The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) academic advisors conduct thousands of student advising sessions each year while maintaining an average student-submitted rating of 4.7 out of 5. Our advisors also attend to email advising, phone advising, group advising, and represent CLAS at various campus functions and national advising organizations. Among us, we have numerous university- and nationally-recognized leaders and awardees.
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Director, Academic Advising Center
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
BioHello! I’ve been at UF since 2001, in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. I am a Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, and I research how we teach and learn languages other than English, with a specific focus on Spanish. I’m specifically interested in how language learners can acquire the sound system—pronunciation—of a new language, and I have also researched the effects of study abroad, of technology on language learning, and the importance of interaction in language classrooms. It is an honor to work with the most talented and dedicated advisors on campus here in the AAC. They are here to help you with all your academic and campus-related questions, and are one of the most important resources you as a student have. I also am always open to hear from students, so feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or concerns you have. Go Gators!
Lynn B. O’Sickey
Associate Director of the Academic Advising Center and Director of Residential Advising Services
BioI help to manage the operations of the CLAS Academic Advising Center. In that capacity, I troubleshoot issues for students, faculty and parents. Frequently, I work to get policies and procedures clarified or simplified to ease the administrative life of undergraduate students. I help the AAC and the College to collect and use data to make decisions that are designed to enhance the undergraduate student experience and student success. I serve on numerous committees and often share the front-line perspectives of undergraduates and academic advisors.
As someone who struggled academically as an undergrad, I get great satisfaction helping students avoid or successfully navigate potential struggles. I also love helping students open their minds to the breadth of opportunities available to them and the range of possibilities their futures can hold. In many cases, students are unaware of the many, many paths they can take to achieve their goals. Helping students clarify those goals and then find the right path for them is immensely gratifying.
Associate Director of the Academic Advising Center and Director of Online Advising Services
BioGlenn was born in New York City and grew up mostly in Pennsylvania although he lived in 6 different states before settling in Florida. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he also was a scholarship athlete in the sport of wrestling. Glenn began working at the University of Florida in 1995 as an academic advisor. During his UF career, Glenn has worked with many CLAS student populations including: probation and at-risk students, readmitted students, exploratory students and most recently online students. Glenn also teaches SLS 1501: College Success, through Flex Learning and in UF Online. Glenn worked closely with the creation and development of the UF Online program which now delivers over 20 entirely online degree options to thousands of students worldwide. In 2004, Glenn created and still serves as program director for a European Studies Summer Program in Salzburg, Austria. He has delivered over 25 advising related presentations across North America and served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising. Glenn is the proud father of two spectacular daughters born in 2003 and 2007.
Sara C. Mock
Associate Director and Director of Transfer Student Admissions and Transition
BioI advise CLAS majors, with a special focus on transfer students and pre-law students. Originally from Iowa, I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and my master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. I have worked at UF since 2000, first as assistant director for experiential education in the Career Resource Center before transitioning to the CLAS Academic Advising Center in 2003. I am the former president of SAPLA (the Southern Association of Pre-law Advisors), a past member of the board for PLANC (Pre-law Advisors National Council) and have been active in NACADA (Global Academic Advising Association). I have served on many campus committees, including the Undergraduate Advising Council Steering Committee, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars (MFOS) Steering Committee, and Academic Integrity Task Force, and have served as a mentor in several student mentorship programs. I love helping students to have a successful transition to the University, and much of my current advising interests focus on working to improve the academic transition of transfer students to UF. I realize UF can seem large and daunting, and I enjoy helping students to feel at ease by showing them there are friendly people here to help. I encourage all students to find an advisor with whom they connect, meet with that advisor regularly, and ask lots of questions. There are many fabulous academic opportunities at UF, and we love to help you find a path that’s a great fit for you!
Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising
BioMy role in the AAC is to provide academic advising to all students who are interested in pre-health professions from all majors at UF, as well as help advise CLAS Biology, Botany, Zoology and Marine Sciences majors. I have worked at UF professionally for over eight years, and my first role at UF was in the Office of Admissions working as an Admissions Officer for readmissions, transfer students, freshman students, and transfer evaluations. From 2013 to 2017, I created the Academic Advising Program for the Innovation Academy program here at UF. This allowed me to be cross trained across many majors and colleges, as well as the specialist in the Innovation minor. My Bachelor’s degree was awarded from the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Anthropology, and it has served me well when working with diverse student populations at UF. I finished my Masters of Education degree in Spring 2017 and began my journey in LS in July 2017. In my free time I love to be with my family, husband, two children and our pups. I am also a huge advocate of nature and I am an Advanced Scuba Diver through UF, where I have dove to depths of over 110 feet at the U.S.S. Spiegel Grove. Overall I am most looking forward to helping pre-health students grow and find their passions in our college.
