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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: B.S. 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: B.S. Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Dietetics), The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Fun Facts: I love singing but mostly 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 enjoy going hiking by myself or with friends (I made it to the top of a 14er in 2022, but I'm not sure I'll be doing that again!). I'm perfectly happy sleeping in a tent or the back of a car, and I escape to the mountains whenever possible in the summer. 

Favorite things to do in Austin: Anything outdoors! Taking a drive out near Lake Travis. UT volleyball and football games. 

Also see more about me on the CNS Directory.


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




Ty Finley - Academic Advisor



Education: Bachelor of Science and Arts Human Development and Family Sciences / Business Spanish Certificate, UT Austin 2023

Favorite things to do in Austin: I love to take walks around the city, particularly the parks. Pease park is definitely my stomping ground and I look forward to finding more spots to walk at!

Fun Facts: I've met Joe Jonas and Matthew McConaughey at the same time on UT campus! My favorite food is chicken fried steak (white gravy on the steak, brown on the potatoes). I've seen Ariana Grande in concert 3 times!






Paige Hawkins - Administrative Associate 



Education: B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences, UT Austin '22

Fun Facts: I am a licensed Nail Technician!

Favorite things to do in Austin: Visit the 360 bridge, have a picnic at Zilker, and try new brunch spots