A&S Academic Advisors

Each A&S Department / Program has at least one advisor available to help you understand your chosen degree program and make sure you're on track to complete your degree in a timeline that works for you. Advisors are listed under their respective departments / programs, and you can always check what department / program administers your major, minor, or certificate if you're not sure.

Learn more about our advisors below, including the majors and minors they oversee.  Their office locations are also listed, and you can check the UNM campus map to see where they are.

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Bert  Ahyo

he / him / his

Advisor in Training

Location:  A&S Center for Academic Success (UAEC, Bldg 85), Suite 135

Bert Ahyo

Maddy  Beck

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Northrup Hall (Bldg 24 on map) room 147A

Maddy Beck

Advising Philosophy

As an advisor, I am here to assist each and every student to reach their goals in a manner that best fits them. The best advising comes through honest, trusting and open conversation. I am here to help you make your years at UNM successful and fun. I want to be able to send my students off with the tools they need to feel successful in the years after UNM.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Amanda  Cook

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  SMLC (Science & Mathematics Learning Center, Bldg 14), Suite 169

Amanda Cook

Advising Philosophy

I believe in a holistic, student-centered approach to advisement. Advising is a conversation and no two conversations are the same. Successful advisement focuses on students and their individual needs as well as teaching students to advocate for themselves. I advise, you decide!

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Majors/Minors Advised

Kayla  Dubrule

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Economics (Bldg 57)

Kayla Dubrule

Advising Philosophy

My personal advising strategy is built from care and respect that I have for people trying to make change. I believe that people, especially those who are trying to invest in themselves, deserve all the information in the resources they choose to utilize. I want to help students get to a destination in their professional lives that meets their vision of success. My commitment to transparency and honesty is what motivates me to provide a service that creates a smooth process so a student can make the most of the time they are going to spend in college. I believe an inclusive environment helps my students speak openly, which allows me to evaluate their needs. I am here to equip you with the information you need to make the best decision for whatever path you choose.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Ashley (Ash)  Fox

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Social Sciences (Bldg 78), Suite 1094

Ashley (Ash) Fox

Advising Philosophy

My advising approaches are situated within my own lived experience as a first-generation college student. Navigating university systems, discovering fields of interests, creating professional networks, and exploring career options are no easy tasks to do alone. My role as an academic advisor is to be a supportive mentor and partner throughout any student’s journey. All students have all the tools necessary to succeed. I believe in creating a student-centered, advising-as-partnership approach in which both the advisor and advisee practice a rhetoric of respect. There is no one right way to move through the world. The role of the academic advisor is to facilitate collaboration and community through curious, unjudging, and inclusive approaches that advocate for students holistically. My role as an advisor is to provide any advisee with fundamental mentorship that supports them beyond their academic journey.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Hannah  Garver

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Castetter Hall (Bldg 21), Basement Level

Hannah Garver

Advising Philosophy

Attending college is a time when students discover new interests and career paths they may not have previously thought about. Whether a student is an incoming freshman or a senior nearing graduation, it helps to have a place to discuss career goals, plan next steps, and voice any concerns. Academic advising is more than just telling students about degree program requirements; it’s also about encouraging them take full advantage of all that academic life has to offer. As an advisor, my aim is to help students navigate the University of New Mexico with confidence and develop an academic plan that fits their interests and post-graduation plans. Each student each has their own unique academic and professional goals. It is therefore the responsibility of an advisor to serve as a guide who listens to helping each student by providing encouragement, recognizing progress made, and connecting them to appropriate campus resources. Most importantly, I want Lobos to know that earning a degree is a journey they don’t have to navigate alone!

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Majors/Minors Advised

Richelle  Gatchell

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Castetter Hall (Bldg 21), Basement Level

Richelle Gatchell

Advising Philosophy

I believe that advising matters because some journeys are better with a roadmap! The goal is graduation, but so much happens along the way. I aspire to help students navigate the university system to best benefit them and their time spent here. When I advise students, I aspire to present them with relevant and useful information while offering a compassionate ear. I listen fully to students, in an open and inclusive atmosphere. I want students to know that I genuinely care about their success and building the life they aspire to lead.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Kyle  Harvey

