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As a Harris student you are assigned an academic advisor who will guide and support you as you work toward the completion of your degree. Academic advisors are here as your first point of contact and support you through your academic and personal journey at Harris.
Advisors utilize a comprehensive and holistic advising model, focused on your success. You can go to your advisor for:
We encourage you to check in with your advisor often and recommend an in-person meeting at least once per year.
You will receive your academic advisor prior to the Autumn quarter of your first-year. After receiving your advisor make an intake appointment in late summer or early autumn to discuss your goals and get your initial questions answered. Your academic advisor works with you throughout your program to help you navigate your time at Harris.
Tabitha advises students in the MPP program. She enjoys building relationships with students and supporting them during their academic journeys. Her greatest joy is observing and celebrating students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.
Daisy advises students in the MPP program. Daisy enjoys being able to connect with students and loves being able to provide advice and support to the student when needed.Read Daisy’s bio here.
Tempris advises students in the Evening Master’s Program. Her favorite part about advising is building relationships with all of the students. She finds that she gets her energy from interactions with students as it’s important to her that students feel supported, heard, and know they always have someone in their corner. Tempris feels so much joy and is honored to see students start the program and watch their journey through graduation.
Read Tempris’s bio here.
Andrew advises students in the MPP and MA programs. His favorite part of academic advising is seeing his students graduate as the best versions of themselves. He loves to see the transformation of students over their time at Harris as they tackle an exciting new challenge.
Read Andrew’s bio here.
Ani advises students in the Evening Master’s Program and loves helping people map out a unique path to success. The Evening Master's Program provides a toolkit that can be used in any sector and our diverse, driven, and astute students use it in surprising and inspirational ways to make the change they want to see in the world.
Read Ani’s bio here.
Marquis advises students in the MPP program. He loves personal growth and seeing students excel in the program.
Read Marquis's bio here.
Jeff advises students in the MSCAPP program. What he enjoys most about advising is the opportunity to help guide individual students on their unique journeys and to see students overcome the obstacles their journeys bring on the way toward achieving their academic and professional goals.
Read Jeff's bio here.
Kim advises students in the MSCAPP program. For her, the best part about advising students is making connections and witnessing their intellectual and personal growth along the way. She thrives in providing encouragement when a student has self-doubt, looks forward to helping connect them with opportunities they may have missed, and is passionate about celebrating student successes along the way from the start of their program, through graduation.
Read Kim's bio here.
Jen advises MPP and joint-degree program students. She loves getting to know her students beyond transactional advising tasks; there is so much to learn about people and the world from the individuals inside of the Keller Center. She also enjoys making complex topics digestible and likes strategy, so she finds it gratifying to talk through complicated problems with students and consider how to make the most of a student’s time at Harris.
Read Jen’s bio here.
Marley Advises students in the MPP program. Her favorite part about advising is using her recent experience as a UChicago grad student to inform her advising style; delivering urgency, empathy, and advocacy to help students get everything they want out of their time here.
Read Marley's bio here.
Hanna advises students in the MPP program. Her favorite part about advising is helping students discover pathways, classes, and resources that they had not previously thought of before, but that enhance their Harris experience. She also enjoys celebrating every win with students, no matter how big or small, as they reach their goals.
Read Hanna’s bio here.
Leslie Villaverde advises students in the MPP and MA programs. Her favorite part of academic advising is getting to know her students outside of academia. She loves witnessing both their professional and personal growth.
Read Leslie's bio here.
Barbara advises students in the PhD and MACRM programs. What she enjoys most about advising is helping students identify their priorities and center wellness in their time at Harris.
Read Barbara’s bio here.