Assistant Director for PaCE Advising
BioI work with our UF Online program, and primarily advise PaCE students pre-transition to campus. As a graduate of the University of Florida, I am so proud to help students graduate as Gators! I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UF, so I have a tremendous affinity for the majors we offer in CLAS. Prior to returning to UF, I worked at both the University of Oklahoma, where I earned my Master’s degree in Education, and Florida Atlantic University. As an academic advisor, I love to collaborate with students to co-create academic plans and help them achieve their goals!
Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Advising
BioIn addition to advising general CLAS students, I work with students admitted through the Promise Program and with exploratory students. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from American University in communications and foreign language media. After working for about seven years for a non-profit organization in Europe, Central America, and New York, I returned to school to get my master’s degree from the University of Florida in student personnel and higher education administration. I’ve been working for the CLAS Academic Advising Center since January 1999! My journey into academic advising was a slightly unorthodox one, full of unexpected surprises. I try to use the experience to help guide students through what can be the intimidating process of finding a major and also to help them try to make the most of their undergraduate years.
Director of Beyond120
BioIn my role as Director of Beyond120, I am committed to creating pathways for CLAS students to design a professional life that has meaning, purpose, and impact. I deeply believe learning through experience is transformative. Experiences in my life have shaped my career path including involvement in athletics, international travel, and conducting leadership development research. Prior to joining the Beyond120 team I worked in colleges and universities, both domestic and international, in areas including leadership development, community engagement, service-learning, career development, entrepreneurial and social impact partnerships between businesses and the university, student housing, student success, and student-athlete advising. In my free time you can find me in a yoga class, exploring local food spots with my husband, or chasing our two young daughters around Gainesville.
Data Management/Analytics Coordinator
BioJoe is a graduate of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Music. Prior to working in the AAC, Joe worked at the UF Office of the University Registrar and the COMPASS Implementation Team. As a Data Analyst, his goal is to enhance the student success through new, innovative, and strategic approaches through the data side of academic advising.
Academic Advisors and Graduate Assistants
BioI provide general academic advising for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I am a proud Double Gator with a B.S. in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education. My appreciation for advising students started during my time here as an undergraduate when I worked alongside CLAS as a Preview Staffer. While assisting new Gators during their transition to campus, I experienced how inspiring our community is and how impactful it was to have someone support you on your unique path to success. My goal when advising students has always been, and always will be, to meet them where they are and provide access, authentic attention, and accurate advice. Go Gators!
BioMy role in the AAC is to provide general academic advising for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Originally from the Midwest (Indianapolis area), I joined the AAC after 12 years as an advisor in the Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University (Indiana), and I completed a master’s degree in religious studies with a focus on educational philosophy in CLAS at UF. As an academic advisor, I am especially interested in helping students become more reflective about their educational pathway and to consider the various ways they might be meaningfully engaged in their discipline beyond the classroom. In addition to advising, I have taught in the Beyond120 program, and I teach Honors Uncommon Reading courses on topics in the humanities, including media literacy, the common good, ecology, the self, and higher education. On a personal note, I am a fan of creative non-fiction film (a form of documentary), as well as other forms of storytelling. I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family—hiking, biking, paddling, and taking in Florida’s unique places.
BioRacheal is an advisor for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and works with residential and Promise students. As a first-generation college student, Racheal graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Western Oregon University, and went on to graduate school at Oregon State University (OSU). At OSU she studied Human Development and Family Sciences, and researched Native American Student Success. Before coming to UF, Racheal was an advisor for a TRIO SSS program, serving students who were first generation college students, students with a low-income background, and students with disabilities. Racheal’s favorite part of advising is getting to know students and seeing them thrive. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Florida with her family, traveling, photography, journaling, and all things nature!
Graduate Student Assistant
BioMy role within the AAC is to help CLAS students with general advising questions. I have recently graduated from the University of Florida in Spring 2022 with my B.A. in Anthropology and Geography. As of Fall 2022, I am in pursuit of my M.A. and PhD within the UF Department of Anthropology where I am specializing in Cultural Anthropology. I am excited to utilize my background in such a human centric field and as a former CLAS Ambassador in order to aid students within their own academic and personal ventures in CLAS. I am very passionate about the opportunities that can arise from being a student within this college, and I can’t wait to share this with other students!
