Meet the Staff of
University Advising Services
I would like to welcome all the first year students to FAU and all the upper class students back and for the warm welcome to campus you have extended to me. I am also brand new to FAU this September and am learning about the campus and resources.
I join you from Cincinnati Ohio and Miami University (of Ohio). I have 23 years of advising and retention experience working with students of all majors and backgrounds. First and foremost, I am a student advocate. In an effort to DISCOVER the campus and you, the students, I am living in a first year residence hall, Heritage Park Towers for this year.
Students often struggle with choosing a major when attending college. While the decision is important, it is not nearly as limiting as many students believe. Students fall into the trap of believing the myth that a major = a career in certain areas. For the majority of majors and careers, that = sign is not the case. In an effort to get to know you and to have an opportunity to talk with you about your DREAMS for your future and how best to DESIGN a path to reach it, I am extending a challenge. Stop by and introduce yourself and if you can guess my undergraduate degree and major, I will give the first student to get it correct a $50 gift card to the FAU bookstore. Good luck!
Liz was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and came to FAU via northern New York. She has 21 years of experience in higher education and six years of experience in community mental health. She holds two master degrees: Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Counseling Psychology from Slippery Rock University. In her spare time, Liz enjoys photography, traveling, and cooking. Liz the coordinator of the SLS 1503-Learning Strategies & Human Development class.
Merideth is Associate Director of Students in Transition and Data Analysis and works as the liaison to the College of Design and Social Inquiry. Merideth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and worked for Freshman Academic Advising Services (now known as University Advising Services) as a graduate advisor in 2006 while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at FAU before becoming a full time staff member in 2007. Merideth graduated with her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership: Adult Community Education from FAU in 2011, and you may recognize her as "the voice" from the Registration Tutorial.
Molly has experience working in a variety of areas in higher education. Outside of academic advising she has experience in student activities, residence life, career services, orientation, marketing, admission, teaching, and more. Molly is excited to bring her experiences and knowledge to the FAU community.
Molly really enjoys helping students navigate college and choose majors. She would love for you to come and visit her in University Advising! In her spare time, Molly enjoys scrapbooking, baking, travelling to new places (and travelling back home to visit family and friends), boating, and being outdoors.
Nicole is a Coordinator of Academic Programs in University Advising Services. She joined UAS from the University of Oklahoma, where she spent two years working as a graduate assistant in the Prentice Gautt Academic Center while earning her Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida, developing a passion for advising, student affairs, and study abroad during her time there. In addition to these interests, Nicole also enjoys live theatre, books, movies, and travel.