Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Declared majors may schedule appointments through Starfish with our academic advisors, Nick Bourke, Madison Hartup, or Alicia Johanning. Students have the option to have either an in-person or virtual advising appointment. Please see the corresponding tabs in this section for more information.

  1. Log in to your MyUW
  2. Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard)
  3. Within the Starfish app, select an economics advisor’s name and find an available date and time.

More help on using Starfish can be found here. If you have any questions or issues, you can email

In-Person Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisors’ Summer 2021 In-Person Availability is as follows:


  • Alicia Johanning
  • Nick Bourke
  • Madison Hartup


  • Madison Hartup

To find times to meet with an advisor in-person, please schedule an appointment via Starfish. In-person appointment availability may be weather-dependent. Please check in with your academic advisor if you have any concerns.

Drop-In Academic Advising

Remote “drop-in” advising is available for all students, regardless of your major, from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesday – Friday.

Remote advising will be conducted through Teams, Google Meet, or over the phone.  You can schedule an individual appointment with one of our academic advisors (Alicia Johanning, Madison Hartup, and Nick Bourke) via Starfish.

Career Advising

For career advising, you can schedule an appointment with one of our Economics Career Advisors, Elizabeth Foste or Ilsa May. Find more information about career advising here.

Meet the Undergraduate Team

Academic Advisors
Our academic advisors can help you create an academic plan, plan for study abroad, choose enjoyable and meaningful courses, make the most of your student experience, and assist you with any other academic or life issues.

Contact Information:
Alicia Johanning (she/her/hers)
7238 Social Sciences

Nick Bourke (he/him/his)
7238 Social Sciences

Madison Hartup (she/her/hers)
7238 Social Sciences

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
The undergraduate program coordinator, Brian Brannon can help you with course enrollment, class permissions, department scholarships, and general department questions.

Contact Information:
Brian Brannon (he/him/his)
7238 Social Sciences