College: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Public Health Major)
Years as an academic advisor: 23
Why did you choose to be an academic advisor? I love helping student navigate higher education. I was also greatly influenced by those who helped me when I was a student and wanted to follow in their footsteps.
What do you wish students knew about academic advisors? We are here to help students and can provide students with information, resources and guidance but ultimately the student makes the decision that is best for them.
What is one of your favorite parts of your role as an advisor? Getting to know my students beyond just assisting with course selection or answering questions.
What is one piece of advice you would offer to a brand new advisor? Advising goes beyond course request and answering questions but you can use those opportunities to connect with your students.