College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Assistants

Brief Description of Graduate Assistantship

The University of Northern Iowa Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling program currently has seven graduate assistants working for the program. As graduate assistants, we stay busy assisting our cooperating professors and working hard each day to better the program. The past year kept graduate assistants particularly busy working to update course curriculum for the Counseling Program and Department of Education visit. Graduate assistants also work with professors to conduct research, perform office-related tasks, update the website and documentation, and are liaisons of information between students and faculty. 

Full-time (20 hours) graduate assistants receive $5,284 per semester and part-time (10 hours) receive $2,642 per semester during 2020-2021 academic year. Graduate assistants begin employment August 17, 2020-December 04, 2020 and continue after winter break from January 11, 2021-May 8, 2021. Graduate assistants must have a 3.0 GPA from undergraduate or at least previous 8 graduate credits. All applications for graduate assistantships for the Counseling Program can be sent to Donna Raubs, donna.raubs@uni.edu. Applications received by February 1 will be given preferential consideration. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the graduate assistants listed. 

Interested in applying to be a graduate assistant? Visit our Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships page.

Graduate Assistants

Bailey White

Bailey White

Bailey White received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish at Northwest Missouri State University in 2019. This is her first year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI. Bailey’s interests include addictions counseling and rehabilitation. In the future, she currently plans to work as a licensed addictions counselor.

Carrie Grassley

Carrie Grassley

Carrie Grassley received her Bachelor of Arts in Family Services, with a minor in Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa in 2018. She is a second year student in the School Counseling program track here at UNI. Carrie is interested in family systems across the lifespan, and the role multiculturalism plays in counseling. Upon graduation, she hopes to work as an elementary and/or middle school counselor.

Hannah Black

Hannah Black 

Hannah Black received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family Services, with a minor in Mental Health at the University of Northern Iowa in 2020. This is her first year in the School Counseling program at UNI. Hannah’s interests include stress solutions in K-12 students and the effects of protective factors, gender socialization, and career readiness. In the future, she plans to work as a middle school school counselor.

Dana Marsden

Dana Marsden 

Dana received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in child and family studies at Northwest Missouri State University in 2020. This is her first year in the Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Northern Iowa. Dana's interests include stress in college students, anxiety in relation to stress, and addiction and rehabilitation. Dana's future plan is to work as a licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Andrew Dentzau

Andrew Dentzau

Andrew Dentzau received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2011 and Master of Science in Educational Psychology in 2017, both from Florida State University. This is his first year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI. His previous research focused on student motivation and self-regulated learning, particularly in students with mental health disorders. His current broad interests are in major mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders, and barriers to help-seeking. Andrew hopes to work as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the future.

Sabrina Menke

Sabrina Menke

Sabrina Menke received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa in 2019. This is her second year in the School Counseling program. Her interests include first-generation students and the transition of students from high school to college. Her future plans are to be a high school counselor. A fun fact about Sabrina is that she traveled to 3 different countries.

Jewell Jones

Jewell Jones

Jewell Jones Completed her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, with a minor in Social Work at Chicago State University in 2010. She is currently a first year student in the School Counseling program at UNI. Her interests are in Multicultural Counseling, and the use of Social Media in counseling students. Once Jewell’s studies are complete she plans to work as a school counselor in an Iowa High School setting, after a much needed vacation somewhere far far away.