Ready to meet with your Academic Advisor? Contact the appropriate Advising Center (according to your declared major) to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Each center is equipped with a staff of Academic Advisors who are eager to meet with students about their academic goals and assist in constructing a plan for graduation. Please be sure to arrive to your appointment prepared with any questions that you may have about degree requirements, involvement on campus and any other area that will help you succeed at UNLV!

Note: Current students who have previously met with an Academic Advisor can also schedule an appointment online via Rebel Success Hub. Follow the steps online to learn how to schedule your appointment online.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

For additional information about your major, visit the degrees directory page.

Advising Center Hours

Monday Through Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Advising

Drop-In advising for Exploring Major and non-degree seeking students available periodically throughout each semester. Call 702-895-3177 for availability.

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the ASC based on their last name, and can request any advisor:

A-C: Erik Block

D-I: Ismaray Fernandez

J-M: Scott Hinkle

N-R: Jacquee deJesus

SM-Z: Jennifer Czajkowski

Returning/ Transfer/Prospective/Non-traditional students will meet with:

A-Z: Salvador Mora and Tiffany Schmier

Salvador Mora

Director of Academic Advising
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Salvador Mora has been an academic advisor with the Academic Success Center since April 2009, working with students exploring majors as freshmen and sophomores. Sal is also an adult-learner concierge and works with nontraditional students returning to college after having been out of school for at least two years and adults looking to explore alternate educational opportunities. Sal began working…

Tiffany Schmier

Associate Director, Academic Advising and RPC
Tiffany Schmier
Tiffany earned her undergraduate degree in communication studies and her graduate degrees in education at UNLV. Tiffany enjoys working with students from all different majors and ensuring they know about the many campus resources available to them as they pursue their degree. She has been involved with both the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the UNLV Academic Advising Council…

Erik Block

Academic Advisor
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Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in English/Mass Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After grad school, he began working as an adjunct instructor at a small private college in Minnesota, where he eventually served as academic coordinator, online learning coordinator, associate dean of education, and campus administrator, before the…

Jennifer Czajkowski

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's degree in marriage, family, and child therapy. Jennifer started her career in Higher Education in 2008 in San Diego. Her husband’s job moved them to Las Vegas in 2013 where she started working at UNLV as an academic coordinator with The Center for Academic Education and Outreach until 2019. Jennifer is thrilled to be working with…

Jacquee deJesus

Senior Academic Advisor
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Jacquee is a two-time graduate of UNLV. She completed her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (linguistic studies) with a minor in anthropology in 2009 while coincidentally developing a fondness for the college and campus environment. This fondness led Jacquee to apply to graduate school and she earned her master’s degree in educational leadership (higher education leadership) in 2011…

Ismaray Fernandez

Academic Advisor
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A self-proclaimed Las Vegas native, Ismaray, who also goes by Izzy, received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from UNLV in December 2021. Izzy has worked for local non-profit organizations in the valley, including the LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada, and has previously worked for the ASC as a peer mentor during her time as an undergraduate student. Izzy is excited to begin her role as an…

Scott Hinkle

Academic Advisor
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Scott Hinkle received his B.A. in English and his MFA in creative writing at UNLV. Prior to becoming an advisor, he taught English for two years in a small town near Mount Fuji, Japan. Before that, he worked as a writing consultant and as an English composition instructor at UNLV. He loves exploring new cities whenever he gets the opportunity, but his spare time is usually spent reading books,…

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. - Noon

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the Lee Business School advising center based on their last name. Please log in to your Rebel Success Hub to view your assigned advisor.

Beth Gersten, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
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Beth Gersten earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University in 1996, and a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in 1999. She joined the academic advising community at UNLV in 2010, and has served as assistant dean since 2012. Beth earned her Ph.D. in higher education at UNLV in 2018.

Nicole T. Pavlico, M.A.

Associate Director
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Nicole Pavlico has been with UNLV Lee Business School since 1999.

Dana Angioni, M.Ed.

