Ryan Walsh

Professional Academic Advisor

Ryan Walsh
he/him/his

Specializes In

Lower-division declared students in the School of Social Sciences

Education

B.A. in Political Science | University of California, Davis

B.A. in History | University of California, Davis

M.A. in Counselor Education | Clemson University

Personal Advising Philosophy

“Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.” This quote by Carl Jung sums up my personal philosophy on the vastly undervalued importance of inner work, growth, and exploration.

However, modern society has a tendency to distract too much of our attention towards the outer blossom, allowing us to overlook our inner passions and our true nature. Thus, it has become my belief that each student should look from within so they may build from the ground up. Once this foundation is built, then each student should be free to explore their full potential; unfettered by any societal boundaries, internal self-doubts, or outside constraints as they navigate the unchartered waters of their personal, academic, and holistic dreams.