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Michael Brown

  • Biology Dept
    • Biology
    • Pre-Med
    • Pre-Dentistry
    • Pre-Mortuary Science
    • Pre-Vet
    • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Chemistry Dept
    • Biochemistry
      • Pre-Pharmacy
    • Professional Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Professional Chemistry
    • Fermentation Science
  • ENVI Program (formerly IESS)
  • Neuroscience Interdisciplinary
  • Physics and Astronomy Dept
    • Engineering Physics
    • Physics
    • Physics Research
    • Science Literacy
  • Individualized Studies Program (BGS)

Biography: Michael Brown earned his LLMSW from EMU and a B.S. in community development and urban planning from University of New Hampshire. He has worked at EMU since 2007 as lead academic advisor in the College of Health and Human Services and advised students on academic probation within the Coordinated Student Advising Team. He's also been an adjunct instructor for the School of Social Work since 2011. He's a certified HIV counselor and works contractually with Washtenaw County Public Health.  Being a first generational student himself, he enjoys assisting students with navigating the university and helping them understand and achieve their full academic potential.

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Sarah Krizan

  • Art Dept
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Bachelor of Science in Arts
    • Art History
    • K-12 Art Ed
  • CMTA Dept
    • Arts and Entertainment Management
    • Communication
    • Digital Media Production
    • Entertainment Design and Technology
    • Journalism or Journalism and Media Studies
    • Theatre Arts
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Biography: As a proud alumna of Eastern Michigan University herself, Sarah is proud to serve EMU students as an Arts and Sciences academic advisor. She has several years of experience in advising and has worked extensively with English language learners (previously in the ESL Office in CAS) and international students. She believes that all students are dynamic learners and is passionate about helping each student get the most out of their college experience based on their individual goals. When she isn’t working with EMU students, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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Raechel Espinoza

  • African American Studies
  • Psychology (Last Names A-L)
  • SAC Dept
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Women's Gender Studies
  • History and Philosophy Dept
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies

Biography: As a first-generation college student who transferred from community college, Raechel knows how important perseverance and support are to student success. She has a passion for helping students achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. She completed her undergrad degree in psychology and anthropology at Henry Ford Community College and University of Michigan-Dearborn and a master's in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. Stop by and ask her about Harry Potter!

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Amber Wagner

  • All World Language Majors (except TESOL)
  • Computer Science Dept
    • Computer Science Applied
    • Computer Science Curriculum
    • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Earth Science
    • Geology (Professional, Hydrology and General Concentrations)
    • Geography
    • Geospatial Information Science and Technology
    • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Mathematics and Statistics Dept
    • Actuarial Science and Economics
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics w/Concentration in Stats
  • Political Science Dept
    • International Affairs
    • Political Science (Pre-Law)
    • Public and Nonprofit Administration
    • Public Safety Administration
Biography: Amber began her career at EMU as a Graduate Assistant in the UACDC while pursuing her graduate degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs. She moved to Francine Parker as a full time advisor in Jan 2016. Since becoming part of the College of Arts and Science team she has enjoyed getting to know the faculty and building relationships with her students. In her spare time Amber volunteers as an alumna advisor for her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, as he she is a firm believer that academics and campus involvement play an equal part in a successful college experience.


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Meredith (Merry) Krus 

  • Music & Dance Dept.
    • Dance
    • K-12 Music Ed
    • Music (Vocal and Instrumental)
    • Music Therapy
  • Psychology (Last Names M-Z)
  • English Dept.
    • Creative Writing
    • Children's Literature/Drama and Theatre for the Young
    • English Language
    • English Linguistics
    • Language Literature and Writing
    • Public Relations
    • Written Communication

Biography: Merry's higher education journey began at Michigan State University where she received her bachelor's in elementary education. She continued her learning here at Eastern where she received her master's in higher education student affairs administration and worked as a graduate assistant in the College of Education. As of July 2019, Merry joined the Francine Parker advising team and is excited to continue working with Eastern Eagles. What she values most about supporting students is working collaboratively to assist them in navigating their higher education experience and connecting their interests to their academic, professional, and personal goals. When she isn't in the office, Merry enjoys reading, rock climbing, spending quality time with her family and friends and traveling.

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