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Tom Liljegren: Academic Advisor

Tom Liljegren

Office Hours:
OM 106

Phone: 435.797.3883
Email: tom.liljegren@usu.edu

What I love most about being an advisor is 1) helping students to overcome challenges to succeed at USU and 2) seeing students reach their academic and career goals. I hope that I can introduce you to anthropology at Utah State and be a guide for you as you pursue your degree, helping to develop a plan and connect to resources and people who can help you pursue your goals. I grew up in Murray, Utah and have an MS in Psychology and Ed.S. in School Psychology from USU. Outside of work I love music, baseball, and spending time with my wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

Kourtney Bonzo: Peer Advisor

Kourtney Bonzo

Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-10:15 and Friday 8:00-10:00  |  OM 243

After switching her major three times, most recently from Marketing, Kourtney found her passion in Anthropology. She loves the deep understanding of different cultures, their individual habits and motivations, and most of all the holsitic approach that USU provides. Kourtney is in her 4th year and anthicipating graduation Fall of 2019 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and minor in Psychology.

Professionally, Kourtney wants to become a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She loves helping others adn hopes to make a difference to those with behavioral or mental disorders. She's had a large variety of occupations and leadership positions that have given her people skills and the passion needed to take on such a big task. After graduating, she will attend a masters program for Psychology and focus on Behavioral Psychology.

Personally, Kourtney enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling. She hopes to see Mesa Verde National Park soon and to one day visit New Zealand, Machu Picchu, Egypt and many other places. Other than spending time with her family, she often spends her spare time volunteering in different settings with local nonprofits and churches and playing games of all sorts from Sims to Skyrim.

She is really excited to dive into her role as a peer advisor becasue she feels that as a student herself, she can be really helpful in assisting her peers with academic and personal growth. Set up an appointment with Kourtney above or contact her by email at kourtney.wagner@usu.edu with any questions.

Julia Williams: CHaSS Ambassador

Julia Williams

Office Hours : Monday and Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm & Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
OM 106

Julia found her passion for Anthropology early in her college career. Since deciding to major in Anthropology, she has had the opportunity to participate in study abroad research projects in Peru, publish an ethnography, serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for the Anthropology Department, and work in the advising office for CHaSS. This is Julia’s final year at USU and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2019 with a BS in Anthropology and a minor in Public Health.

Upon graduation, Julia is planning to take a year off of school to work and explore the world through an Anthropological perspective. She will be applying to graduate school next fall to pursue a degree in Global Health and Medical Anthropology. One day she hopes to work for health focused NGOs, do research, and eventually become an anthropology professor so that she can share her passion with others.

When she is not working in the CHaSS advising office, grading papers, or doing homework, Julia loves to be outside. She is an avid hiker and even spent the last summer as a camp counselor in the mountains of Idaho which involved a lot of hanging out with kids while enjoying the beautiful nature. When the weather gets cold, Julia stays very active with ballet and yoga. More than any of the aforementioned activities, she loves being with her friends, family, and pets.

Julia looks forward to her position in the advising office and is excited to share her love and knowledge of the USU Anthropology department with her peers. Follow the link above to schedule an advising appointment with Julia and feel free to email her with any questions at julia.williams@usu.edu.