COVID-19 UPDATE: Academic advisors will still be available to answer your questions via phone or video appointments.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office Mission

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office employs inclusive and proactive advising strategies to:

  • Support students in achieving success in their academic, life, and career goals.
  • Challenge students to think critically about how their decisions impact their lives and their community.
  • Empower future engineers to make lasting contributions to the engineering profession and the well-being of society.

Prospective students, please visit our future student page to contact Joy Velarde with any questions.

Current and admitted students can book an appointment with an advisor below:

Last Names A – C:

Katie Barnard

Last Names D – M:

Morgan Sriphong-Ngarm

Last Names N – Z:

Benjamin Petrie

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Katie: In-Person 8:30-4:30

Benjamin: Remote Drop-ins 2:30-4

Morgan: Remote Drop-Ins 11:30-1:30

Morgan: In-Person 8:00-4:00

Katie: Remote Drop-Ins 2:00-3:00

Benjamin: In-Person 8:30-4:30

Katie: Remote Drop-Ins 1:00-2:00

Benjamin: Remote Drop-ins 9:00-11:00

Morgan: Remote Drop-Ins 12:30-2:00

Katie: Remote Drop-Ins 2:00-3:00

While class are online (9/28-10/9) advisors will be working completely remotely, there will be no in-person advisor.

An advisor will also be in-person for the additional following days: 10/16, 11/6, 11/10, and 11/13.

Click here for Drop-In Zoom Advising

Katie is originally from Lyons, Colorado and completed a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Western Washington University and a graduate degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. She moved to Utah to work in the Mechanical Engineering department in June 2016. She loves hiking, camping, sand volleyball, musicals, trying new restaurants, and her cat Smokey.

Morgan is originally from Reno, Nevada and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in general sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno. Following graduation, Morgan moved to Iowa to complete her graduate degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Iowa State University. She loves to hike, play volleyball and soccer, travel to new places with her husband, and is excited to explore Salt Lake City.

Benjamin is originally from Aurora, Colorado and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. From there, he attended Colorado State University and earned a degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Benjamin enjoys hiking, candle-making, traveling, and his dog Tanok.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Debra Mascaro
Office: MEK 1560B
Phone: 801.581.7687
Students should only contact Dr. Mascaro if referred by their academic advisor for issues regarding academic standards, admissions decisions, dismissal from the M.E. major, petitions, or if you are applying for co-op or enrolled in ME EN 1010.