COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT COACH

Mya Andersen

College Achievement Coach

  • NACADA

What do I enjoy most about being a college consultant?

Without a doubt, what I enjoy most about working with college students is their college graduation day.

Credentials

    • BS, Environmental Studies and Public Policy, University of Oregon

Professional Experience

    • Academic Advisor, Collin College
    • Academic Advisor for Student Athletes, Dallas College
    • Undergraduate Advisor, Undergraduate Coordinator, UC San Diego
    • Academic Evaluator, Palomar College
    • Admissions Recruiter, University of Oregon

Mya was called to serve college students because of her own experience as a first generation college student who had the desire to go to college, but lacked the know-how. She has worked with college students in varying capacities for over 15 years and loves to share in their accomplishments, big and small, during their academic journey. There are few things that bring her more joy than a student having a ‘light bulb’ moment and a sense of confidence in their decisions.

Mya has lived on both coasts, the south, and now lives in the middle, and believes that her time living in all the US time zones has given her the opportunity to better understand the people she interacts with daily. She has been married for 20 years to her husband Kiron, is the mom to a teenage boy and a fat opinionated cat.

If you could be a candy bar, what would you be, and why? SNICKERS Per the teenager: most people don’t know why they need to spend time with me, but they usually leave satisfied.

If there was one person that I would want in my corner it would be Mya Andersen. A student’s success is not an individual task to uphold, much like it takes a village to raise a child it takes a community to raise a student. Mya embodied this principle by building relationships with her students, focusing on their needs, and giving realistic feedback.

Mya’s door was always open, literally, and figuratively. There was no bad time or question, just genuine and honest answers. She kept everyone’s goals in mind guiding students and colleagues to their success. Mya led by example in this regard, giving her best effort for each student to succeed.