OSI staff contact information


Nikki Hinshaw

Nikki Hinshaw

Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Strengths: Developer, Discipline, Arranger, Relator, Intellection

Nikki’s role: My focus is advising ASWSUV and the Student Ambassador program, planning large scale events, co-directing ROAR Orientation. As well as supervising part-time and student staff.

Why I do this: It is a pleasure to work with students who have such diverse experiences and passions. It continually inspires me to be the best I can be and learn from others. I feel lucky to be a part of the VanCoug experience and work with students, faculty and staff who are making a difference.


Julia Conrad

Julia Conrad

Recreation Coordinator

Strengths: Individualization, Developer, Competition, Strategic, Positivity

Julia’s role: My focus is the overall recreation program, specifically outdoor recreation, the Fitness Center, intramurals, rentals and supervising student staff within these areas.

Why I do this: It is such a privilege to provide a new experience, push boundaries, build confidence and see students grow in ways that will have a lasting impact. The Pacific Northwest (including the WSU Vancouver campus), is such a beautiful place to share and explore!


Raul B. Moreno

Raul B. Moreno

Student Media Advisor

Strengths: Input, Learner, Intellection, Strategic, Achiever

Raul's role: I focus on advising student media organizations (The VanCougar, Salmon Creek Journal and KOUG Radio) as well as the governing Student Media Board.

Why I do this: I love working with creative teams facing deadlines. Some of our students' best collaborations happen just before they go to print, open up the mic, or draw smiles with another excellent tweet. These moments recall my learning experiences as a student in Pullman, and make be proud to be reborn as a #VanCoug.


Teresa Picchioni

Teresa Picchioni

Program Coordinator

Strengths: Individualization, Responsibility, Relator, Empathy, Deliberative

Teresa’s role: My focus is budget reconciliation, office coordination, purchasing and travel paperwork, and supervising the front desk.

Why I do this: While it may sound trite, I love to watch students grow and pave their future paths. I am proud to be a VanCoug! Go Cougs!


Brian Van Gundy

Brian Van Gundy

Student Activities Advisor

Strengths: Intellection, Relator, Restorative, Strategic, Input

Brian’s role: My focus is advising student organizations and the Student Activities Board, providing training opportunities that promote leadership development and administrative abilities for student leaders, as well as supporting and leading event planning within OSI.

Why I do this: As a first-generation college student, I am deeply committed to supporting students from first-gen and low-income backgrounds. My goal is to create collaborative learning spaces that empower and give voice to VanCoug students, while honoring the variety of life experiences that students bring with them to campus.


Student staff

OSI Wellness Intern

Focus: On/off campus intramurals, supporting rec rentals and off-campus trips.

OSI Outdoor Recreation Intern

Focus: Planning and leading outdoor recreation trips, and supporting equipment rentals.

OSI Programming Intern

Focus: Large OSI programs such as the Cougar Leadership Series and Women of Distinction, and supporting CougSync.

OSI Marketing Intern

Focus: Promoting OSI programs and events via print and social media, and managing the Electronic Reader Boards.

Recreation Staff

Recreation staff serve as the main point of contact for the Recreation Annex; supports trip and event sign ups, outdoor recreation, intramural sports and equipment rentals.

Fitness Center staff

Fitness Center staff serve as the main point of contact for all users and assists in the upkeep of the facility.

OSI Front Desk staff

OSI Front Desk staff serve as the main point of contact for the Firstenburg Student Commons office suite; supports event sign ups, ticket sales and special projects.