Undergraduate advisement in the College of the Arts Office of Academic Assistance is for undergraduate students with 90+ credit hours from the schools of Art and Design, Film Media and Theatre, and Music. Your advisors are here to help you along your journey to graduation by answering questions, lending their advising expertise, and putting you first in your academic plans.
Kamiko was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and is happy to have found a home here in Atlanta. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Northern Colorado and relocated to Georgia shortly after. In her time at UNC she was able to explore the wonderful world of Theatre as a technician and worked on multiple productions as a Stage Manager and Properties Artisan which allowed her to explore her artistic and administrative talents. She looks forward to further developing her skills here at Georgia State University.
Kamiko is excited to be a part of GSU, working as an academic advisor within the College of the Arts. She looks forward to assisting students in their academic journeys and hopes her background in the arts will help her better understand her students. She is very passionate about higher education, and as a first-generation student herself, is looking forward to providing support and resources to students of similar backgrounds.
In her spare time, Kamiko enjoys being active, and loves exploring the beautiful hiking trails Georgia has to offer. She also likes to take the time to explore Atlanta’s local museums, coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants. She has fallen in love with the diverse culture that exists within Atlanta and constantly looks forward to trying new things. Kamiko also loves to read, watch horror movies, and spend time with her cat Michael.
Stacy is a Georgia native calling Atlanta home since college. Georgia State University is her alma mater where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, concentrating in Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. Since graduating it has been one of her goals to come back to work at GSU. While she has worked for the College of the Arts in the Office of Academic Assistance since 2017 it wasn’t until 2019 that she began advising full-time. Stacy missed the one-on-one interactions and ability to work directly with students since she previously worked with teens. Temporarily advising while her co-worker was on leave solidified the next steps she wanted to take. Here, she advises seniors pursuing degrees in Art, Film, Music, Theater, and Arts Administration, and helps to make sure they maintain their progression toward the end of their degrees while staying on track to graduate.
Stacy has since furthered her education by obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration (Diversity in Education track) from the University of North Georgia. Her favorite part of advising is to provide students with the tools and support they need to empower themselves, advocate for themselves, and be prepared for the next part of their journey. She’s privileged to have been part of the OAA since its first semester serving students, being able to see how far the College has come and how much it has grown.
In her spare time, Stacy enjoys playing tennis, arts and crafts, attending church, and trying new recipes. Stacy looks forward to continuing to help her students graduate and reach any of their personal goals.