The Student Engagement Office fosters the professional and career development of Harris students by cultivating co-curricular experiences that:

  • Deepen students’ sense of belonging;
  • Create opportunities for mentorship and peer support;
  • Instill civic responsibility;
  • Facilitate personal development; and
  • Promote overall student wellness.

Meet The Team

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Brandon Kurzweg

Brandon Kurzweg

Senior Associate Director

Brandon provides leadership on all aspects of the student life portfolio at Harris while focusing on the development of our student leaders and ensuring an enriched co-curricular experience. Brandon is excited to build your leadership capacity and challenge you to leave your legacy at Harris.

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Nichole Horn

Nikki Horn, PhD

Assistant Director

Nikki focuses on fostering civic engagement and community service amongst the Harris student body, connects students to resources to support their professional development, and ensures the financial stewardship of Harris student organizations.  Nikki is passionate about developing your civic and social awareness by locating avenues to turn your policy interests into policy action.

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Katie Silasiri

 Katie Silasiri

Student Engagement Specialist

Katie is dedicated to community development and fostering meaning connections amongst the Harris community, while promoting overall wellness and mental health of our students. Katie believes that with engagement comes connection, and with connection comes a greater understanding of oneself and the world around them.

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