Zachary Cuppy, ’11 BS, is in his first year of teaching at Anasazi Elementary School, located in Scottsdale, AZ. The second grade teacher is having a blast, and his favorite part of teaching is watching his students develop and grow. Zach wants to thank all the parents and community for strongly supporting their children’s education.

Stayson Isobe 

Stayson Isobe, ’11 BS (pictured above), is a graduate assistant handling media relations for the NAU Athletics Department. He writes press releases, coordinates program activities, and manages external relationships on behalf of women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis.  Stayson says his experience writing sports articles for The Lumberjack student newspaper as an undergrad helped prepare him for his GA role. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in educational leadership.

Jennifer Lee, '11 MA

Jennifer Lee, ’11 MA (pictured at left), was appointed as a judge for the Achievement Awards Program for the National Council of Teachers of English, a competition which will honor 11th grade students for excellence in writing in the US and abroad. Jennifer is coordinator of writing in the Student Success Center at Misericordia University, where she works with faculty, students and staff through tutorial services and workshops. She also instructs English courses at the university. 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America recently interviewed Marilla Lamb, ’11 BSE, about her experience as an environmental engineer in the wind energy industry. Now working for Westwind Solar Electric Inc. in Flagstaff, Marilla performs visits with clients and puts together site plans and electrical diagrams. Also working for EN3, an environmental and civil engineering firm, she connects clients with utility companies and contractors. During her time at NAU, Marilla collaborated with more than 100 teachers in Arizona to lead discussions and activities amongst more than 1,000 K-12 students as part of the Arizona Wind for Schools Project. She also built her project management experience through assisting with five wind project installations in the state.

 Radmilla Cody, ’12 BS

Radmilla Cody, '12 BS (pictured at left), was nominated for a Grammy Award for her album Shi Keyah – Songs for the People. She describes it as “an album that honors Mother Earth and all that we coexist with on Mother Earth such as the horses, the plants, the land, the people and the various [Navajo] agencies.” Radmilla, a traditional Navajo recording artist, has received numerous awards for her five albums.

Kristen Ramirez, ’12 BS, a recent HRM graduate, is pursuing an internship with the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. On average 10 students from NAU participate in the Disneyland Professional Internship program each semester. As a student, Kristen was active in the Peer Jacks for three years, where she mentored and advised freshmen Lumberjacks.