Monday, December 1, 2014

New ACA Member Spotlight: Isabel Anheier

Hometown: Olathe, KS

College(s) attended: University of Kansas and Portland State University

Degree(s) earned: BS in Environmental Science and M.Ed. and Curriculum & Instruction, science education

Current job title and department at UT, date started: Assistant Academic Advisor, Center for First Year Advising, College of Natural Sciences, June 2014

Past job titles/companies:
-Academic Advisor in IRG at UT
-Program Coordinator at UC Denver School of Medicine
-Administrative Assistant at Portland State University, Biology Department
-Program Coordinator at the University of Kansas, Graduate Writing Program
-Administrative Assistant at the University of Kansas, Environmental Studies Department

How did you wind up working for UT? Moved to Austin after graduate school and wanted to continue working in higher ed.

How did you find out about ACA and what made you want to join? From my supervisor when I first joined UT.  It sounded like a great community to be a part of, especially as someone new to UT.  I have enjoyed attending ACA meetings ever since!

UT is a pretty unique place, especially when you first start working here. What’s the strangest thing you’ve discovered about UT so far?  That courses don’t always go in numerical order in terms of course progression.  It drives me nuts!!!

When you’re not rocking out as an advising professional, what do you like to do for fun?  Anything active and outdoors- hiking, biking, climbing, camping, swimming, etc.  

What’s your favorite Austin-centric thing to do?  I could answer this in so many ways, but I’m going to have to go with eating breakfast tacos.  I had never even heard of them before moving here (I’d only had breakfast burritos).  Viva la breakfast taco!