Katy joined the Center for Student Involvement team in April of 2015 as the Associate Director. She attended Butler University where she received degrees in Psychology and Spanish, and earned her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. In her role with CSI, Katy supports the growth and development of LeadUH and ServeUH. Her passion is empowering student leaders to make our campus and community stronger through leadership and civic engagement programs.
Ally became a full-time staff member of the Center for Student Involvement in June of 2018 as an Activities Coordinator. She received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Houston. In her role, Ally provides support to registered student organizations by helping students with risk management, leadership development, and organizational management. She advises the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors who promote student involvement on campus and serve as peer to peer support for registered student organizations. She also advises the Council for Cultural Activities, a university-sponsored organization that promotes cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusion by supporting cultural and diversity-related registered student organizations and events on campus.
Eric is the Assistant Director for Programming in the Center for Student Involvement. In this role, he oversees the programing area by directly supporting Frontier Fiesta and the Homecoming Board. He also supervises and provides support to the Activities Coordinator for Programming, Student Program Board, and the Council for Cultural Activities. Eric is a native Ohioan and earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Capital University in 2014. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2017 and spent four years working in Florida before moving to Houston.
Ahjah joined the Center for Student Involvement team in June of 2022, as the Programming Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s from Arizona State University in August 2018. Most recently, she received her Master of Education in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago in May 2021. In her role, Ahjah oversees planning for InfraRED, Pindamonium, and other programs; while advising the Council of Cultural Activities and Student Program Board. Ahjah enjoys spending her time traveling, watching tv shows, and exploring new restaurants in Houston.
Marilyn joined the Center for Student Involvement team in October 2022 as the Office Coordinator. She attended College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, Philippines. This is where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She has been with the University of Houston for 5 years, previously working as the Office Assistant II at Counseling Psychological Services. In her role as the office coordinator, she handles the daily operations of the department.
Marilyn enjoys cake decorating, painting, developing new recipes and playing the piano in her spare time.
Interim Activities Coordinator
David joined the Center for Student Involvement team in August of 2021 as an Instructional Assistant and as of September 2022 is the Leadership and Civic Engagement Activities Coordinator. He graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and worked as a Resident Advisor. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston. In his role at CSI, David facilitates and manages the Ignite Leadership Program. Personally, he loves to play video games, watch TV shows, and spend time with friends and family.
Interim Activities Coordinator
Gio joined the Center for Student Involvement team in January 2023 as an Interim Activities Coordinator. They graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in African American Studies. In his role at CSI, Gio co-advises the Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP), collaborates with campus partners to implement signature programs like Bingo to Beat Hunger, and oversees the Involved @ UH weekly newsletter. Gio listens to music, watches D&D Actual Plays, records podcasts, and even reads sometimes in their free time.
Kayleen joined the Center for Student Involvement team in August of 2022 as an Instructional Assistant. She graduated from Utah State University with her Bachelor’s in Sociology and Social Work. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Political Social Work at the University of Houston. In her role at CSI, Kayleen advises the Council for Cultural Activities. In her spare time, she loves to cook, try new cuisine/foods, binge tv shows, attend various cultural events, and spend time with friends and family.
Alexis joined the Center for Student Involvement team in January 2023 as an Instructional Assistant. She graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Social Work in December of 2021. She is now pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Houston. In her role at CSI, Alexis advises the Student Program Board (SPB). In her free time, Alexis enjoys spending time with loved ones, baking, perusing estate sales, watching competition TV shows, and bragging about UH's basketball team (Go Coogs!).
Younus joined the Center for Student Involvement team in January 2023 as an Instructional Assistant. He graduated from Vignan's University with his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. In his role at CSI, Younus advises a university-sponsored organization that promotes cultural awareness. In his spare time, he loves to workout, try new cuisine/foods, attend various cultural events, and spend time with friends and family.