Texas Tech University

Meet the PPHC Team

Karlissa Black | Senior Academic Advisor | karlissa.black@ttu.edu
Advises Students with Last Names D-G


Karlissa has been with Texas Tech University since 2009, having completed her Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics as a Red Raider. She previously worked for Texas Tech as an instructor of French and joined the PPHC advising team to help students explore their academic options when pursuing a pre-health degree. She enjoys helping students plan and achieve their goals and encouraging students to engage with their campus and community. Outside of the office, Karlissa enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, 4-wheeling, and hanging out with her dogs. She looks forward to meeting new students and helping them become Red Raiders.

Andrew Vanderpool| Senior Academic Advisor | andrew.vanderpool@ttu.edu
Advises Students with Last Names A-C


Biography coming soon...

Susanna Dickson | Senior Academic Advisor | susanna.dickson@ttu.edu
Advises Students with Last Names Md-R


Susanna began her higher education career at South Plains College, where she graduated with an associate's in science. She then transferred to Texas Tech University in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2013, Susanna was accepted into the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), which she completed in 2016. Susanna is currently finishing a Community Health Worker certificate via TTUHSC Rural Health and the West Texas Area Health Education Center while also pursuing a second bachelor's degree in the College of Education back on the Main Campus. Susanna's volunteer experiences include the TTUHSC Department of Psychiatry and Texas Tech's Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Community Engagement. A consistent and avid life-long learner with a love for education, Susanna thrives when encouraging and supporting others in their educational pursuits and is proud to call herself a Red Raider. Her role as a Pre-Professional Health Careers advisor also allows Susanna to serve as the campus advisor for both Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences student organizations. In her spare time Susanna is often studying, but she also enjoys reading, traveling, and devoting time to her family.

Rachel Poole | Senior Academic Advisor | rachel.poole@ttu.edu
Advises Students with Last Names H-Mc


Biography coming soon...

Karin Huie | Senior Administrative Assistant | karin.huie@ttu.edu


Karin was born in Rochester, New York, then moved to Ontario, Canada, where she began her career in healthcare, working as a medical office manager for 29 years. She also served as President of the Medical Secretaries Association for many of those years before returning to the U.S., when she moved to Lubbock in 2006. Before joining the PPHC team, Karin has had experience with local Lubbock physicians, as a Lead Counselor in Medical Research, and then at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with Rural and Community Health.

Hannah Bergren | Senior Academic Advisor | hannah.bergren@ttu.edu
Advises Students with Last Names S-Z


Hannah has been working in higher education since December 2012. She has been an advisor with PPHC since summer 2017. Previously, Hannah has worked in academic counseling, disability services, and most recently, with undeclared students in University Advising. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Retail Management degree from Texas Tech University in 2012 and her Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2015. Hannah enjoys hearing each student's individual educational and career story and supporting students in their future successes. In her spare time, Hannah loves to read, travel with friends and family, and hike with her dog, Jax Bingley.

Ryan Scheckel | Assistant Director | ryan.scheckel@ttu.edu


Ryan has been in academic advising since 2002, working with students from the exploratory to the declared, first generation to legacy, and from fine arts to pre-professional health. He also serves in leadership roles at both the state and [inter]national levels and his professional interests include advising history, theory and philosophy; leadership theory; and the intersections between advising and higher education's larger purpose. A graduate of Texas Tech, Ryan's academic background includes studies in Human Development, Public Administration, Leadership, and Higher Education Administration. He is also a HUGE Star Wars nerd!