Hurst, Allison
Counselor - Career and Academic
LC 402 M
Last Updated: 10/24/18 -




Allison has worked at UVU as an Academic Counselor since 2007. She graduated from Ricks College with her AA in General Studies. Afterwards, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. After graduation, she happily became a homemaker and began raising three amazing children, two of whom were diagnosed with Autism. Allison experienced a life transition where she was responsible for the support of her family. She returned to school as a non-traditional student to take prerequisites to apply for a masters degree. Allison was having so much fun in her Psychology classes she decided to take additional credits for another bachelors degree in Behavior Science with an emphasis in Social Work at Utah Valley University. Afterwards, she completed a masters degree in Psychology with a licensure in School Counseling from Utah State University.

Allison enjoys family time with her husband, three children and four stepchildren. She can be found riding her bike along the Murdock Trail or reading Young Adult Literature under the shade of a tree. If she were 18 again, and deciding on a major, she would choose Microbiology so she could converse with other people who find gut bacteria interesting.

What Allison loves most about her job is helping nervous students; whether they be first generation, experiencing a disability, non-traditional, or having academic difficulties discover that higher education is for them.