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BobbiJo Kanter

Director
Co-Curricular Programs


801-585-9103

bobbijo.kanter@utah.edu

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BobbiJo Kanter joined the Bennion Center in 2016 following a 13-year career with Special Olympics programs. She is excited about connecting students with community experiences to create inclusive, engaging, and meaningful opportunities. While not working, BobbiJo can usually be found in the great outdoors with her wife and giant dogs.

Pamela Giebler

Administrative Manager


pamela.giebler@utah.edu

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Biography coming soon.

Kristi Thompson

Advancement Officer


Kristi.Thompson@admin.utah.edu

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Biography coming soon.

Megan Medina

Associate Director
Curriculum & Scholarships


801-585-3297

megan.medina@utah.edu

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Megan Medina likes growing programs and people. She's happiest when she is mentoring and encouraging students, which is part of the reason why she's so excited to direct the Bennion Center's curricular programs (CEL courses/faculty, Bennion Scholars, & Certificate). A native of North Dakota, Megan's an avid traveler. She spent time living and teaching in China and loves the outdoors.

VACANT

Associate Director
Student Leadership & Development


 

VACANT

Associate Director
Student Engagement & Outreach


 

Sabita Bastakoti

Program Manager
Community Partner


801-585-1508

sabita.bastakoti@utah.edu

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Biography coming soon.

Brett Gaffney

Program Manager
Student Cohorts


801-581-8436

brett.gaffney@utah.edu

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Brett Gaffney joined the Bennion Center in 2022, on her birthday, which feels lucky. Now she is thrilled to hold a position in Residential Engagement and Student Cohorts where she can support students with a drive toward advocacy and social impact. Brett is happiest when she's in the mountains or desert with her family and their spoiled puggle, Ava.

Asma Hassan

Program Manager
Utah Reads


801-585-9101

asma.hassan@utah.edu

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Asma is glad to be back at the Bennion Center and grow its Utah Reads program. Previously, she worked at the Eccles School of Business in their IT department, at Utah Campus Compact, a local chapter of AmeriCorps where she enrolled and exited members completing their AmeriCorps hours in educational, health, and environmental fields, serving vulnerable populations, and as a tutor for Utah Reads.

Ann Lopez

Program Manager
Alternative Breaks


ann.lopez@utah.edu

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Ann Lopez joined the Bennion Center in 2023 after two years with the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Ann hold a B.F.A in Acting and B.S. in Political Science. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Public Administration. Ann has spent time living and teaching in El Salvador, China, Ukraine, and Taiwain.  She loves hiking, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her students.

Gäelle Perrier

Program Manager
Community Engaged Learning Certificate


gaelle.perrier@utah.edu

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Biography coming soon.

Last Updated: 1/12/24