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School of Science and Engineering Academic Advisors

Academic advisors at the Saint Louis University School of Science and Engineering support individualized educational planning and encourage strategies for academic and transitional success.


Amelia MarshAmelia Marsh

Academic Advisor

Amelia Marsh joined the School of Science and Engineering Advising team in 2022 bringing eight years of experience working in higher education. In 2018, Amelia graduated from Michigan State University with her master’s degree in Kinesiology. She has a background of working in Student-Athlete Support Services encompassing advising, career services & tutoring and strives to make a positive impact in students’ lives and campus community. Marsh’s favorite aspect of advising is having the opportunity to build rapport with students and creating an individualized plan to help them reach their academic goals.

In her spare time, Amelia likes to swim, read, explore St. Louis and spend time with friends and family.  

Askya QuinnAskya Offor

Academic Advisor

Askya Offor joined the School of Science and Engineering academic advising team in 2022. Askya has previous higher education experience in Admissions, Housing, Conduct, Leadership programming and Student Activities. Askya earned her Master's of Science in Higher Education Administration in 2021 where she was able to further her passion for student service and advocacy. 

She is looking forward to working with students to help reach their academic and personal goals. Askya strongly believes that no question is too small and encourages her students to never be afraid to ask for what they need.  

In her free time, she enjoys exploring new food recipes, gardening, any form of creative expression, and quality time with friends and family. 

Head and shoulders picture of Karen ReyesKaren Reyes, M.Ed.

Academic Advisor
Karen Reyes has worked for several universities, including Saint Louis University. Her diverse experience with different universities has provided her with the opportunity to take the best of each and apply those skills to her position now. Reyes is interested in encouraging students on a journey of self-discovery that happens during the college years. 

Combining her education and her work experience, Reyes works together with students to create a college experience where the student will have the greatest experience of learning and personal fulfillment. Reyes looks forward to building a respectful partnership with the students she sees. 

Head and shoulders photo of Jennifer van DriestJennifer L.K. van Driest, M.A.

Director of Academic Advising

Jennifer L.K. van Driest joined Saint Louis University in 2012. In addition to her master’s degree in student affairs administration, van Driest has over 15 years of experience in higher education, including the areas of academic advising, residence life, career services, orientation, admissions, and intramural sports.

She enjoys building trusting relationships with students in order to help them make critical decisions in their college career. She involves student identity development theories in her practice, guides students through internships and co-op opportunities, and helps students through challenging academic and life situations. Ultimately, van Driest is most interested in helping students define and explore their goals so they can be realized.

Van Driest has presented conference sessions at campus, state, regional, and national levels, including topics relating to academic probation, student retention, experiential learning, career development, and higher education mentoring. She received the Association of Parks College Students (APCS) Outstanding Staff Award in 2014 and taught the University 1010 (U101) freshman seminar for the engineering and innovation learning community.

In her personal time, van Driest enjoys outdoor adventures with her Missouri family, traveling to visit her Ohio and California families, exploring the St. Louis restaurant and food truck scene, and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.