Enrichment Experience Program Advisors

The DGS Enrichment Experience Advisors are dedicated to helping you succeed in all aspects of your college career. We truly care about helping you find your passion.

Caitlin Alvarez

Caitlin Alvarez

Education

Illinois State University, M.A. English Studies, Creative Writing and Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies; Louisiana State University, B.A. English, Creative Writing

Best Part of My Job

Joining a great team and working with students as they explore numerous possibilities.

Interests

Writing, editing, being on the water, and conversing over coffee with family and friends

Email Caitlin
 

Hollie Heintz

Hollie Heintz

Education

Eastern Illinois University, M.S. in Educational Psychology and B.A. in Psychology

Best Part of My Job

Getting to partner with students as they discover how to live out their passions

Interests

Spending time with family and friends, drinking coffee, and reading and writing fiction

Email Hollie

 

Kaitlin Kaste

Kaitlin Kaste

Education

Eastern Illinois University, M.S. in School Counseling; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

Best Part of My Job

Working with students to help them explore their interests and accomplish their goals

Interests

Running, biking, and other outdoor activities, cooking and baking, cheering on the Illini, and spending time with family and friends

Email Kaitlin
 
 

Dr. Daniel Turner

Dan Turner

Education

Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D. in Higher Education; Northern Illinois University, M.S. Ed. in Instructional Technology and B.S. in Psychology

Best Part of My Job

Helping students explore all the academic opportunities available to them and talking about their personal goals and dreams

Interests

Hiking, biking, travel, live music, visiting Colorado and Chicago, and being outdoors

Awards

Using Humor in Academic Advising Administration “Best of NACADA Region 10 Conference" Presentation (2011), "Best of NACADA National Conference" Presentation (2011)

Email genstudies@illinois.edu with general questions