Our experienced advisors will help you navigate the University’s courses and resources on your unique journey to graduation.
As a senior academic advisor, Josh Borowicz, PhD, has advised University students over the past 30 years, especially students pursuing individually designed degrees. He holds a BA in English literature, an MA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in American Studies.
Lisa Garrett, MS, MEd, has a background in business education, instructional design, training facilitation and consulting, and program evaluation. She has been advising and teaching undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Her academic interests include reflective and experiential learning practices, building online learning communities, and teaching and learning models for adult learners.
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.
Jeff Olsen Krengel
Jeff Olsen Krengel has been working with undergraduate and graduate students for almost 30 years in residential life, student activities, academic advising, and student leadership. Jeff earned his Bachelor's degree from Augsburg University, his Master's from Western Illinois University, and a graduate certificate from the University of St. Thomas. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Jeff transferred twice, which led to his passion to work alongside transfer students.
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.