Meet Our PASS Leaders


Spring 2018 PASS-Supported Courses


Class (Section) PASS Leader

Introduction

BIOL 1501

Bob Barni
(11, 12)

Shivjot

Shivjot

Hi, my name is Shivjot and I’m excited to be the PASS leader for BIOL 1501. I really enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. This is my first semester as a PASS leader and I’m really looking forward to helping people succeed in Biology. 

BIOL 1501

Deb Carlson (21, 22, 23)

Clare

Clare

I moved to Minnesota in 2011 after receiving an athletic scholarship to swim for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. After graduation, I explored my interests and career options, and decided I wanted to go back to school to become a veterinarian.

I now work as a Veterinary Technician and have a burning passion for science; especially microbiology, genetics and zoology. In my free time, I enjoy long walks with my dog, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with friends. My biggest stress relievers are triathlon training, rock climbing, meditation and yoga. 

BIOL 2041

Bill Jurney (90)

Anisaa

Anisaa

Hi! My name is Anisaa and I am looking forward to being a PASS leader for BIOL 2041. I like travelling around the world and meeting different people. I am majoring in Biology and I am excited to help others with Anatomy.

CHEM 1020

Nicole Gingery (30)

Susanna

Susanna

Hi! My name is Susanna and this will be my first semester being a PASS leader. I am looking forward to helping others understand Chemistry. I love Chipotle, singing, sleeping, and playing the ukulele. I am hoping to one day be an OB Nurse. For right now though, I am going for my LPN. 

CHEM 1020

Millard Neymark (35)

Aisha A.

Aisha

My name is Aisha. This is my first semester as a PASS leader for Chem 1020. I love math and problem solving. In my free time, you would find me at the library. I hope to learn and grow with all of you this semester. 

CHEM 1020

Julius Ngwendson (40)

Kim

Kim

Hello, my name is Kim and I am really excited to be a PASS leader for CHEM 1020. I like travelling and cooking traditional foods. This is my first semester being a PASS leader, I am looking forward to helping people do well in Chemistry. 

CHEM 1020

Anne Kaintz (45)

Ivan

Ivan

Hi! My name is Ivan and I am looking forward to being a PASS leader for Chem 1020. I enjoy playing soccer and spending time outdoors. It is my second semester as a PASS leader and I am excited to help others with Chemistry. 

CHEM 1050

Betsy Longley (11, 12, 13)

Robert

Robert

Hello! My name is Robert. I love helping guide other students through the learning process. I spent 10 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic). While in the Navy, I made a complete circle around the globe. I am married with 3 kids, 3 dogs, a kitten, and some fish. I love the outdoors and learning about different cultures. I am excited to engage with anyone who would like assistance with the studying/learning process. 

CHEM 1061

Nicole Gingery (21, 22)

Hanin

Hanin

Hey there! My name is Hanin. I am currently a Biology major. I am obsessed with soccer, specifically Arsenal. When I'm not watching soccer, I am thinking of puns, food, and/or napping. I have been a chemistry PASS leader for the past two semesters. I look forward to being your Chemistry 1061 PASS leader so much that you can even say it's my DREAM job! 

COMM 1101

Suzanne White
(16, 21)

Jack

Jack

Hello! My name is Jack and I am excited to be a Public Speaking PASS Leader here at Normandale! Currently, I'm studying to be a Physics High School Teacher. In my free time I like to read, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy a variety of activities outdoors. 

ENGC 0900 (19)
ENGC 1101 (16, 35)

Anna Meek

Anna

Anna

Hi! I'm Anna, a PASS leader for Freshman Composition this semester. I'm currently pursuing my AFA in Creative Writing here at Normandale with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution to continue my studies. I love to read just about anything, and writing is my lifelong passion. I'm excited to bring these interests to Freshman Composition and share with everyone why writing is such a vital skill in today's world. I'll see you in class!

ENGC 0900

Kari Fisher (26)

Adwoa

Adwoa

My name is Adwoa and I will be the Pass leader for ENGC 900. This is my second year at Normandale and writing is one of my favorite subjects so I am excited to be a facilitator at my Pass sessions. I am originally from Ghana, Africa so English is not my native language. I actually speak three languages. An interesting fact about me is that I am a fan of the TV series Black Mirror.

ENGC 1101

Kari Fisher (40, 41)

Jeffy

Jeffy

Hey there! My name is Jeffy and I am super excited to be the PASS leader for freshman comp this semester. If you see a girl with a huge smile walking down the hallway, then it is most likely me. I love reading and meeting new people.

