Meet with an OUR Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

The OUR advisors are available to talk with you about OUR programs and funding opportunities, and assist you with finding opportunities on and off campus that fit with your goals and interests.

Appointments can be made via the AdvApp System. OUR advisors can be found under “Enrichment Programs.” Note: During the summer, appointments are scheduled via email. Please send a message to one of the advisors listed below to arrange an appointment.

Phone and Skype appointments are available for students at the Regional Campuses or those who are studying abroad. If requesting a phone or Skype appointment, please provide contact information in your appointment request.

Drop-In Hours

Have a quick question? Stop in during our drop-in hours to speak with an OUR advisor!

Spring 2018 Drop-In Hours:
Mondays, 1:00PM-2:00PM in Rowe 409
Thursdays, 1:00PM-2:00PM in Rowe 403

You can also contact the office by phone or email.
Phone: (860) 486-7939

Staff Profiles

Caroline McGuire, PhD is the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Dr. McGuire is available to talk with faculty members and undergraduates about anything to do with undergraduate research and/or OUR’s programs and services. Caroline majored in French as an undergraduate at Princeton University and completed her PhD in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She managed several academic departments and graduate programs at the University of California, Irvine before coming to UConn. You can find her in ROWE 401 or contact her at

Melissa Berkey, M.A.Ed. is the UConn IDEA Grants program coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Ms. Berkey is available to advise undergraduates interested in the UConn IDEA Grant and other OUR programs. Melissa received a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from UConn and a bachelor’s degree in Social Services from Clark University. Prior to joining the Office of Undergraduate Research Melissa worked as a career counselor in Undergraduate Career Services at Yale University. You can find Melissa in ROWE 409 or contact her at

Jodi Eskin, MA is a program corodinator in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Mrs. Eskin helps administer OUR’s range of award programs and coordinates the two annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibitions. She also processes award applications and disbursements. Jodi graduated with a BS in biology and obtained her master’s degree in kinesiology. You can find her in ROWE 403 or contact her at or with questions about how the Office of Undergraduate Research can help fund your research!