Assistant Director for Leadership Programs
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Dana Angioni is originally from Long Island, New York but has been in the Las Vegas area for more than 20 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in hotel administration and master's degree in educational leadership from UNLV. Angioni started her career at Chapman University working in residence life and student conduct and then joined the advising team in UNLV's Lee Business School in 2009.…

Rosa Cordova

Academic Advisor 
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Rosa is originally from Las Vegas but has spent a significant amount of time in Washington state. In Washington, Rosa studied at Gonzaga University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Gonzaga University. Before becoming an advisor, Rosa lived in South Korea as an English teacher for a few years. Most…

Jason Kantrowitz

Academic Advisor
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Jason Kantrowitz was born and raised in the California Bay Area but relocated to Las Vegas from Milwaukee, WI in 2020. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Arizona State University and his M.A. in counseling from the University of San Diego. Over his 20+ year career in student services, Jason has worked at UCLA, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Marie Reff

Academic Advisor
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Marie Reff is originally from Upper Michigan. She moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to pursue a career as a ballet dancer and attend UNLV. After a decade-long break from school, she returned to UNLV and earned her B.A. in history and MFA in writing for dramatic media. While in graduate school, the opportunity to teach screenwriting helped her realize her passion for working with students. Now as a…

John Starkey, M.Ed.

Senior Academic Advisor
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John Joseph Starkey (he/him/his) is a West Virginia native who began his college experience in 2005 as an undergrad at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). John spent his undergraduate career pursuing a B.S.B.A. in marketing from Lee Business School while working for UNLV’s Housing & Residential Life Office. Working in the residence halls and being involved on UNLV’s campus inspired…

Tashauna Stewart

Academic Advisor
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Tashauna was born and raised on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica. In 2009, she moved to the U.S and has lived in Las Vegas since then. She earned her B.S. in human development and family studies from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 and then her M.Ed in counseling, student affairs from Northern Arizona University in 2021. As a first-generation student, a student of color, and an…

Yoshabel C. Shay

First Year Academic Advisor
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Yoshabel Cortez was born and raised in the enchanting Las Vegas desert, where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on graphic design at UNLV. Subsequently, she transitioned to the field of education, pursuing a Master's degree in Education specializing in school counseling. Over the course of eight years, she devoted herself to working with high school students district-wide.…

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Advising center hours: please remove Wednesdays.

All students 0-29 credit hours completed are assigned to the first year academic advisor. Students 30+ credits can meet with any advisor.

Monica Moreno

Associate Director
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Monica Moreno is originally from Orange County, California and relocated to Las Vegas in 2007. She joined the UNLV College of Education in May 2007 where she worked as the office manager for the advising center until becoming an academic advisor, herself, in September 2011. Monica earned her bachelor's degree in human services from UNLV in August 2011 and her master’s of education in higher…

April Zangari

First-Year Academic Advisor
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After growing up in Washington State, April relocated to Las Vegas in 2017. She is a first-generation graduate who earned her bachelor of science degree in secondary education (English) from UNLV in 2022 and serves alongside the same advising community that guided her throughout her undergraduate years. She is planning to pursue a master's in curriculum and instruction in the future and self-…

Mary A. Martin, M.Ed, MS

Senior Academic Advisor
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As a First-Generation student, Mary is a proud three-time alum of UNLV. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology, she went on to complete her Masters in Education Leadership in 2005; where she started her first academic advising position with the College of Engineering. After advising for several years, Mary realized she had a desire for further understanding of the non-academic challenges…

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Tuesday: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:30-3 p.m. only
  • Thursday: 9-11:30 a.m. only

*Please call ahead as this schedule is subject to change based on advisor availability.

First-Year students are assigned to: John Robles

All other students are assigned to an academic advisor at the College of Engineering advising center based on their major and alpha order:

  • Aline Lopes: Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Kane Toomer: Computer Science (Last Name: A-G)
  • Jenny Vidal: Computer Science (Last Name: H-P)
  • Taylor Shipman: Computer Science (Last Name: Q-Z)
  • Carlene Hart: Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Entertainment Engineering
  • Christina Molina: Mechanical Engineering (Last Name: A-L)
  • Cameron Howard: Mechanical Engineering (Last Name: M-Z)

