Advising

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Introduction to certificate advising

If you are interested in the certificate but have not yet contacted or met with a global health advisor, please:

  1. Sign up for a group advising session — see below (in summer, set up an individual appointment)
  2. Email any questions you have before your group session or first individual advising appointment to:  ghadvising@nutrisci.wisc.edu
  3. Sign up to get the program’s e-mail newsletter. The newsletter includes information about advising sessions, field experiences, and global health events on campus. Sign up by sending an e-mail with no subject or text to: join-undergradglobalhealthcertificate@lists.edu

If you have already attended a group session and/or an individual advising meeting, please meet with or contact one of the program’s advisors as needed.

Group advising

In the fall or spring, an hour-long group advising session is required as your first contact with the certificate.  Sessions are offered fairly regularly during these terms.  Students should make every effort to attend a group session, but if none of the scheduled sessions work for you, seeing our peer advisor is also an acceptable option.  Students who would like to learn about the certificate during the summer should pursue individual advising with a staff advisor as described below.

Spring term group session dates and sign-up sheet now available here.

Individual advising

If you have specific questions after the group advising session, Global Health staff advisors Robin Mittenthal and Devika Suri will be glad to meet with you. They can help you plan your field experience, choose electives, and discuss potential careers and graduate/professional studies.

Both current and prospective global health students are divided between two staff advisors as follows:

  • Robin works with advisees with last names A-M.
  • Devika works with advisees with last names N-Z.

Other Certificate in Global Health team members have extensive experience with diverse topics, populations, and geographic settings.  You are encouraged to reach out to them for supplementary subject/location-specific advising as desired.  They are:

  • Sherry Tanumihardjo —  Director of the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health and Professor of Nutritional Sciences
  • Lori DiPrete Brown — Associate Director of Education and Engagement, Global Health Institute
  • Sweta Shrestha — Assistant Director of Education, Global Health Institute

Here’s how to reach the Global Health advisors

Robin_MittRobin Eric Mittenthal — Advisees with last names A-M
Global Health Administrative Program Manager,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
272 Nutritional Sciences (map)
Office: (608) 262-3718; Cell: (608) 772-1091; Fax: (608) 262-5860
mittenthal@wisc.edu
Advising with Robin

Appointments with Robin that you can book yourself:

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO A GROUP SESSION OR MET OUR PEER ADVISOR, please click here for appointment slots with Robin that you can book yourself (netID login required).  If you have not done one of those things, please do so first unless it’s the summer.

Making an appointment with Robin at a time that works for you:

If Robin’s drop-in hours and preset appointments don’t work for you, please call (608) 772-1091 or e-mail Robin (e-mail preferred) to make an appointment.  If you e-mail him, please make sure to include time windows that you are free over the next 5-10 business days.

Devika Suri — Advisees with last names N-Z
Global Health Certificate Advisor
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Room 278 (map)
dsuri@wisc.edu
Office: (608) 262-3427
Appointments with Devika that you can book yourself:

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO A GROUP SESSION OR MET OUR PEER ADVISOR, Please click here for appointment slots with Devika that you can book yourself (netID login required). If you have not done one of those things, please do so first unless it’s the summer.

Making an appointment with Devika at a time that works for you:

If Devika’s preset appointments don’t work for you, please e-mail to make an appointment.  If you e-mail her, please make sure to include time windows that you are free over the next 5-10 business days.

Peer Advising

Our peer advisor Natalie has fairly regular drop-in hours (see calendar below).  Natalie can’t tell you what you what you should do to complete the certificate (that advice would need to come from one of the program’s staff advisors, above), but she can tell you a lot about what you could do.  She can give you options that you can think about and discuss later with a staff advisor, as well as giving you her own undergraduate perspective on completing the certificate, preparing for careers, etc.  If (and only if!) a group session does not work for you, meeting Natalie as your first contact with the certificate is fine.  You can either attend her drop-in hours (see below) or e-mail her to set up an appointment at:  ghadvising@nutrisci.wisc.edu

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