Kathryn Butler-Valdez

Academic Advisor
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Kathryn Butler-Valdez is an Academic Advisor for the Honors College. Kathryn is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education: Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kathryn is passionate about education and student success and hopes to support students as they grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Her advising philosophy is based on a collaborative model of academic advising that encompasses a holistic approach to each individual student, compassion and empathy towards everyone, and ongoing professional development.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys baking and swimming. She currently lives in Reno with her husband and their three cats: Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof.