Mai Lee

CFANS Academic Advisor, Food Science
130 Coffey Hall

1334 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

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My mission as an academic advisor is to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all students. At the core of my advising are students. I believe in a student centered work environment. My goal as an educator and advisor is to continue to challenge the norm of institutionalized advising. This means I am constantly looking for new ways to advise students while growing myself and learning how to navigate and work with differences. I value and try my best to recognize the lived experiences of my students.

The three majors that I will be advising includes Animal Science, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems Management.

Biography

Hello Students!

I am excited to be part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences advising team. I started my education at Colorado State University where I received my BA in History. Thereafter, I moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota to get my MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Development in Higher Education. As a professional, I've held positions such as on-campus event planning, teaching assistant, and academic advising. Prior to working at the U, I was an academic advisor at the local community colleges.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy working on different crafting projects, reading, and hiking.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Professional Development Highlights & Focus Areas

Equity and diversity-related education and development:

  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Working with first-generation, low-income, and students with disability.
  • Planning events related to Diversity and Social Justice.