Christopher Parker

Director of Advising & Scholarship Coordinator 
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Chris joined UNLV and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Advising Center in 2011. In 2018, Chris took on the role of Director of Academic Advising and Scholarship Coordinator for the College of Engineering.  Additionally, Chris is part-time instructor for the Department of Civil Engineering and Affiliate Instructor for the Department of Entertainment Engineering, teaching…

Shae Deschutter

Associate Director of Advising
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Shae Deschutter is a UNLV alumna completing both her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership as a rebel. As an undergraduate she was a low-income first-generation college student and embraced the many opportunities UNLV offers its students. Through her campus involvement, she realized UNLV was where she wanted to build a career. Shae has worked…

Taylor Shipman

Academic Advisor
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Christina Molina

Academic Advisor, Mechanical Engineering (Last Name A-L)
Christina Molina
Christina is a Las Vegas native and UNLV alum, having earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Master of Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Prior to joining the College of Engineering Advising Center she had the privilege to work with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and has previous experience in advising. Christina has been dedicated to supporting students by…

Aline Lopes

Senior Academic Advisor
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Aline Lopes grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She holds a B.S. degree in psychology, an M. Ed., and an MBA from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Aline joined UNLV from the College of Southern Nevada where she served as an academic advisor and success coach. Before joining CSN, Aline also worked for Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas as an academic advisor, along with teaching…

John Robles

Senior Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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John Robles is a Southern California native, who earned his bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor in marketing from UNLV in 2012. John began his career in higher education as an Enrollment Advisor with the University of Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to joining the College of Engineering advising center, John worked as a Financial Aid Counselor and Process Analyst in the…

Kane Toomer

Academic Advisor
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Kane Toomer is the computer science academic advisor for the College of Engineering. He is a UNLV Alum and Las Vegas native who majored in public administration. He has a love for horology, politics and software development and hopes to one day start his own tech company.

Jenny Vidal

Academic Advisor
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Jenny (She/Her/Ella) is a first generation Latina student. She has a passion for helping others grow and overcome obstacles. Jenny graduated from UNLV in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction, with a focus in multicultural education. In addition to a master's program, Jenny is also pursuing a second…

Cameron Howard

Academic Advisor
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Cameron was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, where he was a collegiate athlete (football). Prior to UNLV, he worked at Nevada Virtual Academy for four years as an academic advisor on the high school level. His passion is helping people, and that is what led him to start a career in…

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment

Open Advising

Open advising hours vary by major. Please visit our webpage for specific hours of availability

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the College of Fine Arts advising center based on their major:

  • Graphic Design, Theatre: Rochelle Walker
  • Architecture: Leann Karr
  • Music, Dance:  Kristie Berthelotte
  • Film, Studio Art, Art History: Jack Kelly
  • First Year students (all majors): Ryan Ziegler

Stacy Shapin, M.Ed.

College of Fine Arts Advising Director
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Originally from Flagstaff, AZ, Stacy Shapin earned a B.S. in arts management from Northern Arizona University and her M.Ed. in higher education from UNLV. Stacy joined the UNLV community in 2007 and currently serves as the advising director for the College of Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education at UNLV with an emphasis on educational policy. Stacy is a musician…

Kristie Creekmore, M.B.A.

Assistant Director
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Kristie Berthelotte is an Academic Advisor in the College of Fine Arts. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, and has a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Business Administration. She's been with Fine Arts since September 2012, and has been at UNLV since 2001. Additional Information Current majors and new transfer students in: Music and Dance

Leann Karr, M.Ed., MA Ed. Admin.

Senior Advisor
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Leann Karr brings to UNLV over 30 years of educational experience. Leann was born and raised in Nebraska where she earned her BME from Nebraska Wesleyan University. After spending many years as a teacher, Leann stepped into the world of school administration and then moved to working in higher education. Leann received a Master of Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a…

Jack Kelly, M.A.

Academic Advisor
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Jack grew up in Minnesota, earning his B.A. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities before moving to North Carolina, where he completed his master’s at UNC-Wilmington. Prior to joining Fine Arts Advising at UNLV, he worked in Admissions at the University of Minnesota and ran the MAPS office at Western Carolina University, overseeing independent student support and advising along with summer…

Kimberly Miller, B.S.

