Meet Our Staff-CMARC - Carnegie Mellon University

Ty Walton

Ty Walton

Director, CMARC

Address:
Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center
4910 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A-64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: Cyert Hall A-64

Phone: 412-268-2150

Fax: 412-268-1527

Email: Ty@cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cmarc/

Tell us about yourself

I was born in Texas, raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and came to Pittsburgh over 20 years ago with my family, which includes my husband and two daughters. I had previously worked for Washington University and Inroads Pittsburgh, a career development organization.

What do you love about working in CMARC?

The opportunity to engage with some of the best and brightest students in the world and watch them navigate their lives' journeys.

CMARC advisor/liaison for:

  • School of Computer Science (SCS)
  • College of Engineering - student last names: A-L
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Building Alliances for Success in Engineering (BASE) and Young African Leaders Association (YALA)

How can we contact you?

My preferred way to be contacted is calling our office at 412-268-2150 and scheduling an appointment with Velda Brunson. If you leave a message after hours, someone will return your call the next business day. A note sent to my email, Ty@cmu.edu, will be answered as soon as possible.


Lucia Gonzalez-Prier

Lucia Gonzalez-Prier

Senior Assistant Director, CMARC

Address:
Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center
4910 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A-64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: Cyert Hall A-64

Phone: 412-268-2150

Fax: 412-268-1527

Email: lgprier@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cmarc/

Tell us about yourself

Hello everyone! My family and I relocated to Pittsburgh from Ohio in March 2011. I am from Guatemala City but have resided in the United States for over twenty years. Outside of work, I spend the majority of time with my husband and our two grade school aged daughters, Ariana and Anaiah. Some of my interests include issues of social justice in education and immigration.

What do you love about working in CMARC?

I absolutely love the diversity of our students, their intellectual curiosity and their resolve to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

CMARC advisor/liaison for:

  • College of Fine Arts (CFA)
  • Dietrich College (DC)
  • The Spanish and Latin Student Association (SALSA)

How can we contact you?

Email communication is the best way to reach me. Please contact me at lgprier@andrew.cmu.edu, but please feel free to stop by my office at anytime!


Velda Brunson

Velda Brunson

Office Manager, CMARC

Address:
Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center
4910 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A-64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: Cyert Hall A-64

Phone: 412-268-2150

Fax: 412-268-1527

Email: vbrunson@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cmarc/

Tell us about yourself

A Pittsburgh native, so I am a fan of all its sports teams! When I am not managing the front office of CMARC and getting to know students better, I enjoy traveling (especially to the beach), going to movies and plays with friends, reading, and my favorite contact sport --bargain shopping!

What do you love about working in CMARC?

The people I interact with daily. It is tremendously satisfying to be involved with the students, watching them grow over the course of their college careers, and to be involved with my fellow CMARC staff members, academic professionals whom I regard as among the finest at Carnegie Mellon.

How can we contact you?

Please feel free to contact me at vbrunson@andrew.cmu.edu or via the CMARC office email at cmarc-department@andrew.cmu.edu.