Advising Staff

Vaune Kadlubek, M.S.

Director, Division of Health Sciences Advising Center
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UNLV alumna and current director of the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center ('80 BS Physical Education, '83 MS in Exercise Physiology), Vaune Kadlubek the first female water polo player to play on a men's high school team. She coached the USA Women's Water Polo Team, played for ten years on the first USA Women's Water Polo Team, and was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in…

David Jackson

Associate Director, Division of Health Sciences Advising Center
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David Jackson joined the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in Spring 2020. He has worked at UNLV since 2003, with previous stops at the Office of Admissions and Student-Athlete Academic Services. David earned both of his degrees from Texas Tech University; a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in 2001, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration in 2002.…

Maria Aladjova

Senior Academic Advisor
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Maria was recruited to join the UNLV Rebels Volleyball team. While at UNLV, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Maria was awarded the UNLV Graduate College Medallion for serving as a graduate ambassador representing the UNLV Graduate College in addition to obtaining mentorship and teaching certificates. Maria also completed the Post-…

Sara Betts

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Sara Betts joined the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in March 2024. She earned her Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Texas State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Sara is passionate about supporting students in their academic journey and encouraging students to utilize all resources available at UNLV.

Marie Jones

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Marie Jones is originally from Camden, New Jersey and relocated to Las Vegas in July 2018. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Marie has developed extensive experience in working in first year experience programs fostering student's collegiate experience personally, academically, and socially. As a first generation college graduate, Marie received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal…

Rameesha Kazi

Academic Advisor
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Rameesha is from the “Great White North” also known as Canada, but relocated to northern Nevada to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. Throughout her time at UNR, she worked at admissions and records and at a first-generation academic outreach support program. She is passionate about working with students…

Alicia Marshall

Administrative Assistant III
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Alicia is originally from Arizona, but Las Vegas has been her home for the past 18 years. She was a professional massage therapist for 11 and a half years but is now working on her Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration at UNLV and plans to apply to graduate school. Alicia enjoys being a part of the UNLV family and assisting students as much as possible. She enjoys spending time with family and…

Jeremy Meronuck, D.M.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Retention, Progression, and Completion (RPC)
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Jeremy Meronuck received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at UNLV. Prior to joining the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center, Jeremy worked as a musician, music director, arranger, and/or contractor for companies such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Princess Cruises. He has…

Lance Nelson

Academic Advisor
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Lance received his bachelor’s degree in physics from California State University of Bakersfield (CSUB). His time in the sciences revealed not only the importance of the subject matter, but the value of effectively communicating that knowledge. He then pursued his master’s degree in history from CSUB. He focused his studies on how science, technology, and innovations improved people’s lives. While…

Christina Perez

Academic Advisor
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Christina is a Las Vegas native and UNLV alum. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 2015, and received her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Technical Theater from UNLV in Fall of 2020. Christina is a first-generation college graduate and worked as a student worker at UNLV in various departments such as Teaching and Learning within the College of Education,…

Melissa Salas

Academic Advisor
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Melissa Salas is originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas in March 2020. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, listening to music, and venturing to new food places. As a first-generation college graduate, Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino…


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Phone: 702-895-5448
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