Senior Academic and Career Coach
Aya Maruyama




Aya has a B.A. in Psychology from the Hiram College in Ohio and a M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Hometown Info

Aya was born and raised in Japan. Her graduate program brought her to the U of M and she's been in MN ever since!

Fun Facts

Aya has been to Tanzania twice. Going on a safari in the Ngorongoro National Park was her best experience ever!

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Choosing a major doesn't have to mean deciding what you will do for the rest of your life. As you gain more experience, you will gain better understanding of yourself and your options. You'll also gain more transferable skills and new interests may grow. You keep changing and so will your plans. Be open-minded and let yourself take a bit more winding path than you may have expected.

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