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Alissa McKinnon West

Pathway Coordinator, Alissa McKinnon's headshot photo

Alissa McKinnon West is Assistant Director for Programming, Funding, Assessment in the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt (EL&IV). She has previously advised students as the creative expression pathway program coordinator for Immersion Vanderbilt. She is passionate about connecting all students with the tools and resources necessary for their success.

During her undergraduate years, Alissa was fortunate to have several faculty and staff members serve as mentors to her. As a first-generation college student, mentorship was crucial to fostering her success and allowing her to thrive and engage with various high-impact practices across the university. Similarly, Alissa loves working with Vanderbilt students, helping them bring a critical lens to their own passions and connect with Immersive experiences and mentors to allow them to develop and support their own learning process.

Alissa has a B.A. in Communications (Public Relations) and a M.S. in Counselor Education (Student Affairs) from Mississippi State University.