RPC Coordinator
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Kimberly Miller (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Evansville and an alum of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Her background is in Theatrical Production Management and Arts Administration, and over the past 15 years she’s worked with companies such as The Second City, Blue Man Group, and Martin Lawrence Galleries. Prior to her joining the College of Fine Arts Advising team she worked…

Rochelle Walker, M. Ed.

Academic Advisor
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A native of New Jersey, Rochelle moved to Las Vegas to in 2006 to perform in Stomp Out Loud at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Prior to her career in entertainment, Rochelle worked in Admissions and Institutional Advancement at The College of New Jersey and the College of Saint Elizabeth. She joined the UNLV community in the fall of 2010 and has worked in the Offices of Admissions and the…

Ryan Ziegler, B.A.

Senior Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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Ryan was born and raised in Ohio where he earned his B.A. in biomedical humanities and a minor in philosophy at Hiram College. Ryan moved to Las Vegas in July 2017 and later that year joined UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach as a counselor for their Upward Bound Math and Science Center. During his two years at CAEO, Ryan has helped hundreds of local students pursue their dreams…

Advising Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Tuesdays: 1-4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for Division of Health Sciences advising. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

David Jackson

Associate Director
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David Jackson joined the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in Spring 2020. He has worked at UNLV since 2003, with previous stops at the Office of Admissions and Student-Athlete Academic Services. David earned both of his degrees from Texas Tech University; a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in 2001, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration in 2002.…

Jeremy Meronuck, D.M.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Retention, Progression, and Completion (RPC)
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Jeremy Meronuck received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at UNLV. Prior to joining the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center, Jeremy worked as a musician, music director, arranger, and/or contractor for companies such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Princess Cruises. He has…

Maria Aladjova

Senior Advisor, First-Year Programs, School of Integrated Health Sciences
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Maria was recruited to join the UNLV Rebels Volleyball team. While at UNLV, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Maria was awarded the UNLV Graduate College Medallion for serving as a graduate ambassador representing the UNLV Graduate College in addition to obtaining mentorship and teaching certificates. Maria also completed the Post-…

Sara Betts

Academic Advisor
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Sara Betts joined the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in March 2024. She earned her Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Texas State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Sara is passionate about supporting students in their academic journey and encouraging students to utilize all resources available at UNLV.

Emily Bongcaron

Academic Advisor
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Emily was born and raised in California and relocated to Las Vegas in 2022. In 2017, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at California State University, Chico. Emily continued to study at Chico State for her master’s degree in psychology, where she researched the positive effects of service-learning projects in higher education, specifically involving human-animal interaction.…

Trey Curtis-Brown

Academic Advisor
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Trey Curtis-Brown, a two time UNLV alumni is joining the Division of Health Sciences Advising team. He has earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology Pre-Med and has a great understanding of the three schools departments and programs. Trey also received his Masters of Science in Emergency & Crisis Management where his research focuses on communications and policy writing. In his tenure,…

Marie Jones

Academic Advisor
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Marie Jones is originally from Camden, New Jersey and relocated to Las Vegas in July 2018. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Marie has developed extensive experience in working in first year experience programs fostering student's collegiate experience personally, academically, and socially. As a first generation college graduate, Marie received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal…

Rameesha Kazi

Academic Advisor
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Rameesha is from the “Great White North” also known as Canada, but relocated to northern Nevada to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. Throughout her time at UNR, she worked at admissions and records and at a first-generation academic outreach support program. She is passionate about working with students…

Lance Nelson

Academic Advisor
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Lance received his bachelor’s degree in physics from California State University of Bakersfield (CSUB). His time in the sciences revealed not only the importance of the subject matter, but the value of effectively communicating that knowledge. He then pursued his master’s degree in history from CSUB. He focused his studies on how science, technology, and innovations improved people’s lives. While…

Christina Perez

Academic Advisor
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Christina is a Las Vegas native and UNLV alum. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 2015, and received her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Technical Theater from UNLV in Fall of 2020. Christina is a first-generation college graduate and worked as a student worker at UNLV in various departments such as Teaching and Learning within the College of Education,…

Melissa Salas

Academic Advisor 
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Melissa Salas is originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas in March 2020. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, listening to music, and venturing to new food places. As a first-generation college graduate, Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino…