he / him / hastiin

Native American Studies Student & Graduate Services Coordinator

Email/s

Location:  Mesa Vista Hall (Bldg 56), Suite 3080, Room 3077

Kyle Harvey

Advising Philosophy

Yá’átééh. Tłogí níshlį, Kínłíchiinii báshísh’chiin. T’ádoo Táchiinii dá’shícheii, honághánii dá shínálí. Ahó’teegó Diné haastiin níshlį. Hello. I am Weaver clan, born for The Red House clan. My maternal grandfather’s clan is Red Running into Water and my paternal grandfather’s clan is The Ones Who Walk Around You. In this way, I am a Diné man. My advising philosophy is rooted within values of responsibility and reciprocity. As a first-generation college student, I believe it is my responsibility to continue sharing my experiences with students and help them navigate the greater university environment. I believe in the power of postsecondary education and its contributions to the Native Nation Building process. As a part of my responsibilities as the Student and Graduate Services Coordinator for the Department of Native American Studies, I am ultimately situated to provide students with opportunities for critical reflection about how they engage with their studies and plans for postbaccalaureate life.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Erica  Henderson

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Anthropology (Bldg 11), Suite 234F

Erica Henderson

Advising Philosophy

Advisors should bring an open, respectful, and positive attitude to listen to what goals a student would like to accomplish. I do not believe that I can tell someone what they should want out of life, but I am extremely motivated to help them navigate their journey to get there. An advisor should encourage students to have a growth mindset and believe in their own potential. Though some roads may be longer than others, I believe that all students are “college material” if they commit to accomplishing that goal.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Kate  Merrill

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Ortega Hall (Bldg 79), Suite 235

Kate Merrill

Georgia  Moos

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Logan Hall (Bldg 34), North Lobby (waiting area for appointments)

Georgia Moos

Advising Philosophy

An advisor’s task is to facilitate a successful outcome for students in accordance with the students’ wants, needs, and degree requirements. I am aware of the role I can play as an advisor in helping a student feel confident and in control of their lives against the backdrop of a complicated and always-shifting university system with a potentially overwhelming variety of options to pursue. I aim to make my advisement sessions a safe place for students to identify what they need and to ask questions. It is immensely powerful to know what questions to ask, and I want that empowerment for all students. I also aim to support them in tracking down information and resources when asking questions alone doesn’t cut it!  

My approach to advising centers compassion, solidarity, and a commitment to supporting all students including (but not limited to) students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, unhoused students, and women. There are social realities that an advisor must take into account to adequately serve their population of advisees; recognizing these social realities and the way they manifest themselves in students’ lives is an important part of making the university a safe, comfortable place for everyone to learn and grow joyfully.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Cory  Muñoz

he / him / his / él

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Social Sciences (Bldg 78), Room 2069

Cory Muñoz

Advising Philosophy

I believe advising is about collaboration. Through grown trust, effective guidance and knowledgeable communication, each student who walks through my door will know I am on their team. The partnership between student and advisor is pivotal to making the UNM experience worthwhile for students. I strive to enhance that experience through each session as an advisor. Working toward graduation can be difficult at times, which is why I don’t take the responsibility of supporting students lightly.

Pre-Law and Law School Admissions Advisor

When it comes to law school admissions and Pre-Law advisement, I want to help all Lobos make their dreams of being admitted and graduating from a law school come true. Whether you are a branch student in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos and Valencia or a main campus undergraduate or graduate student, I want to help you on your path to applying to law school. I know how special UNM graduates are when it comes to law school recruitment, and I want to help maximize that with scholarship offers. This can, hopefully, lead to more UNM graduates graduating from law schools around the country as close to zero debt as they can.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Kelly  Neuschwanger

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Humanities (Bldg 81), Suite 259

Kelly Neuschwanger

Advising Philosophy

Advising is working closely with students, getting to know them individually, listening to their personal needs, and being part of their academic journey.  I am here to work as a team member with students to navigate UNM’s system, find the best major for them, and reach their full potential.

A&S Advising liaison for the Office of Career Services

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Majors/Minors Advised

Elliot  Parras

he / him / his

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Humanities (Bldg 81), 415A

Elliot Parras

Advising Philosophy

My main goal as an academic advisor is to help students tackle the institutional barriers that exist within higher education. College can be overwhelming for some students, especially for those who are the first in their family to attend. As a first generation student myself, I know firsthand how daunting it can be. Between registering for classes, figuring out financial aid, studying for final exams, etc., it is extremely easy to become dissuaded. This is why I will make it my duty to alleviate any stress I can by providing the utmost attention to any and all students who meet with me. 

