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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

Are you a current Natural Science Major?

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Excluding appointments with Mathematics and Physics Major advisors

Molecular Cell Biology BS Advisors

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Current Molecular Cell Biology majors:

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Prospective Molecular Cell Biology majors:

Call (808) 956-5911 or email cnsadvis@hawaii.edu to schedule an appointment.

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College Advisor

Maria McCormick

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Hello! My name is Maria.

I was born in Hawaiʻi and call Waianae home. I previously attended Portland State University where I earned a BA in English and worked as a peer mentor for a retention program serving underrepresented, first generation students. In that role I found a passion for supporting students through higher education.

After graduating, I came back to Hawaiʻi and completed an M.Ed program in Educational Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Before joining the College of Natural Sciences, I worked as a research assistant for the College of Education and as an undergraduate advisor for the Economics department here at UH.

I am excited to work together to make the most of your time at UH and address your unique strengths, needs, and interests!

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-8996

Email: mariakt@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Julia Wente

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Hello everyone, my name’s Julia! I graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Marine Option Program (MOP) Certificate. I grew up in Arizona and studied at university in England before finding my way to O‘ahu.

While on island, I’ve been fortunate to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), observing our local spinner dolphin populations. My research involves studying the effects of human interaction on marine mammal behavior, and applying this understanding towards conservation efforts.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your university goals!

To schedule an appointment, log into your STAR Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-0788

Email: jwente@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Max Lee, MA

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Study Abroad Advisor

Hello! I joined the College of Natural Sciences team in June 2018, but I’ve been an advisor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Study Abroad Center since 1997. I received a double BA in Japanese and French, and an MA in French language and literature, both from UHM. While a student I studied in Germany, Argentina and France. Besides English, I speak Japanese, French, Spanish and German, at various levels. The skills I learned while navigating different languages and cultures still serve me professionally and personally.

I encourage all students to consider participating in a study abroad program while at UHM. It doesn’t have to delay graduation and can be a truly fulfilling experience.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-3365

Email: maxl@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC &
STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR

College Advisor

Sherylynne Andrada

Mānoa Peer Advisor

Hello, my name is Sherylynne. I advise the freshmen with less than 30 earned credits in the following majors:
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information and Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

I am a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in the Philippine Language and Literature: Ilokano. I am very interested in healthcare, culture, and guiding students towards their aspirations. I also enjoy getting to meet new people and helping them prepare for what their future holds so I am excited to meet and advise you!

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-5911

Email: cnsmpa@hawaii.edu

MĀNOA
PEER ADVISOR

College Advisor

Pamela Toh

Manoa Peer Advisor

Hello, my name is Pamela. I advise freshmen with less than 30 earned credits.

I was born and raised in Singapore and educated in Dubai. I moved to Oʻahu in 2016 and am currently pursuing concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Biochemistry as well as minors in Mathematics and Microbiology. My educational passions lie in neuroscience and I hope to one day contribute to our understanding of its many complexities. I believe that higher education provides a valuable opportunity to build perspectives that can greatly enrich our perception of the worlds around and within us. There is always more to be learned than we realize and I am eager to help optimize your university experience to your priorities.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-5911

Email: cnsmpa@hawaii.edu

MĀNOA
PEER ADVISOR

ABOUT US

We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!

STUDENT ACADEMIC
SUCCESS CENTER