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  • Joe Cilek
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: E115 FH

    Phone: 319-335-9181


    Educational background: MA in Student Development in Postsecondary Education, University of Iowa

    Programs Advised: B.A. in Health and Human Physiology (Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies); B.S. in Human Physiology 

    What drew you to advising: I enjoy the higher education environment and appreciate the chance to work with students at a defining time of life. I believe we all have interesting and important stories to tell, and as an advisor I am fortunate to be in a role where I hear students share aspects of their aspirations and experiences and can hopefully assist them along the way.

  • Ian Ely-Cate
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: E121 FH

    Phone: 319-335-9186


    Educational background: M.A. in Higher Education from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, B.A. in Spanish from University of Iowa

    Programs Advised: B.A. in Health and Human Physiology (Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies); B.S. in Human Physiology 

    What drew you to advising: To have the ability to be in an intellectual environment that allows for continued growth, knowledge, and conversation. Advising allows endless opportunities to discuss, debate, and generate new ideas with the student population, staff, and faculty.

  • Elizabeth Rook
    Academic Advisor

    Office: E117 Field House

    Phone: (319) 335-1390


    Educational background: MPH in Community and Behavioral Studies, University of Iowa
    M.S. Ed in Professional School Counseling, Buena Vista University - current

    Programs Advised: B.A. in Health and Human Physiology (Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies); B.S. in Human Physiology 

    What drew you to advising: College is an exciting time of self-exploration, personal discovery, and profound meaning-making. I think it is a true privilege to partner with students in this critical time so they can make informed decision and create the right goals in order to excel.

  • Kristina Sosa
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: 318 FH

    Phone: 319-353-5423


    Educational background: BS in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University, AA from Kirkwood Community College

    Programs Advised: B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management

    What drew you to advising: I had a great relationship with my advisors and professors in college and I wanted to create that same experience and connection for other students. Throughout college and after graduation, I heard many students say that their advisor was not helpful and I wanted to change that. You are only an undergraduate once and I believe that every person should be encouraged, inspired, and have the opportunity to explore all their interests. There is more to advising than picking out courses; advising is teaching. It should combine students' educational experiences with their aspirations, abilities, and lives outside of the University of Iowa to extend learning beyond college. Most importantly, I want to help students achieve a very obtainable goal, which at times may seem very unobtainable.