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. I also supervise student staff and serve as advisor to clubs on campus, including registration orientations and the biannual Involvement Fair.

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

Craig Shefchek, OSI Intramural Intern | osi.imintern@wsu.edu, 360-546-9119

  • Craig’s focus is on/off campus intramurals, supporting rec rentals and off-campus trips.

Manuel Mendoza, OSI Outdoor Recreation Intern | osi.outdoorintern@wsu.edu, 360-546-9119

  • Manuel’s focus is planning and leading outdoor recreation trips, and supporting equipment rentals.

Stephanie Leeper, OSI Programming Intern | van.osiintern@wsu.edu, 360-546-9357

  • Stephanie’s focus is on large OSI programs such as the Cougar Leadership Series and Women of Distinction, and supporting CougSync.

Anna Hixon, OSI Marketing Intern | van.osimarkintern@wsu.edu, 360-546-9357

  • Anna’s focus is promoting OSI programs and events via print and social media, and managing the Electronic Reader Boards.

Jessica Schulz, Ambassador Lead | van.amblead@wsu.edu, 360-546-9358

  • Jessica’s focus is leading the Ambassador program and assisting in the training and development of the students.

Student Ambassadors | ambassador@wsu.edu, 360-546-9358

  • Student Ambassadors serve as the ‘face of the university’ at recruitment, new student and campus programs and events, and they can be requested to support other events.

Recreation Staff | van.osirec@wsu.edu, 360-546-9532

  • 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.

Emily Vis, Fitness Center Lead | van.fitnesslead@wsu.edu

  • Emily’s focus is administering fitness center schedules, purchases, paperwork and reports.

Fitness Center staff | van.fitnesscenter@wsu.edu, 360-546-9271

  • The staff serves as the main point of contact for all users and assists in the upkeep of the facility.

DeeAnn Perler, Fitness Trainer and Instructor | van.trainer@wsu.edu

  • DeeAnn leads fitness classes and trains individuals in meeting their fitness/health goals.

Front Desk staff | van.osi@wsu.edu, 360-546-9163

  • The staff serves as the main point of contact for the Firstenburg Student Commons office suite; supports event sign ups, ticket sales and special projects.