Advising

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 think critically 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.

We are currently offering in-person and remote (virtual meetings or phone) advising appointments so please choose what works best for you. Email is still a good option for quick questions. Appointment modality may be subject to change depending on COVID-19 disruptions.

To schedule an advising appointment, please go to MyUW and use Starfish to find your assigned advisor and then follow the prompts to schedule an appointment.

Most* students in the Biochemistry and Microbiology majors will be assigned to advisors based on the first letter of their last name, as follows:

(*Note: Some students, including graduating seniors and students on academic probation, may be assigned to a different advisor.)

Amy Betzelberger

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Advisor, Hub Manager

Email: abetzelberge@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-9846

Address:
Suite 1315C
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Sarah Hallas

Credentials: MA

Position title: Advisor

Email: sarah.hallas@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-2975

Address:
Suite 1315B
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Richelle Kasten

Credentials: MS

Position title: Advisor

Email: rdkasten@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3685

Address:
Suite 1315D
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Maddie Koski

Position title: Advisor

Email: mmkoski@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-2184

Address:
Suite 1315A
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall