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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice:  612-626-9252

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Ellen Sunshine

Student Services Adviser

360 Education Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339
Direct: 612-626-0627

Advises for undergraduate programs in:

About me

Hello students! I am really excited to be here in CEHD as one of the newest advisers on staff. I will be working with students in the Family Social Science major, as well as students who are undecided. My experience to this point has prepared me well for this position, as I worked in the College of Liberal Arts for almost 11 years with pre-FSOS students as well as students interested in almost every single other major offered here at the U.

My favorite part of the job is getting to know my students, their interests, and strengths. I feel that every part of a student’s life can affect their academics and choices, and I hope to know my students well enough to support them through whatever their lives may throw at them. Together, we can build a path forward towards graduation! I believe strongly in students becoming well-rounded citizens and strongly support study abroad, volunteering, and many other on and off campus opportunities.

My own path began at the University of Iowa where I received my BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology. I went on to get my Masters degree in Student Development in Post Secondary Education, also from the University of Iowa. My first job out of graduate school was here at the U of M in the Martin Luther King Jr. program, advising CLA students.

In my free time, I love live music, watching soccer, spending time with my friends, and drinking tea. My husband hails from Scotland, so we always have plenty of tea on hand!

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.

Drop-in Advising

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Fridays, 10:30.-11:30 a.m.
Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser.

Example of Issues for Drop-in Advising

Professional Development

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