Undergraduate Advising

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 undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, please visit our future student contact page with any questions.

Current and admitted undergraduate students can book an appointment with an advisor below.

  • Video, phone, and in-person appointments are available.
  • If you are an incoming first year or transfer student, please consult our Orientation Advising page for instructions on meeting with your advisor


Tuesdays 11am – 1pm

In Person (MEK 1550) and Virtual (link above)

Last Names A – E:

(and M-Q)

Ben Danh (he/him)

Last Names F – L:

(and M-Q)

Rheannon Burnside (she/her)

Last Names M-Q:

Morgan Sriphong-Ngarm (she/her)

Morgan will be out on planned leave until early June. In the meantime, students with last names M-Q can meet with any of the other mechanical engineering advisors.

Last Names R – Z:

(and M-Q)

Benjamin Petrie (he/him)

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.

Email Benjamin

Ben is originally from Salt Lake City and completed a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Utah in Sociology with a minor in Economics and certificate in Diversity. After, he would continue onto graduate school and earn a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy with an emphasis on Student Affairs. Ben enjoys gaming, spending time with family, and exploring downtown with his friends.

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Rheannon is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and completed a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Central Arkansas in History with a minor in Anthropology in 2017. Soon after, she worked at Yellowstone National Park and then transitioned to a role in marketing at an edtech company in Arkansas. In 2021, Rheannon continued onto graduate school and earned her M.Ed. with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Utah in 2023. In her free time, she loves playing board games with friends, exploring Salt Lake City, and taking her dog, Thunder, on new adventures!

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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.