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.
Isael Torres, ASUU Programming Advisor
Isael is the Programming Advisor for the Executive Branch of ASUU. Isael received his Master’s from the University of Utah, College of Education in the department of Education, Culture and Society. In 2016, Isael served in the Obama White House Internship Program. In September 2017, Isael spoke at TEDxSaltLakeCity on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and the importance of educational justice for youth. Isael has worked to advocate for education access and equity with underserved communities. As Programming Advisor, Isael strives to advocate for celebrating diversity and embracing the richness within our campus community. Isael was born in Logan, Utah, as a proud son of Mexican immigrants.
Abby Feenstra, ASUU Legislative Advisor
“Abby is the ASUU Legislative Advisor, serving the ASUU Senate, Assembly, Government Relations Board, Academic Affairs Board, Elections Registrar, Attorney General, and Supreme Court. Abby also handles assessment for Student Leadership & Involvement and teaches in the Leadership Studies Minor. Abby originally hails from Reno, Nevada, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree with a dual major in English Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Nevada, and went on to earn a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. Abby loves reading, long-distance running, watching football, and keeping up with national politics.”
Steven Whipple, ASUU Finance Advisor
Steven is part of the Student Leadership and Involvement team and serves as the ASUU’s Finance Advisor, advising the Finance Board and the Treasurers for the Student Senate and Assembly in establishing financial guidelines, communicating those to other student leaders, and enforcement procedures. In addition he oversees the financial processes of ASUU and assists in the management of Student Leadership & Involvement finances. Steven earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Professional Accountancy degree from the University of Utah. He worked in finance and customer service in the private sector and then for the University of Utah.
Esther Okang, ASUU Accountant
Esther Okang is the Accountant for ASUU. Her primary role is to assist students and student organizations with ASUU funding. She served as the Chief of Staff in ASUU during the 2015-16 academic year, prior to that served both as the Associate Director and Director on the Finance Board from 2013-2015. She earned a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and Education with a certificate in Public health from the department of Family and Preventative medicine from the University of Utah, received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and a minor in International Development from Brigham Young University and an Associate Degree in Accounting from the LDS Business College.
Jessica See, ASUU Administrative Assistant
Jessica is the administrative assistant for the Associated Students of the University of Utah. She organizes, directs and maintains the day-to-day operations of the ASUU Office. Jessica earned her Associate of Science Degree and Salt Lake Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Utah. When she's not working or studying she spends most of her time outdoors with her 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 senior studying Sociology. When not working or doing homework he is playing video or board games.