Coordinator of Undergraduate Success/Academic Success Coordinator
Academic Success Coordinator
Aubriel Jones is an Alumni of the CSU Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Agricultural Literacy while also receiving a dual minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Global and Environmental Sustainability.
Aubriel grew up on an Organic Farm in Western Nebraska. While at CSU, she served as an Agricultural Ambassador for the College of Agricultural Sciences, worked with the Extension Office in their communications and outreach department, and was a peer advisor for DARE students.
She started working for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 2016 as their Field Outreach and Membership Coordinator. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive grassroots organization that stretches across the states of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Through the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Aubriel worked with farmers and ranchers, Ag industry leaders, and commodity groups to move policy and legislation. She also helped with event planning, community development, cooperative systems, education and outreach through workshops, forums, and leadership programs.
Aubriel’s door is always open and she is passionate about helping students navigate their education and career goals. She wants to help students apply their interests and passions toward their college experience. With her background and knowledge in programs offered through CSU and the Ag industry, she aims to support professional development while connecting students to Ag leaders, businesses, and organizations for future opportunities.
Jesse Kuklakis received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. Shortly after graduating, Jesse moved to New York City to work at the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, where he managed content development and production for global association meeting presentations. Later, he worked as an Account Supervisor with the agency Euro RSCG Life Medical Education, executing publication plans submitted to both peer and non-peer-reviewed journals.
Jesse’s passion has always been teaching and working with students. He tutored and coached tennis in the interim between advertising and pursuing education. Once involved with education, he volunteered with the organization, City Rocks, which mentors recently emigrated immigrants to the United States. In the program, participants learn to forge relationships through indoor rock climbing and bouldering at a Brooklyn, NY facility. Over the course of six years, Jesse partnered with several students spanning across the globe to complete their HS degree and work towards college preparedness.
After receiving a Masters in Math Education at Brooklyn College, Jesse earned tenure with the New York City Department of Education in 2013. While teaching mathematics in secondary education, Jesse also worked to develop 7th and 8th grade Advisory curricula to support the social, emotional, and academic development of students. He has also collaborated with teachers and staff-developers to create an interdisciplinary “Exploration” curriculum in which students gain knowledge through experiential learning. Jesse recognizes the importance of the inclusive nature of both our individual classroom and community through our community’s work with equity.
He is very excited to work with students and staff here at CSU and looks forward to seeing his advisees graduate to pursue their various areas of interest.