BioI am a general advisor for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prior to serving as a general advisor, I worked for the Academic Advising Center as a Graduate Assistant. I enjoy helping students navigate their unique experiences at UF. I began my college career at the University of Alabama where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and later joined the Gator Nation at UF where I earned my Master’s degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education. As an advisor, I am passionate about helping students think outside of the box and find experiences in and out of the classroom to prepare them for their future.
Eryan S. Johnson
Graduate Student Assistant
BioAs a graduate assistant, my role in the AAC is to assist students with general advising questions and concerns. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with my B.A. in Sociology, then spent two years working in academic, college, and career advising before coming to UF for my graduate studies. I am pursuing dual M.Ed./Ed.S. degrees in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I expect to graduate in 2024. In my personal life, I enjoy outdoor recreation activities and following sustainable, mindful living practices. As a sociologist and therapist, I have a special knack for noticing intrapersonal, interpersonal, and systemic patterns. I feel called to guide others as they navigate each of those levels, seeking balance and personal fulfillment. I am excited to advise CLAS students and support you as you embark on the next chapter of your academic, professional, and personal journeys – Go Gators!
BioI primarily advise Biology, Geography (including Environmental Geosciences), and Geology majors in the UF Online program. I received my Bachelor of Music from Stetson University and my Master of Music from the University of Florida, both in flute performance. So how did I become a CLAS advisor? As an undergrad, I held work-study positions in University Operations and Admissions which lead me to a graduate assistantship in Admissions and Undergraduate Students Services at the UF School of Music. Through these experiences, I discovered and developed my passion for advising and student success! One of the best parts of my job is getting to know and work with students pursuing a degree from UF from all walks of life, all over the world. When I’m not advising, I stay active in the community performing in local orchestras, directing the Gainesville Flute Ensemble, and volunteer at the animal shelters. Go Gators!
BioI work with our UF Online program with Computer Science students letters A-K and PaCE students pre-transition to campus letters A-K. As a proud graduate of the University of Florida, it is my privilege to help current and future students achieve gator graduate status! I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and went on to pursue my Master of Fine Arts in Production & Stage Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. With my artistic background, I look forward to being able to help students think outside of the box when it comes to academics and their life pursuits. It is my goal to create an inviting and collaborative space for students to help achieve their goals here at UF and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
BioI provide general advising for CLAS majors and Exploratory students. Additional responsibilities include programming support services for CLAS Transfer Students and development of CLAS programs students for students currently enrolled in Chinese Universities. Currently, I serve as faculty advisor for the following UF student organizations, Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL) and the Delta Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society. My family emigrated from Hong Kong, and I am the first in my family to attend college. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S. in Chemistry and then my M.S. in Biomedical Science at Barry University in Miami, FL. I taught Biology courses at Loyola University of Chicago, and also worked as a Learning Assistance Counselor. At UF, I previously worked as a pre-health advisor and have taught courses in the Honors Program. I believe education provides the tools to help us discover our talents and passions and the opportunities to use those gifts to serve to others.
Laura Beth Lancaster
BioI work with our UF Online program, and primarily advise Criminology and Anthropology students. I earned my M.S. and Ed.S. in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University, and my B.A. in Liberal Arts from Flagler College where I was on the college volleyball team. I am a big advocate for a Liberal Arts and Sciences education as I feel it provides students with a holistic education and the skills needed to be successful in the next steps of their lives. During my academic career I had a coach, advisor, and faculty advisor who took the time and effort to be there for me and help me along the way. I don’t know where I would be today without these individuals and I hope to be that person for my students. I love working with students and helping them along their paths, it is a dream come true to be in the position I am in. It’s great to be a Florida Gator!
BioI primarily work with Pre-Health, Biology, Botany, and Zoology students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As a double gator, it is my privilege to help students towards their dreams while here at UF! I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and went on to pursue my Master of Education in Counselor Education. With my background in therapy, I strive to support students through the many ups and downs that college brings while discovering their unique potential.
BioI work with our UF Online program, and primarily advise Computer Science and Psychology students. I am a proud Gator graduate, with my Masters of Education in Student Personnel in Higher Education from UF. I was also a Liberal Arts and Sciences student, with my undergraduate degree in English. I truly value my liberal arts background and know it prepared me with strong writing and critical thinking skills that helped me through graduate school, and that I still use daily. As both a first-generation and transfer student myself, I always feel a special connection to these populations of students. I feel very privileged to say that I honestly love my job!
