Portrait of Heidi Gilbertson

Heidi Gilbertson

First-Year Advisor

Phone 715-232-1465
Office 11 Bowman Hall

Education & Background:

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from UW-Stout.  Before working at UW-Stout I was a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin for 3 years, and a school guidance counselor for 9 years in Central Wisconsin and abroad.

As a first-year advisor, I assist students in the School of Art and Design as they navigate their transition to college, develop academic skills, and plan for future semesters at UW-Stout.

Free Time/Personal:

Outside of work I enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, cooking and travel.

Tips for Success:

Schedule regular study times into your week as though they are required “class” times. 

Do the hardest work first when you have the most energy and focus.