New CFANS Advising Center and Animal Science Advisors

CFANS has launched a new advising center and model that will serve undergraduate students starting this Fall semester. This new center brings together all of the staff advisors and allows the advising center to offer enhanced services to improve students' experience in CFANS and to help them graduate on time and with the courses they need to launch their professional careers. With the changes, Animal Sciences students will still be supported by Senior Advisor Megan Schmidt, but will also be supported by two additional advisors Mai Lee and Tracene Marshall.


Mai Lee, MA

Mai LeeMai Lee started in the CFANS Advising Center in June 2016 as an Academic Advisor. Currently, she advises for Animal Science, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems Management. She has been in higher education for a couple of years working primarily in advising. In her role, she supports undergraduate students in understanding their degree requirements and progressing towards their academic goals. Mai Has her BA in History from Colorado State University and her MA in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota. This year marks her fourth year living in Minnesota, she was born and raised in Colorado.







Tracene Marshall, M.Ed

Tracene Marshall (not pictured) is a Senior Academic Advisor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). In 1981 she received a BA in Political Science and a M.Ed in Higher Education Administration in 1992 from Kent State University. She has worked in student services for almost 30 years in various positions e.g. admissions, advising, housing, Coordinator for Students with Disabilities and 17 years advising students Her primary majors are Forest and Natural Resource Management, Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Animal Science . She enjoys assisting students with their overall academic and personal development and believes it is important to support and challenge students as they persist through graduation.