Meet Your Advisor

Guidance & Support

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.

Contact us

Need Help?

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

tricities.advising@wsu.edu
509-372-7035

Virtual Advising
Help desk

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Meeting ID: 5093727035
Alternate ID: tricities.advising

Appointments

Appointments are scheduled Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Book a 30 min-60 min meeting with your advisor.

Find your advisor

Advising appointments are reserved for those who have applied for admission and been admitted to Washington State University Tri-Cities.
NOTE: We are currently updating the Academic Advisor list for fall 2021, please login to your academic advising portal on my.WSU to find your academic advisor.

NameE-mailFocusSchedule an appointment
Karina Aispuro, Interim Director of Academic Student Success & Advisingk.aispuro@wsu.eduPre-Nursing, Pre- Ed, UndecidedBook Now
Alex Cohn, Academic advisoralex.cohn@wsu.eduCivil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer ScienceBook Now
Jaime Hough, Academic advisorjaime.hough@wsu.eduRunning Start, English, Fine Arts, History, General Studies Social Sciences & HumanitiesBook Now
Heather Kriss, Academic advisorheather.kriss@wsu.eduCertified majors in the College of NursingBook Now
Sarah Minter, Academic advisorsarah.minter@wsu.eduPsychology, Business Administration, and Hospitality Business ManagementBook Now
Sara Petersen, Faculty advisorsarapetersen@wsu.eduCertified majors in Elementary EducationBook Now
Elsa Silva Lopez, Faculty advisoresilva-lopez@wsu.eduCertified majors in Environmental & Ecosystem ScienceBook Now
Rafael Pruneda, Bridges Transfer Advisorrpruneda@wsu.eduAdvises students in the Bridges program at Columbia Basin CollegeLearn more about the Bridges Program at CBC

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities offers eight bachelor degrees in eleven majors. All the programs prepare students to enter the workforce or graduate and professional programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences also supports students who still need to meet per-requisites and admission requirements to our education and nursing programs.

Majors:

  • Biology
  • Digital Technology & Culture
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • General Studies in: Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Psychology

 

 

Karina Aispuro
Interim Director of Academic Student Success & Advising
k.aispuro@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising Focus: Pre-Nursing, Pre- Ed, Undecided

 

 

Jaime Hough
Academic Advisor & Running Start
jaime.hough@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising : English, Fine Arts ,History ,General Studies Social Sciences & Humanities

 

 

Sarah Minter
Academic Advisor
sarah.minter@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising Focus: Psychology

 

 

Elsa Silva Lopez
Clinical Assistant Professor, Chemistry
esilva-lopez@wsu.edu

 

Advises: Certified majors in Environmental & Ecosystem Science

College of Education

The College of Education at Washington State University Tri-Cities provides academic education programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. A degree from the College of Education will set you on course for careers such as teaching, educational administration and other professions in the field of education.

Majors:

  • Elementary Education

Sara Sorensen Petersen

 

 

 

Sara Petersen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Special Education
sarapetersen@wsu.edu

 

 

Advises: Admitted majors in Elementary Education

 

 

 

Karina Aispuro
Interim Director of Academic Student Success & Advising
k.aispuro@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising Focus:

Students who still need to meet education pre-requisites, admission requirements and UCORE.

Carson College of Business

Business Administration students at WSU Tri-Cities develop global competencies and practical expertise in all areas of business, including supply chain management, information age organizations, electronic commerce, assurance services, and strategic cost analysis.

Majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Wine & Beverage Business Management
  • Management Degree

 

 

Sarah Minter
Academic Advisor
sarah.minter@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising Focus: Business Administration and Hospitality Business Management

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

The Wine Science Program under the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) will provide students with a hands-on practice in laboratories, vineyards, and wineries and learn from professors who are national and international experts in viticulture and enology (wine science). Our hands-on degree programs in wine science get students ready for their careers in the vineyard or as a winemaker.

Majors:

  • Viticulture & Enology

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

 

 

Alex Cohn
Academic Advisor
alex.cohn@wsu.edu

 

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

Voiland College‘s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) at WSU Tri-Cities is located in the nucleus of a community of engineering and science contractors, agencies, and business that welcome interaction and collaboration with students.

Majors:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Running Start

Washington State University Tri-Cities is proud to offer the Running Start program for qualifying high school juniors and seniors.  The Running Start program allows students to attend classes on the WSU Tri Cities campus and receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.

 

 

Jaime Hough
Academic Advisor, Running Start
tricities.runningstart@wsu.edu

 

Advises: Running Start program

College of Nursing

Hether Kriss

 

 

 

Heather Kriss
Academic Advisor
heather.kriss@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advises for students who have met pre-requisite and admission requirements and are ready to apply to the program, and those who are currently enrolled in the program.

 

 

 

Karina Aispuro
Interim Director of Academic Student Success & Advising
k.aispuro@wsu.edu

 

Primary Advising Focus:

Students who still need to meet nursing pre-requisites, admission requirements and UCORE.

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

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

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

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