Rec Sports Assistants

 Samantha Baeten

Club Sports Student Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Birthday: 10/28
Age: 21
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Social Work
Dream Job / Location: Residential care in human trafficking, Chicago
Interests / Hobbies: Running, Sleeping, Watching "Friends"
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Author: Hanan Coben
Favorite Quote: "If not me, then who?
Unique Fact: Broken back and had major back surgery

Taylor Gould

Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Birthday: 10/8
Age: 22
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Public Relations
Dream Job / Location: PR executive for a Recreational PR Agency out west in Wyoming or Montana
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, cooking, and reading
Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Movie: The Judge
Favorite Quote: "Don't stress the could have's. If it should have, it would have."

Caroline Heitzman

Risk Management Student Coordinator
Birthday: 3/1
Age: 22
Hometown: Newaygo, MI
Major: Applied Speech, Sports Communication Concentration
Dream Job / Location: Stay at home wife in California
Interests / Hobbies: Working out, reading, volleyball, knitting, and camping
Favorite Sports Team: Ferris Bulldogs
Favorite Books: Harry Potter
Favorite Movie: Silverlinings Playbook
Favorite Quote: "Dreams don't work unless you do."
Unique Fact: Myself and 2 siblings are Ferris Bulldogs! Keeping it in the family.

Kristen Kempema

Recreation Sports Assistant


Birthday: 6/6
Age: 19
Hometown: Middleville, MI
Major: Radiography
Dream Job / Location: Somewhere in Michigan by the water (lake)
Interests / Hobbies: Dancing, softball, volleyball, fishing, and camping
Favorite Sports Team: Lions
Favorite Books: Kissed by an Angel
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite Quote: "The long Dance, Sing, Love Quote"
Unique Fact: I really love shoes and I can shake my eyes back and forth really fast

Chrys Killebrew

Intramural Sports Student Coordinator
Birthday: 8/13
Age: 23
Hometown: Saint Joseph, MI
Major: English Education
Dream Job / Location: High School Education Teacher somewhere warm
Interests / Hobbies: Working out and intramural sports
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State Spartans 
Favorite Books: The Great Gatsby / Fault In Our Stars
Favorite Movie: The Guardian
Favorite Quote: "Chrys and Martin are CEO's of the Rec"
Unique Fact: Martin and I were separated at birth

Julia Rogers

Intramural Sports Student Coordinator
Birthday: 12/14
Age: 21
Hometown: Fremont, MI
Major: Advertising / Integrated Marketing - Communications
Dream Job / Location: Working in an advertising agency in Chicago
Interests / Hobbies: Playing volleyball
Favorite Sports Team: Ferris Bulldogs
Favorite Books: The Power of Positive Thinking
Favorite Movie: Revenant
Favorite Quote: "Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself."
Unique Fact: I love cats

Delaney Serra

Club Sports Student Coordinator and Intramural Supervisor
Birthday: 1/26
Age: 21
Hometown: Holly, MI
Major: Psychology
Dream Job / Location: Occupational Therapist, up north
Interests / Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, sleeping, and eating
Favorite Sports Team: Red Wings
Favorite Books: Great Gatsby
Favorite Movie: Anything Scary
Favorite Quote: "You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." - A.A. Milne
Unique Fact: I can touch my tongue to my nose

Bri Slager

Club Sports Student Coordinator and Intramural Supervisor
Birthday: 2/17
Age: 22
Hometown: Holland, MI
Major: Marketing
Dream Job / Location: University Recreation Director, University of Georgia
Interests / Hobbies: Horseback riding, coaching, playing with my corgi
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State Spartans
Favorite Books: The Truth in Goodbye
Favorite Movie: Mean Girls
Favorite Quote: "Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn't settle for it."
Unique Fact: I am a world champion horseback rider 

Emma Thibault

Marketing Student Coordinator
Birthday: 7/28
Age: 20
Hometown: Douners Grove, IL
Major: Public Relations
Dream Job / Location: Being a top PR Coordinator at a successful corporate office
Interests / Hobbies: Binge watching on Netflix, working at UREC, and journaling
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Quote: "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25

Martin Unaeze

Intramural Sports Student Coordinator
Birthday: 1/13
Age: 23
Hometown: Big Rapids, MI
Major: Pre-Optometry
Dream Job / Location: Optometrist, Somewhere in South Carolina
Interests / Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Video games, and eating
Favorite Sports Team: Lions
Favorite Books: The Onion
Favorite Movie: Django Unchained
Favorite Quote: "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - MJ
Unique Fact: Ambidextrous and Flat Footed

Mckenna VanDoornik

Recreation Sports Assistant


Birthday: 9/25
Age: 20
Hometown: Holland, MI
Major: Sports Marketing
Dream Job / Location: Working for a big sports team
Interests / Hobbies: Working out, playing intramural sports
Favorite Sports Team: Lakers
Favorite Books: Inferno
Favorite Movie: Hunger Games
Favorite Quote: "If you're not first, you're last."
Unique Fact: Touch my tongue to my nose