Outstanding Associate Advisor

Leslie Bottari, Staff Associate, UAAP

Each year, UAAP recognizes one outstanding and extraordinary associate advisor among 200 students that participate in the Associate Advisor Program. The number of nominations is a testament to how much both faculty and students value and are committed to freshman advising.

Rebecca Gallivan, Junior in Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Advisor for Professor Ezra Glenn, Urban Studies and Planning

2015016 Outstanding Associate Advisor According to Professor Glenn, “MIT's official motto is ‘mind and hand,’ but Rebecca adds to this a second, equally-important pairing: organization and care.”  He expressed his appreciation for Rebecca “helping freshmen make sense of MIT's one million and one ways of doing things and being an expert at bringing order to chaos and clarity to confusion.”

Freshman advisees enthusiastically agree with Prof. Glenn’s comments and praised Rebecca for “always taking the time to check in with them, giving great advice, and going above and beyond her role to help them have a smooth transition and experience a productive first year at MIT.”