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Meet Our Staff



Business Advisors (from left to right) Jenn Duggan, Brianna Ellis (Coordinator, Student Success Center), Jennifer McKee, Austin Huddleson, Kristina Brown, Jill Rice

(Left to right: Jenn, Brianna, Jennifer, Austin, Kristina, Jill)

Get to know the staff that makes up Business Student Advising and Services. While any of our staff can help you, they also specialize in areas that students often need more assistance, planning, or information.


Kristina Brown, Accounting Option Advisor

Kristina Brown

Undergraduate Advisor - Accounting Option Advisor

Kristina holds a Master's Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in student services and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from CSU, Chico. While working on her degrees Kristina interned for the Academic Advising office and the Career Center at CSU, Chico. After graduating in 2007 she worked for River Valley High School in Yuba City where she ran their Career Center. She has worked as an academic advisor in the College of Business since 2011. Kristina loves working with students in all of the business options but specializes in the accounting option. Outside of work Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and son and being outdoors as much as possible.


Jenn Duggan, Lead Advisor

Jenn Duggan

Lead Undergraduate Advisor

Jenn was born in northern California and has called Chico her hometown for over 20 years. She received both her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Master's Degree in Education from CSU, Chico. She is very proud to work for the College of Business and help students thrive at Chico State. She is a first generation re-entry college student, earning her bachelor's degree at the age of 32 with three children. She loves encouraging non-traditional college students and is committed to helping you feel at home not only at Chico State but within the College of Business family. Her goal is to have every student leave her office with an understanding of degree requirements and a strong belief in themselves to achieve their individual aspirations!  


Austin Huddleson, Study Abroad Specialist

Austin Huddleson

Undergraduate Advisor - Study Abroad Specialist

Austin was born in Chico and raised just down the road in the small town of Durham. He graduated from CSU, Chico in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. He has a passion for leadership and was involved in many leadership programs in his time as a student. He enjoys learning about other cultures and has developed a passion for traveling. He is always looking for suggestions for new places to visit and new people to meet, so he would love for you to come by and say hello!


Jennifer McKee, MBA Advisor

Jennifer McKee

Undergraduate Advisor - MBA Advisor

Jennifer earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science and is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Political Science at CSU, Chico. She started on campus in 2009 and previously worked for six years in the Office of Admissions. She more recently joined the College of Business as an academic advisor and the advisor for the MBA program. She enjoys helping students find their fit and path to success at CSU, Chico. She loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, is an avid sports fan, enjoys a good book with a Dutch Bros' iced tea, and any excuse to try new foods.


Jill Rice, Administrative Support Coordinator

Jill Rice

Administrative Support Coordinator

Jill grew up in northern California and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from CSU, Chico. She started on campus in 2001 and has worked in the College of Business Dean’s office and the Department of ACCT & MIS before transferring to the Business Student Advising office in 2011. She loves working with business students and watching the growth that students make as they prepare for graduation.  Jill and her husband met while attending Chico State and are currently raising their two teenage boys in Paradise.  When she’s not attending one of her boys' sporting events, she is spending time on the lake, reading a good book or vacationing with her family.