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Austin Patek joined the New Student Programs staff in 2017 as an Orientation Leader. He became the Supervisory Graduate Assistant in July 2020. Austin serves as the supervisor for the student Orientation Leader team at FirstSTEP and Transfer Orientations, and the Opening Week Leader team during Opening Week events.
Originally from Troy, Illinois, Austin attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Political Science. He is now working towards his Master of Arts in Teaching in STEM and plans to graduate in May 2022.
In his free time, Austin enjoys hot cups of coffee, watching movies, and petting dogs. He is excited to help new students with their transition to Southeast!