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Sage Byrne

Sage Byrne

Senior Academic Advisor

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I've lived in New Mexico my whole life and received a BBA in Marketing and Information Systems from UNM in 2015. During my undergrad, I worked as a student employee  in recruitment and enrollment management serving as a consultant for financial aid, registrar, adm...read more

Majors Advised

  • Political Science

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 original...read more

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. W...read more

Majors Advised

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

Alia Hussain

Alia Hussain

Senior Academic Advisor

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Born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, I have spent almost my entire life in New Mexico and I am loving living in Albuquerque.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in History degree from NMSU in 2010 and I have completed some graduate work in Environmental Economics and Po...read more

Majors Advised

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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 ...read more

Majors Advised

  • History
  • 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 edu...read more

Majors Advised

  • Economics
  • Linguistics
  • Signed Language Interpreting

Victoria Lobato

Victoria Lobato

Senior Academic Advisor

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Advisor and dreamer by day, artist and writer by night. I love all things creative and I have become a bit of a typography nerd. I have doodled on just about every piece of paper I have ever come into contact with. I am also a huge music lover of most genre's and I hav...read more

Majors Advised

  • Communication
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

Nicole Monet Lovato

Nicole Monet Lovato

Senior Academic Advisor

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Hello! I am a native New Mexican born and raised here in Albuquerque. I’ve been working at the University for four years and I am excited to meet you! I started worked with College Enrichment and Outreach Programs and now I am an advisor here at The College of Ar...read more

Majors Advised

  • Communication
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

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 knowle...read more

Majors Advised

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Kate Merrill

Kate Merrill

Senior Academic Advisor

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I have lived in New Mexico for 20 years now and during that time I have earned a BA in Communication and I am, slowly but surely, working my way toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts....read more

Majors Advised

  • Classical Studies
  • Comp Lit and Cultural Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Krista Navarrette

Krista Navarrette

Senior Academic Advisor

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Hello Lobos and welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences! My name is Krista Navarrette, my pronouns are she, her, hers but also go by they, them, theirs. I am excited to be your academic tour guide during your journey here at UNM. My favorite thing about advising is...read more

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 St...read more

Majors Advised

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Chicano-Chicana Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Women Studies

Keelan O'Riley

Keelan O'Riley

Senior Academic Advisor

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As an advisor for the College of Arts & Sciences, I enjoy assisting students with their degree planning for the Department of Psychology majors and minors. I encourage students to take full advantage of the many wonderful resources UNM has to offer to help students suc...read more

Majors Advised

  • Psychology

Miquela Ortiz Upston

Miquela Ortiz Upston

Senior Academic Advisor

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Hi! My name is Quela Ortiz Upston and I am a Senior 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 mino...read more

Majors Advised

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Studies
  • Geography
  • History

Jennifer Payne

Jennifer Payne

Senior Academic Advisor

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I am originally from New Jersey, but moved to New Mexico shortly after I finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology, in search of open space and big skies.  After working for a few years in clinical research, I shifted gears to pursue a Master of Architecture ...read more

Majors Advised

  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Physics and Astrophysics

Rubi Quintana

Rubi Quintana

Senior Academic Advisor

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I earned my BA in Family Studies here at UNM in Spring 2016. I worked as a student employee at the University College Advisement Center during my undergrad. I really enjoy helping students whether it be for advisement purposes and/or student life, resources, general he...read more

Majors Advised

  • Criminology
  • Sociology

Aaron Russell

Aaron Russell

Senior Academic Advisor

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I finished a double major in Political Science and Environmental Science here at UNM and am now pursuing a Master's degree in Geography.  I've worked at the university for some years now and always find that it is one of the richest and most endearing environments...read more

Majors Advised

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Jennifer Serrano

Jennifer Serrano

Senior Academic Advisor

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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. After living in Illinois my whole life, I took a leap of ...read more

Majors Advised

  • Psychology

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