Theresa Lavoie conducts undergraduate advising for Humanities and Social Sciences within the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race, and also for the Department of Anthropology.
I was born in Coos Bay, Oregon, where I grew up walking the sand dunes, collecting shells on the beach, and enjoying the warm rains in the summer months. Moving to Hayden, Idaho, in 1985 was a drastic change, with its drier whether and snowy winters, but the mountain views and lovely sunsets made living in the Northwest wonderful.
After earning my B.A. in General Studies at the University of Idaho (UI) in 2006, I stayed in the area and worked for three years with a plumbing wholesaler in Spokane, Washington. After the housing market plunged and my employer laid off more than half its workforce, I decided to continue my education and, in 2013, earned my master of science degree in Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership through the College of Education at UI.
Academic advising is one of my passions in life because it brings meaning and purpose to my work. As an undergraduate advisor, I make it a point to get to know students and help them achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Recognizing how important a degree is to being successful in today’s world, I strive to help my students complete their programs and move on to professional achievement.