Staff Listing

Cody Kangas

Director, Center for Pre-College Outreach

About Cody

  • The proud father of two girls spends his free time with his wife and family, traveling, and playing the guitar.
Amanda McConnon

Amanda McConnon

Assistant Director

906-487-2219
amcconno@mtu.edu

Education

  • BA, Graphic Communications, Northern Michigan University

About

  • Amanda McConnon is a U.P. native who attended Hancock High School and received a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in Graphic Communications. She joined the CPCO team in 2015, and has a passion for helping other young professionals get engaged in the community and fosters community collaboration and growth by serving on the steering committee for Keweenaw Young Professionals since 2013 and as the President in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys DIY projects, painting and planning special community events.
Rose Martell

Rose Martell

Administrative Aide

906-487-2219
rmmartel@mtu.edu

Education

  • BS, English and Art, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

About

  • Rose worked for 17 years in the banking and investment industry. She joined the CPCO staff in 2001. She has 3 grown children and enjoys all wilderness activities, reading, travel, and perennial gardening.
Liz Fujita

Liz Fujita

Assistant Director

906-487-1161
liz@mtu.edu

Education

  • BS, Mathematics and Social Science, Michigan Technological University

About

  • Liz is a Michigan Tech graduate with a degree in mathematics and social sciences. Her work at the Center for Pre-College Outreach has included coordinating Summer Youth Programs, managing local outreach events, administering the GEAR UP grant, and assisting with Mind Trekkers events. Liz is actively involved in both Michigan Tech and the greater community, including as a member of the Copper Country Reading Council and the Keweenaw Waterway Lighthouse Conservancy. In her free time, Liz can be found reading, hiking, kayaking, gardening, and enjoying life in the Keweenaw.
Jannah Brandt

Jannah Brandt

Coordinator, Mind Trekkers

906-487-1448
jrbrandt@mtu.edu

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

About

  • Jannah is a Michigan Tech graduate who has been involved with Mind Trekkers throughout her time as a student. She has served on the organization’s Executive Board and is now looking forward to continuing her involvement promoting STEM education to students. In her free time, Jannah enjoys cooking, being in the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lauren Kirwin

Lauren Kirwin

Coordinator

Education

  • BS, Medical Laboratory Science, Michigan Technological University

About

  • Lauren is a Michigan Tech graduate who discovered her passion in working with STEM promotion during her summers with the Center for Pre-College Outreach's Summer Youth Programs. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling.