Hello. I am Louie Bottaro, Head Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts. I have advised in the College of Liberal Arts since 1999 and I truly love what I do. Academic advising of students is much more than helping students navigate a degree checklist. If you make an advising appointment with me you should prepare to discuss your short term and long term goals. I am proud of the advising staff that we have assembled in the College of Liberal Arts and know that we can help you achieve many of these goals.
Hi, I'm Kathy Fultz, an academic advisor here in Liberal Arts. I feel fortunate to be working here at OSU with our amazing students! Education is such a gift, and it is my goal to help you take advantage of every opportunity available while you are in college. I will help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of core requirements, majors, and graduation. In my spare time, I love to backpack in the Cascades, ride bicycles with my husband, listen to music, read great books, visit my daughter and son-in-law in Chicago, and run trails in the mountains surrounding the area.
Assistant Head Advisor
Hi, I’m Tristen Shay, Assistant Head Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts. I love being an advisor here, but even more I love assisting students in finding their educational and co-curricular passions. Feel free to ask me questions about Baccalaureate or Liberal Arts Core requirements, campus resources, or general questions. I have bachelor degrees in Art History and Gender Studies from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and I hold my graduate degree in College Student Services Administration from OSU - Go Beavs! In my free time I enjoy reading, playing video games, cheering on my beloved Seahawks and (semi-successfully) attempting to teach my cat to do tricks.
Robin enjoys working with students to help create a fulfilling and valuable academic experience here at Oregon State. She is an Academic Advisor as well as a Diversity Partnership Advocate, who works to build partnerships across campus to better support underrepresented and underserved student groups. Robin loves to engage in community building through art and enjoys painting and printmaking. Her son Joseph and niece Kesaia are two of Robin’s most favorite people in the world, so most likely she is with them when she’s not at work.
Beau Baca is originally from the West Coast, but most recently hails from Tennessee. With a background in literature (he recieved his PhD in English Literature from Vanderbilt) it's no surprise that Beau enjoys reading, watching British comedies and re-enacting famous scenes in literature with his giant tabby cat Bruno.
Hello, I’m Marilyn Stewart. I am committed to assisting students in having a true liberal arts experience at Oregon State University. My intent is to make a difference in students’ lives through considerate guidance and support. The core of my approach as an academic advisor is assisting students to make informed decisions in becoming even more academically successful as they move toward their goal of earning a College of Liberal Arts degree. Aside from enjoying my work of academic advising, I love spending time with my husband, two sons and nephew from Florida. I also enjoy traveling the nation and spending time with good friends.