Tina Haynes

Position: Employer engagement coordinator
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Education: University of Oregon, BS in sociology; Lane Community College, early childhood education
Current and Former Involvements: I immensely enjoy/enjoyed working in student government (ASUO), student unions, and clubs/groups during my first job at the UO.  My family and I have hosted several international students from Japan, China, and South Korea. I understand some of the challenges as a first-generation, nontraditional student. What excites me most is sharing my expertise of countless opportunities available to all our Ducks.
First Job: Babysitting as a teenager ($1/hour salary) and McDonald’s (which got me my first job at the UO due to transferable skills!)
Fun Fact or Hobby: I’m a first-generation college grad. I’ve had a “side hustle” as a “mystery shopper.” On days off I love puttering in the garden and taking care of my family and our furry family of cats, dog, and goat.
Favorite Quote, Advice, or Tip for College Success: There is no one best path to take… just begin with a small step. – Tina