Cristina Tejada Santiago

Academic Advisor
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Cristina was born and Raised in Sonora, Mexico. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Sonora with a minor in Marine Ecology; and a post graduate certificate in Sustainable Development form the same institution. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2018, she used to teach sciences in Mexico.  From elementary school to Higher Education, Cristina always had a passion…

Advising Center Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honors College Advising Team:

Dr. Tony Terrell – Health Sciences
Derek Sommer – Exploring & College of Sciences (+Pathway)
Marlon Urquico – Engineering (+ Pathway) & Liberal Arts
Dr. Mary Vance – Business (+ Pathway), Education, Fine Arts, Hospitality, & Urban Affairs

Tony Terrell, Ph.D.

Director of Advising and Recruitment
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Dr. Tony Terrell is a three-time graduate of UNLV (B.A.’02, M.Ed.’07, Ph.D.’12), UNLV Athletics Hall of Famer, and Rebel Pride Ambassador. He has been a higher education professional for 15 years at UNLV and Nevada resident for over 18 years. His employment history at UNLV is unique and centered around student learning, service, and advancement. Working with students as an admissions/recruitment…

Derek Sommer

Associate Director
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Derek is a Las Vegas native and completed his undergraduate degree in English and a Masters of Education at UNLV. Derek loves the Las Vegas community and especially the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team. He started as a graduate assistant in the Wilson Advising Center in 2006 and has been working in academic advising ever since. Joining the Honors College in 2019 is the pinnacle of Derek's…

Marlon Urquico

Assistant Director of Advising, RPC Management & Initiatives
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Marlon received both his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science in 2009 and master’s degree in history in 2013 from UNLV. His fields of interests are in African American history, the Atlantic Slave Trade, U.S. political and presidential history, and U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War era. Before becoming the Assistant Director of…

Rachel Ali Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor/Counselor
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Dr. Rachel Ali Rodriguez leverages her rich background in teaching, research, and mentorship to help empower students on their educational journeys. A three-time alumna of UNLV, Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience ‘21, a master’s degree in Psychology '19, and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences '14. As an undergraduate, Rachel was a recipient of the Engelstad Scholarship and a proud…

Mary Vance, Ph.D.

First-Year & Second-Year Success Coordinator
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Mary Vance completed her undergraduate and graduate work at UNLV (B.A. in Theatre and English '09, M.A. in English '12, and Ph.D. in English '16) and is a proud alumna of the Honors College. Before joining as senior academic advisor, Second Year Programs, she served as a graduate student instructor in the English department and taught high school students from all…

Advising Center Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for the Hospitality College advising center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Antonio Villegas

Director of Advising
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Antonio Villegas is originally from the "Heart of the South Bay" California and relocated to Las Vegas to pursue a bachelor's degree at UNLV. After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with a minor in Entertainment Management, he joined the Office of the Registrar as an Enrollment Services Representative/Residency Evaluator. In early 2012, he transition to the Office for…

Jill Weigel

Associate Director of Advising
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Jill earned her bachelor of arts in visual art from Winona State University and master of education in curriculum and Iinstruction from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. Jill has an extensive academic career reaching back 20+ years. Before coming to UNLV, Jill served as director for advising, tutoring, and student success programs, as well as Chief Student Officer throughout several…

Esther Herrera, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Advising
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Esther Herrera is originally from Chicago, IL but has lived in the Las Vegas area since 2009. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in Latino/a Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in higher education at UNLV. Esther came from the College of Southern Nevada where she was an advisor/specialist in the counseling department.…

Lisa Annebro

Senior Academic Advisor
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Lisa Annebro has been advising at UNLV in the Hospitality College since 2008. She attended UNLV and earned a bachelor's degree in hotel administration in 1998 and a master's degree in French in 2002.

