BA International Studies, minor German | University of Utah
M.Ed. in Adult Learning & Global Change | University of British Columbia.
I minored in German, but after graduation I also studied Spanish for a while. I wish I could say I were fluent in both!
I was born in beautiful North Vancouver, B.C., and all my family lives in that area of the world except one sister, who’s here in SLC too. I went to high school in St. George and came to the U of U for my undergraduate degree. I love the campus and I’m a huge football and gymnastics fan! When I’m not advising, I’m probably traveling, watching TV (from Game of Thrones to the Bachelor), or doing something outside (hiking, running, road and mountain biking…). Once in a while, if you’re lucky, I have my adorable mix dog Belle in the office – all six pounds of fury that she is!
BA History | University of Utah
M.Div. | Seabury Western Theological Seminary
Copeland is a proud alum of the University of Utah and is pleased to find himself back in Utah once again after a decade interlude in Chicago, Illinois. His interests include politics, history, British comedy, opera, avant-garde art expression, baseball, culinary arts, and his Airedale Terriers. In addition to English, Copeland is conversational in Portuguese and has an interest in Brazilian culture.
BA Psychology, minor Women’s Studies | University of North Carolina
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Appalachian State University
Originally from the east coast, I moved from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mountains in 2015 to serve as a Career Counselor at the University of Utah. Being new(ish) to the state, I’m currently taking full advantage of all the Wasatch Mountains have to offer – snowboarding, hiking, kayaking or floating down the Weber River are some of my favorites. I also have some degree of animal hair on my clothes at all times thanks to my two dogs and two cats. I would love to meet you so please feel free to email me or schedule an appointment!
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