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Utah Reads Staff


Asma Hassan | Utah Reads Program Manager

Once a tutor herself, Asma is excited to return to the Bennion Center and grow its Utah Reads Program. She takes a collaborative approach to leading and really appreciates her site team leaders! Previously, she worked at the Eccles School of Business, at Utah Campus Compact, a local chapter of AmeriCorps where she enrolled and exited members completing their AmeriCorps hours in educational, health, and environmental fields, serving vulnerable populations, and as a tutor for Utah Reads.

Asma has a M.Ed. in Special Education and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah. In her free time, she enjoys tutoring students using engaging teaching methods, hanging out with her sisters, and eating Thai food.

Amanda Peral-Orantes

Amanda Peral-Orantes | Bennion Elementary

Amanda is a Sophomore at the University of Utah pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a minor in Design. This is her third year working for Utah Reads and her first year as a site team leader. She enjoys working with children and helping them reach their dreams through their education. Utilizing her cultural background as a first-generation Latina, she hopes to relate to all students and show them that they can make a positive contribution to our world. Amanda strongly believes in self-care and doing what you love!

Megan Smith

Cassie palmer | Rose Park Elementary

Bio coming soon. 

 Saba Saleem

madison Hansen | Mary Jackson Elementary

Bio coming soon. 

Maddy Montgomery

Erika brcko | Mountain View Elementary

Bio coming soon. 

Denisse Brito

Kim yapias | Glendale Community Learning Center

Bio coming soon. 

Calder Duffin

Ryann peterson | Neighborhood House

Bio coming soon.


Alexis Pinelle

Mone Easthope| Liberty Elementary

Bio coming soon. 


Lucy Beltran

Kinley roats | Riley Elementary

Bio coming soon. 

Katelynn Christiansen

Eesha asim | Parkview Elementary

Bio coming soon. 

Last Updated: 3/15/21