Health & Biosciences Advising Institute

Areas of Interest Include:  Biology/Pre-Nursing Emphasis, Biology/Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis, Biology/Pre-Professional Emphasis, Biology/Pre-Dental Emphasis, Biology/ Pre-Medical Emphasis, Dental Assisting, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, Medicine, Nursing-Career Mobility-LVN to RN, Military to RN, Nursing-Generic

 Advising Syllabus - HBSI  Review your Health & Bioscience Institute's syllabus to view your step-by-step advising plan

Moody Learning Center (MLC) 1st Floor 
(please include your Banner ID number in your email)

Advising Team Lead 

Felicia King
Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Certified Advisors

Mia Gallegos

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: Tutoring Centers: Take advantage of all the extra academic assistance that is offered at SAC. These are wonderful resources for you to get assistance with the different subjects where you may be struggling. They are there to help you succeed in your academics!
  • Reflection: I wish I utilized the free resources on campus, such as the food pantry, counseling assistance, and helpful seminars that are presented throughout campus.  
Preston Garrahan

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Rosie Leal

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: I would share the Advocacy Center with you for a quick bite and the counseling services.
  • Reflection: One thing I wished I would've done while in college is travel more through study abroad.
Eren Martinez

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: The gym we have on campus for students. It's a great way to blow off steam from the stressors of life and its free.
  • Reflection: I wish I was more involved in campus life.  


Eddie Ramirez

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: Tutoring: During my undergraduate years, tutoring was what helped me pass most of my college classes. I think it's great that SAC offers virtual tutoring, in addition to in-person tutoring. At my university, we had only one in-person tutoring time available. If you missed that, you did not get tutoring for that day or sometimes for the week.
  • Reflection: I wish I attended a college out of city or state. I love travelling and visiting new places. Two to four years in a new city sounds like a great experience.
Emily Rodriguez

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Ashley Spain-Martinez

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

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  • Recommended Resource: SAC offers face-to-face AND online tutoring for a variety of subjects to help students succeed!
  • Reflection: I wish I would have studied abroad during college.

Spring 2024 Service Hours
(Jan. 29 - May 11)

Appointments (visit Nagivate for advisor availability)
Mon (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Wed (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Thu (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

On-campus Drop-ins
Tues (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Fri (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
1st Sat. each month (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) 

Virtual Drop-ins
Tues (9:00 a.m. to noon)
Tues (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Fri (1:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

(Check On-campus & Virtual Drop-in Advising schedules, in First-come First-serve Assistance, for details)  

Students are seen by Certified Advisors on an open-advising and/or appointment basis. You are encouraged to plan ahead for your advising session to avoid an extended wait time. 
* Expect e-mail responses within 2 business days