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We in Biology Counseling are here to help you! We can assist you with academic problems, curriculum planning, course selection, registration procedures, career planning, university bureaucracy problems, and many, many other issues related to your future as a biologist. Our goal is to see biology majors succeed. Please come see us -- we want to help!

Location:  Lilly Hall of Life Sciences (LILY), Room 1-412 *new location as of Spring 2022

Phone: (765) 494-4747

Hours of operation: M-F 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Advisor drop-ins:  M-F 10-10:30 a.m. and 3-3:30pm  (*Note: Evie Orick is not available on Fridays)

Virtual drop-ins: Click HERE

To make an appointment: use BoilerConnect to make an appointment with your assigned advisor. If you need to meet with us but are not assigned to one of us, please contact Suzanne Kennedy (contact information below).



Rex Fodrea – Academic Advisor, E-mail

Phone: 494-4751

Director of the Biology Counseling Office

Co-instructor for BIOL 39300: Preparing for Your Future in Biology

Awards: Richard W. McDowell Outstanding Academic Counselor Award


Karen Wiggins – Academic Advisor, E-mail

Co-instructor for BIOL 29300: Planning Your Future in Biology

Coordinator of the Biology Resource Center & Help Room





Evie Orick – Academic Advisor, E-mail

*Note: Evie is not available on Fridays

Course Coordinator for BIOL 11500: Biology Resource Seminar




Miranda Furrer – Academic Advisor, E-mail





Suzanne Kennedy – Administrative Assistant, E-mail



College of Science Counseling Office Biology Advisors (Location: YONG 6th Floor)

Lora Goonewardene: E-mail

Jaime Keyster: E-mail

Brittany Lock: E-mail

Todd Dinius: E-mail

Purdue University Biological Sciences, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Main Office: (765) 494-4408   Business Office: (765) 494-4764  Contact Us

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