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Allison McLarin

M.S.W. online student success advisor

Email: mclarina@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 827-0788

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University 

Allison McLarin has been at VCU, as a student and as an employee, since 2002. She graduated from VCU with a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Counselor Education with a focus in College Student Development and Counseling.  For the past seven years, she served as an undergraduate advisor at VCU. She is passionate about holistic and solution-focused advising, all while providing safe spaces for students to feel heard, respected and valued. She is excited to join this team at the School of Social Work.

She currently lives in the Northside of Richmond with her husband, Carter, nearly 6-year-old son, Callum, and their Maltese, Gus, who is in need of an attitude adjustment. She loves spending time with her family, crafting, exploring new restaurants, and reading.