Grad Spotlight: Allison Joubert

Name: Allison Joubert
Age: 55

Course of Study (degree being earned): M. Ed. higher education administration

Hometown: San Antonio  

I was born and raised in San Antonio, only leaving after high school and enlisting in the military. I have an interest in sociology and social action in particular. I was motivated to pursue this degree first by word of mouth, but once enrolled it engaged[?] my passion for social action head-on. Since my undergraduate degree is from UTSA, earning my master’s here was a natural choice. 

What was your favorite class and/or who was your favorite professor? Why?

Oh my, too many to mention! Each class revealed a new aspect of student affairs. 

What would you say is the most important thing you’ve learned over the course of your studies?

I think just how broad higher education administration is. 

Describe any professional experiences or internship opportunities you have had.

My Internship I was in student conduct and Title IX, while Internship II was student life. These experiences broadened the scope of in place of the parent.

What is your fondest memory of your time at UTSA?

Our Alamo cohort and the relationships built through our experience. 

How has COVID impacted you, either personally or professionally?

Oh boy! Several loved ones passed so unexpectedly it made my head spin. The swift change to working from home was impressive, but stress has been a huge hit to my educational experience. 

What are your plans for the future and/or your career?

I intend to return to UTSA to complete 6 more sociology classes to complete the 18 credits required to teach sociology. I also would like to work in student conduct. 

What has brought you inspiration during this time? E.g., music, books, people, etc. My faith, bar none.

I am thankful that UTSA and the instructors have patiently cheered us through these turbulent times to stay on the path to completion and not give up, even when I wanted to.