Ali Chiavetta

Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Pronouns: 
she/her/hers
Hometown: 
Downingtown, PA
Education: 
B.S. in Communication/Public Relations, Millersville University
M.Ed in Higher Education, Penn State
Penn Stater since: 
Officially started grad school here in 2019, but my mom is from State College, so I’ve been visiting PSU since I was in diapers.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”- The Lorax --- True for many areas of life!

My favorite place I have traveled is the Pacific Northwest. My brother and I visited WA, OR, and CA and hit Mount Rainier NP, Crater Lake NP, and Redwoods NP in a week! Absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful.

My childhood dream was becoming an orthodontist. Clearly it worked out exactly as I planned.

You may not know this about me, but I had a radio show in college. It was one of my favorite activities and gave me the opportunity to discover and play so much good music!

Things that amuse me are Memes. Would I be a true millennial if I didn’t say memes?

When it comes to sports, I love Penn State football and the Eagles. Go birds!!

If I were an animal, I would be... I used to work at a zoo, so this was actually a pretty common topic of conversation. I’d have to say a sea turtle. They’re really neat animals, and I too have a freakishly low resting heart rate.


Ali Chiavetta, a white woman with blonde hair, smiling and standing with crossed arms