Educational Specialists

We Are Here For YOU!

What we do…

The Educational Specialists are dedicated to supporting you while you transition to a medical student and as you continue to navigate your experience at Burrell. We will provide you with resources aimed to improve your learning, study strategies, time management and wellness, an we will encourage your growth as self-directed, life-long learner.

Services Include:

  • Study and Learning Strategies
  • Test Prep/Strategies
  • Motivation/Goal-Setting
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Time-Management/Organization
  • Stress Management/Test Anxiety
  • Wellness Strategies
  • Tutoring (Group)
  • Board Prep
  • Note-Taking
  • Food Pantry
  • Clinical Closet
  • Mindfulness Resources

Frequently Asked Questions:

Burrell uses the Acuity Scheduling System. Click on this link to schedule an appointment or the link under each of the Educational Specialist names above.

You may schedule an appointment or drop in from 9a-4p. Feel free to send an email outside those times.

Yes, services are free

We are located on the third floor in the Student Affairs Office

We can meet in-person or Zoom. Let us know via email if you prefer Zoom so we know to send you a meeting link. If you’d like to meet in-person, please remember to bring your mask, as we continue to follow Covid-19 protocol.

Group tutoring sessions are offered throughout the school year. Slots are generally limited. To schedule the tutoring session you will use the Acuity Scheduling system.

While we are always mindful of your privacy, there may be extenuating circumstances that require we share information with appropriate personnel.

In order to determine whether you are eligible to receive accommodations, you will need to contact the Executive Director of Student Affairs. You may also find it useful to review the information provided in your student handbook related to this topic.


Miley Grandjean, MA
Director of Academic Support Services & Adjunct Instructor of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Education
Phone: (575) 674-2366
BA, New Mexico State University
MA, New Mexico State University

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Yvonne Ortega, PhD
Educational Specialist
Phone: 575-674-2224
BS, New Mexico State University
MA, New Mexico State University
PhD, New Mexico State University

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Susana Venegas
Education Specialist
Phone: 575-674-2359
AAS, Dona Ana Community College
BS, New Mexico State University
MS, New Mexico State University

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