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Meet the AEA Advising Team

Academic Advisors for Exploratory Students

Lisette Juarez
Student Services Advisor II

Lisette was born and raised in Southeast Los Angeles. She began her college journey as an undecided/undeclared student at the University of California, Irvine where she later received a B.A. in Education Sciences and a B.A. in Social Ecology. Lisette realized she wanted to pursue a career in student services when she became a Peer Academic Advisor during her last year at the University of California, Irvine. After graduating, she spent one year as a Behavior Instructor and then returned to school to complete her M. Ed. In Educational Counseling at the University of Southern California (USC). While attending USC, she served as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Accessibility Services and Graduate Intern for Viterbi Career Connections. One of Lisette’s favorite hobbies is painting. Her most treasured paintings are both of her college graduation caps, one of which includes her favorite character Winnie the Pooh, and the other inspired by a past adventure in Hawaii.

Advice to first-year self: “Take advantage of the resources you have available on campus, and if you are unsure of something it is okay to ask! It can also help to connect with others through a student organization or group on campus.”

Ja’Nae Davis
Student Services Advisor II

Ja’Nae Davis was born and raised in southern California. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and earned her M.Ed in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Her academic and student affairs career spans various leadership roles both at USC (2006-2009) and at the University of California, Los Angeles (2009-2022). Using student-centered approaches, Ja’Nae sees academic advising as a partnership with her students – an opportunity to connect, reflect, set goals and explore resources and opportunities that foster and promote personal and academic fulfillment.

Ja’Nae enjoys collaborating with and supporting others, especially through community engagement and service. As an undergraduate student, she was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega community service organization, and she continues to volunteer with various non-profits in the Los Angeles area.

Advice to first-year self: “Seek balance; your development takes place in and outside of the classroom. Set goals and work towards them in a way that is meaningful to you.”