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Monday - Thursday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Appointments and walk-ins vary with advisor - see LoboAchieve for details.

**Some late-hour appointments (after 5:00 pm) are available; to schedule an evening appointment, contact the Advisement Center front desk.

Friday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Walk-ins

College of Arts & Sciences Advisement


1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
University Advisement & Enrichment Center
Bld 85, Suite 135

Phone: (505) 277-4621
Fax: (505) 277-3163

Advisement Directory

Gregoria Cavazos

Gregoria Cavazos

Academic Advisor

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Majors Advised

  • Communication and Journalism

Crystle Collier

Crystle Collier

Senior Academic Advisor

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Ask anyone who knows me, I bleed cherry and silver! I am a proud alum of UNM with a BS in Signed Language Interpreting and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication. I'll be completing my MA in Language, Literature and Sociocultural Studies in 2015. I've been around for-ev-er. I started my career at UNM in the Admissions and Recruitment office, then spent 3 years in the Student Activities Center working primarily with student organizations. I love working with students on their individual journeys toward graduation and everything that enhances it along the way. I look forward to working with you!

Nancy Diodati-Miller

Nancy Diodati-Miller

Senior Academic Advisor

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Nancy holds two degrees from the University of New Mexico: English with a Professional Writing concentration from Arts & Sciences, as well as an Art Studio degree from the College of Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing her MA through the College of Education. She has experience working in various departments around UNM since 1999. She loves assisting students to design a college plan that will be not only educational but also adventurous. My Motto: With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer. The U.S. Seabees

Majors Advised

  • Classical Studies
  • Comp Lit and Cultural Studies
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian

Megan Eding

Megan Eding

Senior Academic Advisor

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I earned a BA in History from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI and an MA in History with an emphasis in Public History from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. I also have work towards a Master's of Science in Accounting. Although I am originally from the west side of Michigan, I spent two years in Fort Collins working on my MA and a year and a half living and working in Casper, WY before relocating to Albuquerque in the Fall of 2014. I love the college campus atmosphere and I enjoy working with students to help them make the most of their time here at UNM. I believe it is important that students set themselves up for success in their future endeavors by actively participating in their college experience. As an advisor, I am here to help students navigate that college experience by providing them with the information they need while engaging them in the advising process

Russell Friedman

Russell Friedman

Senior Academic Advisor

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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.

Joshua Gallegos

Joshua Gallegos

Senior Academic Advisor

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As a graduate of UNM, I am familiar with the unique challenges faced by students at this university, as well as the fantastic resources available to them on campus. I encourage students to sit in the driver's seat regarding their education and career goals, and I try to do everything I can to help them accomplish those goals. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your potential!

Majors Advised

  • Biology

Simone-Felice Guambana

Simone-Felice Guambana

Senior Academic Advisor

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Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I arrived years ago at UNM with no familiarity with the "big campus" culture. After one year at UNM, I chose to leave for one year and found myself in the confusing and awe-inspiring worlds of the South Pacific, New Zealand, Rome, Spain, South America, Mexico, and New York. That propelled me into my decision to return to UNM where I finished my B.A. in Secondary Education and earned licensure in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Since graduation I have backpacked through Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Nepal and trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp. I have always returned to New Mexico to work with the population I love so much and began at UNM as an advisor with Upward Bound in 2011. I pull from my professional and non-professional experience in life when working with students and believe that success is attributed to hard work and dedication. I am happy to be a resource to help students navigate the university and look forward to contributing to the UNM community for years to come.

Cameron Langner

Cameron Langner

Senior Academic Advisor

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I am a LOBO, through and through. I earned my BA in History from UNM a little over 100 years ago, and decided that I must now earn my Masters in History so that I understand how to correctly judge time. I enjoy advising and love helping people negotiate the UNM system (especially since I have been here forever&). If you are unsure about what you want to do; what major is right for you; and how to discover what you are passionate about-COME SEE ME! Together, we can get you Graduated!

Majors Advised

  • Speech and Hearing Sciences

Meghan Lippert

Meghan Lippert

Senior Academic Advisor

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I earned a BA and MS in Education from SUNY Fredonia before relocating to Albuquerque in 2007. After several years of experience in advising, teaching, and program coordination, I most enjoy working with students individually on goal setting and personalizing their educational experience. I look forward to helping you discover all of the resources and tools that UNM provides for your success.

Majors Advised

  • English
  • English-Philosophy
  • Linguistics
  • Signed Language Interpreting

Valarie Maestas

Valarie Maestas

Senior Academic Advisor

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My name is Valarie Maestas, and I have a degree in Anthropology and Psychology that I earned here as a Lobo. I am the mother of two beautiful girls. It is my goal to help them make their dreams come true. I believe with hard work and determination any dream can become a reality. As a recent UNM graduate and native New Mexican it is with great pleasure that I serve in my community and assist students in achieving their goals. Dream BIG!

Majors Advised

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

Karen Majors

Karen Majors

Senior Academic Advisor

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I graduated from UNM with a BS in Anthropology in 1997 after relocating from the Midwest. I joined the A&S Advisement team in 2010 after serving as the Sociology Department advisor for several years. For me, advising is collaboration where students are given the knowledge and resources they need to order to become active participants their own success.

Majors Advised

  • Biology

Ann Mazur

Ann Mazur

Senior Academic Advisor

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I have been at UNM since July, 2011. I have a BS degree in Recreation/Park Administration from the University of Delaware and a MS degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Penn State University. I enjoy working with students and look forward to assisting UNM's students navigate through the university and their academic requirements.

