M.E. in College Student Services Administration
Staff member for 2 years
Yuliya 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.
B.S. Business Administration and Management, Oregon State University (Cascades)
Staff member for 4 months
Krystina is an enthusiastic professional who has worn many hats with a heart for making a difference. She joins MECOP as the Communications Coordinator after working with the Oregon State University Foundation since 2021 as the Marketing and Events Coordinator, during which time she assisted in the launch of the Believe It! Campaign for Oregon State, among numerous other events focused on donor relations and student assistance. Krystina’s joy for giving back comes from her time in the business program at OSU-Cascades, where she received her bachelor’s degree, which ignited a passion to provide a helping hand for other students on their journey to success. Beyond the 9-to-5, she enjoys dancing, gardening, going to concerts, cooking, spending time with her partner and pets, and runs a small photography business.
Director of Information Technology
B.S. Business Information Systems, Oregon State University
Staff member for 11 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.
Director of Operations and Events
B.S. Accounting, Oregon State University
Staff member for 9 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.