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Meet Our Staff

Call 512-232-8400 or visit us at JES A115 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or career counselor.

For general questions, you can email our office.

Kellie Caroselli
Academic Advisor

Kellie joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling after earning her M.Ed. in higher education counseling and student affairs from UT. She earned her B.A. in education, with a major in mathematics and a minor in health sciences, from the University of Michigan. After teaching high school math and coaching for six years, she realized that she wanted to begin working with students transitioning into college. While earning her Master’s degree, Kellie interned as an academic advisor at UT and as a counselor at Austin Community College.

Lynn Chang
Career Counselor

Lynn is a career counselor and also serves as Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling’s practicum coordinator for career counseling services. Since 2004, she has been helping UT students discover who they are and explore their academic and career paths. Lynn has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University, and completed her internship at Suffolk University’s Counseling Center in Boston. She holds a B.A. with honors in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Julia Chinnock
Senior Academic Advisor

Julia Chinnock joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling in January 2012. Her previous experience includes serving as a career consultant at UT-Arlington in their Career Services office. Additionally, she served as a program coordinator and a career services assistant at WyoTech’s Career Services office. Julia completed her M.A. in theatre history and dramaturgy from Texas State University in May 2011, and has a B.A., double majoring in theatre arts and Spanish from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Yvanna Corella
Academic Advisor

Before joining the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling team, Yvanna Corella worked as an academic coach in the Personalized Academic Career Exploration Center at Texas State University. She also served as an orientation leader and worked in the Texas State Campus Recreation Center. Yvanna has a bachelor’s degree in exercise sport science and a master of science degree in recreation and leisure services with a focus in therapeutic recreation from Texas State University.

Alison Devlin
Career Counselor

Alison Devlin has been helping people explore, develop, and plan their education and career opportunities for over twelve years. Alison gained experience in career counseling on a college campus in the Career Services Office at Texas State University while completing her master of arts in counseling from St. Edward’s University. Her experience also spans the globe to include a position as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in the United Kingdom, where she was able to assist people with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. Alison’s education also includes a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Ulster in
Northern Ireland.

Kelly Frazer
Academic Advisor

Kelly joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling after completing an academic advising internship at Pennsylvania State University. She previously worked as a financial aid counselor at UT, the University of Houston, and Northern Virginia Community College and served as an AmeriCorps member with the Austin college access non-profit, College Forward. Kelly earned her B.A. in English at Texas A&M University and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration at George Washington University.

Jeffrey Handy
Academic Advisor

Jeff joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling after serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Austin-based nonprofit College Forward, where he was a College Completion Coach helping first generation and low-income college students reach their dreams of obtaining the benefits of higher education and a college degree. Jeff earned his B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Geneseo.

Melva Harbin
Senior Program Coordinator

Melva joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling in November 2008 after serving as an advisor in various departments at UT, including the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Government, and McCombs School of Business. Prior to her academic advisor positions, she served as an admissions counselor at UT and Concordia University. In addition, Melva has served in many leadership roles within the Academic Counselors Association (ACA) and National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Melva earned a B.A. in behavioral sciences from Concordia University.

Jordyn Harrison
Academic Advisor

Jordyn joined the Vick Center after earning her M. Ed in College and University Student Personnel Administration from UT Austin. In her final semester of college, she realized she wanted to help students navigate university life and guide them in choosing a major they love. Jordyn brings experience from all over campus including Student Judicial Services, Career Services in the College of Natural Sciences, and Athletics Academic and Student Services. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and minor in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Veronica Heiskell
Career Counselor

Veronica recently finished her master of arts in counseling & guidance in higher education/student affairs at California Polytechnic State University. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in psychology and a minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender studies. After graduating she served as an AmeriCorps member for two years, discovering the field of higher education. She has worked in a number of positions in higher education, including Cal Poly Career Services, the College of Science & Math Advising Center, Stanford High School Summer College, and the Gender Equity Center.

Lynne Levinson
Career Counselor

Lynne has provided career counseling to UT students for 19 years. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in foreign language education from UT. Her B.A. is in literature. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1994 and earned the LPC supervisor status in 2004. Before working at UT, she was a counselor in private practice, a behavioral change facilitator for a medical office, a preschool teacher, an international student exchange coordinator, and an office manager.

Angela Rabe
Academic Advisor

Angela joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling after completing an M.S.Ed. in student affairs administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She gained experience in higher education interning at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in academic advising for the college of business and economics and in student engagement for the office of student life. Angela completed a B.B.A with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Sarah Talley
Academic Advisor

Sarah joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling in August of 2013, after serving as an academic coordinator for the National American University’s Austin campus. She previously was an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University in the Athletics Department. Sarah earned her B.A. in social sciences at Midwestern State University and an M.A. in teaching with a concentration in sports management at St. Edward’s University. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in college student development at St. Edward’s University.

David Spight
Assistant Dean for Advising

David began his career in higher education in 1997 as a residence hall director. In 2001, he sought a change and found his passion providing academic advising to undecided students. In 2008, David was named the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in the School of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and was tasked with developing a new advising center for a new academic unit aimed at helping students explore majors. He has served as chair of the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) Commission on Undecided/Exploratory Students, presented and published articles on the topic of advising undeclared students, and will begin serving a three-year term on the NACADA Board of Directors in October 2013. David earned an M.A. in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a B.A. in history from Truman State University. David is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in higher education administration through the University of Alabama.