Meet the Advising Team – Alicia Johanning

Alicia Johanning

Undergraduate Academic Advising Supervisor

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Slinger, WI…. More cows than people, like most of small-town WI!

Q: Where did you go to college/grad school and what was your major(s)?

A: UW Madison for both. My undergraduate major is English, with certificates in Education & Educational Studies, and Leadership. My Masters is Education Leadership Policy Analysis, emphasis in Student Affairs!

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: Looking at other people’s pets, over-loving my cats, cleaning excessively, and not following recipes while cooking and baking. As my undergraduate time suggests, too, I love to read. Currently digging through The Seed Keeper (it’s beautiful and tragic),… but my favorite book is The Book Thief (Markus Zusak).

Q: What is your favorite book or movie right now?

A: My favorite movie is V for Vendetta (or possibly How to Train Your Dragon). I also love the books Life of Pi (Yan Martel), Fresh Water for Flowers (Valérie Perrin), The Country of Pointed Firs (Sarah Orne Jewett), and obviously Harry Potter.

Q: What’s a favorite trip or vacation you’ve been on?

A: I highly recommend going to the Austrian countryside! Mountains, fresh air, and trees for days.