Alisa, Giovana E
Counselor - GEAR UP
WH 111G
(801) 863-6851
(801) 863-8639
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Gioey works for GEAR UP, which is a statewide education program focusing on getting high school students early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs.

Gioey usually meets with students at their high school, and collaborates with the counseling staff at each school to coordinate services.  Parents can contact Gioey at 801-863-6851 to request appointments; Gioey can meet them at their student's high school, at her GEAR UP office in Orem, or she can make home visits.



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


·         Counselor, Utah's Statewide GEAR UP Education Program

  •       Academic Advisor, UVU Behavioral Science Department

·         Multicultural Counselor/Program Coordinator, BYU Multicultural Student Services

·         Academic Advisor, UVU School of General Academics

·         Senior Recruitment 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 Philosophy

Working with 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.