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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Center for Academic Success

Meet Our Advisors

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Annika Obermeyer
Annika O.
Program: – Counseling & Student Personnel/ Professional School Counseling
Hometown – Amboy, MN
Fun Facts – I once sold a beanie baby for $200.
FavoritesBooks: Hunger Games Series, Non-fiction psychology books; Movies: Inception, The Lord of the Rings, 500 Days of Summer; TV: The Office, Parks & Recreation, Project Runway; Food: Chocolate, Cheese, Fruit, Curry; Music: Mumford & Sons', Florence & the Machine, Broken Bells, Adele
Favorite Quote: – "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." - Dr. Seuss
Why I like working in the CAS? – I love the opportunity to work with students and help them realize how successful they can be.


Brittany Henderson
Brittany H.
Program: – Master of Arts in Sociology
Hometown – Milwaukee, WI
Fun Facts – I am famous in certain circles.
FavoritesBooks: Eat, Pray, Love, The Help, The Hunger Games; Music: Hip-Hop, Blues, Soul; Food: Sushi, Burners, Seafood (specifically crawfish); Movies: A Bronx Tale, The Wackness, The Secret Life of Bees; TV: How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Man vs. Food
Favorite Quote: – "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy helping students reach their full potential academically.



Kasi Johnson
Kasi J.
Program: – Counseling & Student Personnel - College Student Affairs
Hometown – Willmar, MN
Fun Facts – To help people remember how to pronounce my name I usually tell them it rhymes with sassy.
FavoritesBooks: Non-fiction stories, crime & overcoming obstacles; Movies: Love Actually, Juno, Seven, Under the Tuscan Sun; TV: Modern Family, Project Runway, BRAVO reality shows; Food: Pizza, Chocolate, fruit, Mexican; Music: Patty Griffin, Adele, John Mayer
Favorite Quote: – "The Purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy meeting with students on an ongoing basis, learning with them, challenging them to meet their full potential and supporting their efforts!



Dharshi Goonetilleke

Phone – (507) 389-1791
Program: – Doctoral Program in Counselor Supervision and Education (Ed.D), Counseling and Student Personnel Eph: Mental Helth Counseling
Fun Facts – I have always had pets all my life and once I have had civet cat, a snake (non-poisonous) and a flying squirrel who were injured. They stayed with me until they got better.
FavoritesBooks: Gora, Still Forest Pool, The Gadfly, The Kite Runner; Movies: Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon; Hobbies: photography, painting and bioding, long walks and exploring nature
Favorite Quote: – "The Fickle unsteady mind, so hard to guard, so hard to control, the wise person straightens as the Fletcher straightens the arrow."
Why I like working in the CAS? – My experience with CAS has been great and I have ejoyed working here for the past several years. It is mainly because I enjoy working with students tremendously and relish the connections that I get to have through advising. Also it is a good feeling to be of assistance.