Alyssa Holmes

Title
Academic Advisor
Department : Academic Advising
Office location: Unity Hall, 5th Floor

Pronouns: she/her/hers. As an Academic Advisor, I work with a caseload of students to help guide them towards achieving their academic and personal goals. This includes helping students understand their curricula, providing academic coaching for students who wish to develop new academic strategies, and working with students to make the most of their experiences at WPI. 

My own undergraduate experiences and my previous role in college admissions helped me discover my passion for supporting student success and development. As a first generation college student myself, I found navigating the college process to be challenging, so I approach my work with the understanding that every student is unique and comes to WPI with different expectations, challenges, and goals. My goal is to get to know students on an individual level and partner with them to work towards their own vision of success. When I'm not at work, I enjoy finding new shows to binge-watch on streaming services and finding opportunities to pet dogs, since I don't have one of my own (yet!).

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Roger Williams University

Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education - Colorado State University