Center for Freshman Year - Staff Directory

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Academic Counselors

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Erin Anthony, UCFY Counselor Erin Anthony
Academic Counselor
150-N Allen Hall
Erin Anthony is a licensed professional counselor. She joined LSU in 2007. As a counselor with University College’s Center for Freshman Year, she has worked with first year students in a number of capacities through various programs, activities, and daily advising sessions.  Anthony earned her Master of Science in Community Counseling.
Abby Blanchard

Abby Blanchard
Academic Counselor
150-R Allen Hall

Abby Blanchard joined the Center for Freshman Year as a graduate assistant in January 2018, and has since become a permanent part of the UCFY family as an Academic Counselor after graduating with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2020. Abby is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Lighthouse Advocate, and volunteers with the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC).
Kris Bromley Kris Bromley
Academic Counselor
150-M Allen Hall
Kris Bromley earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Latin America concentration in 2017 from LSU. She then obtained her Master of Social Work in 2019 also from LSU. Kris is currently a Certified Social Worker and is working towards her Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license. She joined University College Center for Freshman Year in May 2019.  
Jami Foret Cox Jami Foret Cox
Academic Counselor
150-Q Allen Hall
Jami Foret Cox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences from Nicholls State University in December 2014. She then obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in May 2017. During her graduate program, Jami interned at LSU Mental Health Service and greatly enjoyed her work with the LSU population. Jami is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She joined LSU’s University College Center for Freshman Year as an academic counselor in May 2019 and is excited for another opportunity to work with students on campus. 
Tim Fields, UCFY Counselor Tim Fields
Academic Counselor
150-S Allen Hall

For the past 25 years, Tim Fields has served as a licensed academic counselor. Fields oversees University College’s academic orientation presentations to potential freshman during on- and off-campus visits. Fields has served as President of the LSU Staff Senate. He is President-Elect of the Louisiana Counselors Association. He has contributed chapters in Freshman Year Experience Proceedings and national academic athletic advising publications on student-athlete reform. In 2007, Fields was awarded Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the National Academic Advising Association, LSU Advisor of the Year, and University College’s Counselor of the Year.
Ashley Granger
Ashley Granger
Academic Counselor &
SSP Coordinator
150-X Allen Hall
Ashley rejoined UCFY in April of 2019 after serving as the associate director of academic affairs in the LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. Ashley has worked in various departments at the University, which include the LSU Student Health Center. Ashley earned both her bachelor's and master’s degrees at LSU. She was awarded the LSU Advisor of the Year Award in 2013 and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding New Advising Award in 2014. Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS).  
Sarah Oldendorf Sarah Oldendorf
Academic Counselor
150-M Allen Hall
Sarah Oldendorf earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Business, Spanish, and Sociology in 2015 from LSU. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling also from LSU, graduating in May 2020. Sarah interned at BRCC's Counseling Center and LSU Mental Health Services during her graduate program. She is currently a PLPC (Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor) and is thrilled to be part of the UCFY team.
Jennifer Ramezan, UCFY Counselor Jennifer Ramezan
Academic Counselor
150-O Allen Hall
Jennifer Wale Ramezan earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling degree, both from LSU. She previously worked as an academic counselor with the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. She currently works with all students interested in pursuing a Pre-Nursing degree from LSU. Ramezan’s passion for academic counseling extends beyond the office, as she assists students learning about all of LSU’s available resources, so that students are as successful as possible in their personal and academic paths. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), Louisiana College Counseling Association (LCCA) and the Louisiana Association for Spiritual, Religious and Ethical Values in Counseling (LASERVIC).
Gwen Snearl, UCFY Counselor
Gwen Snearl
Academic Counselor
150-T Allen Hall
Gwendolyn Snearl earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Science at University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly known as University of Southwestern Louisiana). She has worked in University College in a variety of roles, as well as in Multicultural Affairs.
Bethanie Tinker Bethanie Simon
Academic Counselor
150-L Allen Hall
Bethanie Simon joined LSU University College Center for Freshman Year in 2019 after previously earning more than two years of academic advising experience in university and college settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LSU. Simon is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).