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Leandra Aburusa-Lete

Student Support

Ask me about

  • Resume and cover letters
  • Internships and undergraduate research
  • K-12 Outreach and tours
  • College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
  • Career Fairs
  • Basque Culture Aficionado

Find out more about Leandra

Education & Experience:

Leandra is the Student Support Coordinator for the College of Engineering. She has a B.S. in Human Resource Management from the University of Idaho. She has worked for the College of Engineering since 1995. 

Functional Areas

Leandra can be contacted for information about the College of Engineering programs, assistance with job searching, resume and cover letter writing, providing tours for prospective students, coordinating K-12 outreach events, and provides general support and assistance to all students.


Opportunities don’t happen, you create them – Chris Grosser


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Diana Garza

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs

Ask me about

  • Graduate School
  • McNair Scholars
  • Student Success
  • Bookstore Junkie

Find out more about Diana

Education & Experience:

Diana joined the College of Engineering in September of 2011. She joins COEN with a fifteen year history at Boise State with a particular interest in helping students find co-curricular opportunities to enhance their classroom learning. She has worked in several departments including Student Activities, the Cultural Center, College Assistance Migrant Program and McNair Scholars. Diana is a Boise State Alum with a M.S. in Educational Technology and a BA in Communication/Journalism.

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I provide support for students looking for co-curricular opportunities to enhance their classroom learning.


I enjoy seeing students thrive in their academic and personal lives.

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Lynn Olson

Academic Advising Coordinator

Ask me about

  • Academic Planing for Pre-Mechanical Engineering Students
  • $cholar$hip$
  • Study Abroad options with Engineering
  • Engineering Licensure and the Order of the Engineer

Find out more about Lynn

Education & Experience:

Lynn joined the College of Engineering in October of 2011, following a 13-year civil engineering consulting career.  She has been active in technical and professional engineering societies, serving as an officer at all chapter and state levels for the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers, and promoting continued professional development for engineers.  A committee member since the program begin in 2004, Lynn has served as the Idaho Regional Future City Coordinator since 2010, promoting engineering as a career to middle schools students. As an adjunct faculty, she has taught Boise State’s College of Engineering Introduction to Engineering Lab off and on since fall of 2011.  Lynn has coordinated 3 National Science Foundational S-STEM Scholarship programs for the College of Engineering.  She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University, and is a licensed professional engineer in Idaho.

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Lynn is a resource for prospective, new, transfer and continuing students looking for information about major and minor degree programs within the College of Engineering.  In particular, she can assist with degree planning, and help answer questions ranging from transfer credits, to specific Boise State University,  College of Engineering and Department level academic policies and procedures.  As the assigned advisor for all pre-mechanical engineering students,  she can help students plan for their admission to upper division.  In addition, Lynn provides support and resources to help students develop their academic and career goals, including connecting students to scholarships, study abroad, student organizations, undergraduate research and other opportunities for  development outside of the classroom and beyond the major.


At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession. – Queen Elizabeth II

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Roxanne Stone

Academic Advisor

Ask me about

  • Academic Planning for Computer Science
  • Transfer Student Questions
  • Campus Life as an Undergraduate or Graduate Student

Find out more about Roxanne

Education & Experience:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
Working on M.S. in Biomedical Engineering through Interdisciplinary Studies

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Roxanne is a resource for prospective, new, transfer and continuing students looking for information about Computer Science majors and minors.  She can assist with degree planning, help answer questions about transfer credits, and academic policies and procedures.  As the assigned advisor for all first year computer science students,  she can help students plan for each semester, help students develop their academic goals, including study abroad, student organizations, undergraduate research and other opportunities for  development outside of the classroom.


Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. -Scott Adams

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Kori Anna Smith

Academic Advisor

Ask me about

  • Transfer credits
  • Policy and procedure
  • Academic Planning for Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Travel Master

Find out more about Kori Anna

Education & Experience:

Kori Anna has a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Idaho. She also has her M.B.A. She has worked for Boise State sine 2014 and the College of Engineering since 2016. 

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Kori Anna can be contacted for information about the College of Engineering programs, assistance with class scheduling, questions about university academic policies or procedures,  and provides general support and assistance to all students.


Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. -William Shakespeare

 

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Ann Delaney

SAGE Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Ask me about

  • Being an undergraduate or graduate
  • Material Science Engineering
  • SAGE 

Find out more about Ann

Education & Experience:

 

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Ann can be contacted when you need advising for SAGE scholars.


Science is neat but I am afraid it’s not very forgiving -Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Joan Hartz

Admin Assistant

Ask me about

  • Where rooms or faculty are located
  • How to schedule appointments
  • General Administrative questions

Find out more about Joan

Education & Experience:

Joan is a Boise native and she has worked for the College of Engineering since 2009. 

Functional Areas

Joan is a master when it comes to anything engineering department related. Just ask, she probably knows the answer or who to reach out to for the answer.


It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw

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Emily Kuehl

Peer Advisor

Ask me about

  • Being an undergraduate student
  • Working while going to school
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Calendar Boss

Find out more about Emily

Education & Experience:

Emily is currently a Junior working towards her Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. She is a Math 170 Learning Assistant.

Functional Areas

Emily can be contacted when you need advising but are unable to find an advising appointment with your assigned advisor.


Science is neat but I am afraid it’s not very forgiving -Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Zuly Lapa

Peer Advisor

Ask me about

  • Clubs, organizations, getting involved
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • SHPE
  • Peruvian culture & food

Find out more about Zuly

Education & Experience:

Zuly is currently a junior working towards her Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Spanish. 

Functional Areas

Zuly can be contacted when you need advising but are unable to find an advising appointment with your assigned advisor.


Keep moving forward! -Walt Disney