Brandon Durham

Senior Academic Advisor
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Brandon earned his Bachelor's Degree in Environmental and Resource Science from Nevada State College (NSC). Throughout his time at NSC, he worked in the School of Education, Academic Success Center, and the Office of the Registrar. He interned in the Risk and Environmental Services Department of the Clark County School District and worked for the solar and battery division of Tesla. He enjoys…

Sam Goodrich

RPC Coordinator
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Sam is originally from Lake Havasu, AZ but has lived in Las Vegas since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry master's degree in Instructional Design. Sam has been working in higher education since 2012. He started helping students with their academic success in the tutoring center before moving into advising. His passion is helping students learn and be…

Amanda Lange

Senior Academic Advisor
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Amanda Lange began working at UNLV in the Admission and Registrar's Office in 2001 — the same year she began her undergraduate program. She held positions of increasing responsibility within this area until she moved to advising in the Hospitality College in 2008. Lange finished her undergraduate degree at UNLV in 2006, earning a bachelor's degree in university studies with an emphasis in…

Daniel Abeleda

Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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Originally from California, Daniel received his bachelor of science in exercise science from Azusa Pacific University in 2016 and his master of business administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Leadership from Tiffin University in 2018. Before coming to UNLV, Daniel previously worked as an Admissions Counselor at Tiffin University for over 2 years. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys going…

Mariellen Van Winkle

Academic Advisor
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Mariellen Van Winkle is a native from Massachusetts, however has lived in various parts of the country and abroad as part of a military family. She relocated to Las Vegas in 1996 to attend UNLV as a student. She began working at UNLV in 2006 for the Enrollment Services Center, obtaining her degree in Public Administration in 2012. She left the University for a few years to spend time with her…

Advising Center Hours

There are no assigned advisors for the Wilson Advising Center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Open Advising: Wednesday 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (One week before classes and the first week of classes)

Cheryl Tillotson

Director
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Cheryl Tillotson has more than 19 years of academic advising experience at UNLV, with over seven of those years working specifically with students in the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to serving as an academic advisor, Cheryl has held positions of assistant director, associate director, and interim director for the academic advising centers she has worked in. Cheryl has been a devoted…

Michael Terry

Associate Director
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Michael Terry has worked in higher education in various capacities, beginning with his time as an undergraduate peer tutor in 2002. Some of his other higher ed roles include tutor coordinator, instructor, advisor, and advising administrator. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Central Arkansas, his master’s degree in American Studies from Utah State University,…

Alysse Medina

Senior Academic Advisor
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Alysse Medina has more than 10 years in higher education, six of those years are in academic advising. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Alysse earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal justice from Saint Louis University in Missouri and a master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Regis University in Colorado. Alysse has a passion for international travel and her favorite trip so…

Kaliya Rush

Senior Academic Advisor
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Kaliya Arnwine is originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas to join the UNLV community in 2002. She graduated with her bachelor of arts in psychology. During her undergraduate career, Kaliya worked in the Cashier's Office and was an involved student leader in various organizations. After graduating she took a position with the Registrar’s Office as a degree audit analyst.…

Krystal Alexander

Academic Advisor
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Krystal Alexander (she/her) is originally from Hawaii and has lived in Oregon, California, Texas and Illinois before moving to Nevada in 2021. She is a first-generation college graduate, earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University (PSU), and a master’s degree in higher education administration from National University. Krystal’s interest in higher ed started early in…

Debbie Pattni

RPC Coordinator
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Debbie was a Senior Academic Advisor, COLA 100e part-time instructor, the High School Dual Enrollment Advisor, and a Graduate Assistant Academic Success Coach all in the Academic Success Center before joining the College of Liberal Arts. She was the NACADA Region 9 Excellence in Advising winner for 2019. Her undergraduate degrees: Interamerican Studies and Business Administration/Marketing were…

Kelsie Gunderson

Academic Advisor
Kelsie Gunderson
Kelsie is a first-generation college graduate and proud UNLV alumna, receiving her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in leadership and civic engagement in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate career, Kelsie has actively pursued career paths and educational opportunities that allowed her to become directly involved with diverse student growth, well-being and success such as a…

Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.

