Our experienced advisors will help you navigate the University’s courses and resources on your unique journey to graduation.
Amy Burger Sanchez
Amy (A.J.) Burger Sanchez is the program director for Individualized Degrees, advisor for the BS in Health and Wellbeing Sciences, and instructor for ICP 3101W Proposal Development Seminar. She holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in comparative and international development education.
Karen Moon has a 30-year history with the University of Minnesota that includes twelve years of administration and communications in the College of Liberal Arts and eight years of advising graduate social work students. As a part-time, returning learner, she earned her BA in art history with a focus on American Indian art and issues of cultural representation. Her Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree reflects her ongoing interest in visual culture and the cultural construction of race.
Megan earned her BA in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1999 and her MA in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas in 2002. Megan has been advising in CCAPS since 2004 and currently advises for the Inter-College Program and the Health and Wellbeing Sciences majors. Megan is a 2017 recipient of the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, which recognizes high-quality advising at the University of Minnesota. She has a passion for social justice and advocacy for marginalized groups, and she brings this lens to her work with students. Megan co-teaches CSPH 3211: Living on Purpose: An Exploration of Self, Purpose, and Community, a course designed to allow students to reflect and explore how their studies, work, and community engagement contribute to a purposeful life.
Forest is an empathetic and enthusiastic student services professional, focused on how to best serve students of all backgrounds and identities. While growing up on a farm in rural Iowa, Forest gained an appreciation for the outdoors, and also loved learning. This led to Forest completing their Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Education. Forest has a strong affinity for social justice and world travel, having lived in Ireland previously, and currently serving as an instructor for OLPD 3332 – Global Identities. With more than 16 years of experience in various roles in advising, career coaching, and more, Forest believes that finding and designing your own path to success is an exciting approach to education, and to life!