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Meet Your Pre-Health Advisors

New Office Location - Armstrong Hall Futures Center

Pre-Professional Advising is now located in the newly renovated Armstrong Hall on the Tempe Campus. Our new offices feature workshop space, plenty of plug-ins, and an open lobby to hang out and study. Make an appointment and experience the new student space.

Meet Our Advisors

Mary Nadarski - Associate Director of Pre-Professional Advising

Mary Nadarski has been with the Pre-Professional Advising Office since 2011. She advises students pursuing either healthcare or law. She loves meeting with students to discuss their individual goals and assisting them in crafting competitive applications to professional school. Application season is her favorite time of year. In addition, you will likely see Mary presenting various workshops and information sessions throughout the semester. Mary serves as the Advisor for Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, the American Medical Students Association, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Law Society at ASU, and the CLAS College Council. In addition, Mary is serves as the current President of the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors and is the Conference Chair for the Pre-Law Advisors National Conference. Mary received her Master's of Education in Higher Education from Arizona State University and her Bachelor's of Science in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining PPAO Mary worked at the Walt Disney World Resort where she was was an attractions hostess at Dinosaur: The Ride in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. When not advising students, Mary enjoys attending baseball and soccer games, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and of course, Disney World.

Cheri Peterson - Health Professions Advisor

Cheri Peterson is a long-time advisor in the health professions. She advises students pursuing any type of healthcare career and can assist students in exploring the more than 120 different careers in health. She especially enjoys learning about individual students' motivations and goals and assisting them in finding the right program for their strengths. Cheri has been with Arizona State University in various capacities for over 30 years. When she isn't working with students Cheri enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and spending her weekends at her vacation home in Heber, Arizona.


Armstrong Hall, Futures Center
Suite 112
Tempe, AZ 85287
(480) 965-2365

Mailing Address

Arizona State University
Health Professions Advising Office
P.O. Box 872601
Tempe, AZ 85287-6605


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