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 both the Aiken Center Dean's Office and the Bittersweet Building. These pages provide information about our many services as well as connect you to 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. Let us welcome you again and we all look forward to working with you.

Meet our Student Services Staff

Marie Vea

Marie C. Vea - Assistant Dean for Student Services & Staff Development, 220F Aiken Center 802-656-3003
Supervise student services & support staff; advise on student issues (academic, personal, social); consult & approve 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; coordinate with other UVM Dean's Office Student Services.

Experiential Learning

Anna Smiles-Becker

Anna Smiles-Becker, Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator, 220G Aiken Center, 802-656-3002
Rubenstein School Internship Program; Internship/research/employment opportunities; Career advisement (resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, networking, and job search).

Undergraduate Student Services

Danielle Moore

Danielle Moore, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, 220E Aiken Center, 802-656-2675
Recruitment & Admissions; Tours for prospective students & families; Admission events (Open Houses and Admitted Student Visit Days); New First Year & Transfer Student Orientation; Outreach activities; Homecoming; High School Student Visits; College/Career Fairs; First Year Advisor Support; USDA Multicultural Scholars Grant Management; RSENR-specific scholarship programs; Honors & Studies Committee; Internal Transfer Process; Add/change majors, minors, concentrations; RSENR Stewards leadership program

Nadeje Alexandre

Nadeje Alexandre, Senior Professional Advising Coordinator, 312A Aiken Center, 802-656-2713
Student advising, especially within the environmental sciences major; Community-based learning; Community partner relations; Leads program with Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Undergraduate Student Services - Environmental Program

Karen Nordstrom

Karen Nordstrom, Professional Academic Advisor, Environmental Program, 212 Bittersweet House, 802-656-3131
Academic advising in the Environmental Studies major, Internships, Research, Study abroad, Teaching, Sustainability and food systems education.

Graduate Student Services

Carolyn Goodwin Kueffner

Carolyn Goodwin Kueffner, Graduate Program Student Services Specialist, 220A Aiken Center, 802-656-2511
Management of RSENR Graduate Program: Applications, Student Funding, Student Progress, Grad Events/Workshops, etc. Prospective, Current, and Former graduate student support.

Resources for Current Students

Academic Support Accomodations for Spring 2020


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