Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Greetings from the PACURH Board of Directors

Authors: PACURH Board of Directors


My name is Aubrieann Hale (She/Her/Hers) and I am the PACURH Regional Director for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The PACURH RBD and I are excited to introduce ourselves to y’all!

I am currently a senior studying sociology/social services along with law and justice at Central Washington University. I am a first generation, low income and independent student, this serves as a founding point to make me who I am and has gotten me to where I am today.

My goal for the year in this position is to promote self-care and transparency within the region. Being in positions like this can be difficult especially when there are only few individuals representing hundreds of others. Information that we as a board see will ultimately impact campuses and I want to make sure that all of their voices are being heard! Each institution is different and each have their own voice, if we are able to be transparent with the region it builds trust. Having trust in the region and those who advocate for the region is important. Self-care is extremely important to me, being in positions like this can be stressful and it is important to take time for yourself. If I am able to show those around me that i am taking self-care it can help show others that its ok to take time for yourself.

Froggie Love,

Aubrieann Hale



My name is Katie Shigo and I am super excited to be PACURH’s Associate Director for NRHH! I am currently hosted at Southern Oregon University where I’m pursuing a degree in History and Art History. In my spare time you can find my nose in a book or you can find me hanging out with my betta fish, Orion. My main goal for this position is to create more resources for chapters to use for new member orientation. I would also love to encourage more ways to recognize the Service aspects of each NRHH Chapter.



My name is Jackson Smith (He, Him, His) and I am the Coordinating Officer for PACURH Relations. I am hosted at the University of Oregon where I am studying Psychology and WGSS (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). As the COPR, I am the primary point-person for all of PACURH’s National Communications Coordinator – I have 1:1’s with each NCC, answer any and all questions that they may have, provide resources relevant to their positions, and provide information that is relevant for their professional development!


My name is Ryan J. Hill and I am the Regional Advisor for PACURH. I am hosted at the University of Alaska Anchorage where I serve as the Associate Director of Residence Life. I have lived in Anchorage for the past 5 years after leaving the University of Georgia where I complete my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I have been involved in the NACURH organization since 2009. I am avid Lord of the Rings and Golden Girls fan, and I love all types of Asian cuisines.

As Regional Advisor, my goal is to support the Regional Board of Directors in achieving their goals and ensuring they are serving the region to the best of their abilities. I also want to be a resource to schools advisors in the region as they work to create the best residential experience for their students. I also want to create closer ties with NWACUHO and WACUHO in order to help develop our professionals, update agreements between our organizations, and encourage more institutions to create permanent advisor positions for consistency. I look forward to working with all of you over the next two years.



My name is Daniel Altamirano and I will be serving as the Pacific Affiliate Associate Director for Administration and Finance for the year. I am beyond excited for the adventure and work ahead of me. I am coming into my final year of undergraduate studies at Pacific University in Oregon, where I am hosted. I am studying Social Work and I additionally keep myself busy with a variety of other clubs and activities, such as NRHH and RHA! A personal goal I have for this position is to help the Pacific region maintain their achieving momentum, which would result in winning more regional awards at the NACURH Annual Conference. Our region is made up of extraordinary individuals; It’s time for everybody to know that.


Daniel Altamirano


Hello from California!

Mariah Rivera (She her hers)
Coordinating Officer for Spirit and Bidding
Sonoma State University, California

I am a Global Environmental Studies major with a minor in Astronomy. I would like to go to the moon one day.

I am a small town girl from the Central Valley in California. I am self driven and am committed to bringing spirit and cheers to the PACURH region! I am the first person from my institute to be a member on the Regional Board of Directors in twenty years so this is a really big deal for everyone at SSU!

I ran for the RBD because I attended the RLC conference for the first time at University of Oregon and I instantly fell in love with the community itself. I love how inclusive this PACURH community is and I’m excited to bring endless cheers and share my passion with the rest of the region!


Hello Everyone,

My name is Mariela Frias! I am currently the coordinating officer of communications and technology (COCT) for PACURH. A little about myself is that I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I went to the most diverse high school in the nation. Fun facts: I like to talk, network, and meet new people everyday. I really just want to make sure I am doing the best I can to keep everyone updated on the things within PACURH.


Gabrielle Buist
Coordinating Officer for Presidents
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Undergraduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa majoring in Kinesiology and Communicology
Loves hanging out with friends, decorating planners, and anything Disney Pixar! First student from institution to serve on the Regional Board of Directors
While serving as president institution was recognized at NACURH for the RHA Building Block of the Year award.

Build upon the connections between Presidents, create platforms to sustain relationships of support, and work to improve our organizations.

Use boardroom as an opportunity to host icebreakers and team builders to build connections between institutions. Use regional chats as an opportunity to promote safe sharing spaces and have presidents engage with one another. Share and recognize RHA, President, and institution achievements through social media pages and promote/facilitate dialogue as well.

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