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Marisa Alawine

Mrs. Marisa Alawine



Marisa Alawine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mississippi State University in 2014 and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. For the next few years she worked as a Counselor and Admissions Coordinator for a local substance abuse facility. Since early 2020, Marisa has served as the Student Support Specialist for the School of Psychology at USM. In this role, she is able to support students on their path to successful graduation by connecting them to helpful resources accross campus as well as advising them for courses to help them reach degree completion. Her favorite part of working as a student support specialist is being able to work with students who are having difficulty with their academics. She enjoys being able to see them overcome these difficulties and graduate successfully.

  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (2016)
  • BA - Mississippi State University (2014)

PSY 200 Academic Success in Psychology
PSY 492 Academic Success in Psychology II
PSY 203 Orientation to the Psychology Major

  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Academic Success, Retention, Enrollment, Campus Resources, Support