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Meet the Staff - Evan Mills

Evan Mills

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Title: International Student Advisor and General Academic Advisor


Hometown: Cobleskill, NY

Alma Mater: SUNY Potsdam

Been at BU since: July 2018

On weekends you can often find me: Cooking or baking, exploring the outdoors; hiking, canoeing, camping, backpacking,
hunting, fishing, and tying flies

You might be surprised to know: I speak French and love learning about francophone cultures.

I can't imagine life without: Friends and family, cooking and baking, good coffee, woods, wilderness, and waters

The film that comes to mind as my favorite is: It's A Wonderful Life by Frank Capra

The best part of being an advisor is: Helping students reach their goals despite challenging situations.

My favorite season in the northeast is: Autumn

I admit I'm a big softy when it comes to: Old folks; take time to listen, you'll always learn something interesting.

My greatest influence is: An old guy who always works hard, is always hungry to learn, and taught me everyone and every issue is more complex than they initially appear - my Dad.

My favorite books are: Empire Falls by Richard Russo, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

My favorite quote is: "The only man I know who behaves sensibly is the tailor; he takes everyone's measurements anew each time he sees them. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect everyone else to fit them." ~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

"We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." ~ Aldo Leopold

Last Updated: 4/29/19