Students meet with Student Services staff in solarium

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 the Aiken Center Dean's Office.  Please find information about our many services and learn how to connect with us. 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.

Drop In Hours for Fall 2022 are in-person Monday - Friday, 1-3pm in the Student Services Hub in the Aiken Dean's Office (220). Stop by! Alternatively, you can contact us individually through Teams or use our contact information below.

NEW! Rubenstein Gear Library - In an effort to support experiential learning and access to the outdoors, Rubenstein Student Services is excited to offer our FREE gear library! You can borrow rain jackets, rain pants, winter hats, boots, snowshoes, and much more. Fill out this Gear Request Form to get started. Questions about the Gear Library? Feel free to reach out to Brittany.LeBeau@uvm.edu or Emily.LeForce@uvm.edu.

Meet our Student Services Team

Marie Vea

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

  • Supervises Student Services & Support Staff
  • 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
  • Liaison to University Diversity Council
Anna Smiles-Becker

Anna Smiles-Becker, Director of Student Success and Experiential Learning, 220F Aiken Center
anna.smiles-becker@uvm.edu | Office phone: 802-656-3002 | Schedule an appointment with Anna

  • Advises on student issues (academic, personal, social)
  • Approves Late Withdrawals, Medical Withdrawals and Incompletes
  • Coordinates with other UVM Student Services offices; Representative on UVM Student Services Collaborative
  • Supports Honors & Studies Committee
  • Supervises Professional Advisors & Experiential Learning Coordinator
Akol Aguek

Akol Aguek, Retention and Recruitment Coordinator, 220E Aiken Center
akol.aguek@uvm.edu | 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 Degree Audits and Commencement process
Meghan Young

Meghan Young, Experiential & Community-Based Learning Coordinator, 219 Aiken Center
meghan.young@uvm.edu | Schedule an appointment with Meghan

  • Builds upon existing community engagement and experiential learning opportunities for students through Service Learning, Internships, and Research
  • Facilitates and welcomes new partnership opportunities with host sites
  • Establishes learning goals and outcomes pertaining to experiential learning that meet student academic, personal, professional, and field-based aspirations
  • Fields internship credit and funding questions
  • Coordinates Rubenstein School Perennial Internship Program
  • Liaison to Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Hannah Kershaw

Hannah Kershaw, Student Services Administrative Assistant, 220 Aiken Center
hannah.kershaw@uvm.edu

Professional Academic Advisors

Brittany Claussen

Brittany Claussen, Professional Academic Advisor, 220G Aiken Center
brittany.lebeau@uvm.edu | Schedule an appointment with Brittany

  • Professional Advisor for First Year and Sophomore students
  • Coordinates student wellness programing and support; RSENR Wellness Ambassador
  • Support for First-generation and Vermont students
  • Advisor to undergraduate RSENR Student Advisory Board
  • Expertise in Ecology, Wetland Sciences, Soil Sciences
Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole, Professional Academic Advisor, 220G Aiken Center
jessica.cole@uvm.edu | Schedule an appointment with Jessica

  • Professional Advisor for First Year and Sophomore students
  • Support for First-generation and BIPOC students
  • Support for student interest in Study Abroad Programs
  • Expertise in Ecology, Plant-pollinator interactions
  • Other interests: pesticide toxicology effects on plants and bees
Emily LeForce

Emily LeForce, Senior Professional Academic Advisor, 220C Aiken Center
emily.leforce@uvm.edu | Schedule an appointment with Emily

  • Professional Advisor for First Year and Sophomore students
  • Advises on student issues (academic, personal, social)
  • Coordinates Career Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Advises on Internships, Research, and Experiential Learning
Cathy Shiga-Gattullo

Cathrine (Cathy) Shiga-Gattullo, Professional Academic Advisor, 220C Aiken Center
cathrine.shiga-gattullo@uvm.edu | Schedule an appointment with Cathy

  • Professional Advisor for First Year and Sophomore students
  • Coordinates Career Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Expertise in Environmental Science, Outdoor Education, Parks and Recreation

Graduate Student Services

Katie Fraioli

Katherine "Katie" Fraioli, Graduate Program Coordinator, 312C Aiken Center
rsenrgc@uvm.edu

  • 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: RSENRStewards@uvm.edu.

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 rgsa@uvm.edu.

General inquiries to Student Services

RSENRSS@uvm.edu