Meet our team
Program Manager; Megan.Dales@nau.edu
Megan Dales started working for the NACRC in 2013 as the Media Liaison. After receiving her Bachelors of Science in Journalism from NAU in 2015, Megan was hired as the full-time Program Coordinator for the NACRC, tasked with facilitating the Helios College Knowing and Going Initiative. In this role, Megan provided individual advising to students, facilitated school and community workshops for students and families, and coordinated professional development opportunities for school officials. Megan received her Master’s in Education in 2018, determined to explore educational opportunity and policies within the higher education sector. Megan continued serving students by becoming an NAU Academic Advisor, familiarizing herself with college success. In 2019, she returned to the NACRC as Program Manager. Megan is committed to providing accessible solutions for students pursuing post-secondary education. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time in the Flagstaff wilderness with her husband and dog.
Program Coordinator; Marissa.Bachler@nau.edu
Marissa Bachler started serving students transitioning to college her first year at Northern Arizona University as a peer navigator with the Academic Transitions Program. She helped students on academic probation achieve their academic goals until she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. Marissa continues to work towards helping students find success in post-secondary education as Program Coordinator for the Northern Arizona College Resource Center.
Educational Advisor; Cynthia.Oldham@nau.edu
Cynthia is one of our Americorps members, who is an avid reader and very passionate about education. She is currently studying to be a high school English teacher. She also loves theater, poetry, and the arts, and hopes to one day heavily incorporate that into her lessons. Her biggest time consumers are her big, crazy family and adorable cat, but she loves them immensely. She is looking to be able to travel through the Peace Corps and spread her love of knowledge around the world. She loves working with youth and helping them develop and reach their goals through education.