Christian Piazza

Christian Piazza

Academic Advisor

Associate of Arts, Social Science
Foothill College
 
Bachelor of Arts, Geography
San José State University
 
Master of Arts, Educational Guidance and Counseling
San José State University

Christian joined the Humanities and Arts Student Success Center in January 2022 as an academic advisor. 

Christian began working in higher education while pursuing an associate's degree at Foothill College. For the Center of Applied Anthropology at Foothill College, Christian first served as a volunteer and then as a student assistant tasked with map making and data collection for projects within the Center. After finishing at Foothill College and transferring to SJSU, Christian continued to serve the undergraduate student population as a peer advisor within the ACCESS Student Success Center. Having earned a bachelor's degree, Christian moved to support students as a Grad intern within Academic Advising and Retention Services (AARS), providing intentional, thoughtful consultation to students who were on academic probation. Christian was subsequently hired as a full time academic advisor within AARS, where the student support work continued with a focus on undeclared students and disqualified students looking to apply for a major and return to SJSU. 

Christian has always found passion and purpose in working with people, whether it be as a football coach, teacher, or academic advisor. One of Christian's career goals is to create a program that is designed to help students on academic probation as well as non- traditional adult students, navigate the college experierce. Christian really enjoys watching all students achieve their goals, whether they be academic or personal. Christian believes that "any goal is achievable for anyone; sometimes you have to change the steps, but never the goal." 

Christian enjoys hiking, golfing, football (Fly Eagles Fly!), baseball (Go Dodgers!), movies, video games, and comics. While also the "Happiest Place on Earth", Disneyland is probably Christian's favorite place on Earth (but also enjoys theme parks in general). Christian also gets enjoyment from just relaxing with family and friends, whether during a good BBQ or a laid-back get together.