Liberal Studies Team & Advising


The College of Education's Office for Student Success provides advising exclusively to all Liberal Studies majors. Students are supported through a series of workshops, email advising, and one-on-one virtual advising. Advising is extremely important because students must make numerous decisions that include choosing their emphasis, focus, and option; selecting appropriate courses; and preparing for the senior-level assessments.

Email your questions to [email protected].
Current students, please include your Red ID# in the body of your message.

Learn more about one-on-one virtual advising for undergraduates.

Meet Your Advisors

Alison Sternal

Alison Sternal, M.A.

Alison joined SDSU as a staff member in 2015, having previously earned her multiple subject teaching credential and master's degree in K-8 Mathematics Education right here at SDSU. She started out as program coordinator for the Joint Doctoral Program in Education and the Math/Science Teacher Initiative. As a result, she is passionate about teacher preparation, STEM education, and educational equity.

Tanner Wilson

Tanner Wilson, M.A.

Tanner Wilson joined SDSU as an Academic Advisor in 2022, where he is thrilled to help students navigate the path to graduation. His favorite part of his job is seeing the "lightbulb" moments where everything clicks. A former high school choir teacher, Tanner is deeply passionate about teacher preparation and access to a high-quality arts education for all students. He earned his M.A. in Postsecondary Educational Leadership right here at SDSU!

Jesse Ortiz

Jesse Ortiz, MAT

Jesse is a 1.5-generation Mexican-American and first-generation college student, serving as an academic advisor at SDSU. With a background in substitute teaching, he earned his MAT from USC's Rossier School of Education in 2022. Jesse's academic and pedagogical focuses are on cultural relevance, anti-bias, and antiracist education, and his favorite part of the job is seeing students become lifelong learners.



Liberal Studies Program Contact Person

Sarah Garrity, Senior Associate Dean, College of Education