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Undergraduate Advising Center

NSM’s Undergraduate Advising Center will help you through every step of your college career, from the first semester to graduation. Students are encouraged to visit with their advisor regularly to update their degree plan and to stay informed about the academic programs and resources offered by NSM.

Changes to Undergraduate Advising during Period of Online Instruction

The NSM Undergraduate Advising Center has transitioned its operations to a remote format. As always, students may call 713-743-2626 during regular business hours for immediate assistance. Individual advisor contact information is available at the bottom of this page.

General Questions

Advisors are available to answer general advising questions via email. Students should include their UHID# in all communications.

Advising Appointments

Appointment scheduling will continue as normal via Navigate.

  • Virtual Advising
    Instead of a face-to-face meetings, NSM Advisors will meet with students virtually using Zoom at their scheduled time. Advisors will email students in advance with online meeting links and any additional instructions to facilitate the advising appointment.
  • Phone Option
    Students who prefer a phone conversation should email their advisor at least 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to make necessary arrangements.
  • Cancellations
    Students unable to meet virtually at their scheduled time should cancel and reschedule the session via Navigate.

Group Advising (UHin4 & Change of Major)

  • Virtual Sessions
    These sessions will be held via Zoom at the time for which the student registered (via Navigate or with the Undergraduate Advising Center front desk staff). Advisors will email students in advance with online meeting links and any additional instructions to facilitate the advising appointment.
  • Cancellations
    Students unable to meet virtually at their scheduled time should cancel and reschedule the session via Navigate.
  • Phone Option
    Students who prefer a phone conversation should email their advisor prior to their scheduled session to set up a separate appointment time.

Digital Access to Advising Tools

Students have instant access to their Degree Requirements (in their Student Center portal) and other useful tools via AccessUH.

Location

Fleming Building, Room 115 (Bldg. 564)
Office Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Front Desk: 713-743-2626

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Scheduling Advising Appointments

Need to schedule an advising appointment? You can do so using Navigate—a mobile app that you can download on your phone offering access to lots of different campus resources, including scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor!

If you have an emergency or a quick question, please email your advisor or contact the front desk (713-743-2626) in Fleming 115 for assistance.

Academic Advisors

NOTE: Students should contact the appropriate advisor for their major (see below). NSM Unspecified students should contact the advisor for their intended major.

Fanisia Bundage
Academic Advisor I

Fanisia Bundage

fnbundag@central.uh.edu
713-743-6470

Majors: Biology and Biochemistry

Susan Clements
Academic Advisor II

Susan Clements

swclemen@central.uh.edu
713-743-8530

Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics and Mathematical Biology

Ashley Cook
Academic Advisor II

Ashley Cook

aecook2@uh.edu
713-743-4884

Majors: Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics and Physics

Christian Davis
Academic Advisor I

Christian Davis

cedavis4@central.uh.edu
713-743-6899

Majors: Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics and Physics

Ivory McCarter
Academic Advisor I

Ivory McCarter

iecomeau@central.uh.edu
713-743-7625

Majors: Biology and Biochemistry

Rebekah Oestreicher
Academic Advisor II

Rebekah Oestreicher

rjpryoro@central.uh.edu
713-743-7855

Majors: Biology and Biochemistry

Vanessa Vasquez
Academic Advisor I

Vanessa Vasquez

evvasqu2@central.uh.edu
713-743-6854

Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics and Mathematical Biology

Other Advising Center Staff

Natalie M. Sumrow
Director

Natalie M. Sumrow

nsumrow@uh.edu
713-743-2904

Kim Marx
Advising Coordinator

Kim Marx

kmarx@central.uh.edu
713-743-1709

Kendra Alexander
Academic Records

Kendra Alexander

kalexander3@uh.edu
713-743-2620

Yassmine Elbaroudy
Advising Assistant

Yassmine Elbaroudy

yeelbaroudy@uh.edu
713-743-2626