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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. 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 (Go Huskies!) 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 of all backgrounds and identities. My approach to advising is really individualized and student centered.

When I am not working, you can find me enjoying great food and basketball games (Go Wolves!). You can also find me dancing to Latin rhythms and anything that just moves the soul.

Hasta pronto,
--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

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.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.)