April Osborne, a female-presenting individual, looks into the camera

April Osborne, M.Ed.

Assistant Director, Academic Advising

  • Student Success
  • Academic Advising

Professional Biography

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas where I also attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BS degree in Kinesiology and Health. Before starting my master’s degree, I worked full-time trying out a few different industries including a high school college access program, sport and consumer marketing, and state government. During that time, I knew something was missing and decided that working with students was my passion. I attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and received my M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education. After graduation, I set my eyes on Colorado and joined the Academic Advising team in September 2017.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Communication, Harmony, Empathy, Includer, Restorative

Where is your favorite spot on DU's campus?
The ponds in front of the engineering building. I love going on walks in the spring and summer to the ponds. They are so relaxing to be around. If you are lucky, you might see baby geese in the Spring.

What is your favorite entertainment?
College sports, especially football

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Seek out help and a mentor before you even think you need it. Four years go by incredibly fast, and we want you to take full advantage of the faculty and staff that are here to help you have a successful college experience.

How do you practice self-care?
Going on walks in my neighborhood with my dogs and getting my much-needed Vitamin D

Share a quote you really like.
"One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others." - Lewis Carroll