Learning Strategists


CTL is successful because our student staff is dedicated to supporting the UNM community.  Our Learning Strategists do that through one-on-one appointments, class and org requested workshops, and daily workshops.  

Amal, adult woman standing outside

Amal - Student Manager 

“My name is Amal and I am an international student from Palestine. I am a Ph.D student in Educational Psychology. My interest area is cognitive development and motivation. I enjoy spending time in nature. I look forward to helping students learn how to make the best of their studying time.”


Ali Cissey Usman

My name is Ali Cissey Usman, and I am from Ghana. I am currently a master's student in Counselor Education and my research areas include Substance use, school-related problems, and reintegration. Aside from my academic interests, I love to see people smile as well as working together with people to make significant changes in their lives.


Georgiana Smith

Hello everyone, my name is Georgie, and I am a third year Population Health Major with a Maternal and Child Health Minor. I am from Red Wing Minnesota and I am excited to work with CTL to improve the success of the students at UNM!