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Undergraduate advising is 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.

The quickest way to contact Undergraduate Advising is to send an email to We check messages regularly and make sure they get to the appropriate advisor so you can get a response within 24 business hours.

Note: 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 New Student Experience.

Academic Advisors & Faculty Mentors

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Mysti MeiersSenior Academic Advisor, Academic AffairsCIC 201D509-372-7472

Mysti advises for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and the College of Arts & Sciences. She works with pre-certified and certified majors in Pre-Health Sciences, Biology, General Studies in Biological Sciences, Physical Science and Mathematics, Pre-Education, Wine Science, Digital Technology & Culture, and English.

Mariella Lora
Mariella LoraStudent AdvisorCIC 201D509-372-7382

Mariella is an advisor for the College of Arts & Sciences. She advises pre-certified and certified majors in Pre-Nursing, Psychology, Fine Arts, History, Social Science, Humanities, and students who are Still Deciding. 

Nora Kuster
Nora KusterClinical Assistant Professor, EnglishCIC 125K509-372-7142

Dr. Kuster is the faculty mentor in the College of Arts & Sciences and works with students who are certified majors in Rhetoric & Professional Writing and Literary Studies.

Elly Sweet
Elly SweetClinical Assistant Professor, Biology(ICB) Suite A509-372-7525

Dr. Sweet is the faculty mentor in the College of Arts & Sciences and works with students who are certified in General Biological Sciences, certified majors in the B.S. of Biology, and those who are preparing to apply for a professional school in the health sciences.

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Elsa Silva LopezClinical Assistant Professor, ChemistryEast 132509-372-7490

Dr. Silva-Lopez is the faculty mentor in the College of Arts and Sciences and works with students who are certified in all levels for Environmental & Ecosystem Science, General Mathematics, or General Physical Sciences.

Kristen is the advisor for the Carson College of Business and she works with students in Business Administration, Management, Hospitality and Business Management, and Wine Business Management.

Sara Sorensen Petersen
Sara PetersenCollege of Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, Special EducationFloyd 207K509-372-7395

Sara Petersen, J.D. is the faculty advisor for the College of Education and works with certified majors in Elementary Education.

Brittany Goe
Brittany GoeAcademic AdvisorCIC 201DD509-372-7149

Brittany is the advisor for the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. She works with students in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

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Karina AispuroAcademic Coordinator, College of NursingNursing 1221509-372-7202

Karina is the advisor for the College of Nursing at WSU Tri-Cities and she works with students who are certified Nursing majors.

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Shannon HorneRunning Start Academic AdvisorCIC Building509-372-7438

Shannon is the advisor for high school students enrolled in the Running Start program. 

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Silvia RamirezAcademic Advising, Office AssistantCIC 201D509-372-7440

Silvia provides administrative support to Running Start and the Advising Center where helps students schedule appointments and get connected to resources.

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