Alisa, Giovana E
Academic Counselor, Adjunct Faculty
CB 506a
(801) 863-8073
(801) 863-7089
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Last Updated: 12/1/15 -

Gioey advises students with last names starting with F-Le regarding the courses and programs offered by the Behavioral Science Department at UVU.

I generally meet with students by appointment, except most Mondays from 8:30-10am when I hold walk-in advising and am available to meet with students with no appointment needed.  Please call 801 863 6377 the day you want to come to walk-in hours to make sure I haven't had a change in my schedule.  Walk-in sessions are meant to accommodate as many students as possible and shouldn't last more than 5 minutes.  If you are a new student or need graduation planning, career counseling, or other information that would need more than 5 minutes, please go to to see my calendar and schedule an appointment, or call 801 863 6377 for help scheduling.



Master of Public Administration                                                            
Emphases: Non-Profit Organization Management, Human Resource Management
Romney Institute of Public Management
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


Bachelor of Arts                                                                                        
International Cultural Studies/Humanities
Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii
graduated cum laude


·         Academic Advisor & Adjunct Faculty, UVU Behavioral Science Department

·         Multicultural Counselor/Program Coordinator, BYU Multicultural Student Services

·         Academic Advisor, UVU School of General Academics

·         Senior Coordinator, UVSC Prospective Student Services

·         Volunteer Coordinator, Salt Lake County Aging Services


Biographical Information

I was raised in Northern California and am one of six children.  I grew up playing a lot of different sports and still enjoy participating in them.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU-Hawaii and lived and worked there for a few years after graduating.  I moved to Utah for graduate school and have lived in Utah County since.   After earning my graduate degree I have mainly worked in higher education.

Advising Information

I advise students for the Behavioral Science department.  Students with last names beginning with the letters F through Le should see me at least once in Fall and Spring semesters to talk about their educational and career goals and their academic progress.

Advising Philosophy

Working with college students and seeing them achieve goals they have set for themselves is a great reward for me.  I believe advising is a collaborative process that requires research and effort by both the advisor and the student.  I will guide and support students as they work towards their educational goals, but I will not make decisions for them.  Learning to take responsibility for their academic progress is an important step in a student’s development and will motivate them to more fully participate in and feel ownership of their educational pursuits.