Academic Advising

Check out our list of advisors, see their drop-in hours and what they can help you with.

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College of Science Office of Student Services

Academic Advising in the College of Science will continue remotely until further notice. However, daily drop in advising will be available via Zoom from 10am–2pm (MST) Monday, Wednesday, & Friday and from 2:00PM-4:00PM (MST) Tuesday, & Thursday

Student Services Office; Gould-Simpson 1017; 520-621-8128;

Our advisors can assist with the following topics:

  • General Petitions 
  • Late Change Petitions and Change of Schedule Requests
  • Academic Renewal 
  • Questions regarding academic eligibility
  • Questions about Leave of Absence/Back 2 UA
  • Readmission & Second Start questions
  • Extension of Incomplete Grade (if beyond one year)
  • General questions and referrals to campus resources  
  • Degree Audit Worksheets for MATH and HAS majors

Drop-in Hours and Advisors

To drop in via zoom, please enter the meeting ID: science1017 or use this link:  

If you need assistance and cannot utilize the drop-in hours, please email Raini Wijeweera: Raini will reach out within 24 business hours. 

For academic advising related to your major, please contact the advisor from the table below. Appointments with advisors are being held virtually through email, phone, and Zoom. Be sure to check your advisor's Trellis for details on availability 

Contact us

Robin Rarick, Senior Director, Academic Advising

(520) 621-8128;

Tharini Wijeweera, Assistant Director, Academic Advising

(520) 621-8128;

Advisor Directory

Major Advisor Phone Office Email
  David Smith (Professional Advisor)


Phys/Atmo Sci, Room 264
  View list of Faculty Advisors      
Bioinformatics AND Biology 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Last names A-L Megan Cunnington 626-8456 Life Sci. South, Room 233
Last names M-Z David McGuiggan 621-5329 Life Sci. South, Room 233
Chemistry & Biochemistry        
  Debra Armand-Cade 626-0605 Chemistry, Room 210
  Christine Gronowski 626-7908 Chemistry, Room 210
Computer Science        
Last names A-D Rene Garciaguirre 621-2594 Gould-Simpson, Room 917
Last names E-K Alex Hernandez 621-0483 Gould-Simpson, Room 917

Last names L-Q Stephanie Carlson 621-0483 Gould-Simpson, Room 917
Last names R-Z Alonso Minjarez 621-4632 Gould-Simpson, Room 917
  Shawna Matteson 621-4845 Gould-Simpson, Room 214
  Anne Chase 621-6004 Gould-Simpson, Room 210
Hydrology & Atmospheric Science        
Hydrology sub-plan Martha Whitaker 621-9715 J.W. Harshbarger, Room 226A
Atmospheric Science sub-plan Brittany Ciancarelli 621-6619 J.W. Harshbarger, Room 224E
Mathematics/Statistics & Data Science        
MATH majors and minors only Laurie Varecka 626-9837 Mathematics, Room 217
MATH majors and minors only Michelle Ort 621-5106 Mathematics, Room 221
Molecular & Cellular Biology        
  Kara Dyson 621-1073 Life Sci. South, Room 248
  Justin Schneider 621-4342 Life Sci. South, Room 248
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science        
Last names A-K Ayme Chaparro 621-3337 Gould-Simpson, Room 626
Last names L-Z Rachel Ridlen 621-0384 Gould-Simpson, Room 628
No Major Selected or Undecided in Science Tharini Wijeweera 621-8128 Gould-Simpson, Room 1017
Physics David Smith 626-1231 Phys/Atmo ScI, Room 264
Psychology AND Psychological Science        
AZ ONLINE ONLY Jamie Ellsworth
Last names A-F Randy Yazzie 621-7439 Psychology, Room 312
Last names G-M
& all Honors
Keri Bishop 621-7439 Psychology, Room 312
last names N-Z Shelley Gill 621-7439 Psychology, Room 312
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences Andrea Palacio 621-6680 Speech Building, Room 224