Jessica Robinson

Academic Advising Professional

Office: Engineering Building, Room 2085
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4284
Email: jrobin55@uwyo.edu


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Jessica Robinson grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and is a passionate, deeply-committed academic advisor with nearly 10 years of advising experience. After receiving her Ph.D. in higher education administration from Baylor University, Jessica worked as the advising coordinator for the University of North Texas' Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences program, and then transferred to working as the Dual Credit Coordinator for Collin Community College, located in Frisco, Texas. Her primary areas of research include college student mentorship, academic/success coaching, and community college development. Her journal articles have largely focused upon the role that human, supports play in college students' development of their life purpose.

Jessica is also happily married to Stefan Robinson, Art Education faculty member for the University of Wyoming. The two of them have three cats: Widget, Doodad, and Gadget, and greatly enjoy hosting mystery dinner parties, and playing board games. In light of Jessica's love for cooking, Jessica has recently started "Cooking Around the World", in which she creates 2-3 meals from different countries around the world. She also uses this project as a way to learn about other cultures, in order to more fully appreciate the diversity and community that a home-cooked meal can provide.
If you have any questions at all, academic or food-related, please don't hesitate to email me and set up a meeting. I look forward to getting to know you better and am grateful that I get to be a support in your educational journey!


"And to me, you will be different than all the other young adults, because I have gotten to know you, and that is the true difference," wrote Antoine St. Exubery in his book, The Little Prince. As a professional academic advisor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences' (CEPS) Advising Office, at the University of Wyoming (UW), this quote frames my academic advising philosophy. I fully believe that I serve as a resource to resources for students, helping them navigate through their classes from their first day, until their day of commencement from this college and university. However, none of my students are ever just "students"--each of us have a different journey, and a different set of experiences that present to us along our educational pathways. These experiences mold us, shape us, and help us develop into who we are and carry with us into the future.
During these experiences, I believe that academic advisors function as academic mentors, assisting with degree planning, degree understanding, and institutional navigation. However, they also assist students when academics become challenging and often become cheerleaders, validators, and extra sources of support—helping their students to persist and take the next steps in their college careers. During these moments, I believe that it is my fundamental role to help my student remember why it is they were originally interested in their declared major, and remind them that each step, no matter how big or how small, is progress.
Finally, my entire advising philosophy is fueled by a belief in the importance of thriving and well-being. No matter what, I want my students to leave our sessions better when they first arrived and more confident and settled than before our conversation. I often a use the term "resource to resources", meaning that I see myself as a resource for students to help them navigate through the institution, providing my students with connections and referrals to different tools and supports across the university. Through creating a network of support for my students, both within and outside of the College of Engineering, I continually see myself as a vital member of the advisee's student success team, providing the smile, ear to listen, or encouragement they need to bring their educational dreams to reality.

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