Alissa Magorian


Position Title
Undergraduate Advisor

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135 Young Hall
Office Hours

M: Young Hall, Room 135
T: Remote
W: Remote
R: Remote
F: Young Hall, Room 135

Hello! My name is Alissa Magorian, and I use she/hers pronouns. I came to UC Davis in 2012, working in Admissions and Enrollment Management until 2020, when I became an Undergraduate Advisor. I love connecting with scholars and supporting them in reaching their goals. I was a first-generation college student from a working-class family, and I remember feeling like I had to figure everything out on my own. I want you to know that you don’t have to do it all alone. As an advisor, I’m here to help you navigate the university, connect you to resources, and be a thought-partner as you explore opportunities.

I received a B.A. in English from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA,  an M.A. in English at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership (the CANDEL program) at UC Davis. My journey has certainly been shaped by my various identities – first-gen college student, white, cis-gender woman, queer. We bring our whole selves in this space of higher education. I am passionate about advocating for policies and practices in higher education that enhance diversity and that foster belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Hobbies: gardening, hiking, reading. Some favorite authors include: Audre Lorde, Sarah Waters, bell hooks, Jeanette Winterson, Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates, Rudolfo Anaya…