ENGC 0900 (12)
ENGC 1101 (15)

Gaye Pope-Carlson
(Fast Track 10)

Yasmin

Yasmin

Hi, my name is Yasmin, and I’m a business major. I enjoy writing, and recently was nominated and won a literature scholarship. I look forward to being your PASS leader this semester! 

FREN 1200

Catherine Pulling (20)

Dane

Dane

Hi! My name is Dane and I am the PASS leader for French 1200 this semester. Besides French, I enjoy playing sports, reading good books, and taking the dog for long walks outside. At the moment, I am working towards a degree in Civil Engineering.

GEOG 1121

Ron Ward
(10, 20)

Saige

Saige

I started at Normandale fall semester 2015, and I now aspire to major in Biology and Botany. I have taken numerous geography classes, and I really love topic. For fun I train dogs to compete in Agility, make pots on the potter’s wheel, and ski. 

HLTH 1107

Krista Jordheim (11)

Barb

Barb

Hi! My name is Barb and I am a non-traditional (read much older!) student. Don’t let the grey hair fool you, I am loving every minute of the college experience here at Normandale. My goal is to enroll in the Dietetic Technology program in the fall of 2018. I am looking forward to being a PASS leader for Health 1107, Principles of Nutrition.

MATH 1100

Jennifer Crawford (13)

Yves

Yves

Hi, my name is Yves, and I am a PASS Leader for College Algebra. I was a PASS leader last fall, and I can already tell that this will be a great experience for me as a student. I like playing basketball and soccer, and watching Japanese animes.

MATH 1500

Patrick Fingerson (20)

Ren

Ren

Hello everyone! My name is Ren and I am very excited to be the PASS leader for Math 1500. My hobbies are playing guitar, video game, and racing. This is my second semester at NCC and first time being a PASS leader. Hopefully, I will get along well with the students in the class, and I hope to get help from the experienced PASS leaders along the way.

MATH 1510

James Carr (10)

Aisha O.

Aisha

My name is Aisha, and this is my fourth semester attending Normandale! I look forward for this semester as the PASS leader for MATH 1510 and I am excited to help students with Calculus. 

MATH 1510

Matt Dempsey (20)

Abdul

Abdul

Hi, I am Abdul and I am the PASS leader for Calculus 1. This is my second semester as a PASS leader. I love Calculus and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others.

MATH 1510

Erik Loge (30)

Bryan

Bryan

Hi! My name is Bryan and I am looking forward to being a PASS leader for Calculus 1. I’m the president of the Math Club, and it is my second semester at Normandale. I am really excited to help others with Math. 

MATH 1510

Mehdi Hakim Hashemi (40)

Abdullahi

Abdullahi

Hi, my name is Abdullahi and this is my first year at Normandale. I enjoy reading biographies and playing basketball. Make sure to check out my PASS sessions; they just might make a difference!

PHIL 1102

John Olson (12)

Alex

Alex

Hi, my name is Alex. I like board games, card games, and really anything strategic and nerdy. I love to travel and try new foods. I look forward to helping you all learn logic this semester! 

PHIL 1102

Stephen Donaho (14)

Adam

Adam

Hello, I am a second year Computer Science student. I grew up in Eden Prairie and Eau Claire, and I graduated high school in 2012 from Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. I love music and listen to a very broad range of genres. I also enjoy playing music, mostly guitar, but I'm currently trying to learn a few other instruments.

PHIL 1102

Stephen Donaho (90)

Sam

Sam

Hello! My name is Sam and I’m looking forward to helping you achieve the best possible grade you can in Logic this semester. I enjoy playing music, cooking, kayaking and traveling. I am a psychology major, and hope to go to law school in the future. Hope to see you in class. 

PHYS 1121

Susan Kasahara
(91, 92)

Corbin

Corbin

My name is Corbin, and I'm an Astrophysics Major. I like to play games: tabletop or electronic. I enjoy writing and creating stories. I'm excited to help people understand Physics this semester.

PSYC 1110

Sue Peters (10)

Jenn

Jenn

Hi! My name is Jenn and I am an Intro to Psychology PASS Leader! I am a PSEO student from Jefferson High School and I will be graduating Normandale in May and Jefferson in June. I am involved in the Jefferson Connection, the school’s varsity show choir, as an officer (like a captain). In my free time I like to workout at LifeTime, mostly lifting weights. I am so excited to be a PASS Leader this semester!

