Student Advisors

Welcome to United States University!  Our goal is to guide you successfully through your program and help you get the answers you need along the way.  We encourage you to reach out as soon as you have questions about your education.  Common areas that we can assist with are:

  • Utilizing and accessing student success resources
  • Helping you understand policies and procedures
  • Assisting with Professor Outreach
  • Future registration questions
  • One-on-one advising in person or over the phone


We encourage you to initially contact your professors for any course specific questions.  And will work closely with your professors and periodically touch base with you to ensure your continued educational success.  

Please do not hesitate to contact is for any questions or concerns.  The Student Services department is available to you between the hours of 8am to 5pm Pacific Standard Time.  Please feel free to email or call to set up an appointment.


Alyssa Hill, Domestic Academic Advisor

I joined USU in May 2016 as an Academic Advisor. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State, my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, as well as a graduate certificate in E-Teaching and Learning from National University. I have a passion for academia and am dedicated to promoting student growth and development. As an academic advisor I recognize and respect students’ diverse backgrounds and abilities, and embrace a holistic, student-centered approach. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, shopping, and watching sports. I am here to assist and guide you as you work towards your educational goals, from the point of your first class all the way through graduation!


Vy Yamat, International Academic Advisor

Details:  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from National University. I started at USU in October 2015. I truly believe in education and love being able to assist others in their goals, hopes, and dreams. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and son at Sea World or any of the kid friendly activities around San Diego. If you have questions or ever need to talk please don’t hesitate to contact me.