Meet Your Advisor

* In light of COVID-19, instructions for setting up a phone or virtual appointment with academic advisors will be posted soon. In the meantime, students should contact their advisor via email.

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate advising serves all admitted undergraduate degree seeking and Running Start students. We view advising as a partnership between you, your professional advisor, and your faculty mentor and it goes beyond course selection. Whether you plan to enter the workforce or continue on to earn an advanced degree, your academic advisors and mentor will guide you toward that goal. This holistic approach ensures that you are engaged in your academic plan, connected to the campus community and resources, and are earning your degree as efficiently as possible.

If you are in the inquiry or application stage, you should work with the Office of Admissions. The Admissions Counselors will work with you to make sure all your current academic information is available and will connect you to advising and the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) first year transitions program.

General Advising Information
CIC 201D
tricities.advising@wsu.edu
509-372-7035

Academic Advisors & Faculty Advisors

Karina Aispuro
Academic Advisor
CIC 201DJ
509-372-7202
k.aispuro@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: (Pre-Certified) Nursing, Biology, General Studies in Biological Sciences, and Pre-Health track

Secondary Advising Focus: Earth & Environmental Sciences, Viticulture & Enology, General Studies in Physical Sciences, and Math.

Alex Cohn
Academic Advisor
CIC 201DG
509-372-7149
alex.cohn@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Secondary Advising Focus: Business Administration and Hospitality Management.

Chris Gana
Academic Advisor
cgana@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: (Pre-Certified) Education, Psychology, History, and Certified majors in English, DTC and Fine Arts

Secondary Advising Focus: General Studies in Social Science and General Studies in Humanities.

Jaime Hough
Academic Advisor & Running Start
CIC 201DB
509-372-7439
tricities.runningstart@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: Deciding, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Viticulture & Enology, General Studies in Physical Sciences, and Math.

Secondary Advising Focus: Biology, General Studies in Biological Sciences, and Pre-Health track

Sarah Minter
Academic Advisor
CIC 201DD
509-372-7614
sarah.minter@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: Business Administration and Hospitality Business Management

Secondary Advising Focus: Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Mysti Meiers
Director of Academic Student Success & Advising
CIC 201DH
509-372-7472
mysti.meiers@wsu.edu

Primary Advising Focus: General Studies in Social Science and General Studies in Humanities.

Secondary Advising Focus: (Pre-Certified) Education, Psychology, History, and Certified majors in English, DTC and Fine Arts

Sara Sorensen Petersen

Sara Petersen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Special Education
Floyd 207K
509-372-7395
sarapetersen@wsu.edu
Advises: Certified majors in Elementary Education

Elsa Silva Lopez
Clinical Assistant Professor, Chemistry
East 132
509-372-7421
esilva-lopez@wsu.edu
Advises: Certified majors in Environmental & Ecosystem Science and General Studies in Mathematics and Physical Science

Elly Sweet

Elly Sweet
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biology
East 134
509-372-7525
elly.sweet@wsu.edu
Advises: Certified majors in Biology, General Studies in Biological Sciences and Pre-Health track

Running Start

Jaime Hough
Academic Advisor, Running Start
CIC 201DB
509-372-7439
tricities.runningstart@wsu.edu
Advises: Running Start program

Office Support

Office Assistant, Academic Advising
CIC 201DA
509-372-7473
tricities.advising@wsu.edu

Jared Castro
Peer Academic Coach
CIC 201D
509-372-7439
tricities.runningstart@wsu.edu

Paetynn Bettinson
Peer Academic Coach
CIC 201D
509-372-7035
tricities.advising@wsu.edu

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