Mia Held

Maria (Mia) Held

Senior Academic Advisor


Location: Castetter Hall Rm. 62, Basement Level

Advising Philosophy

Knowledge is power. Education has made an immensely positive impact on my life. I’d love to meet with you to talk about how it can and will change your life for the better. I am passionate about helping Biology students to explore career options and reach their personal goals. My advising interests include guiding LGBTQIA-identifying students and advocating for International Students and Women in STEM.

A&S Advising liaison for Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

About Me

I am a native of Buffalo, NY- land of snow, ice, and the Buffalo Bills. I am a proud first-generation student and hold a BA in English and BFA in Theater from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. I am currently working on a Masters in Community and Regional Planning here at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning.  Outside of work, I enjoy participating in and attending ABQ Theater, enjoying the great outdoors, and traveling far and wide.

Majors/Minors Advised

  • Biology