PSYC 1110

Sue Peters (11)

Makenna

Makenna

Hi, my name is Makenna and I’m a PASS leader for Introduction to Psychology. I really enjoy painting or doing anything artistic. I also love to be outside, especially during the fall. I’m looking forward to helping students learn more about Psychology this year!

PSYC 1110

Stacey Peterson (12)

Stephen

Stephen

Hi, I'm Stephen. I've been going to Normandale since spring of 2016. I live with 3 cats and 2 dogs who give me my emotional support. I like reading, playing video games, and spending time with friends. I look forward to helping you in Psychology this semester.

PSYC 1110

Sue Peters (13)

Claire

Claire

Hi, my name is Claire. As a self-proclaimed nerd, I really love psychology, and particularly the biological side of it. To deepen my understanding of psychology and to share it with others, I enjoy being a PASS leader for Intro to Psychology. Outside of school, I enjoy being in nature with my dog.

PSYC 1110

Stacey Peterson (15)

Alex

Alex

Hi, my name is Alex. I love Board Games, Magic; the Gathering, and Football. I love to play Madden and try new restaurants around downtown every month. I look forward to helping you all learn Psychology this semester.

PSYC 1110

Jay Anderson (16)

Hani

Hani

Hello everyone! I’m Hani and this is my 2nd year at Normandale. I enjoy practicing photography, yoga and cooking on my spare time. I plan to minor in psychology and major in pediatric nursing. Psychology has been an interest of mine since high school and as you take this course you may find that it is very applicable to our lives. Reflecting back, I have learned the importance of the connection with myself and those around me. With that said, I look forward to being your PASS LEADER and I wish to be of great help!

PSYC 1110

Jay Anderson (17)

Bekka

Bekka

I'm Bekka and I am your PASS Leader this semester. I am currently working on completing my two-year Associate of Arts degree here at Normandale. In my free time, you'll probably find me writing a short story or reading a novel. Some of my favorite activities include playing soccer and basketball, yoga, and of course, indulging in chocolate.

PSYC 1110

Jay Anderson (19)

Xiong

Xiong

Hey! I'm excited to be your PASS leader this semester for Psych! I'm from France and I can speak 4 languages. I love wrestling (well I used to wrestle in high school), and I still love wrestling. My favorite holiday is Halloween!!! I love psychology and I am currently taking classes just because I feel like it. Feel free to ask anything about me. 

PSYC 1110

Andy Tix (20)

Maria

Maria

Hey! My name is Maria and I am a PASS Leader for Intro to Psychology with Andy Tix. After Normandale, I plan to attend a four-year university. I am interested in autism, I love music, and popcorn is my favorite thing on the planet.

PSYC 1110

Chuck Nikles (90)

Emily

Emily

Hi my name is Emily. I am looking forward to helping students succeed and hopefully encourage them to enjoy Chuck's class as much as I did. This is my second semester as a PASS leader. I do not work in the tutoring center but you can often find me there giving private sessions or planning future sessions. I enjoy spending time with my family, and it is my hope to go into Human Resources someday.

PSYC 1110

David Lake (92)

Natalie

Natalie

My name is Natalie and I am excited to be working in the PASS program for psychology this semester. I am originally from Minnesota and currently live in Eden Prairie. My interests include playing with my two dogs, cooking, and makeup. I look forward to meeting and working with everyone this semester! 

PSYC 2100

David Lake (10)

Hannah

Hannah

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I’m going to be your PASS leader this semester. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hamline University, and I’m excited to help you study this subject! In my free time, I like to go to concerts and play with my cat, George.

PSYC 2500

David Lake (10)

Josh

Josh

My name is Josh and I am a PASS Leader and teaching intern for David Lake’s Biological Psychology. I am also a tutor for Intro to Psychology and chemistry. I am a huge science nerd, and I love working with students in psychology a well as in other classes. I plan to move onto both chemistry and neuroscience at a four-year school, and from there anything could happen. I am very excited to continue meeting new people in the tutoring center and in PASS sessions, so if you are taking Psychology or Chemistry, come and see me sometime!

READ 0860
READ 0960

Meg Hatton
(12)

Josh

Josh

Hello! My name is Josh and I am a READING PASS Leader. I’m excited to be working yet again, and I’m currently completing my bachelors degree in psychology at Metropolitan State University. In my leisure time I like to write, record and play music. I also enjoy dancing.