BioI work with our UF Online program, primarily advising Sociology students and PaCE students pre-transition to campus. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication degree from UF, and I am very excited to be back at my alma mater. After graduating from UF, I earned my Master of Education degree from the University of North Florida, and then served as an academic advisor for student-athletes at Stetson University and Cal State University, Northridge. My favorite part of being an academic advisor is helping each student achieve their own unique academic and career goals. No two students are the same, and I thoroughly enjoy helping each individual student take ownership and navigate their college journey in a way that caters to their specific aspirations. Go Gators!
BioI provide general CLAS Advising to all majors and Exploratory students. I also lead the PROMISE program and work very closely with transfer students. I am a proud graduate of Winston-Salem State University (HBCU), where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English and a double minor in Speech Communication and Secondary Education. I went on to receive my Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro. I have over 14 years in the educational field, starting as a High School English teacher, and program coordinator, college instructor, and now as an Academic Advisor. My extensive background has provided me with a diverse outlook on the needs of students. I am passionate about student success, and I enjoy observing and assisting students in reaching their ultimate goals! I believe education is the door that unlocks opportunities for the future!
Graduate Student Assistant
BioI am a Graduate Assistant for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. My role within the Academic Advising Center is to help students with general advising questions. I recently graduated from the University of Florida in Spring 2023 with a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Education Sciences, and a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. I am currently pursuing dual M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Mental Health Counseling with the Counselor Education program in the College of Education here at UF. As an undergraduate student at UF, I also worked in the AAC as a Peer Advisor, so I’m excited to be continuing my work advising undergraduate students and helping them forge their paths and discover their passions!
Graduate Student Assistant
BioHey there! As a graduate assistant at the Academic Advising Center (AAC), I provide academic guidance and personal support for students in need. I was born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. Gainesville has been my home for the last several years, having completed a dual degree at UF in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences (FYCS) and Arabic. During my undergraduate years I also served as a Florida Cicerone, providing official campus tours to prospective students and their families. I am currently seeking a masters (M.Ed) and education specialist (Ed.S.) degree in metal health counseling. In my role at the AAC I integrate skills from all of these academic backgrounds to provide holistic services, focusing on the needs of students first and foremost.
BioMy role in the AAC is to provide general advising for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prior to serving as a general advisor, I worked in the Hawkins Center for 24 years as an academic advisor for University of Florida student athletes. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University and hold a Master’s degree in Sports Management and a Ph.D. in Higher Education both from the University of Florida. As an advisor, I am passionate about collaborating with students by providing accurate and detailed information so students can make educated and well-informed decisions. It is imperative to provide an environment where students can mature, develop, and understand how their actions and choices shape their academic experience. I strive to challenge students to ask questions, investigate options, and uncover their true potential. I am excited to work with students as they navigate the University of Florida and throughout their academic career.
Assistant Director for Experiential Learning
BioIn my role as a lecturer, I teach classes in the Beyond120 program and coordinate the Alumni Internship Program. I am originally from the Jacksonville area, but moved to Orlando to attend UCF and earn a Bachelor’s degree. I also have a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from UF, and I’m currently a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program here at UF as well. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, spending time with friends and family, being involved in church, and of course, going to Gator games!
Lecturer, Internship Coordinator
BioHi! I’m Aimée [eh-MAY]. As a Beyond120 lecturer, I help develop and offer career readiness courses, experiences, and advising for undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I notably coordinate the Beyond120 internship program and collaborate with several partners to create, promote, and increase access to rewarding internship opportunities. Before coming to UF, I completed a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, where I also designed and taught multidisciplinary college courses. During this time, I developed a passion for supporting student academic, personal, and professional development by connecting scholarly discussions and skills with applied perspectives and experiences. At CLAS, I strive to empower students with the resources to explore, learn, and succeed in their unique paths in college and beyond. Go Gators!
Senior Lecturer, Global Engagement Coordinator
BioIn my role as the Global Engagement Coordinator for our Beyond120 program, I teach courses related to global engagement and love meeting with students to talk about their plans to add a global component to their undergraduate experience, whether that’s an international internship or an exchange program. I am also program director for UF in Vigo, UF in London: CLAS Internship, and have helped lead excursions to meet with CLAS alumni in London and Washington D.C. Having had an impactful study abroad experience in Tanzania, I am truly passionate about helping students go abroad to continue their education both in and out of the classroom. I’m happy to say I’ve always been a Gator and earned both of my degrees here. I went through most of my time as an undergraduate student in CLAS completely undecided about my career path, so I can relate to students who have not yet discovered what they want to do in life. I hope through our Beyond120 programming I can help you find your path and reach your goals during your time at UF! Through experiences like traveling, teaching, and taking on a variety of jobs I finally discovered that I love working with college students, but in my free time I’m a mom, equestrian, photographer, and spend my Saturdays playing with shelter dogs.
