Office of Advising Strategies
Shannon Saavedra is a University Advising Specialist from the Office of Advising Strategies at UNM. Shannon co-teaches Transition Community: FYEX 1110 – Explore Business.
Shannon was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and is a proud Sandia High School graduate. Her father worked for UNM for 30 years, which allowed Shannon to get to know UNM and become a Lobo well before entering as a freshman after high school. As an undergraduate student she had the opportunity to work as a student employee with the College of Pharmacy, which allowed her to gain experience in the advisement at UNM. In 2005 she started as a full time academic advisor in the University College Advisement Center (UCAC). After completing her masters degree a few years later she became the academic advisor trainer for all undergraduate advisors at UNM. Shannon has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Human Resources and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. Outside of work Shannon is an active volunteer with Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts allows her to work with young girls around the city to help them develop a foundation for becoming a strong woman.