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Alison Herr

Assistant Director, Student Success Programs

Hometown: San Diego, California

What I wish I had known when I was in college: I wish I had known that asking for help wasn't a sign of weakness. I was hesitant to reach out for help because I had always been able to handle school, sports, and my own well-being in high school, and it caused me to take longer to graduate than I should have.

What does being first-generation mean to me? To me, being a first-generation college student means that you are paving the way for not only yourself, but others in the community. This ability to be a pioneer is an amazing strength. #FirstGenSupporterUCSD

Top goals for the year: My professional goal this year is to bring the Strengths mindset to UC San Diego by helping facilitate workshops and develop SMART Goals with students and staff across campus.

Strengths Finder Top 5: Maximize, Individualization, Input, Learner, and Arranger

Personal gender pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Teaching Credential
University of San Diego

Master of Arts, Postsecondary Educational Leadership
with a Specialization in Student Affairs

San Diego State University

Alison's office location:

Effective March 16, 2020 success coaching appointments will take place via phone or zoom until further notice. Use the scheduling link below to connect with your coach.

Alison's drop-in hours:

Effective March 16, 2020 all in person drop in hours will be unavailable until further notice. Use the scheduling link below to connect with your coach.  

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