Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) disruptions, we are currently only offering remote and phone advising appointments. Email is still a good option for quick questions.
Your advisor is here to guide you through your Biochemistry or Microbiology major. We can address your questions and concerns, provide advice, help you create a four-year degree plan that meets your major and professional goals, and connect you to resources. It is important to remember that advising is about the process, and some questions do not have a quick and easy answer. Your advisor will challenge you to self-reflect, to critically think about your goals and strategies, and to develop decision-making skills. For more information about what to expect during your advising appointment, visit UW Undergraduate Advising.
To schedule a remote advising appointment, please go to MyUW and use Starfish to find your assigned advisor and then select a location of either “Online” (aka “Microsoft Teams” (recommended)) or “Phone” (if you don’t have reliable internet access). For all appointments, please list your phone number in the notes section. If there are technical difficulties, we’ll just call you and have a phone appointment.
After you schedule in Starfish, your advisor will send you a link and instructions for how to access the online meeting. For online appointments you will not need to download the Microsoft Teams application, just click the “Join on the Web Instead” button as you start the appointment. You are also welcome to review this helpful resource before your appointment begins.
Most* students in the Biochemistry and Microbiology majors will be assigned to advisors based on the first letter of their last name, as follows:
- A – B: Amy Betzelberger (Schedule an appointment with Amy)
- C – H : Katy France (Schedule an appointment with Katy)
- I – O: Jolijn Nagelkerke (Schedule an appointment with Jolijn)
- P – Z: Morgan Reidinger (Schedule an appointment with Morgan)
(*Note: Some students, including graduating seniors and students on academic probation, will remain with their current advisor.)