Because college is a unique experience for each student, every individual comes with a different set of needs depending on their particular set of circumstances. It is my job to recognize these differences for each student and to also develop a plan for them based on those specific needs. I will do my best to find both on campus and off campus resources for students, ensuring that if I’m not able to help with something, somebody else will.  All in all, I long to provide a safe space for students to come and seek help. Whether it be an academic concern or a logistics issue, I hope students are able to find solace through my advising techniques and strategies.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Katherine  Rickers

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Social Sciences (Bldg 78), Suite 1094

Katherine Rickers

Advising Philosophy

My job as an academic advisor is to help students navigate university systems and overcome institutional barriers so that students can accomplish their academic and career goals. College can be an intimidating and isolating experience, and many students find themselves thinking it is nearly impossible for them to be successful within higher education.  It is my responsibility to support and encourage students with open-communication, transparency, respect, and empathy. I believe in a student-centered advisement approach where students should feel safe and welcome to come as they are and express their thoughts, concerns, and needs. Advisors should handle student interactions with care and do everything in their power to foster student success. I am dedicated to working with students through the ups and downs of university life and supporting them with compassion as they work towards completing their degrees.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Hannah  Stockman

she / her / hers

Advisor in Training

Email/s

Location:  A&S Center for Academic Success (UAEC, Bldg 85), Suite 135

Hannah Stockman

Miche  Stoughton

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  SMLC (Science & Mathematics Learning Center, Bldg 14), Suite 169, Office 179

Miche Stoughton

Advising Philosophy

As an academic advisor, I am here to guide students through their college journey.  I believe advising goes beyond picking classes and meeting degree requirements.  Advisors are mentors and advocates.  Through honest, empathetic conversations, I develop lasting relationships with students.  Through this relationship I hope to provide students with tools to grow their confidence, independence, and self-advocacy.  By the time they reach their ultimate goal of graduation, students will leave prepared not only for their career ahead, but for life outside of college.  I am a supporting cast member of a student’s story, cheering at their successes and helping them pick themselves up when they stumble.  College can be a stressful time, but with support it can also be an exciting time of growth.  I have experience both as a UNM student and as a teacher, which gives me unique insight into challenges student faces.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Maggie  Sumruld

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Castetter Hall (Bldg 21), Basement Level

Maggie Sumruld

Advising Philosophy

I may have the map, but you are the driver. Working together, we will get you where you want to go!

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Majors/Minors Advised

Dylan  Velez

he / him / his

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Logan Hall (Bldg 34), North Lobby (waiting area for appointments)

Dylan Velez

Advising Philosophy

My goal as an advisor is to support all students with the hope that they can have an optimal college experience, leading them to graduate with a sense of accomplishment and pride. As a first-gen student myself, I have seen the types of barriers that exist for students unfamiliar with the world of higher education. I hope to do my best to help students learn from these obstacles, and gain skills that can be utilized in the future. I believe that making mistakes is natural to the process of learning, and being able to ask questions or ask for help are essential skills that should be encouraged. The role of an advisor is to develop those skills, and provide guidance that will help navigate through the pathway to a degree. Additionally, I know that each person at UNM has a unique perspective and background, and I strive to approach each interaction as a learning experience for myself.

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Majors/Minors Advised

Sarah  Volden

she / her / hers

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  C&J Bldg. (Bldg 115) (corner of Yale and Redondo)

Sarah Volden

Advising Philosophy

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”     --Mary Ann Evans

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Majors/Minors Advised

Abdulmajeed  Yamani

he / him / his

Senior Academic Advisor

Email/s

Location:  Castetter Hall (Bldg 21), Basement Level

Abdulmajeed Yamani

Advising Philosophy

As an academic advisor it is my goal to assist students as they navigate the often-difficult world of higher Ed. I believe in a holistic advising approach and understanding each student as a whole person and not just only a student. With each student interaction I will commit to the following: 1) Develop Autonomy. The best way one can assist someone is to help them understand the way things work and how to work them, this way they will be able to look out for themselves when the time comes. Students must understand and truly feel that they are the one in charge of their futures. Empowering students with information and methods on how to make informed decisions makes all the difference. 2) Maintain Knowledge / Encourage Involvement. As an advisor, I will be engaged with the university’s resources, policies, procedure, and various offices. I will also stay aware of current events and changes that happen within their client population. It is important to not only care about students, but to show that you care. I strive to encourage students to be engaged and involved with campus life. It is also my goal to make information accessible to students and be able to provide them with opportunities that I may come across.  3) Develop Purpose. Asking students questions that interrogate why they want to do what they are doing is something I believe will help them develop a stronger sense of purpose. I want students to have a sincere interest in what they are doing and find their place in the university and the world at large.

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Majors/Minors Advised