Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Staff

Maria Balderas

Maria Balderas
Academic Success Specialist Undergraduate Advisor

Research Interests
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 2014, Maria joined the Electrical Engineering Advising office team as a Student Services Coordinator, Associate. For two years, she was the first point of contact for a diverse student population as they progressed through their academic career. She also managed the advising front desk operations, supervised the front desk student staff, and served as direct support to the undergraduate academic advising team. In 2016, she became an Academic Success Specialist. She is thankful for the opportunity to work with students. In her spare time she enjoys shopping at local farmer’s markets, spoiling her three young nephews, and practicing yoga.

Maria.Balderas@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 209

Sno Kleespies

Sno Kleespies
Academic Success Specialist, Graduate Advisor

Sno Kleespies joined the ECEE advising team in 2015. As a graduate advisor, Sno advises and counsels ECEE graduate students (with last name P-Z) regarding academics.

sno.kleespies@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 236

 

Toni Mengert

Toni Mengert
Academic Success Specialist Sr., Sr. Graduate Advisor

Toni Mengert joined the ECEE advising team in 2012. As a graduate advisor, Toni advises and counsels ECEE graduate students (with last name G-O) regarding academics.

toni.mengert@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 234

Lynn Pratte

Lynn Pratte
Academic Success Specialist Graduate Advisor

Research Interests
Lynn Pratte joined the ECEE advising team in 2015. As a graduate advisor, Lynn advises and counsels ECEE graduate students (with last name A-F) regarding academics. She first joined ASU as a staff member in 2013 and has experience in graduate and international admissions. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and a Master of Science in Environmental Resource Management.

lynn.pratte@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 222

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn
Academic Success Specialist Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Research Interests
Tom is joining the ECEE advising team after 7 years in higher education (most of which was spent as a financial aid advisor). He originally studied English Education and served as a classroom teacher for two years before making the switch to serve post-secondary students. He is the proud father of a nine-month old baby boy, which is where most of his time and energy goes. Tom does a little community service with the Valley Alano club in Tempe and with the Gilbert “Friends for Life” Animal Rescue. He is an avid reader and active in an online community (Goodreads) where he does an annual reading challenge and shares book reviews. If you want to get him talking, the fastest way is to ask what book he has been reading lately.

Tom.Quinn@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 209

Elizabeth Sowell

Elizabeth Sowell
Academic Success Coordinator Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Research Interests
Elizabeth Sowell joined the ECEE advising team in 2012. She has worked in the Fulton Schools of Engineering in student services and advising since 2007 and has advised both undergraduate and graduate students. She earned her master’s degree in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University. She enjoys helping students reach their educational goals at ASU

Elizabeth.Sowell@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 209

Melissa Spearow

Melissa Spearow
Academic Success Specialist Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Research Interests
Melissa earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education from ASU, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. After completing her undergrad in 2009, she went on to teach elementary school for 4 years in Gilbert, AZ. In 2014, Melissa began her career in higher education, working as an academic counselor for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a variety of disciplines. After completing her MBA in 2016, Melissa came to ECEE to advise undergraduate students. Melissa is very experienced with engineering, for she has several relatives making impressive contributions across multiple disciplines, including Electrical Engineering. In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling, kickboxing, movies and outdoor activities with her puppy.

Melissa.Spearow@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 209

Allison Walls

Allison Walls
Academic Success Specialist Undergraduate Advisor

Research Interests
Allison was raised in Tempe, Arizona and is a graduate of ASU’s Master of Counseling program. She worked in community mental health for two years before returning to ASU as an undergraduate academic advisor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. In her free time, Allison enjoys cooking, volunteering, and spending time outdoors.

allison.walls@asu.edu
(480) 965-3424
Tempe Campus, GWC 209