H&A SSC Welcomes New Advisors!

H&A SSC Welcomes Three New Academic Advisors!

The College of Humanities and the Arts is proud to welcome three new Academic Advisors to the Student Success Center (H&A SSC). Audrey Freeman, Ana Navarrete, and Stephanie Garcia have joined the dedicated team of staff members at the H&A SSC, and are available to assist with general education and non-major advising, as well as to address common student inquiries regarding the College of Humanities and the Arts.

Ana Navarrete joined the SJSU community as an Academic Advisor at the H&A SSC in January, coming from nearby University of California, Santa Cruz, where she worked as an EOP Academic Advisor and the Undocumented Student Services coordinator. She brings her unique perspectives with her to the SSC, helping to grow and expand the resources and support available to H&A students. “I am really looking forward in working closely with students in the humanities and the arts in supporting them with their personal, academic, and career goals,” Ana explains. “From day one I was able to see how supportive and dedicated staff at the Student Success Center were of their students, and I knew that I wanted to be part of the team.”

Coming to the H&A SSC from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, CA, Audrey Freeman is thrilled to be a member of the Spartan community. She completed her Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in College Student Services at Saint Mary’s College, and served as the Coordinator for the Honors Program. She looks forward to being a part of the SJSU community and helping students achieve their visions of success. “I knew that I wanted to pursue an advising career when I began the Master’s program; I am so honored to be a part of this advising team,” Audrey says. “It’s rewarding to be in a role in which I can provide guidance on a daily basis and listen to what our students are learning in their cl

Stephanie Garcia is a long-time Spartan in the process of completing her Master’s in Counselor Education here at SJSU, and comes to the H&A SSC from the Department of Design. The most recent arrival at the H&A SSC, she is driven by her goal of becoming an Academic Advisor, and looks forward to helping students overcome the challenges they may face while they are at SJSU. “I felt this was the best way to utilize my knowledge that I acquired during my three years with the Department of Design,” Stephanie says. “The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help students academically make their way through SJSU, and providing them with the tools they need to succeed.”

Together, the team at the H&A SSC helps provide a warm and welcoming environment that promotes student success. They invite you to stop by 244 Clark Hall to say hello and to see how they can help make your experience at SJSU positive and meaningful.

For more information about the H&A Student Success Center, or to make an appointment, please go to http://www.sjsu.edu/ha-advising/index.html