Alexis Catanzarite, M.A.

Senior Academic Advisor and lecturer in Lawrence, Kansas

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My name is Alexis and I'm a Senior Academic Advisor at the University of Kansas. Prior to working as an advisor, I served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the English Department at KU, where I earned my M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition in 2015. During the three years that I taught English 101 and 102, I discovered how much I enjoyed working closely with students in order to help them cultivate their skills and interests.

Although I can advise students interested in any academic path, my specialty is advising Pre-Medical students. As a Pre-Medical advisor, I work with students on everything from developing academic goals to practicing their medical school interviews. I even teach a class in the Spring especially for junior Pre-Med students---LA&S 492: Applying to Medical School!

I also teach KU's orientation seminar, UNIV 101:

In addition to my advising and teaching duties, I serve on a number of committees and volunteer as a workshop facilitator for the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity.


When I'm not at work, you can probably find me cuddling with my adorable cat Tonks Kitty, binging on Netflix, planning my dream vacation, experimenting in the kitchen, or volunteering in the community. I'm also a captain in Lawrence's very own Kaw Valley Kickball League (go Pawsh Wash Filthy Animals!).

  • Work
    • High Point University
  • Education
    • High Point University
    • University of Kansas