Meet the Team

Symphanie Bolds, Anneka Scott, Evan Downey, Samantha Walters

  • Samantha L. Walters
    Director of Advising and Student Success
    School of Liberal Arts Journalism/Public Relations Academic Advisor
    Samantha Walters launched her advising career at IUPUI in August 2006. She joined the Journalism staff in November 2013 as director of advising services. Her prior IUPUI experience includes serving as a senior academic adviser in University College. She advised first and second year students on course planning, goal setting, and academic and career development. She creates partnerships with students to foster independence and empower them to become active in their decision making processes.
  • Anneka Scott
    Career Consultant
    Anneka is a collaborative, action-oriented, community servant who demonstrates strong student advocacy through a positive attitude of approachability, adaptability, and the desire to identify and support student success. Anneka is a first-generation, covid-class graduate of IUPUI School of Liberal Arts in May 2020, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. She is currently a student in the IUPUI Applied Communication Master’s program. She is passionate about creating change in the world through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Anneka enjoys coffee, reading, and spending time with her pet dog-cow-horse named Novi.
  • Evan Downey
    Career Consultant

    Evan serves as a Career Consultant with our team, providing an environment that is both welcoming and intentional. His professional career in higher education began February 2017, gaining experience in Academic Advising and Fraternity/Sorority Life at a few other institutions before bringing those experiences to IUPUI. Evan’s passion is seeing students succeed towards a future that brings both fulfillment & authenticity.During his undergraduate and graduate career, Evan was a First-Generation College Student, Fraternity Officer, and Student Ambassador. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his family, pick up new hobbies, and watch whatever sport is current at the time!

  • Symphanie Bolds
    Career Consultant Assistant

Schedule an appointment

Schedule appointments by visiting our office in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 243, calling 317- 278-1224, or use our online Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS).