UAA Employee Experience


Employee Experience


The Employee Experience Department provides support and engagement opportunities for all UAA employees through programs related to onboarding, community building, and personal and professional development. From the Synergy Groups, to the Inside Look series, to Varsity Sports Grill mixers, New Employee Orientation, and beyond, the Employee Experience department is committed to partnering with campus departments to uplift the employee experience across UAA's campuses.

Mission: The Employee Experience department is committed to creating a sense of belonging on our campuses and in local communities by providing support and engagement opportunities for all UAA employees. 

Vision: Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant and connected workplace culture in which all employees feel valued, motivated, and empowered in their personal and professional lives. 

Values: The Employee Experience Department is guided by four core values to continue to support the employee experience: Collaboration, Wellness, Recognition, and Development.

Employee Login


  • Professional Excellence and Knowledge Summit
    Professional Excellence and Knowledge Summit
  • Person running with a sponge
    Employee participates in lawn games in the Cuddy Quad
  • Person asks question to person on the stage
    Employee asks a question to keynote speaker, Kikkan Randall
  • Employees enjoying a guided walk outside
    Employees enjoy a walk around campus for Staff Appreciation Day


Employee Testimonials

"Synergy Group and Employee Connection Cart events have given me (and it seems others) the opportunity to connect more with the UAA community via their own interests; especially for newer employees"

"Wow! Not only was the presentation awesome--what a great way to network with coworkers and build connections. I was so impressed with how ideas for collaboration with different departments came from this. This is great for the synergy groups and your onboarding work in general"

"This wellness workshop couldn’t have come at a better time. Please continue to provide more information and opportunities on campus to learn about and promote the importance of movement and how we can get more of it in our day."

Meet the Team

Ahmbra Austin and Heather Jensen

Left: Ahmbra Austin, Director of Employee Experience
Right: Heather Jensen, Media and Events Coordinator