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Ailaina Rice

Graduate Assistant Advisor

Hi, I’m Ailaina Rice and I am from Page, Arizona. I graduated from BYU in 2019 with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am currently continuing my education here in the Masters of Social Work program. Although I had always envisioned myself pursuing a career in business, I found a passion for psychology during my time at BYU. Making that transition was difficult for me and required me to seek assistance from many departments. Ultimately, going to advisement centers helped me focus on a major I love and work towards a fulfilling career. During my business years, I was able to intern with Aramark in Nashville, Tennessee and Yosemite, California doing Human Resources. As I moved into Social Work, I volunteered at the Utah State Hospital, Mountainland Head Start, and the Utah Division of Child and Family Services. My activities during my undergraduate career included Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Psych Association. My other hobbies include volleyball, soccer, tennis, and watching horror movies with my supportive husband.

I enjoyed my undergraduate degree and love being able to continue my education here. One of the main reasons I wanted to work with the University Advisement Center was to help students realize that their goals in life are worth pursuing. BYU has so many resources available that can help students in their academic and career goals. Our office seeks to help students learn more about themselves and how they can accomplish those goals. All in all, the UAC can provide much needed guidance and hope in stressful times and I am excited to be a part of any student’s journey.

Hometown - Page, AZ
Majors -
Bachelor’s: Psychology
Master’s: Currently pursuing Social Work
Hobbies - volleyball, soccer, tennis, & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
College Struggles - knowing that I deserved to be at BYU
High School Info - I won second place in Arizona’s State Tennis Championship with my team in 2015

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