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Please note: the SCI Advising Center works only with University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students. If you are a graduate student or are not yet a Pitt student, please find relevant contacts on the SCI Who to Contact page.  

Virtual Prospective Student Office Hours

Pitt students enrolled in schools other than SCI may use Virtual Office Hours to meet with an SCI Academic Advisor via Zoom, no appointment required. Students may also email quick questions to SCIadvising@pitt.edu. If you have a range of questions to discuss, Office Hours are preferred. Current SCI students should refer to their assigned advisor's office hours, listed below. Advisor assignments are posted in the Student Center.

Prospective student office hours will be cancelled on, Monday January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Virtual Office Hours Schedule:
Monday - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday - 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Link for Virtual Office Hours

Note, you must authenticate your Pitt account to join the meeting.

*Office hours will not be held during University holidays and closures. 


SCI Peer Advisors

What are Peer Advisors?

Are you confused about enrollment tools? Do you have questions about building your schedule? Do you want to chat with a peer about majors, classes, scheduling, etc. before you finalize your schedule? Talk to an SCI Peer Advisor!

SCI Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours Spring 2024

  • Monday: 10 - 11:30 a.m., 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 - 3 p.m., 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Note: There will be no SCI Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours on, Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SCI Peer Advisors Zoom Room: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96470675651

Have a question? Email our Peer Advisors at SCIPeerAdvisors@pitt.edu

Meet Your Spring 2024 Peer Advisors

Annabelle Cotton
Major: Digital Narrative and Interactive Design
Minor: Information Science

“Hi y’all! My name is Annabelle Cotton and I am a senior Digital Narrative and Interactive Design Major with an Information Science Minor. I love my role as a Peer Advisor and specialize in questions concerning DNID, DRS, and Career Advice (however you can ask me anything!) I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland and enjoy running, seeing movies, playing music, and hanging with friends. This past summer I worked for PNC Bank as a Data Analyst intern and have accepted a full time position post-grad. Pitt has allowed me to combine my love for both humanities and computing so my mission is to help others achieve their academic goals as well. H2P!”

Drop-in hours: Mondays 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 10 -11:30 a.m.

Joy Gimei
Major: Information Science
Certificate: Engineering for Humanities

"Hey everyone, I am a Senior majoring in Information Science and pursuing a certificate in Engineering for Humanity! I am currently the President of the Information Science club (OASIS) and Vice President of Community Relations for my sorority (Delta Delta Delta). I love making Spotify playlists, adventuring with my friends, and spending quality time with my family:)"

Drop-in hours: Fridays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

 

Johanna Luke
Major: Information Science
Certificate: Engineering for Humanities

“Hi everyone! I’m a sophomore Information Science major and Computer Science minor. I’m a member of Women in Computer Science (WICS), OASIS, and on the Steel City Raas dance team! If I’m not in class, I’m usually hiking, watching Criminal Minds or New Girl, or exploring the city with my friends!”

 

Drop-in hours: Mondays 3:30 - 5 p.m. and Tuesdays 1 - 3 p.m.

 

Sarina Saran
Majors: Computer Science, Media & Professional Communications
Certificate: Public Communication of Science & Technology

"Hi! I'm a sophomore student working on a dual degree in Computer Science and Media/Professional Communications with a certificate in the Public Communication of Science and Technology to tie it all together. At Pitt, I'm involved with Pitt Pathfinders, Women in Computer Science (WiCS), and Girl Gains, and am happy to talk about any of those endlessly. In my free time, I love reading, exercising, trying new foods, and searching for cheap concert/musical tickets!"

Drop-in hours: Tuesdays 3:30 - 5 p.m. and Thursdays 2 - 3:30 p.m. 

 

 


SCI Advisor Contact Information

You can see your advisor’s open availability in Navigate. If you do not see availability, please send your advisor an email or visit their office hours.

Anna HermannUndergraduate Academic Advisor
amh482@pitt.edu | Information Sciences Building, Room 510

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday | Remote: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Thursdays, 2 – 3 p.m | https://pitt.zoom.us/j/9059476810

Emily Park, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
emilypark109@pitt.edu| Information Sciences Building, Room 504

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday | Remote: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | https://pitt.zoom.us/my/eparksci

Jen Gentzel, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
jlg238@pitt.edu | 412-383-0363 | Information Sciences Building, Room 507

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, every second Friday | Remote: Monday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Tuesdays, 5 - 6 p.m. | https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2950834947 or Information Sciences Building, Room 507

Kristine Pugliese, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
krp115@pitt.edu | 412-383-2290 | Information Sciences Building 505

Work Schedule
In-office: Monday, Thursday | Remote: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m. | https://pitt.zoom.us/j/9082239221 or Information Sciences Building, Room 505

Rachel Parkes, Director of Academic Advising
rapark@pitt.edu | 412-383-0646 | Information Sciences Building, Room 509

Work Schedule
In office: Monday, Wednesday | Remote: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96932023471 or Information Sciences Building, Room 509