Student Advisors

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Photo: Ndina and Gabbie, Peer Advisors

Supplement professional academic advising via drop-in services
Connect students to campus tools and resources
Facilitate improved student understanding of major and degree requirements
Provide a unique leadership opportunity to current UMD students

Meet our resourceful student advisors:

Photo: Gabbie Scott


Gabbie S

Studying: I'm studying Communication with minors in Psychology and International Studies. 

Hometown: Walker, MN

Campus Involvement: 

  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Peer Advisor
  • Bulldog Welcome Week Rockstar
  • Be The Match

Interesting fact about you: My graduating class in high school had a whooping 41 students.

Favorite thing about UMD: There are so many organizations on campus to get involved in... The most difficult part of that is finding time to do them all! 

Plans after college: "I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." - Maya Angelou

What is one area of confusion that you saw your first couple of years at UMD? I am an incredibly indecisive person. Having to declare a major was a process. I think that I've had five majors since my freshman year. I'm happy I finally found one I can stick with!

Cool thing about me: My Twitter @gabbingabbie

Photo: Ndina Student Advisor


D Minga

Studying: Majors in Communication and Theater; Minors in International Studies and Dance

Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN 

Campus Involvement: 

  • Duluth Women's Rugby
  • Intervarsity
  • Wuda Wooch! (Wooch!)
  • Photography
  • Black Student Association
  • Kappa Xi Delta

Interesting fact about you: All I wanted for Christmas was a sloth. I still do!!

Favorite thing about UMD: All different ways to get involved outside and meet new people.

Plans after college: Would like to have money so I can travel all around and proceed to graduate school. 

What is one area of confusion that you saw your first year at UMD? I was confused on how to get around. 

Cool thing about me: I love napping.