jacquelyn serves as the Programming Advisor for ASUU in Student Leadership and Involvement and works directly with the Academic Affairs, Campus Events, & Diversity Boards as well as First Year Council. In her supervision of the Programming Graduate Assistant, Jacquelyn also assists with the advisement of the Sustainability and Philanthropy & Service Boards. Jacquelyn earned her Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Public Relations from Northern Arizona University. As a true Arizona native Jacquelyn enjoys the outdoors and quality Mexican food. She spends her time being active in health and fitness and volunteering in                                                                 the community through her sorority Pi Beta Phi, Girls on the Run, and local non-profit organizations. 

Vacant , ASUU Legislative Advisor

Steven Whipple, ASUU Finance Advisor



Celeste Cohorn, Accounting Specialist

Celeste Cohorn joins the ASUU team as the accounting specialist after spending 18 years in secondary education and 10 years in corporate accounting.  She has two primary responsibilities.  First, she supports the ASUU Finance Advisor and ASUU Finance Board.  Second, she provides out-reach to ASUU Student Groups.  Celeste has always been inspired by her students and ASUU has opened the door to a diverse population of students and experiences.  Celeste received a B.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University.  Her M.Ed. from Westminster College focused  on National Board Certification in Career and Technical Education as well as English as a Second Language.  Celeste grew up in southern Arizona in a small farming community 75 miles                                                                   from the Mexico and New Mexico borders.  

Laura Seymour, ASUU Administrative Assistant

Laura Seymour is the Administrative Assistant for ASUU with a primary role of maintaining a strong and efficient office flow. Laura serves as the manager to the ASUU Office Assistants as well as supporting ASUU students and staff with their daily operational needs. Originally from Upstate New York, Laura graduated from The University at Albany with a degree in Psychology. After graduating Laura tackled the world of health care growing her career all the way to Denver, Colorado. When the opportunity to be a part of The U presented itself, Laura could not resist her own undergrad passion of being able to work with students on a college campus. You will likely find Laura asking where the best restaurants are or attempting to ski with her friends and family.                             

Elizabeth Del Muro, Graduate Assistant: Student Organizations

Elizabeth is a graduate assistant for student organizations at Student Involvement and Leadership. Her role is to focus on the management and support of approximately 600 student groups. As well as advising and working with the Campus Relations Board and the Student Immersion and Outreach Board at ASUU. She is currently a first year graduate student of the M.Ed. with an emphasis in Student Affairs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a double minor in Spanish and Counseling and Social Change from San Diego State University.  

Libia Marqueza Castro, Graduate Assistant: Programming

Libia is a 1st year Student Affairs graduate student. She advises several boards with ASUU including Sustainability, Philanthropy and Service, and Campus Event Board - Films. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Business Foundations Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin. Libia is actively involved in the diabetes community and enjoys reading True Crime books and play scripts in her spare time.

 Paola Soto, Resident Advisor ULEAD Living, Learning Community 

Paola Soto is in her second year of being a Housing Residential Advisor and is now on the ULEAD floor in Sage Point. She is in her junior year at the U as a nursing major and TA’s for Principles of Biology. Her role is to work towards creating a culture and climate that honors diversity within the ULEAD community, maintain a safe living environment for residents, and to be a supportive resource for actively engaged students. She was previously in the undergraduate research studies program in the Pott’s Lab on campus, a member of the First Year Council of ASUU, and a Peer Advisor in the International Students and Scholars Center. When she’s not studying she is on the basketball court.


Jeremy Rowley, Leadership Intern

Jeremy is a Leadership Intern for Student Leadership & Involvement. He manages the social media pages for Student Leadership & Involvement.  He received his Associates of Science in Sociology from Salt Lake Community College. While at Salt Lake Community College he worked with the student government getting students involved in leadership and activities on campus. Jeremy is currently a junior studying Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. When not working or doing homework he is playing video or board games.



Last Updated: 6/5/17