Lecturer, Undergraduate Research Coordinator
BioMy role in the Beyond120 program involves teaching courses and performing various functions to promote, support and improve undergraduate research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Before coming to UF, I completed a doctorate in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I taught many research-oriented classes and developed a passion for undergraduate education. Here at UF, I strive to be a resource for both CLAS students and CLAS faculty to ensure that researchers and mentors get the most out of their undergraduate research experience.
Director Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
BioI am director of the Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program where I advise UF alumni and non-traditional students who wish to pursue admission to healthcare professional schools. I am also part of the Beyond120 program as a Sr. Lecturer teaching prehealth courses. I began my career as a pediatric and hospice nurse. I was also a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator. I came to the University of Florida Academic Advising Center and prehealth advising in 2008. It is my privilege to assist undergraduates, alumni and non-traditional students in their journeys towards pursuing a healthcare profession.
Director of Student Strategic Initiatives
BioHello current and prospective Gators, I am the CLAS Director of Student Strategic Initiatives. In this role, I assist perspective and current students by tapping into innovative programing and grant-sourced funding that supports student success. I am a Gator Grad, with a PhD from the College of Education and over twenty-five years of educational experience in secondary and post-secondary positions. I have worn a lot of hats over the years, from high school English teacher to community college administrator. I spent nearly a decade at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, working primarily with first-generation students. I am deeply invested in student advocacy, transfer initiatives, and student services.
BioI am a recent graduate of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Mass Communications. During my time as a student at UF, I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and Glasgow, Scotland, and I very much enjoy traveling and learning about the world in any way I can. In my current position in the AAC, I support many aspects of the Beyond120 program. Outside of work, I am a classically trained ballet and contemporary dancer and have a great love for theater and the arts.
Alisha Diane Jordan Olin
BioAlisha is a graduate of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Criminology and Law. Additionally, she has a Master of Education in High Education Administration from the UF College of Education. As the Admission Officer for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, she works with transfer and readmission students attempting to gain admission to CLAS majors. She also coordinates with the departments to process all CLAS certificate applications. Her goal is to guide students through the application process, answering questions and addressing concerns of students and their families, to ensure they receive quick and accurate decisions.
Pre-Health and Pre-Law Assistant
End User Computer Specialist II
Academic Assistant III
BioI graduated from UF with a B.A. in English (Literature) in the Fall 2005 and joined the Academic Advising Center in May 2006. I am the Graduation Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). In my free time, I am an enthusiastic multi-crafter with a primary focus in knitting.
BioI manage AAC, Preview Prep, Beyond120, and the Pre-Health Postbac websites, along with various other administrative tools. My career began in online journalism, covering Capitol Hill and federal tax, pension, and labor legislation, and from there grew more into computers and the tech industry where I’ve worked for Cisco Systems, PR Newswire, and Microsoft.
Administrative Support AST I
BioAs a Student Assistant Supervisor, I hire and train federal work study students to do various duties in CLAS Advising. I enjoy working with the students because I get to watch them grow into young professionals. I also assist CLAS students with general information and schedule appointments when needed.
Academic Assistant II
UF Online Academic Assistant II
BioGrace is an Academic Assistant II working primarily with our UF Online College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) student population. Grace graduated from CLAS with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences in the Spring of 2022. She is now pursuing her master’s degree at UF in the Student Personnel in Higher Education program. In the Academic Advising Center (AAC), Grace bridges the connection between online students and their academic advisor by answering the phone and directing students to relevant campus resources. Her goal is to help CLAS students understand the advising services available to them and maintain efficiency in AAC operations.
BioI am a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Health Disparities. I am Cuban and from Miami, FL. I’m really passionate about Public Health and research and I love to paint! I became a peer advisor because I think advisors are one of the most important roles in a university and I wanted to contribute in a similar way. I am very excited to be a part of such an awesome team and help students!
BioI serve as a peer advisor, providing general advising to students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I’m a first-generation, fourth-year student at UF studying Political Science. I’m also pursuing minors in History and Public Leadership, as well as a certificate in International Relations. I’ve been a part of Student Government and the Panhellenic Counsel at UF and love being able to help others through these outlets! I’m so excited to be working at the Academic Advising Center and helping out my peers with any advising questions they have.