Meet the Advisors

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is dedicated to helping our students succeed here at NC State.  All undergraduate students in the Poole College of Management are assigned to a professional advisor based on their last name.  All of our advisors are professionally trained to assist in planning each student’s academic career at NC State.  Working with their advisor will help ensure that students have taken all the appropriate steps in planning their courses, as well as provide them with support and assistance to assure academic success.

Dr. Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown joined the Poole team in 2000 and has held various roles in the Office of Undergraduate Programs.  After growing up in Syracuse, NY, she traveled to Virginia to attend the College of William and Mary, earning degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education.  Lauren went on to earn a Master’s and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, focusing in Counseling, from NC State.  She enjoys working with students to match their individual passions with a future academic and career path.

Ms. Julia Lawson

Julie Lawson is a graduate of Appalachian State University.  Her undergraduate degree is in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology.  Julie also has a Master of Arts in College Student Development.  She has spent most of her professional career advising students in some capacity.  Julie has been working in the Poole College of Management for 4 years now and thoroughly enjoys her role as an academic advisor.

Ms. Jennifer McLamb

Jennifer McLamb received her BS in Psychology and her MA in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University.  Her career path has given her the opportunity to work at 3 local Universities (UNC Chapel Hill, Duke and NC State).   She has been at NC State since 2010 and has a passion for helping students achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.  When she is not at work, she enjoys “crafting”, everything Disney, traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Mr. Brian Peters

Mr. Brian Peters is an academic advisor within the Poole College of Management and has been at NC State for 5 years. He is also pursuing a PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis in Higher Education. Mr. Peters’ dissertation is on Native American college student college choice. He previously attended Virginia Tech with a BA in History and the College of William and Mary with a M.Ed. in Higher Education.  Mr. Peters enjoys reading about history and politics as well as working out and enjoying the greater Raleigh area.

Ms. Megan Van Hook

Megan joined the Poole College of Management Advising Team by way of the Northeast.  She graduated from Boston College with a BA in Human Development and then continued on to earn her Master’s degree.  During her junior year of college she studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador. Megan loves helping students discover their strengths and passions both inside and outside of the classroom.  In her free time she loves spending time with family, traveling, cheering on college sports and discovering North Carolina.

Ms. Melusian Wright

Melusian Wright is an advisor and educator who possesses a passion for guiding students toward their dreams and helping them on the path to achieving them. Her journey to Higher Education was an unconventional one that, although non-linear, has prepared her for a variety of different roles where she has supported students. Her commitment to diversity education has been evident in each role as she prepares students for a multicultural and global work environment. She has presented at a number of regional, local and national conferences and is a natural in the front of the classroom in part due to over 15 years of experience playing in funk and reggae bands.