Ariel Flores is a Master Advisor at the Austin Community College- Riverside Campus, serving as the SEM and Computer Science/CSIT Advisor. She also works with the Ascender and Career Scholars programs dedicated to supporting first-generation and non-traditional students throughout their time at ACC. In addition, she serves as a mentor and trainer on the ACC Coach training team. Ariel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Biology and Government from the University of Texas - Austin. Her favorite things include reading, napping, working out, and drinking iced coffee. She has a fat cat named Renly who loves nothing more than to be a part of Zoom meetings aside from sleeping. She looks forward to serving the TEXAAN Central Region!"

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Dayshawnna Littleton is passionate about helping students find their voice and promotes self-advocacy. She is an Academic Advisor II at Prairie View A&M University.  Dayshawnna earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in African American Studies and Political Science from San Jose State University; Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has seventeen years of experience in higher education in various student services, financial aid and leadership roles.  Dayshawnna is an expert is holistic and proactive advising and serves in multiple capacities as Title IX Hearing Board member and presenter at recruitment events.  She continues to contribute to the field of advising as a presenter at the Texas A&M Symposium and at the NACADA Inaugural Virtual Advising Conference. In her spare time, Dayshawnna enjoys quilting, reading, going on walks, and spending time with her friends and family. 

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TEXAAN serves as a professional representation of academic advising in Texas by providing professional development, networking, recognition, and dissemination of information. Our goals are to (1) establish a communication network for academic advisors at institutions of higher education in Texas, (2) assist with the implementation of professional standards as defined by NACADA core values of Academic Advising, (3) serve as the liaison for Texas professional, governing, and education agencies, (4) maintain active affiliation with NACADA both regionally and nationally, and (5) offer an annual conference for Texas academic advisors, counselors, and higher education professionals.
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