Nita Kelly

she / her / hers

Nita Kelly

Senior Academic Advisor


Location: Social Sciences (Bldg 78), Suite 1103 (waiting area for appointments)

Advising Philosophy

I have a student centered advising philosophy. I want to be your ally at UNM! I use a number of different advising strategies when working with students including intrusive advising, developmental advising, and prescriptive advising. I enjoy working with students one-on-one and in group advising sessions here at UNM. I believe advising is a chance to ask questions, think critically about school and life goals, connect students to resources, and share opportunities. I’m a lifelong learner, and I’m always learning from my students.

 A&S Advising liaison for American Indian Student Services

About Me

I received my B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico, and my MA in Rhetoric & Composition from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. I worked as an instructor at Central New Mexico Community College before I moved to UNM. When I’m not advising, I’m out walking or hiking in our lovely state, traveling when I get a chance, eating tasty foodstuffs, and generally being a nerd. I love to read, watch, and write science-fiction and fantasy books and series. I believe there’s always more room for coffee, tea, and chocolate!