Denise Garcia

Denise Garcia

Senior Academic Advisor


Location: UAEC (University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Bldg 85), Suite 135

Advising Philosophy

This academic journey is yours, I am here to be your guide, navigator, advocate, and a member of your support system. I want each of my students to leave my sessions feeling confident and inspired to work hard in order to achieve their goals. I will use all of my abilities and resources to set my students up for success. I want my students to know that there is never a stupid question, you CAN do this, everyone needs help sometimes and I am here for you. A successful advising session and ideal advising relationship incorporates the following: open and honest conversation, collaboration on aspirations, a realistic action plan, and above all, creating a trusting environment. Let’s get you across that graduation stage! Go Lobos!

About Me

Hey folks! I am a UNM first-gen college graduate from humble beginnings. I have an Associate’s Degree from CNM in Integrated Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communications from UNM, and am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Organizational, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS). I enjoy staying active and being outdoors! I love some good home projects and being madam “fix-it”. I also really love school. I love learning. I love teaching. I especially love helping people. I love sharing my story to motivate and inspire others to reach their dreams.