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Tempe campus

The historic Arizona State University at the Tempe campus offers hundreds of majors that engage undergraduates and graduates in multidisciplinary research and exploration in first-rate laboratories and facilities. The energetic environment of the campus comprises broad pedestrian malls and eclectic architecture set amid subtropical landscaping.

Tempe campus is located near several medical facilities including St. Luke’s Hospital and HonorHealth Medical Group. Additionally, the Tempe campus houses the Biodesign Institute which is comprised of 16 centers including Innovations in Medicine, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics, Molecular Design and Biomimetics, the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, and the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy.

Pre-health advising

Armstrong Hall (ARM), Futures Center, Ste. 112
1100 S. McAllister Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287

How to make an appointment

Pre-Health advising appointments can be made through your ASU Handshake Account.

Once you are in Handshake, select appointments under the "Career Center Tab" and choose a "Pre-Health appointment".


Meet your advisors

Mary Nadarski, pre-health advisor for the Tempe campus

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 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 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.


Kayla Johnson, pre-health advisor for the Tempe campus

Kayla Johnson

Academic Success Coordinator, Pre-health

Kayla has worked at Arizona State University since 2018 She previously worked with first-year students in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, many of whom were interested in the pre-health pathway. She is excited to assist and serve as a resource for students and alumni during their academic and pre-health journey! She earned her Master's in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University and earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Washburn University. She enjoys traveling, making memories with family, crafting, and spending time with her fur baby, Annie.


Courtney Stone, pre-health advisor for the Tempe campus

Courtney Stone

Academic Success Coordinator, Pre-health

Courtney Stone is an Academic Advising Success Coordinator in the ASU School of Life Sciences. Courtney joined ASU in January of 2020 and has been working in higher education since 2015. At ASU, Courtney advises online students in the Biological Sciences degree program in pre-health. Courtney is originally from Oklahoma and has a BA in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma.