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Brooks School Student Services Team

Engage with our Brooks School Student Services Team

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy takes a team approach to undergraduate advising. Undergraduate students in the Brooks School have access to a team of academic advising staff in the Office of Admissions, Student Services and Career Management. Students are also assigned a faculty mentor during their first semester.

Professional staff advisors in the Brooks Office of Admissions, Student Services and Career Management are available to help you with specific advising questions including academic policies and procedures, credit requirements, degree requirements, course sequencing, petitions, transfer credit, study abroad, career planning, minor selection, exploring change of major, and personal support. Professional staff advisors will also serve as liaisons with other university offices and provide referral services to offices such as Student Disability Services, the Learning Strategies Center, Cornell Health, etc.

Meet the Team


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Christie Avgar 

Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Student Services

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Mame Ndiaye

Associate Director of Inclusive Enrollment and Student Services


Jen Wright

Jen Wright 

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services

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Michelle Gardner

Associate Director of Career Management

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Tracey Thompson


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Emma Broz

Assistant Registrar

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Kim Fellows

Assistant Registrar

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Becca Campbell

Student Services Coordinator


Brooks Faculty Mentors (listed as faculty advisor in student center) are available to mentor you on your interests in the field of public policy and broader career directions, within the context of the Brooks School curriculum. This includes offering you career development advice within the scope of the mentor’s networks and expertise. Mentors can counsel you on opportunities to engage within and outside of the Brooks School across our programming. Faculty mentors will pull from their research expertise and network to inform you of current areas of research and opportunities in the field, particularly with regards to independent study and honors programming.

You should plan to meet with your faculty mentor at least once per semester to discuss your academic interests and plans for the future. You can find your faculty mentor’s name in Student Center. Faculty mentors are available to help you, so feel free to email your faculty mentor to learn when their office hours are or to request an appointment.

If you were not assigned a faculty mentor or if you would like to request a mentor change, contact If you know who you would like to have as a new faculty mentor, check with that person first to make sure they agree, and forward their approval to



For Questions Contact: 
Registrar Phone: (607) 255-2235
Advising Phone: (607) 254-3451