Meet Our Staff

Undecided, pre-health, pre-law, and pre-engineering students who have not yet chosen a major are assigned to an Explore Center academic advisor. Current UNL students can view/contact your assigned academic advisor through your MyPLAN account in your Success Network. You can also view advisor office hour information and schedule advising appointments. Need help scheduling an appointment? Read these instructions.

While you are assigned an advisor, you are welcome to meet with any advisor in the center. Pre-health and pre-law students who have major advisors in other colleges may meet with any Explore Center advisor for supplemental pre-health and pre-law advising.

Prospective students wanting to contact the Explore Center and its advisors can call 402-472-3605 or email explorecenter@unl.edu.

Click your advisor's card to learn more about them!

Paul Breitkreutz

Paul Breitkreutz

Coordinator of Advising Technology Systems

Email Paul Breitkreutz

Paul Breitkreutz

Coordinator of Advising Technology Systems
paul.breitkreutz@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
6
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Diet Mt. Dew
The best four-legged animal:
My Dogs, Pax & Greyson

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Sports Announcer
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Getting to know a variety of students
“Figure out the things you enjoy doing.”
Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll

Academic Advisor

Email Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll

Academic Advisor
megan.carroll@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
15
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Chex Mix
The best four-legged animal:
My dog, Rex!

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Vet
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Working with students 1:1
“Be open to new experiences.”
Tony Fucci

Tony Fucci

Academic Advisor

Email Tony Fucci

Tony Fucci

Academic Advisor
afucci2@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
3
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Cheez-Its
The best four-legged animal:
Dog

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
History Teacher
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Interacting with a diverse group of students
“Take advantage of educational opportunities.”
Jaci Gustafson

Jaci Gustafson

Assistant Director

Email Jaci Gustafson

Jaci Gustafson

Assistant Director
jaci.gustafson@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
6
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Bottled Water
The best four-legged animal:
Dog

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Writer for National Geographic
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Being a sounding board for students
“Relax! It will all work out.”
Hillary Hotz

Hillary Hotz

Recruitment Program Associate

Email Hillary Hotz

Hillary Hotz

Recruitment Program Associate
hillaryhotz@experience.unl.edu
(402) 472-4842
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
2
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Snickers
The best four-legged animal:
Dogs

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Architect
Best thing about working with students:
Helping them make decisions to reach their dreams
“Get involved and don't be afraid to put yourself out there.”
Carmen Kelle

Carmen Kelle

Academic Advisor

Email Carmen Kelle

Carmen Kelle

Academic Advisor
ckelle@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
25
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Cheese Bugles
The best four-legged animal:
Dog

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Computer Programmer
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Helping students get where they’re going
“Take advantage of study abroad.”
Katie Kerr

Katie Kerr

Director

Email Katie Kerr

Katie Kerr

Director
katie.kerr@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
5
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Peanut M&M’s
The best four-legged animal:
Fluffy panda bears

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
I had no idea (and it terrified me!)
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Hearing students’ goals and ambitions
“Push yourself to meet new people!”
Anna Lowe

Anna Lowe

Administrative Coordinator

Email Anna Lowe

Anna Lowe

Administrative Coordinator
alowe12@unl.edu
(402) 472-1880
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
4
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Cheez-Its
The best four-legged animal:
Giraffe

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Doctor
Best thing about working with students:
Helping them grow and develop through the good and bad times.
“College is a time to work hard and play hard.”
Joey Lynch

Joey Lynch

Coordinator of Exploratory Advising and Retention Initiatives

Email Joey Lynch

Joey Lynch

Coordinator of Exploratory Advising and Retention Initiatives
jmlynch@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
7
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Gardetto’s
The best four-legged animal:
Pass? (I don’t really like animals!)

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Physical Therapist
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Working 1:1 with students
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
Mikayla Mericle

Mikayla Mericle

Administrative Coordinator

Email Mikayla Mericle

Mikayla Mericle

Administrative Coordinator
mmericle@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
10
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Peanut M&Ms
The best four-legged animal:
My cats!

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Marine Biologist
Best thing about being an administrative coordinator:
Interacting with students and their families
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
Kristin Plath

Kristin Plath

Academic Advisor

Email Kristin Plath

Kristin Plath

Academic Advisor
kristin.plath@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
5
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Skittles
The best four-legged animal:
Beasley (my dog!)

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Elementary Ed teacher
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Helping students find their passion
“Take time to explore!”
Kelsey Yadon

Kelsey Yadon

Academic Advisor

Email Kelsey Yadon

Kelsey Yadon

Academic Advisor
kelsey.yadon@unl.edu
(402) 472-3605
Love Library Room 127

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Number of Nebraska t-shirts currently in my closet:
3
My favorite library vending machine snack:
Popcorn
The best four-legged animal:
Sloths

on a serious note

Career choice as a child:
Librarian
Best thing about being an academic advisor:
Hearing students’ hopes and dreams!
“Get to know your professors and other professionals on campus.”