“Believe it or not, there are a lot of similarities between working with preschoolers and elementary age students and working with college students,” she said.
“I want to help them explore their strengths, interests, and values so they can effectively identify curricular and co-curricular opportunities that are relevant to their immediate and long-term professional goals,” he said.
“I am also a 2017 UT graduate myself, so I know my way around campus pretty well and am familiar with a lot of various aspects of UT from both a student and staff member’s perspective,” she said. “Oh, and I am proficient in Spanish and love every opportunity to practice my translating skills.”
Lisa Byrd is the assistant director for Engineering Advising. As an active academic advisor, she meets with students to help them plan their academic careers in the college.
“You can also come see me if you need a Tide pen or other random things that I always keep on me,” she said. “I guess after being a mom-on-the-go, I am prepared for anything. I have pulled out the Tide pen before for a student who dropped food on his tie once and was getting ready to go to the Engineering Expo.”