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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 family, cooking and eating, gardening, and relaxing while
reading on her hammock.

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 joined the History Department team in May 2018 as the marketing and event coordinator. 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: 7/13/19