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Career Advisor
Career Services
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Career advising for general science, technology, and math majors in the College of Science & Health (CSH).

Brief biography

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Favorite activities: traveling, watching Netflix, and playing basketball & volleyball.


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Master of Science in Educational Psychology, concentration in clinical mental health counseling, trained in career counseling

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Certificate in Asian American Studies



Professional history

I have experiences in holistic career counseling, academic advising, and college success coaching. I currently focus on career advising for students in STEM majors. During 2020-2021, I was a UWL academic advisor for first-year biology and undeclared students; also a career advisor for business and education students.

Prior to working with college students, I worked in non-profit, inventory management, market intelligence, and merchandising. 



Brenda Leahy, Michele Nauman and Kalia Vang, all Academic Advising Center & Career Services; Ana Mendoza and Corey Sjoquist, both Admissions; Kaylie Connaughty, Heather Dutcher, Britney Heineman, Jake Speer and Maren Walz, all Advancement; Michael Abler and Renee Redman, both Biology; Zac Knutson, Budget Office; Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center; Mark Sandheinrich, College of Science & Health; Ashley Jochimsen, Counseling & Testing; Ryan Friesen, English; Samuel Schmidt, Exercise & Sport Science; Meredith Thomsen, Extended Learning; Ka Lia Smith, Financial Aid; John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science; James Longhurst, History; Natalie Solverson, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning; Christine Manno, Management; Suzanne Anglehart, Microbiology; Anthony Chergosky, Regina Goodnow and Sean Hurtubise, all Political Science & Public Administration; Sandra Grunwald and Betsy Morgan, both Provost's Office; Nathan Barnhart and Jeff Keenan, both Rec Sports; Vitaliano Figueroa, Student Affairs; Kara Ostlund, Student Life; and Kyle Burke, University Centers; served Verification Tent Staffing during Move In Week. THANK YOU to the many staff and faculty who greeted students and their families at the Verification Tent during Residence Life Move In Week. These welcoming faces helped ensure those who are vaccinated are recorded as such and those who are not vaccinated had completed a negative COVID test prior to move in. We could not have completed this large task without their assistance. They have helped keep our community healthy and contributed to the campus-wide endeavor of welcoming students back to campus.

Submitted on: Sept. 13, 2021