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Faustina Cuevas

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student services adviser

360 Educational Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339 or schedule online.
Direct: 612-624-7184
fjcuevas@umn.edu

About me

Greetings to all reading this! I am very excited to be part of the College of Education and Human Development family as an Academic Adviser. Originally, I am from the East Coast, born and raised in New England, specifically Massachusetts. The journey to Minnesota was not easy and took a 22-hour drive, but it was well worth it! My undergraduate and graduate work both happened at my alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At UMass, I earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration. After graduate school, I moved next door to Connecticut where I worked three years in Residential Life at the University of Connecticut. In my three years there, I also did academic advising and worked collaboratively with campus partners to program around issues of social justice and diversity. I collaborated to create programs like a Latinas in Power Series and a campaign on promoting positive body image. I have a love for large state schools and a passion for advising students which is why I am happy to have ended up here!

In my advising role, I hope to educate, challenge and support students. My approach to advising is really individualized and student centered. I hope to honor student’s individual experiences and acknowledge their identities in and out of my office.

When I am not working, you can find me enjoying great food. Whether I am cooking it or out eating, I love all the flavors the world has to offer. My ethnic background is Dominican (Dominican Republic) so indulging in great Caribbean cuisines is a must for me! You can also find me dancing to Latin rhythms and anything that just moves the soul, like Zumba classes! I see myself as a compass in the journey of our students.

Hasta pronto (see you soon),
Faustina!

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

Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Fridays, 9:30-11:00 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.

Drop-in advising is usually limited to a 10 to 15 minute session. Students needing more time should schedule a 30 minute appointment by calling Student Services at 612-625-3339.

Example of issues for drop-in advising

  • Review of classes and class schedule
  • APAS review and updates
  • Petition discussions
  • Signatures for academic forms
  • Short Q&A
  • General discussion
  • Non-academic topics (such as time management, connecting on campus, etc.)