GEAR UP MSU staff
GEAR UP MSU's main office is in the MSU Library
First Year Services Coordinator, GEAR UP MSU
Judi Haskins has worked in student services at Montana State University since 2004. Originally from Plains, Montana, Judi enjoys providing education and support to all MSU students, and especially those from rural Montana schools such as those in Gear Up.
Judi holds a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing, and an M.S. in Counseling and Human Services, both from the University of Idaho. Outside of work, Judi enjoys family time and her kids' many activities as well as camping, boating, hiking, and gardening. Judi is also a recent breast cancer survivor and works to raise awareness of breast cancer detection and support.
Program Assistant, GEAR UP MSU
Emma Hill is a student at MSU going into her senior year of college. She grew up in St. Regis, MT where she participated in GEAR UP as a high school student. Emma joined the staff at GEAR UP MSU in the summer of 2021, and she is excited to help the incoming GEAR UP MSU students. Emma loves to make others feel welcome and help those around her succeed.
Emma enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. She is also an active member of her college ministry "Crosslife" here in Bozeman. Emma plans to graduate from MSU in 2023 with her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. One of her long-term goals is to move to a rural area in Montana to teach while also developing a GEAR UP program to encourage students to pursue postsecondary education.
Graduate Assistant, GEAR UP MSU
Brent is from Helena, MT born and raised. He recently graduated from Montana State with a degree in Engligh and is now pursuing a Master's in Public Administration. Brent is a multi-generational Bobcat and is set to graduate from Montana State with his Master's in 2023.
Brent is also a member of Montana State's Spirit Squad and can be found cheering on the Bobcats Saturdays at the Bobcat Stadium. Brent was involved as a mentor in Sophomore Surge as an undergraduate for 3 years and now serves as GEAR UP MSU's Graduate Assistant in the GEAR UP office.