Allison Warner

Allison Warner

Director of Career and Advising/Progress and Completion

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Bachelor's in Psychology from University of Washington

Master's in Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University


Three Fun Facts
  1. I used to work with monkeys.
  2. I love trail running.
  3. I will eat chocolate chips out of the bag (sometimes all of them).


Top 5 Strengths from StrengthsQuest
  • Connectedness
  • Activator
  • Ideation
  • Positivity
  • Strategic


What is one thing you wish you knew about college before you started as a student?

I wish I knew how to study and what to study. One of my first classes my freshman year was Oceanography.  ​Before my first test, I memorized details about the text book, like who wrote it and when it was published but didn't spend time learning the material. I did not do well on that test. Once I figured out what worked best for my study habits and learning style, college made more sense for me. It took time to figure this out, so don't give up if you get frustrated, you will get it!


What do you like to do when you're not working?

Spending time with my family, my pets, running and cooking


Favorite Quote

"If you always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelo



I can't imagine working in any other profession than community college advising. I love meeting with students, watching them grow, learn, and accomplish their academic and career goals. Prior to working in academic advising, I tried many other positions including working with primates!  I also pursued other jobs in sales, property management, administrative support, special education and more. I had to try on a few different professional hats before I found the one that fit.