Academic Centers - Advising

Victoria (Vikki) Turnquist

Vikki Turnquist

Office: Brennan Library

Tel: (617) 243-2032

Email: VTurnquist@Lasell.edu

Degrees:

  • B.A. Communication, University of Maine, Orono, 2007
  • M.A. Student Development in Higher Education, University of Maine, Orono, 2009  

Biography: 

During Vikki's time at the University of Maine, she was actively involved in the TRiO Upward Bound program where she found her love for advising. Before she started at Lasell College she worked at Middlesex Community College as a TRiO Advisor for the TRiO Student Success Program for almost two years. Vikki has been at Lasell since Fall, 2012.     

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Vikki enjoys spending time with her family, and traveling out of state to visit her family in Maine, where she is originally from. During her free time, when she is not playing with her children, she spends time working on craft projects, and learning all she can about the wizarding world of Harry Potter.    

How does your professional background influence your time with students?

Vikki's experience with the different TRiO programs, which she have worked for, has given her the experience that she needs to have a holistic approach to academic advising. This has allowed Vikki to have a better understanding of how to successfully help students transition into their first year of college.