UCAM coaches are from a variety of educational backgrounds, but all have a focus on student success. Each of our coaches is either currently a certified coach or is nearing completion of their certification.
Jade Severson - Lead Academic Coach
Personally, Jade loves the outdoors and gets outside to hike and trail run whenever she can. When indoors, Jade spends much of her time playing the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Liszt, speaking foreign languages (especially Austrian dialects of German), and exploring Russian literature.
Richard Vasey - Academic Coach
Richard Vasey is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Denver, where he earned an MA in Communications. Following the completion of his graduate degree, he began a career in higher education as an academic advisor, career coach and eventually work in academic administration. He even spent a brief time as a UCAM coach in the very early years of the program. Prior to that, he completed his BS in Communication from the University of Wyoming and worked in a variety of jobs while attending graduate school. Most recently he has worked at St. Mary’s School in Medford as a teacher and coach. He is excited to be back with UCAM and looks forward to helping students build skills and confidence in order to achieve their personal and academic goals.
Nicole Paravicini - Academic Coach
Her personal interests include making art of any kind and trying new things. She loves to sew, sing and listen to audiobooks (usually not at the same time). She is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in music, and is excited to be back on campus.
Jane Brockman - Writing Tutor
B.A. in Journalism, University of Minnesota
MEd in Education, Southern Oregon University
Helping students achieve personal and academic success is a lifelong passion of Jane’s. As a community college writing and mathematics instructor for over 15 years, Jane enjoys facilitating student learning. She loves the challenge of assisting students with essays or helping them solve complex math problems. One of her strengths lies in communicating information clearly and concisely to students. Working with students with learning disabilities is another strength of hers as well as having the ability to quickly assess the parameters of an assignment and guide students towards completing papers and homework.
Professionally, Jane has worked as an ESL, writing and math instructor at Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon; as a math and writing tutor for Rogue Community College; and as a writing tutor for the Northwest Tutoring Consortium. Additionally, she works for Language Testing International in New York as an online language proficiency evaluator for Korean professionals seeking employment advancement. In her free time, Jane enjoys world travel, kayaking, hiking in beautiful natural areas, cooking and Latin/ballroom dancing.
Mags Brown - UCAM Student Mentor