Hello and welcome WARHAWKS! My name is Kara Meissen and I have been an Academic Advisor in the AAEC since July 2006. I am thrilled to be a member of the Warhawk family and enjoy helping students as they transition to college. I completed my bachelor's degree from UW-Whitewater in Biology-Ecology/Field Studies and a master's degree in Education-Teacher Development from Marian University. I enjoy working with the many UWW staff members that helped me throughout my development as an undergraduate student. I consider my internship with the Department of the Interior in Anchorage, AK, and two travel study experiences (Alaska and Europe) to be the most influential learning experiences while in college. Outside of the AAEC, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, Croix. We currently reside in Mukwonago and love to eat, run, hike, swim, garden, travel and get to know the state of Wisconsin inside and out.