Originally from Las Vegas, Sarah moved to Texas in 1998 to attend college and now considers herself a true Texan. After graduating from UT Austin with a B.S. in Communications: Radio-TV-Film, Sarah worked in the Marketing field for both a real estate company and an educational test preparation corporation. In 2005, her love of students brought her to UH where she accepted the position of Marketing and Entrepreneurship academic advisor. Sarah held the position of Marketing and Entrepreneurship advisor from 2005 to 2010, during which time she earned her Masters of Education in Educational Psychology at UH. In Fall 2010, Sarah accepted a position with the Bauer Honors Program and is now the Administrative Director. In this role, Sarah directs all advising and program management for the Bauer Honors Program. This includes advising and programming for current students, new student recruitment, media and event planning, faculty support, and alumni outreach. Sarah is a member of TEXAAN (Texas Academic Advising Association), NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and has presented on academic advising related topics at several regional and national conferences. Her research interests include student persistence and motivation, learning theory, and self-regulated learning.
Colleen received her BA in Government and her BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She worked for 5 years in the retail industry as a Senior Assistant Buyer at both Foley’s and JCPenney. In 2007, she moved to Washington, D.C. and served the Second Congressional District of Texas in the Office of Congressman Ted Poe. In 2008, her passion for working with students led her to the role of Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Archer Center, where she brought University of Texas System students to Washington, D.C. for full time academic and professional experiences. After 4 years in Washington, D.C., it was time to come home to Texas, and Colleen and her family moved to Houston, where she accepted the position with the Bauer Honors Program. In this role, she is charged with undergraduate business honors advising, new student recruitment, event planning, alumni outreach and faculty support.
Our student program coordinators provide administrative support for Bauer Honors staff and faculty and special services for our current and prospective students. Please feel free to contact us to answer any of your questions.
Rabia is a sophomore majoring in accounting and minoring in international area studies and biology while also following the premedical track. After graduating, Rabia plans to continue her education through a joint MD/MBA program and pursue a career that will allow her to apply her knowledge and experience in both dynamic fields. Rabia is involved with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the premedical society, as well as Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting and finance organization. This is her first year working as a student program coordinator and mentor for Bauer Honors.
Catarina was part of the first graduating class of Glenda Dawson in 2010 and is now in her junior year at UH. Catarina is pursuing a Management major along with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Now in her second year as a Student Program Coordinator for Bauer Honors, Catarina is involved in a number of extracurricular activities both on and off campus. A ShowMakers All Star, and former champion soloist for Dance Expressions, she enjoys dancing in her free time.
Matt graduated from Central High School in Keller, Texas in 2010. After bouncing around majors within the business college, Matt finally settled on majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. When not studying, Matt can be found playing Halo or painting his face to cheer on the Coogs at football games. Desiring to stay in shape after an all-district football performance his senior year in high school, Matt can also be found working out at the Rec Center.
Shahreen is a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. After transferring from Lone Star College-Kingwood, Shahreen started at UH and The Honors College in Fall 2010. Shahreen is involved in several student organizations on campus; she has served as an officer for Bauer Women Society, Health Occupations Students of America (UH HOSA), and is currently the President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Shahreen recently started interning for Liberty Mutual International as a Marketing & Communications Intern. Outside of her role as a Bauer student, Shahreen enjoys painting, reading, and going on road trips with family and friends.