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Melissa Cumbia

College: College of Natural Resources and Environment
Years as an academic advisor:
What do you wish students knew about academic advisors?
I often need to encourage students to stop apologizing for asking questions. As academic advisors, we love hearing and answering your questions!
What is one piece of advice you would offer to a brand new advisor?
As you become an important part of students’ support systems, make sure that you also establish your own personal and professional communities of support so that you can continue to do all that you do. Take good care of your students; take good care of yourself.