Ursula Basinger

Find Your Environment Major Exploration Advisor

Ursula Basinger is our Find Your Environment major exploration advisor. She holds a BS and MS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Ursula began working in ecology research at UA as an undergraduate and continued for a decade after graduation, focusing on plant population dynamics and climate change response at the Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory. Her interest in mentorship in the lab led her to transition to academic advising. In her current role with The A Center and Arizona Institute for Resilience (AIR), she helps students explore environment-focused education and career pathways. Outside of the office, Ursula enjoys doting over her cat Bucket, making pottery, and exploring nearby riparian oases.


  • BS, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • MS, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Ursula Basinger