Alyse Spencer

Success Coach

Biography

Alyse is excited to be part of the ReUp team and to be working closely with students again. Her passion for education comes from building meaningful relationships with students and understanding each of their stories, goals, and strengths.

As a first-generation student who transferred two times before getting her undergraduate degree, Alyse understands the obstacles that life and getting a degree can bring. After working in higher education in student support services for six years, she is passionate about helping students to navigate the intricacies of college systems and to support them through every step of their journey. 

Alyse has an A.A. from Mesa Community College and a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Fort Lewis College. After graduating and realizing she had no idea what to do with her degree, she started substitute teaching in her local school district and fell in love with the connections she made with students. She completed her teaching licensure in combination with an M.A. in Secondary Education through the University of New Mexico.

After teaching high school English for three years and coaching the girls’ soccer team, she took a job at her alma mater, Fort Lewis, where she became part of a professional advising pilot program. In her time working with Fort Lewis Advising, she held several roles including Team Lead of the STEM & Health Advising Team, Interim Director, and her last role was as Assistant Director. While she learned a great deal in those leadership roles, she missed working directly with students and is excited to have that opportunity again with ReUp. 

Alyse lives in Bayfield, CO, and enjoys spending her free time outside in the beautiful mountains she gets to call home. Favorite activities include fly fishing, paddleboarding, hiking, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Alyse loves dogs, especially Great Danes, and prefers having a furry friend to join her on her outdoor adventures. She recently started fostering for a Dane rescue in Colorado.