Center for Freshman Year -Staff Directory

150 Allen Hall | O 225-578-6822 | F 225-578-5762 | ucfy@lsu.edu

Academic Counselors

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Erin Anthony, UCFY Counselor

Erin Anthony
Academic Counselor
150-N Allen Hall
225-578-6822
eanthony@lsu.edu

Erin Anthony is a licensed professional counselor. She joined LSU in 2007. As a counselor with University College’s Center for Freshman Year, she has worked with first year students in a number of capacities through various programs, activities, and daily advising sessions.  Anthony earned her Master of Science in Community Counseling.
Kris Bromley Kris Bromley
Academic Counselor
150-M Allen Hall
225-578-6822
kpilan1@lsu.edu  
Kris Bromley earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Latin America concentration in 2017 from LSU. She then obtained her Master of Social Work in 2019 also from LSU. Kris is currently a Certified Social Worker and is working towards her Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) license. She joined University College Center for Freshman Year in May 2019.  
Amy Cave, UCFY Academic Counselor

Amy Cave
Academic Counselor
150-R Allen Hall
225-578-6822
acave3@lsu.edu

Amy Cave joined LSU University College Center for Freshman Year in 2021.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications , Master of Library and Information Science, and Master of Social Work from LSU.  Cave is a Certified Social Worker and is working towards her Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Ashley Granger Ashley Granger
Academic Counselor & SSP Coordinator
150-T Allen Hall
225-578-6822
agranger@lsu.edu
Ashley rejoined UCFY in April of 2019 after serving as the associate director of academic affairs in the LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. Ashley has worked in various departments at the University, which include the LSU Student Health Center. Ashley earned both her bachelor's and master’s degrees at LSU. She was awarded the LSU Advisor of the Year Award in 2013 and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding New Advising Award in 2014. Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS).  
Kelly Hinote Kelly Hinote
Academic Counselor
150-R Allen Hall
225-578-6822 kellyhinote@lsu.edu 
Kelly Bezdek Hinote earned her Bachelor of Art in Anthropology in 2008 and her Master of Education in School Counseling in 2012.  Kelly has been a dedicated civil servant, working for the Zachary Community School District in a variety of roles, including Human Resources, School Counseling, and College and Career Coaching. Kelly is a third generation LSU Tiger.
Elizabeth Hymel, UCFY Acadeimc Advisor Elizabeth Hymel
Academic Counselor
150-C Allen Hall
225-578-6822
ehymel6@lsu.edu 
Elizabeth Hymel is a two-time alumna of LSU; she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minor in Communication Studies in 2018 and her Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling in May 2021. During her graduate program, she interned at LSU’s Mental Health Services and was a graduate assistant at LSU’s Disability Services; she truly has a passion for working with LSU students.  Elizabeth is currently a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA).
Dana Lewis, UCFY Academic Counselor Dana Lewis
Academic Counselor
150-R Allen Hall
225-578-6822
dlewi56@lsu.edu
Dana Lewis earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics from LSU in 2017. She also earned her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LSU in May 2020. Dana interned at Youth Oasis, a youth shelter in Baton Rouge, as well as LSU Mental Health Services during her time in her graduate program. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). 
Chais Michael, UCFY Academic Counselor Chais Michael
Academic Counselor
150-L Allen Hall
225-578-6822 chaismichael@lsu.edu 
Chais Michael joined the Center for Freshman Year in May of 2021. Chais is a two-time graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor's in Child & Family Studies and Master of Education in College Student Personnel. She is a proud first-generation college student with a passion for all helping students discover their passions as her mentors did through her undergraduate career.
Sarah Oldendorf Sarah Oldendorf
Academic Counselor
150-M Allen Hall
225-578-6822
sabuha2@lsu.edu 
Sarah Oldendorf earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Business, Spanish, and Sociology in 2015 from LSU. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling also from LSU, graduating in May 2020. Sarah interned at BRCC's Counseling Center and LSU Mental Health Services during her graduate program. She is currently a PLPC (Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor) and is thrilled to be part of the UCFY team.
Jennifer Ramezan, UCFY Counselor Jennifer Ramezan
Academic Counselor
150-O Allen Hall
225-578-6822
jwale1@lsu.edu 
Jennifer Wale Ramezan earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling degree, both from LSU. She previously worked as an academic counselor with the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. She currently works with all students interested in pursuing a Pre-Nursing degree from LSU. Ramezan’s passion for academic counseling extends beyond the office, as she assists students learning about all of LSU’s available resources, so that students are as successful as possible in their personal and academic paths. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), Louisiana College Counseling Association (LCCA) and the Louisiana Association for Spiritual, Religious and Ethical Values in Counseling (LASERVIC).
Rochelle Smith

Rochelle Smith
Academic Counselor
150-T Allen Hall
225-578-6822 rochellesmith@lsu.edu 

Rochelle Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Exercise Science in Human Performance both from Texas Southern University. After graduating with her master’s, she started working at Texas Southern University as an Academic Advisor for 6yrs in the College of Education. Once she left TSU, she got a job as a Special Education Teacher where she worked there for 6yrs in which she knew something was missing. Rochelle wanted to get back into what she loved which was helping student find their path to success; she got hired at Northland Pioneer College and worked there until she got hired at Louisiana State University in February of 2022 to follow her passion to help college students be successful and excellence in their academic careers.
Ayannah Smith

Ayannah Williams
Academic Counselor
150-Q Allen Hall
225-578-6822 ayannahwilliams@lsu.edu 

Ayannah Williams earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with an emphasis in Business from Tougaloo College in 2006. She then obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College in 2008. She is a four time published author and public speaker. Ayannah joined LSU’s University College Center for Freshman Year as an Academic Advisor in October 2021 and continues to promote academic excellence amongst students as they pursue their academic careers.