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Howdy! My name is John Fierst, and I am originally from southwest Indiana. I received my BA in Biology from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and my MS from the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program at Texas A&M University. My past experience includes working with co-curricular internships, learning communities, and new student programs. In my 6 years of working in higher education, I have come to embrace an advising style that empowers students to feel confident in trusting their internal compasses to effectively navigate their life journeys. Outside of Rice, I love to cook, travel to new places both in the US and abroad, and explore the highly diverse, ever-changing city of Houston!

Liaison Colleges: Martel

Office | Ley Student Center, Suite 132

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Phone | 713.348.4060, 713.348.2637

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