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Katelyn Perry

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Katelyn Perry

Academic Adviser

506 Keller Building

University Park , PA 16802
Email:
Office Phone: (814) 863-8435

Office Hours:

  • NOTE: For the fall 2020 semester, all advising interactions (both individual appointments and drop-in advising) will be handled remotely.
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  • -Advising Area: Labor and Human Relations; African American Studies; African Studies
  • -Make an advising appointment with me at http://starfish.psu.edu. When you schedule an appointment, you will be provided with the Zoom Room link for our meeting.
  • -For quick questions, I hold weekly Drops-Ins on Wednesdays (10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m.); students wishing to participate should go to https://dropins.la.psu.edu.
  • -Summer advising is by appointment only.
  • -Please include your 9-digit PSU ID number in all email correspondence.

Education:

  1. Bachelor of Arts in English
  2. Master of Science in Counseling/Higher Education Emphasis

Biography:

I started my career in higher education as an instructor at a community college. I had excellent mentors there, and I learned a lot in that position. One of the most important things I discovered was that evaluating academic work became much less interesting to me than supporting students as they pursued their goals. I enjoyed listening to their personal stories and learning about their struggles and successes. With that in mind, I began to work on a graduate degree in counseling.

The first job I applied for after I completed my Master's degree was a professional advising position in the Crime, Law, and Justice Department at Penn State. I've been an adviser in the College of the Liberal Arts for 20 years now, and I still find working with students to be satisfying, unpredictable, and fun. In many ways, advising students feels like the thing I was meant to do.

Having lived in both Japan and Turkey, I like learning about cultures other than my own, and I think I'll always have the travel bug. I've spent time in Greece, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, Singapore, Morocco, and Taiwan.

My husband and I have a son, and all three of us love animals. I enjoy movies, music, vegetarian cuisine (India Pavilion has amazing food), Death By Chocolate ice cream from the Creamery, and annual family vacations in Cape May, NJ.

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