Kat Riesing

Academic Advisor

Kat helps Franke Honors students navigate honors units and requirements while connecting them with helpful resources and exciting opportunities in the W.A. Franke Honors College and across the University of Arizona campus. 

Kat grew up in Knoxville, TN and has her BA from Smith College and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the Franke Honors Advising team, Kat was an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing in New York state. She is a practicing artist with specialties in painting and fiber arts. 

When Kat isn’t advising you can find her working on new artworks for upcoming exhibitions or hanging out with her dog. Kat is an avid swimmer, a lover of pizza, and horror film fanatic. She is excited to be a part of the W.A. Franke Honors team and support students in their Honors journeys!