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Unsure who your academic advisor is?  Check here!  If you do not see an advisor listed, email us at headvising@austin.utexas.edu for assistance (include EID).


Angela Patterson - Academic Advising Coordinator


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Education: BS Psychology, Kansas State University

Favorite Things to do in Austin: Be outside on a trail or in the water.

Favorite Austin Restaurant: Contigo and Fonda San Miguel







Jill Lawler, RD - Academic Advisor

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Education:  BS Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Fun Facts: I love listening to music and singing really loudly when I'm by myself!  I finally took a couple of voice lessons recently, but I don't do my practice exercises as often as I could..  I love going hiking by myself or with friends.  I've also experienced having a difficult relationship to food/body, along with chronic health issues related to digestion, and love talking with people about these struggles whenever possible!  

Favorite Things to do in Austin: Hang out at Bull Creek Greenbelt, play disc golf, explore any other trail/state park around here!



Kathleen Krysher - Academic Advisor 


Education: BA in English, creative writing certificate; MS in Information Studies
Favorite Things to do in Austin: Try out coffee shops, visit local bookstores, and go to shows (music, comedy, whatever sounds interesting!)
Fun Fact: I love jumping into new hobbies, even if they don't stick. One of the next things on my list is learning to play the piano!



Briana Denham - Academic Advisor


Education: Bachelor of Journalism and BS Radio-Television-Film, University of  Texas at Austin; M. Ed. Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Texas Christian University 

Fun Facts: I taught English in Madrid for two years

Favorite Things to do in Austin: Walking/running around town lake when I get the chance, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with friends

Favorite Austin Restaurants: Mandolas, Chuy’s, Ramen Tatsu-Ya




Maria Julia Sierra - Administrative Associate


Education: BSA Human Development and Family Sciences; Minor in Social Work

Fun Facts: I love learning new things- it can be about anything!

Favorite Things to do in Austin: Going for walks; trying new places to eat; friend dates; visiting museums and art; shopping 

Favorite Austin Restaurants: Las Trancas, Curra's Grill, Kismet Cafe, Xian Noodles