Allison Styffe, MCoun, CBC
STUDENT SUCCESS COACH
Allison has a passion for the areas in which education and mental health overlap in the lives of college students. She graduated summa cum laude with her master's degree in School Counseling at Oregon State University - Cascades and a B.A. in Literature/English Education from Point Loma Nazarene University.
Prior to joining College Excel, Allison worked at The English Language Institute/China (ELIC) preparing college students to teach English in Asia, an experience she had herself and holds dear. She then moved to Bend and worked in the Student Life Department at Central Oregon Community College. While an undergraduate student, Allison was a Teaching Assistant and Writing Tutor, working one-on-one with college students to strengthen their organization, grammar, thesis development, and research abilities. During her graduate studies, Allison interned at various middle and high schools, working with students in the classroom, in small groups, and individually to promote mental health, self-awareness, and academic success.
At College Excel, Allison empowers students to recognize their potential through the use of individualized tools, and she is particularly skilled at helping students break down how to achieve their goals in manageable steps.
In her free time, she enjoys fly fishing with her high-school-sweetheart husband, attempting to snuggle with her dog who only ever wants to run, and spending time with her family, who have migrated to Oregon with her.
Proud mom of Tucker, a German Shorthaired Pointer
From Orange County, CA
MCoun, School Counseling
Oregon State University - Cascades
B.A., Literature/English Education
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA