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, Sr.; Alexis.Knapp@nau.edu
Alexis started with the NACRC in 2020. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from NAU in 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Educational Foundations from NAU in 2020. She has a background in college access, as well as volunteer management. She loves being able to support students as they explore all of the ins and outs of their postsecondary options. Alexis was born and raised in the beautiful city of Flagstaff and loves being outside, enjoying the wonderful place she calls home.
Andrea Hernandez Limon
College Access Mentor; Andrea.Hernandez-Limon@nau.edu
Andrea is a Peoria High School alumni pursuing Mechanical Engineering at NAU. Andrea is excited about working with the NACRC because it provides the opportunity to support high school students on their post-secondary journey. Andrea was once in the same position and appreciated the time, effort, and support her network provided her to learn about opportunities and college in general. Someone Andrea looks up to is Dr. Idalis Villanueva and Mayra Artiles because each of them shows her the endless possibilities a Hispanic/Latina can accomplish within their STEM careers despite life and family obstacles. They are both strong advocates for women.
College Access Mentor; Cheyne.Lowry@nau.edu
As a College Access Mentor, Cheyne works with high school students in the Winslow area assisting them in preparing for college. Cheyne is a bright and enthusiastic mentor who helps students with the FAFSA, scholarships, college applications, and other areas of college access. Cheyne is currently attending Northern Arizona University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. Cheyne was born and raised in small-town Winslow Arizona, her experiences give her hope that she can help other students further their education and make a difference in their community.
College Access Mentor; Amy.Wright@nau.edu
Amy Wright is a College Access Mentor at the Prescott Valley location. As a former teacher, Amy believes in empowering students in pursuing their goals, and is dedicated to helping students to be successful in and out of the classroom. Amy is excited to be working with students and parents from Yavapai County schools, such as Bradshaw Mountain High School and Prescott High School. She lived in New Jersey prior to moving to Arizona, and has been enjoying the Arizona weather and the beautiful trails in and around Prescott and Prescott Valley. In her spare time, Amy enjoys cooking, singing with her church choir, hiking and taking walks with her husband and dog, Tico.