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Meet the Staff




Jessica Brumbaugh
Administrative Manager
(801) 581-3574

Jessica graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with a B.S. in Anthropology.
She has worked for the University for the last eight years, and with the History
Department for the past three. In her spare time she is an active fundraiser for 
the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, an avid runner, and an enthusiastic baker. She
teaches yoga, trains with the Huntsman Hometown Heroes, and bakes to earn 
donations that further cancer research. When she's not doing any of that, she 
loves nothing more than to hang out with her husband and two dogs, and watch
horror films.

  Amarilys Scott
Academic Advisor
(801) 581-6121

Amarilys is a higher education professional with over ten years of teaching and
advising experience in the Social Sciences and Humanities. A native Puerto Rican,
she received her B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and her M.A. from SUNY
Albany. Her main goal is to help students successfully navigate their educational
experiences and feel empowered in the process. After all, we are the captains of
our own ships. Outside of work, Amarilys enjoys the simple things in life: spending
time with her husband and dog, cooking and eating, gardening, and relaxing while
reading on her hammock.

Ama will be on maternity leave from August 1, 2018 and will be returning to the office on November 1, 2018. 


Adriana Beal

Academic Advisor

(801) 581-6121

Adriana graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A in Spanish Teaching in May 2018. She worked as a peer advisor in the World Languages and Cultures Department for four semesters and enjoyed it immensely. That experience is what prompted her to pursue academic advising full-time. Besides advising, she enjoys working as a Spanish medical interpreter for the University hospital, watching movies and relaxing. 

Adriana will temporarily assume the role of Academic Advisor while Amarilys Scott is on maternity leave.



Brayden Bracken
Executive Secretary
(801) 581-6121

Brayden Bracken has been working for the History Department since July 2015
and most recently as Executive Secretary. When he is not answering phones or
unjamming the printer he is playing video games or music with friends.

Katie Piula

 Katie Piula

Marketing/Event Coordinator

(801) 585-6876

Katie Piula graduated from Utah State University in 2017 with a degree in journalism and public relations. She’s spent the last two and a half years working with the Utah State Athletics department and loves working within a University setting. She’s an Aggie at heart but is excited to join the Utah family! In her free time, Katie is either drinking coffee, buying things she doesn’t need, watching The X-Files or playing with her one-eyed golden retriever.

Last Updated: 9/17/18