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Lisa Keith

Classroom & Teaching Support Specialist

612-624-5089 | lkeith@umn.edu

Lisa KeithLisa Keith provides support for the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Plant Biology undergraduate programs; and the BTI Journal Club. She is also responsible for coordinating administrative support functions related to faculty teaching and classroom support, and serves as back up support to the Cluster Receptionist.

Please contact Lisa for help with:

BTI, EEB and PBIO teaching guides and textbook ordering • Course and catalog set-up • EEB and PBIO undergraduate student registrations • Teaching evaluations (SRT Reports) • General inquires about the EEB and PBS undergraduate programs and BTI/BMMB Journal Clubs.


Kristi Lecy

Departmental Administrator of Finance and Research

612-624-3489 | klecy@umn.edu

Kristi LecyKristi is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Bethel University earning a BA in Organizational Leadership. She has also completed the Successful Manager's Leadership Program at the College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota.

As departmental administrator in the areas of finance and research, Kristi provides fiscal strategic support for departmental budgets including funding utilization of graduate programs, MN Drive initiatives, and grant support. She also provides research facilities support. 

Contact Kristi for:

Information on budget issues • VISA administration • Research space support


Michael Ouverson

Accounting Management Coordinator

612-624-3347 | ouver005@umn.edu

Michael OuversonMichael is responsible for providing financial related support to the departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, and Plant Biology; and the BioTechnology Institute.  

Michael holds a B.A. in English Literature and Music from Bethel University and previously worked at College Possible where he supported over 40 low-income high school seniors in preparing for college acceptance and success. In his spare time, Michael enjoys rock climbing, sailing and running with his dog.

Please contact Michael with questions regarding:

Purchase orders, expense reimbursements, check request forms


Kelsey Sieverding

Graduate Programs Administrator

612-625-4222 | ksieverd@umn.edu

Kelsey SieverdingKelsey provides support to the Microbial Engineering and Plant Biological Sciences graduate programs. She manages all administrative aspects of the programs, coordinates the admissions and recruitment process and is responsible for supporting student success.

Before joining the University of Minnesota, Kelsey served as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, where she oversaw the needs of graduate students and faculty across twelve departments and provided high-level administrative support to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Equity, and Inclusion. A South Dakota native, Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University.

Contact Kelsey regarding:

MicE and PBS policies and procedures • RA/TA/fellowship administration • Degree progress and clearance • Graduate course offerings and permission numbers


Hannah Skog

Facilities and Events Coordinator

612-301-1599 | skogx031@umn.edu

Hannah SkogHannah is a graduate of University of Minnesota, Morris with a Bachelor’s degree in Event Management and Communication. She also has progressive experience in the University of Minnesota, Morris Conferences and Special Events, University Relations, and hospitality industry.

Hannah supports the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve and assists with support of the Plant Biological Sciences and Microbial Engineering graduate programs.

Contact Hannah regarding:

Space access requests, facilities issues and concerns, projects • Event scheduling and planning