Majors Advised

  • Criminology
  • Sociology

Kate Merrill

Kate Merrill

Academic Advisor

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Majors Advised

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Krista Navarrette

Krista Navarrette

Senior Academic Advisor

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Hello! My name is Krista Navarrette a LOBO Alumni and I am proud to be back at this wonderful university. As a first generation student, I am truly excited to be working with the students at UNM and can't wait to aid and assist them in their journey at the university. I have a BA from the University of New Mexico and received my MA in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, dancing, and traveling. I look forward to meeting all of the awesome students here at UNM. GO LOBOS!

Farah Nousheen

Farah Nousheen

Senior Academic Advisor

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Hi! I received my B.A. from the University of Washington in the inspiring interdisciplinary major Comparative History of Ideas and the equally enjoyable minors Diversity and Education. I moved with my family from Seattle in 2010 to attend graduate school in American Studies at UNM. We fell in love with the vast sunny sky and the friendly beautiful people, and we decided to make Albuquerque our new home. I am interested in critical race and postcolonial studies, international cinema, and student-centered educational models. I believe in a holistic approach to advising, and I love to assist students find solutions and shape their education to advance life plans and be their authentic selves.

Keelan O'Riley

Keelan O'Riley

Senior Academic Advisor

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Keelan O'Riley is one of the undergraduate program advisors for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Psychology. He can help with both A&S requirements and Psychology majors and minors. He encourages students to take full advantage of the many wonderful resources UNM has to offer. He enjoys working with students and assisting them with degree planning and undergraduate requirements. He has a BA in Asian Studies from the University of New Mexico.

Majors Advised

  • Psychology

Miquela Ortiz

Miquela Ortiz

Academic Advisor

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Hi! My name is Quela Ortiz and I am an Academic Advisor at Arts & Sciences Advisement Center. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and love the land of enchantment. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Women Studies. I am a proud Lobo and will always bleed that Cherry and Silver. I have experience working at many different places at UNM, such as the Dean of Students Office, the LGBTQ Resource Center, and Casas del Rio. I am excited to start advising students and helping them succeed!

Majors Advised

  • Family Studies

Ragina Pena

Ragina Pena

Academic Advisor

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I am happy to be a member of the College of Arts & Sciences team as an Academic Advisor. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UNM, and I am planning on pursing a Master Degree in Organization, Information & Learning Sciences. I started my career at UNM in the Office of Career Services in January 2011. I am very passionate about helping students be successful as they learn how to navigate through the University system. I am also excited to be given the opportunity to assist students with achieving their academic and career goals.

Miguel Pena

Miguel Pena

Senior Academic Advisor

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Born near Salamanca, Spain and raised in Compton, CA, I received an Associate Degree in Welding and Person Hygiene from El Camino Community College. Soon after, I relocated to Albuquerque for a small role in my favorite show, Breaking Bad. I received a Bachelor Degree in Biology, so I am excited to advise Biology students who are experiencing the same challenges that I had to overcome. I like to travel outside of the country on volunteer delegations, especially those addressing issues of under-representation of Trekkies in government leadership positions. I am a certified Master Jazzercist in three states, and I spend many of my evenings walking my dogs, Hanz and Fritz. I would describe my advisement style as strategically invasive; I try to identify every student's strengths and weaknesses in order to trick them into being successful. I can't wait to meet you!

Majors Advised

  • Biology

Jose Perez-Guerrero

Jose Perez-Guerrero

Senior Academic Advisor

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My name is Jose G. Perez-Guerrero, I am the eldest of three. I was born in Jalpa, Zacatecas (Mexico) and raised in Los Angeles, California. I have an AA in Sociology from Los Angeles Valley College, a BA in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Services (Higher Education Administration). I worked as a transfer advisor since 2009. I moved to Taos, New Mexico in September 2012 where I worked for UNM-Taos. In Fall 2013 I started my PhD in Sociology with a focus in education, race, class and ethnicity at the University of New Mexico. 2014 is not just a new year, but also the start of a new chapter working at UNM main campus at the College of Arts and Sciences as the Pre-Med advisor. I am an open book so feel free to contact me and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Majors Advised

  • African American Studies
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chicano-Chicana Studies
  • European Studies
  • Geography
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women Studies

Ethan Prueitt

Ethan Prueitt

Senior Academic Advisor

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I am a New Mexico native and received my BA in Political Science at UNM in 2011 and I am currently pursuing my MBA in Marketing at the Anderson School of Management. As an undergraduate, I worked extensively with other students in the residence halls and as a part of the New Student Orientation Program. After graduation I worked for UNM's online programs to help students complete their education at a distance. I enjoy casual blogging and thinking about maybe exercising, but instead I eat Doritos. I look forward to helping you on your way to graduation and the real world beyond.

Majors Advised

  • Economics
  • Economics-Philosophy
  • Political Science

Jennifer Serrano

Jennifer Serrano

Senior Academic Advisor

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My name is Jennifer and I am one of the newest members of the A&S advisement team at UNM, after recently relocating to the southwest in October 2014. Originally from Illinois, I graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Communication Studies and a Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. Some of my prior experiences include working in Student Life, Volunteerism & Leadership, Admissions, and New Student Orientation. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help enhance your collegiate journey. I look forward to meeting with you and discovering your passions!

Brian Vineyard

Brian Vineyard

Senior Academic Advisor

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I have a degree in Mathematics from UNM, and along with working in Advisement I have also served UNM as a part-time faculty member. Before working here, I taught Pre-Calculus at the high school level for nearly a decade, and have extensive experience in mortgage banking and retail business management. I am also involved with Animal Humane of New Mexico and enjoy as much baseball as I can. I like working with students to resolve all of the different problems they may have, and helping them to reach their full potential not only as students but also productive members of today's society.

Majors Advised

  • Astrophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physics and Astrophysics
  • Statistics