Staff Spotlight: Nicole Balazs

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UAF eCampus is excited to introduce a new member to the student support team. Meet Nicole – she can answer your questions about online programs, courses and more!

Nicole Balazs, UAF eCampus Enrollment Counselor, and her dog
Nicole Balazs, UAF eCampus Enrollment Counselor, and her sweet-faced dog Colin

Q: What do you do at eCampus?

A: I am the new Enrollment Counselor! I assist students from their first inquiries about eCampus programs through to getting them set up to their first semester of enrollment at UAF!

Q: How do you work with students?

A: I can help students decide on an online program that works best for their interests and goals, and can help answer questions about many aspects of UAF, such as the admissions process, how to get set up as a student at UAF, questions on classes, and more. 

Q: How can students connect with you?

A: They can reach me by email ( or phone at 907-455-2067.

Q: What do you like about working at UAF eCampus?

A: I really enjoy the people I get to work with! Everyone I get to work with has such good energy and they are so innovative. It is a really great group of folks and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my new colleagues.

Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird!

Q: What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?

A: Speaking of birds, I really enjoy birdwatching. I am really good at identifying most Interior Alaska songbirds by sound. Still working on learning the sounds of the raptors and the peeps!

Q: What’s your ideal way to spend your weekends?

A: Lounging around with my dog and spouse watching a good movie


  • Karina Gonzales-Smith

    Communications Manager
    Karina has worked in higher education for over 15 years. Her passion for learning began at an early age when she learned how to speak English after moving from the tropic to the Arctic. Since then Karina has moved from one classroom to another — on campus, online, or overseas. She’s an alumna of UAF and UAA where she studied biology, psychology, and public health. Karina currently teaches for the UAF College of Indigenous Studies and UAF Community and Technical College.

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