Staff Associate

Katie Taylor

Assistant Director, Student Life

Katie is originally from the great state of Wisconsin. She went to the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse for her undergrad where she majored in Biology and English, and she received her Masters in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. She loves Maine and all the outdoor activities it has to offer. In her spare time she loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Office: 162 Memorial Union
Phone: 207.581.1420

To contact the CNTSP office email:

Graduate Assistant - Student Life

Elliott Sanders

Student Resource Coordinator

Elliott Sanders is a native of southeast Idaho and was born and raised Pocatello. After high school he began college studying architecture at the University of Idaho (U of I) in the pacific northwest. Later, he began working at the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in the Peer Advising and College Mentorship (PACE) program. He also worked as the UI Sustainability Center’s Recycling Coordinator and served as vice president of the local Black Student Union chapter. Before graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Renewable Materials and a minor in Architecture, he received an undergraduate research internship opportunity at the University of Maine through the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI). After finishing his undergraduate degree, he accepted a graduate research assistantship at the University of Maine. Upon defending his Master’s thesis in the fall semester of 2017, he is excited to pursue a PhD in Forest Resources & Bioproducts Engineering while maintaining his student involvement as Student Resource Coordinator in the Division of Student Life. He is also involved in his local community as a brother of Iota Nu Kappa, Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

Office: 150 Memorial Union
Phone: 207.581.1420

Commuter Assistant

The Commuter Lounge is staffed by student workers on week days when classes are in session.  Commuter Assistants are returning commuter students who are knowledgeable about the campus and the local communities.  Many are nontraditional students who have their own experiences juggling their many commitments with academics.

Cassidy, Chantel, Harmony, Jared, Meryl, Monica and Samantha are the Commuter Assistants. Be sure to look for any of these folks when visiting the Commuter Lounge.

Most Commuter Assistants are work-study employees. It’s a fun and relaxed place to work. Hiring generally occurs in April or late August for the up-coming academic year. Contact CNTSP if you are interested in working as a Commuter Assistant.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are  considering applying to the University of  Maine as a non-traditional student, consider the admissions application for non-traditional students. Each of the University of Maine Systems’ office has a designated “Concierge for Adult Students” that can assist you in this application process. is a  career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career.

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