Our Staff

Yuliya Dennis

Executive Director

M.E. in College Student Services Administration

Staff member for 1 year

Yuliya Dennis is committed to being a good steward of MECOP and helping the next generation of leaders reach their full professional potential. Her passion is in external relations, career development and industry/education partnerships. Prior to MECOP, she spent 5 years serving as Director of Alumni Career Services at Oregon State University (OSU) Alumni Association and managed career programs for over 200,000 OSU alumni. She also served as the Assistant Vice President of Mentor Programs for Alumni Career Services Network (ACSN) from 2018-2021. She was the recipient of the 2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Rising Star award for her work in alumni relations. Yuliya received her bachelors and M.Ed in College Student Services Administration from OSU. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, spending time with her family, and reading. Her motto is: Be a good steward and excellent facilitator of organizational success. She is passionate about working with MECOP members, campus partners, students, the board, and staff.


Molly Duddlesten

Communications Coordinator

B.A. English, Oregon State University

Staff member for 6 months

Molly is thrilled to join the MECOP team as the Communications Coordinator. She is a proud Oregon State University graduate, having earned her B.A. in English in the spring of 2020. Coming from a hospitality background, Molly highly values customer service, communication, and making people feel welcome. In her free time, Molly likes to spend time with family and friends, explore new films/television shows, and participate in musical theatre productions at both the community and professional level. She looks forward to working with the MECOP team, as well as collaborating with their campus partners, students, and companies.


Daniel Ryan

Director of Information Technology

B.S. Business Information Systems, Oregon State University

Staff member for 10 years | Program Graduate

Dan joined MECOP as a Business Information Systems intern in spring of 2012 to assist with MECOP's transition from a department at OSU to an independent non-profit. After graduating, Dan joined the staff full time and now runs the day-to-day development and support for MECOP's website and other IT infrastructure necessary for administering the program. Dan's primary passion is finding ways to leverage technology to help others and finding ways to transform complex tasks in to simple processes. In their spare time, they enjoy photography, hiking, camping and reading.


Dustin Scott

Director of Operations and Events

B.S. Accounting, Oregon State University

Staff member for 8 years | Program Graduate

Dustin joined the office in 2014 as a MECOP Accounting intern to address the growing need for a dedicated staff member to manage the program's financial structure. At the conclusion of his internship, Dustin graduated from Oregon State and was brought on board as the program's Staff Accountant. Dustin's roles have expanded since then and he now serves as the program's Director of Operations and Events.