Talbott joins iSchool as academic advisor

Katelyn Talbott
Katelyn Talbott, Academic Advisor

Katelyn Talbott joined the iSchool on January 14 as an academic advisor. In this role, she primarily advises MS/LIS students, but she also works with MS/IM students during peak advising times.

Talbott previously served as an academic advisor for undergraduates in the Division of General Studies at Illinois. The opportunity to work with graduate students attracted her to the advising position at the iSchool.

"Having worked with exploring freshman and sophomore students at Illinois, I was interested in expanding my skillset by engaging with students who are on a focused career path. In addition to the advising aspect of this position, I also look forward to using my event planning background to contribute firsthand to orientation and communication projects," she said.

Talbott holds bachelor's and master's degrees in recreation, sport, and tourism from Illinois and is currently working on her Ed.D. in learning design and leadership through the College of Education.

"I look forward to working with and getting to know iSchool students, faculty, and staff," she said. "I am most excited to start seeing students and provide them with the resources they need to be successful iSchool graduates!"
 

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