Student Life Staff

Our Team

Danielle Kleist

Danielle Kleist, M.Ed.
Director of Student Life and Services
West 269E
509-372-7104

danielle.kleist@tricity.wsu.edu

Danielle Kleist joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2014. Prior to joining the EMSS team, Danielle was the Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement at the University of Miami in Florida. She also previously worked for NASPA as the Assistant Director for Educational Programs & NASPA Foundation in Washington, DC. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University and her Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

RJ Aubert

RJ Aubert, M.S
Recreation and Fitness Coordinator
West 124
509-372-7493

rj.aubert@tricity.wsu.edu

RJ joined WSU Tri-Cities in August 2015. Before moving to the Tri-Cities area he was the Intramural and Club Sports Intern at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. RJ received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Dubuque and his Master’s Degree from Lasell College.

Austin Wingle

Austin Wingle
Program Coordinator
SUB 109A
509-372-7299
austin.wingle@tricity.wsu.edu

Austin Wingle graduated from WSU Tri-Cities with a degree in Digital Technology & Culture. Austin joined the Office of Student Life as the Graphic Design Assistant in the summer of 2015. As of October 2016 Austin became the Program Coordinator.

Dana Parmenter

Dana Parmenter
Graphic Designer/Office Assistant
SUB 109

Dana Parmenter is currently a junior at WSU Tri-Cities studying Computer Science and Digital Technology and Culture. Dana started working for the Office of Student Life as the Graphic Design Assistant in the summer of 2016 and Orientation Leader in the winter of 2015.

Ahmed Abdi

Ahmed Abdi
New Student Mentor: Clubs and Organizations

Mariah Brush

Mariah Brush
New Student Mentor: Marketing

Evan Foraker

Evan Foraker
New Student Mentor: Leadership

Turner Otto

Turner Otto
New Student Mentor: Week Programs and Parent & Family Programs

Riley Santo

Riley Santo
New Student Mentor: Service Programs

Frank Sarmiento-Torres

Frank Sarmiento-Torres
Resident Assistant: Guest House

Carolyn Vargus

Carolyn Vargus
New Student Mentor: Diversity Programs