Schedule an appointment with your advisor by calling 907-474-6844, stopping by our office or scheduling online via Blackboard (see below). We recommend scheduling regular check-in times with your advisor so that you are in the habit of meeting with them.
How to schedule an appointment via Blackboard
To schedule an appointment, click on an advisor’s schedule button below, or log into Blackboard and select the “TRIO Student Support Services” class, then “Schedule Advising” on the left-hand side and select your advisor. Since our advisors’ schedules change so quickly, we are unable to schedule appointments via email.
I began my career at UAF in the Office of the Registrar as a records clerk in fall 2011 and continued working on campus as a student employee throughout my undergraduate degree in history. I joined the TRIO Student Support Services team in 2012, and I thoroughly enjoy helping first-generation and limited-income students and students who experience disabilities work toward their educational goals. As a first-generation/limited-income student, I came to Alaska from Washington as part of the Upward Bound math/science program, participating in a total of three federally funded TRIO programs. My master's degree in Arctic and Northern studies will be completed this summer, with a focus on cultural history and higher education in the Pacific Northwest.
I started my journey at UAF as a graduate student and earned a M.S. in biological sciences in summer 2021. Prior to attending UAF, I received my B.S. in marine biology with a minor in ocean and coastal resources from Texas A&M University. I moved from southeastern Texas to Fairbanks in 2015, which was the first time I ever saw snow or experienced temperatures below freezing! I was a teaching assistant for the UAF Principles of Genetics course for five years and am excited to be a STEM advisor for Student Support Services. I will use what I have learned in my experiences at UAF to help you navigate your college experience, and I am looking forward to helping you through your academic career and beyond! In my spare time I enjoy weightlifting, maintaining a garden (when the weather permits) and appreciating Fairbanks nature!
I am delighted to be a part of Student Support Services, first as the program specialist and now as an academic advisor. I earned my B.A. in English and Russian from the University of Texas at Arlington before moving to Fairbanks to complete my master’s. After completing my master’s in English, conducting research in digital literacies in the classroom, I taught as an English lecturer at UAF and for the Literacy Council of Alaska. Equal access to literacy and education continue to be passions of mine. I am currently pursuing my second master’s degree in counseling. Although I came to UAF for a degree, I ended up finding a home. The cold is a perfect excuse to curl up with a good book, a cup of coffee and my dog.
I started my academic career here at UAF as a first-generation college student in fall 2012. My best experiences at the university happened to be while being a member of the university’s honors program and while participating in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity’s program. In 2017, I earned my B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in cell and molecular biology and a minor in anthropology. For a time, I lived in London, where I graduated at the top of my class with an M.Sc. in cancer biology from Kingston University. It was here that I was able to indulge my love to travel and experience other cultures before coming home to Alaska. Now I hope to put my academic and research experiences to good use for Student Support Services as an advisor to first-generation and limited-income students and students experiencing disabilities who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field.