CAS Advsign Tykeson Hall hero
Undergraduate Advising

Connect with Pre-Health Advising

two people at a table smiling at computer

Pre-Health Advising Support

You don’t need to have already declared a major before visiting a pre-health advisor. From the time you step on campus, we are here to help with:

  • Discussing various health career and academic prerequisites
  • Identifying resume enhancing opportunities
  • Preparing your application timeline
  • Identifying resources for standardized exams
  • Navigating the application process

Schedule an appointment

Email Pre-Health Advising

woman smiling looking trees background
Courtney Garcia (She/Her)

Assistant Director – Academic and Career Advising, College of Arts and Sciences

Courtney joined the Tykeson Hall advising team in 2019 and serves as the assistant director working with natural science majors and pre-health students in the College of Arts and Sciences. She majored in Speech Communication and holds master's degrees in Conflict and Dispute Resolution and International Studies from the University of Oregon.

Courtney is passionate about helping students achieve their academic, personal and career goals, supporting historically excluded students to access higher education and celebrating student successes. She is a member of the UO Dreamers working group focusing on meeting the needs of the UO Dreamer student population. Courtney loves working in higher education because it aligns with her values of continual learning and growth.  In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with family, dancing (all the Latin dances), learning Spanish, and traveling.

Email Courtney

Kim Marshel, CAS Advising team
Kim Marshel (She/Her)

Assistant Director for College and Career Advising

Kim Marshel is the Assistant Director for College & Career Advising. She has worked at the University of Oregon since 2019 and has nearly 22 years of educational leadership experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Educational Policy from Portland State University.

As a former student-athlete, she understands how difficult finding balance can be when managing multiple roles and enjoys helping students put the puzzle of college life together in a way that gives them the confidence and support needed to know they can accomplish great things. When not working with students, Kim enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, skiing, playing soccer or anything that provides an adrenaline rush.

Email Kim

woman smiling wearing glasses
Amanda Kong (She/Her)

Academic and Career Advisor                                                                                                                                       

Amanda advises pre-Health students at all stages of their undergraduate careers. She is a transfer student with a B.A. and M.A. in English from Cal State Los Angeles and a PhD in English from UC Davis (she is also happy to talk about these experiences with non-pre-Health students). Amanda has been teaching and working in higher ed for the past seven years and looks forward to helping students develop healthy and sustainable methods for achieving their goals. She is an avid baker from California, where she won First Place and Best of Class in two cookie categories at the California State Fair, and has logged hundreds of hours playing Stardew Valley. 

Email Amanda

Sonia Gordillo, CAS Advising team
Sonia Gordillo (She/Her)

Academic and Career Advisor

Sonia Gordillo is a Pre-Health Advisor within Tykeson College and Career Advising. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Portland State University with a double minor in Child and Family Studies and Spanish (2018). In 2019, Sonia received her Masters in Social Work from Pacific University. Sonia is a first-generation Mexican-American from Eugene, Oregon. As Sonia states, “Being a first generation student going through the University system was challenging to say the least. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the wonderful support of mentors and advisors that have guided me along the way. I now hope I can be a strong guiding force to first generation and underrepresented students at the University of Oregon.” Outside of work, Sonia loves playing and watching soccer, cooking traditional Mexican food, and spending quality time with her toddler.  

Email Sonia