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Welcome to the Rubenstein School. Student Services staff help students navigate the many processes and opportunities in RSENR and across UVM. If you have questions about your major, are looking for a form or an internship, need help or encouragement, or simply want to visit, we are here to help.

Our Student Services staff are housed in both the Aiken Center Dean's Office and the Bittersweet Building. Please find information about our many services and learn how to connect with the proper person or office. Please take some time to explore here as many of your questions can likely be answered with some research.

Our success is deeply connected to your success. We welcome you and look forward to working with you.

Open Office Hours for Spring 2022 are in-person Monday - Friday, 1-3pm in the Student Services area of the Aiken Dean's Office. Stop by! Alternatively, you can contact us individually through Teams or use our contact information below.

Meet our Student Services Team

Marie Vea

Marie C. Vea, Assistant Dean for Student Services & Staff Development, 220F Aiken Center | Google phone: 802-391-0802 | Office phone: 802-656-3003

  • Supervises Student Services & support staff
  • Professional Advisor to First Time First Year students
  • Advises on student issues (academic, personal, social)
  • Approves Late Withdrawals, Medical Withdrawals, and Incompletes
  • Liaison to Dean of Students, Student Accessibility Services, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, The Mosaic Center for Students of Color, and other UVM support services
  • Coordinates with other UVM Dean's Office Student Services
  • Liaison to University Diversity Council
Anna Smiles-Becker

Anna Smiles-Becker, Director of Student Success and Experiential Learning, 220G Aiken Center | Office phone: 802-656-3002 | Schedule an appointment with Anna

  • Professional Advisor to First Time First Year students
  • Advises on student issues (academic, personal, social)
  • Approves Late Withdrawals, Medical Withdrawals and Incompletes
  • Manages Rubenstein School Perennial Internship Program
  • Supervises Professional Advisors
Akol Aguek

Akol Aguek, Retention and Recruitment Coordinator, 220E Aiken Center | Office phone: 802-656-6275

  • Recruitment & Admissions: Visits for prospective students & families; Open Houses and Admitted Student Visit Days; New First Year & Transfer Student Orientation
  • Coordinates Internal Transfer process and Adding/Changing majors, minors, concentrations
  • Manages Honors & Studies Committee
  • Manages Degree Audits and Commencement process
Ryan Buckley

Ryan Buckley, Professional Academic Advisor, 219 Aiken Center | Schedule an appointment with Ryan

  • Professional Advisor for First Time First Year in the Environmental Sciences major in RSENR
  • Advises students seeking experiential learning opportunities through Internships, Research, and Study Abroad
  • Coordinates Internal Transfer process & Adding/Changing majors, minors, concentrations
  • Coordinates Advisor reassignments & student Re-entry Application process
  • Coordinates internship and research credit processes and administers internship funding
  • Advisor to Rubenstein Stewards leadership program
Brittany LeBeau

Brittany LeBeau, Professional Academic Advisor, 220C Aiken Center | Schedule an appointment with Brittany

  • Professional Advisor for First Time First Year students
  • RSENR Wellness Ambassador
  • Support for First-generation and Vermont students
  • Support for External Transfer students
  • Manages Degree Audits & Commencement process
  • Provides career advisement for junior and seniors and make referrals to UVM Career Center for first and second year students
  • Liaison to Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Advisor to undergraduate RSENR Student Advisory Board
  • Expertise in Ecology, Wetland Sciences, Soil Sciences
Ben Langton

Benjamin Langton, Professional Academic Advisor, Environmental Program, 214 Bittersweet House | Schedule an appointment with Ben

  • Professional Advisor to First Year Environmental Studies students in RSENR, CALS, and CAS
  • Instructs ENVS 101 Academic Planning Workshop
  • Advises on Internships, Research, and Study Abroad
  • Provides ENVS Capstone support and oversees ENVS Peer Mentor program
  • ENVS Course Substitutions, Advisor Reassignments for ENVS, and Faculty Advising support
  • Coordinates Admissions events and Orientations
  • Expertise in Writing, Ecology, and Landscape Natural History
  • Manages UVM Natural Areas

Graduate Student Services

Katie Fraioli

Katherine "Katie" Fraioli, Graduate Program Coordinator, 312C Aiken Center

  • Manages RSENR Graduate Program: Applications; Student Funding; Student Progress
  • Coordinates Graduate Student events and workshops
  • Provides Prospective, Current, and Former graduate student support
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Resources for Current Students

Undergraduate Student Resources

Graduate Student Resources

Undergraduates: Connect with Rubenstein School peers

The RSENR Stewards is a group of undergraduate students who strive to build a stronger School community by welcoming all students, supporting undergrads, and preparing them to graduate. Visit us in Room 111 Aiken Center or e-mail:

Graduate students: Engage in the Rubenstein School graduate student community

The Rubenstein Graduate Student Association is a way for graduate students to interact with each other and with the School's administration. Email us at

General inquiries to Student Services