Meet the OneStop Staff

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Mai See Yang

OneStop Navigator
Brooklyn Park
maisee.yang@hennepintech.edu
763-488-2774
Education: Augsburg University, Bachelor's of Art in Sociology, Minor in Women's Studies
How long have you worked at HTC? 11 months
What's the best thing about your job? Working with a diverse team and together providing services to meet the need of HTC campus, staff and students.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Pharmacist
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Early bird
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My spouse
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? Australia and Laos
Favorite movie or TV show? Avatar
Biggest Fear? Drowning, I can't swim
Requested last meal? A homemade bowl of pho and slice of vanilla tres leches cake from Cafe Latte
Biggest pet peeve? Not putting things back where they belong
Favorite Animal? Owl
When you are not working, what are you doing? Spending time with my daughter and spouse, the outdoors, cleaning, and training for runs
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? Run Find Yourself

 

 

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Angel Hoglund

OneStop Navigator
Brooklyn Park
angel.hoglund@hennepintech.edu
763-488-2772
Education: Completing Bachelor's in Technical Communication from Metropolitan State University, AAS degree in Website Design from Hennepin Technical College
How long have you worked at HTC? 25 years
What's the best thing about your job? Helping students get the answers to their questions as quick as we can and working with a great team
What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer or artist
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Definitely an early bird
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Oh, probably my best friend, Vicki, though we wouldn't live long but it would be fun.
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? The Caribbean Islands
Favorite movie or TV show? Dirty Dancing
Biggest Fear? Snakes. Yuck.
Requested last meal? Probably my mom's chili and homemade tortillas
Biggest pet peeve? Hypocrisy
Favorite Animal? Pugs, of course
When you are not working, what are you doing? Playing with my three dogs, taking care of my dad, cooking, reading or crocheting
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "Err on the side of kindness." - My good friend, Sue Schmitz

 

  

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Jordan Shoulders

OneStop Navigator
Brooklyn Park
jordan.shoulders@hennepintech.edu
763-488-2885
Education: Bachelor's of Arts in Communication Studies
How long have you worked at HTC? Three months
What's the best thing about your job? Helping students get set up for success
What did you want to be when you grew up? Forensic Scientist
Are you an early bird or a night owl? I'm a mid-day bandit
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My family
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? Australia/New Zealand
Favorite movie or TV show? Anything sports related or DB Super
Biggest Fear? Opening a bag of popcorn and a seed popping and hitting me in the eye/Vikings not winning the Super Bowl in my lifetime
Requested last meal? A bowl from Mongos and Val's burger, shake and fries
Biggest pet peeve? When people don't actively listen
Favorite Animal? My maniac children (lol)
When you are not working, what are you doing? Watching sports or hanging with the family
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "I can promise you if our first reaction in every situation is kindness, the world would be a better place. The great part is we can start that today, so try it and see if you like it." - Anonymous JS

 

 

 

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Olivier Adjoumani

OneStop Navigator
Eden Prairie
olivier.adjoumani@hennepintech.edu
952-995-1688
Education: Bachelor's in Trade and Exportation from Agitel Formation Ivory Coast
How long have you worked at HTC? 2 years
What's the best thing about your job? Diversity and working with students to achieve their educational goals
What did you want to be when you grew up? Diplomat
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Early bird
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My spouse
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? Ivory Coast
Favorite movie or TV show? Wildlife documentary
Biggest Fear? Snakes
Requested last meal? Ivorian dish made from plaintain
Biggest pet peeve? When people are disrespectful
Favorite Animal? Dog
When you are not working, what are you doing? Taking care of my family
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? It always seems impossible until it's done. Never give up, you can do it!

 

 

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Sang Yang

Director of OneStop
Brooklyn Park
sang.yang@hennepintech.edu
763-488-2409
Education: Bachelor's of Science in Business Management and Human Resources; Master's of Public Administration (MPA) and ABD in Counselor Education and Supervison (Ed.D)
How long have you worked at HTC? July 2017
What's the best thing about your job? Working with a dedicated and wonderful team
What did you want to be when you grew up? Pilot
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Early bird
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My best friend
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? Thailand
Favorite movie or TV show? Avatar
Biggest Fear? Anything in the rodent family
Requested last meal? King Crab w/a side of the best steak
Biggest pet peeve? Loud chewing and slow driver in the fast lane
Favorite Animal? Hummingbird
When you are not working, what are you doing? Hiking, camping, exploring the outdoors and traveling
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "Live as today is your last and love them when they are still with you."

 

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Cheng Chang

OneStop Navigator
Eden Prairie
cheng.chang@hennepintech.edu
952-995-1527
Education: University of Minnesota, Bachelor's of Arts
How long have you worked at HTC? Almost two months
What's the best thing about your job? I get to help students navigate campus resources and overcome different enrollment and financial aid challenges so that they can focus on school and work toward graduation.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A movie director
Are you an early bird or a night owl? I am an early bird
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Bear Grylls
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? California
Favorite movie or TV show? Currently, The Mandalorian
Biggest Fear? Heights
Requested last meal? A combo or papaya salad, sticky rice, and charcoal grill A5 wagyu beef
Biggest pet peeve? Dishes in the sink
Favorite Animal? Beavers
When you are not working, what are you doing? When I am not working, I will usually go on walks, watch soccer, learn new things through podcasts and random YouTube videos.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Jakob Tenofsky-Ealy

OneStop Navigator
Eden Prairie
jakob.tenofsky-ealy@hennepintech.edu
952-995-1475
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art & Design
How long have you worked at HTC? Two years
What's the best thing about your job? Getting to help and laugh with the students
What did you want to be when you grew up? A cartoonist
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Rambo. At best, he'd get us off the island, at worst he'd teach me how to survive
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? The Carribbean
Favorite movie or TV show? The Rush Hour trilogy
Biggest Fear? Having the same hair style my father has now (i.e. BALD)
Requested last meal? A banh mi (sandwich)
Biggest pet peeve? Those who think they are better than others
Favorite Animal? Wolves and dogs
When you are not working, what are you doing? Hanging with friends
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done."  - Sylvester Stallone as Rocky in Rocky Balboa

 

 

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Pa Ying Moua

OneStop Navigator
Eden Prairie
paying.moua@hennepintech.edu
952-995-1699
Education: Bachelor's from Gustavus Adolphus
How long have you worked at HTC? I have worked at HTC for over a year
What's the best thing about your job? I get to work with the best team and students
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was young, I wanted to be a Firefighter
Are you an early bird or a night owl? I am definitely a night owl
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Momo, my dog
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? The furthest I've traveled is Costa Rica. I studied there back in college.
Favorite movie or TV show? Princess Bride
Biggest Fear? I am afraid of heights
Requested last meal? PHO!!!!
Biggest pet peeve? People who don't put their shopping carts back
Favorite Animal? Giant Pandas
When you are not working, what are you doing? I am walking with or talking to my dog
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "Everything happens for a reason."

 

 

 

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Jiksa Tafara

Assistant Director of OneStop
Eden Prairie
jiksa.tafara@hennepintech.edu
952-995-1455
Education: Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
How long have you worked at HTC? July 2020
What's the best thing about your job? Collaboration
What did you want to be when you grew up? Coach/Motivational Speaker
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Myself (lol)
Where is the farthest away you have traveled? Ethiopia
Favorite movie or TV show? For life
Biggest Fear? Volcanoes
Requested last meal? Ethiopian cuisine
Biggest pet peeve? Being interrupted
Favorite Animal? A dog
When you are not working, what are you doing? Reading, working out
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto? "Winners train, losers complain..."