Lariisa Stewart, MS

Academic Advisor
TRIO Student Support Services STEM


Lariisa holds an MS in Curriculum & Instruction and a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies from UW-Madison. Her previous experience was focused on accessibility and disability inclusion on college campuses, including working in disability services and being a member of the coalition to form a Disability Cultural Center on the UW-Madison campus. Her thesis work focused on the use of Universal Design in higher education to better support students, both in the classroom and in student services. 

Lariisa’s advising approach is informed by her experiences navigating higher education as a first-generation, multiply marginalized student. She believes in a holistic, trauma-informed approach that takes into account the many intersecting identities and experiences of students. Her goal is to serve as a valuable resource for students while empowering them to explore their own goals and interests. She strives to make her office a safe and welcoming place for students of all identities, bodies, interests, and support needs.

In her free time, Lariisa enjoys embroidery, reading, gaming, and watching birds with her cat.