Faculty & Staff Profiles
Honors & Engagement Program Team
College of Engineering Honors Academic Advisor
Rachel has been working with honors students for more than 10 years, and her academic and professional experiences include academic advising, teaching, student organization advising, e-portfolio systems, and residence life. She is passionate about connecting students to opportunities to thrive and grow. Outside of work, Rachel is working on her proficiency in Spanish, and she loves audiobooks and cycling.
Associate Director, Honors and Engagement Programs
Coming from a family full of Michigan engineers, Mike feels right at hoMe! Mike has worked in a variety of capacities in higher education including academic advising, teaching, recruiting, student life programming, and honors programs. Mike enjoys helping students make the most of the resources available to them at Michigan. In his free time, Mike likes reading, tennis, running, playing viola, and board games.
Director, Honors and Engagement Programs
Stacie Edington might spend her free-time training for triathlons, but as Director of the Honors Program, she finds her stride helping Engineering students magnify their full potential.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Jason joined Honors as the faculty advisor in 2019, bringing a legacy of excellence in undergraduate education. He is an Arthur F. Thurnau professor, advisor to the Steel Bridge Team, and Director of the U-M Structural Engineering Laboratory. In his spare time, Jason plays softball.
Engaged Learning Graduate Intern
Stefany is a first-year graduate student at the University of Michigan, working towards her Higher Education degree with a specialization in Student Access and Success. She has been working in higher education for five years now and has found her passion for the career during that time. In her free time, she is an artist who loves sketching, and enjoys reading as well.
EGL Faculty Advisor
While being a beer connoisseur might be one Larry’s favorite hobbies, his main focus as an advisor and professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering is making sure the students at the College have access to the absolute best resources out there.
Honors and Engagement Program Manager
Lauren comes to us with years of higher education experience working with students including success coaching, career services, academic advising, teaching, and student event planning. She is very passionate about helping students find their fit while in college and to prepare them personally and professionally for the world after college. When she is not working, Lauren enjoying spending time with her husband, her dog (Cardi), crafting, board games, and playing volleyball.
Engaged Learning Graduate Intern
Melissa is a second-year graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. She is passionate about higher education and she eagerly embraces this new chapter at U of M. With experience in orientation and DEI programming, she’s thrilled to explore different facets of higher education. In her free time, Melissa finds joy in traveling, kayaking, and biking.
Honors & Engagement Administrative Assistant
Dawn is thrilled to be joining the team after spending the better part of a decade in municipal government. As a recent first-generation college graduate, Dawn discovered her passion for higher education; her long-term goal is to earn a master’s degree and transition into an academic advisor role. As administrative assistant, Dawn is dedicated to ensuring that staff and students feel comfortable, encouraged, and supported. Outside of work, Dawn loves spending time with her family, including her two handsome cats, Leo and Boomer.
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