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Make an Appointment to Talk with an ASLA Staff Member

Are you a Northwestern undergraduate who would like to talk with somebody about fine-tuning your academic goals or study strategies, or about academic challenges you're facing? Our staff members Shawn Bush, Borislava Miltcheva, Shuji Otsuka, and Valerie Wolf are available to meet with you, to help you find the best resources and develop a plan to achieve your goals.

Meetings are 30 minutes long. Consultations are available in person and via Zoom. We encourage you to come in person, though, so that we can get to know you better!

Please note that out of concern for your privacy, we cannot conduct an advising session if there is another person with you (even in a remote environment) unless you have provided a FERPA release.

  • Borislava is available on Wednesdays, 4–6 pm. Find a time to meet on Borislava's ConnectNU.
  • Valerie is available on Thursdays, 12:302:30pm. Find a time to meet on ConnectNU
  • Make an appointment with Shawn on ConnectNU.
  • Shuji is available to meet with Mentored Study Group students Monday through Thursday.  Please make an appointment with him on ConnectNU.


If none of these times works for you, or if you'd like to meet with a particular staff member who does not have times that work for you, please contact us at