Student Officers

Tristan McKenna

Tristan McKenna, BS

Bio: Born and raised in Las Vegas
College: Southern Utah University and Brigham Young University
High School: Survived
Love to mountain bike, Read Harry Potter or Harry Potter type books, Play Final Fantasy or Final Fantasy type games, and Playing games with family/friends!

Ian Lentz

Ian Lentz, BA
Vice President

My name is Ian Lentz and I grew up in Petaluma, CA. My favorite subjects in high school were biology and history. I enjoyed sports growing up including basketball and soccer but swimming was my main focus. I attended college at the University of California, Berkeley where I was recruited to swim for the Cal Golden Bears.

Sarah Mete

Sarah Mete, BS

My name is Sarah Mete and I grew up in a small town in southern Oregon. In middle school and high school my favorite subjects were math and science. I was also involved in a variety of sports including gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, and golf. I attended the University of Oregon for undergrad where I graduated with a degree in Human Physiology. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends.

Jane Tolkinen

Jane Tolkinen, BS
Media Officer

I am from Lino Lakes, Minnesota. In high school I played hockey and tennis as well as running for our track team. My favorite subjects in school were math and science because I got to do a lot of problem solving. In my free time I really enjoy riding my bike and reading.

Mollie Ebner

Mollie Ebner, BS
First Year Curriculum Coordinator

I have grown up in Oregon. I did my undergrad at Oregon State and I went to high school at Cleveland in Portland. My favorite classes in school have always been math and science. While I was in high school I was involved with the swim team and the science bowl team. I loved both but most of all my passion was, and still is, cooking. I am always making a mess of my kitchen.

Sheeda Saba

Sheeda Saba, BS
Second Year Curriculum Coordinator

My name is Sheeda and I'm from Sacramento, California. I'm originally from Iran and I moved to California when I was 16. I love painting and in my free time, if I'm not studying, you will catch me either hiking, playing with my two cats or spending time with family. I absolutely enjoy working with children and I believe itís very important to show them that learning can be fun.

Sara Lutz

Sara Lutz, BS
Third Year Curriculum Coordinator

I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I always loved science growing up - especially biology, and I wanted to be a veterinarian or a marine biologist when I grew up. I played the trumpet and French horn in middle school and high school, and was on the swim team and ski team in high school. I currently live in Albany with my husband, Isaac, and three cats, Kittypet, Robodude, and Rittowan (a.k.a. 'the kitten').

Vitaliy Natkha

Vitaliy Natkha, BS
High School Curriculum Coordinator

I am originally from Berdyansk, a small town in Ukraine. My favorite subjects in school were human anatomy and biology. I enjoy swimming and playing the piano in my free time. I strongly believe in living a life of purpose, of direction and faith.

See the 2014 Student Officers