Senior Academic Advisor
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Elizabeth Johnson has a decade of higher education experience and diverse career experience across various fields. She earned her B.A. in studio arts from Cal Poly Humboldt with a minor in Theater and a certification in Museum and Gallery Practices. Her educational journey continued with an M.F.A. in studio arts and a Ph.D. in anthropology from UNLV. Throughout her career, she has excelled as a…

Angelica Zorto Cruz

Academic Advisor
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Angelica was born in Honduras and has lived in Las Vegas since 2010. She is also a first-generation student graduating from UNLV in 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience. As an undergraduate, Angelica dedicated three years working at the Wilson Advising Center as a student worker advocating for students’ success and well-being. Before returning to the Wilson…

Alexandria Hollingsworth

Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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Alexandria was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She is a proud UNLV alumna. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies in 2020. Alex worked for the Student Diversity and Social Justice Office as a program assistant during her undergraduate career. As a program assistant, she helped advocate for students, create programs that helped them feel affirmed in their identities,…

Advising Center Hours

All admitted students in the College of Sciences are encouraged to meet with an advisor once each semester by calling 702-895-2077 to schedule an appointment or callback, emailing their questions to sci.advising@unlv.edu, or stopping by in-person during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) to coordinate an advising callback.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the advising center by emailing sci.advising@unlv.edu. Please allow up to 48 business hours for a response.

Megan Hullinger

Assistant Dean, Student Success & Undergraduate Programs
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A native of central Illinois, Megan Hullinger earned a B.A. in speech communication and an M.S. in technology from Eastern Illinois University. Megan joined the UNLV community in 2008 and currently serves as the assistant dean for student success and undergraduate programs in the College of Sciences. She is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in higher education at UNLV, with an emphasis on…

Peter Clancy

Director
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Peter Clancy has lived in several states (NJ, AZ, VA, MO, MD) but now calls Nevada home. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a master of business administration from the University of Missouri. Before joining UNLV, Peter was a Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor for graduate and undergraduate students at the…

Alisa Watjara

Associate Director
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Alisa has over five years of professional experience in higher education and research settings. She is experienced in advising diverse student populations and managing educational initiatives that foster academic and professional growth. Alisa is also originally from Southern California, and has completed her master's degree at USC and bachelor's degree at UC Irvine. Outside of work, Alisa enjoys…

Erik McCaleb

Assistant Director
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Before joining UNLV, Erik McCaleb was an Academic Advisor with Ashford University in Denver, Colorado and he was an Academic Advisor at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. Erik earned his bachelor of science in business management from Florida State University and later earned his master of business administration with a concentration in human resource management from Ashford…

Lae Morales

Senior Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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Lae Morales was raised as a military brat throughout her whole life. They lived in Japan on and off for the first twelve years before moving to Reno, Nevada, where they attended high school and undergrad. They graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with bachelor of arts in secondary education with an emphasis in English before moving to Las Vegas to attend UNLV’s Master’s program for…

Angel Diaz

Academic Advisor
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Angel Diaz (they/them/theirs) is a QPOC born in south Los Angeles, California. They obtained their bachelor's degree in sociology and a minor in counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. They first arrived in Vegas in 2018, left months before covid and ultimately returned in the Fall of 2022. Needless to say Angel has created a home here and over the last 5 years continued their…

Morgan Maunakea

Academic Advisor
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Morgan is originally from Las Vegas but moved around quite a bit growing up. She received her bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015. After some time, she returned to Las Vegas and obtained her master of education in higher education. Before becoming an Advisor for the College of Sciences in 2021, Morgan held several positions at UNLV in both the Office…

Kevin McVay

RPC Coordinator
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Kevin McVay is a two-time alumnus of UNLV, earning his bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 2014 and his master of education in higher education in 2017. Prior to working in the College of Sciences, Kevin worked at UNLV as the Publicity & Graphic Design Coordinator for Student Involvement & Activities. As an undergraduate student, Kevin worked as a Resident Assistant, Intramural…

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for the Urban Affairs advising center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Rimi Marwah, M.S.

