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Russell Friedman

Russell Friedman

Senior Academic Advisor


In the summer of 2012, I finished grad school, followed my girlfriend to New Mexico as she took a job at Sandia National Labs, and haven't looked back since. A year later, that girl I followed became my wife, and a year after that, we welcomed our son into the world. We have fallen completely in love with New Mexico, and spend our free time hiking, climbing, and eating our way through the state. I was born and raised in the D.C. area, and did my B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies at both Virginia Tech and American University. After graduation, I took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in Ecuador, then received my M.S. in Educational Technology from the University of Kansas. I am a Hokie, Eagle, Jayhawk, and now proud to be a Lobo. My entire career has been centered around working with students both in and out of the classroom, and I can't think of more rewarding field. My door is always open, so please come by if you need help shaping your academic plan, negotiating campus life, or simply to say hello. I look forward to getting to know all of you here at UNM, and helping you get the most out of your college experience in any way that I can.

Majors Advised

  • Anthropology
  • English Studies
  • English-Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

All Student Enquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621