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Alison Herr

Success Coach for: John Muir College

Hometown: San Diego, CA

What I wish I had known my first year in college:  I wish that I had known that almost everyone struggled in some area, and that it was OK to ask for help.  It seemed like the rest of the world, my friends from high school and in college, were having the time of their lives and doing great in school.  It wasn’t until later that we all discussed what a challenging time our first year had been and how we wish we had leaned on each other more in the beginning….Also, I wish I had used the Writing Center before my junior year!  It changed my life. 

Bucket List:  Participate in improv comedy. It sounds terrifying and exciting.

Fun Fact:  Even though I’m a San Diego native, I love the Denver Broncos. A lot.  One of my favorite memories is touring the original Mile High with my friends before they tore it down.  I even got to catch a pass from my friend on the field!

B.A. Political Science; Teaching Credential
University of San Diego

M.A. Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs
San Diego State University

Alison's office location:

  • John Muir College, Humanities Social Sciences, Room 2072

Alison's drop-in hours:

Fridays: 10:30am-12pm & 1:30pm-4pm

Note: Alison will be out of the office on Thursdays.

Schedule an appointment with Alison:

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Alison Herr