Assistant Dean and Director of Advising
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Rimi Marwah is the Director of Advising for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degree from Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, Kansas (AKA the "Little Apple"). She moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career in higher education and has over a decade of experience in academic advising at UNLV. Rimi has a passion for traveling and exploring the…

Kamisha Johnson

Associate Director of Advising
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Kamisha is originally from Colorado Springs, CO. She is an alumna of UNLV having earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education in 2000, afterwards returning to Colorado Springs where she worked as both a middle and high school social studies teacher. After receiving her master's degree in counseling in 2007 from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, she worked as a school counselor in…

Eric Michael

Senior Academic Advisor, First-Year Programs
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Eric Michael is an academic advisor at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center focusing on first-year students. He was born in a small Oklahoma town but grew up in the big city of Las Vegas. He received his undergraduate degree from UNLV in criminal justice and came back for the masters program a year later. This is when he discovered his passion for higher education by advising…

Eric Morrow

Senior Academic Advisor
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Eric Morrow is a Senior Academic Advisor for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center. He was born and raised in Spencer, Wisconsin. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to Wisconsin, he has worked at institutions across the Deep South and Hawaii. He…

Anna Toma

Senior Academic Advisor
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Anna Toma is originally from the Czech Republic. She graduated high school in Las Vegas and received her undergraduate degree in social work from UNLV. After working a couple of years in the social work field, Anna decided to pursue her further studies in linguistics. This has taken her on many adventures around the world. After meeting her husband in Romania, they relocated back to Las Vegas.…

Argie Mendoza

Academic Advisor
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Argie Mendoza joined the Academic Advising Team at the College of Urban Affairs in February 2022. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Nevada State College and her master's degree in higher education at UNLV. Prior to joining the advising team, she worked as a First Year Recruiter where she focused on assisting students from CCSD with their transition to college. In addition to…

Ariana Garcia

RPC Coordinator
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Ariana Garcia joined the Academic Advising Team at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs in 2022 as the Retention, Progression, and Completion Coordinator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Washington State University, her master’s degree in counseling and career development at Colorado State University, and she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at UNLV in Higher Education…

Nia Bell

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Nia is a compassionate advocate with a heart dedicated to helping others. With a background rooted in the field of child development, she brings creativity and empathy to her role as an advisor. With a background  in psychology, Nia is passionate about supporting and guiding individuals towards their fullest potential. Driven by her desire to help students and make a difference, Nia has…

Le Quanda Cole

UNLV/CSN Henderson
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Le Quanda Cole is the spouse of an Air Force veteran and most of her childhood was spent living in Ramstein, Germany.  She attended the University of West Florida (Go Argos!) where she obtained her bachelor’s in Communication and a minor in Leadership Skills.  She acquired a masters in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication…

Arosha Meegoda

UNLV Senior Transition Advisor
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Arosha Meegoda is a first-year academic advisor originally from Sri Lanka but moved to Las Vegas with his family when he was seven years old. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada Reno School of Business and his master’s at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Health Sciences. Arosha’s interest in working with students first began while working as a substitute…

Kenitra Swope

UNLV/CSN Transition Advisor
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Kenitra Swope is a Midwest native who received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, at Southern Illinois University. She loves meeting new people and being of service to those in need. New to the advising world, she is hopeful the impact she makes within the program, allows everyone to feel comfortable enough to ask for help. She feels there are no dumb questions, so anything you…

Agnes Wypych

CSN West Charleston and Henderson
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Agnes Wypych is one of our very own UNLV alumni.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is new to the advising community but very excited to be a role model for fellow women looking to pursue their education in STEM fields.   She works between both our CSN Charleston and Henderson campuses helping CSN students…

Ashley Sylvester

Director
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Ashley is currently the Director of the new Pre-Professional Advising Center on campus. She earned her Bachelor's in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha and her Masters in Public Administration from UNLV. Prior to joining UNLV in January of 2018, Ashley was the Director of Student Affairs and Educational Outreach at UNR Medical School, which included working with current UNR…

Melyssa Barrera

Senior Advisor
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Melyssa is currently a Senior Advisor in the Pre-Professional Advising Center at UNLV. She has been with UNLV since 2016, and previously served as a Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life in the office of Student Involvement & Activities. Melyssa is from Idaho, and has earned a B.A. in English from the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!), and an M.Ed in Leadership in Higher…

Rosalyn Jimenez

Senior Advisor
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Rosalyn is currently serving as a Senior Advisor in the Pre-Professional Advising Center, for Pre-Law/PA/Dental/OT/PT/Pharmacy. She is ready to share all the knowledge and tools she’s picked up on her ten year adventure working in higher education. As an alum of UNLV (B.A. in English), she is excited to give back to her Rebel Fam by guiding her students towards success in their educational…