COSAM News Articles 2019 December COSAM Staff Spotlight - Anna Allen

COSAM Staff Spotlight - Anna Allen

Published: 12/10/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Anna Allen received a 2019 Lilly-Lovelace Distinguished Service Award. Learn more about Anna who works in the Office of Student Services as an advisor in this COSAM Staff Spotlight: 

Q: What year did you start at COSAM?
A: I started my position in COSAM 2013.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A:  When our students come into the office to share good news with us.  “I am going to medical school at UAB!” or “my research paper is getting published” for example. 

Q: What is the best advice you have ever received at COSAM and from whom?
A: My work family encouraged me to apply for an academic advisor position.  I am so glad I did!

Q: Where are you originally from?
A: I’m originally from the fire hydrant capitol of the world, Albertville, Alabama.

Q: What words best describe you?
A:  Ornithophobic, creative and enthusiastic.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A:  Reading, looking for cross-stitch patterns, watching tennis and cooking. 

Q: What is the one thing you do when no one is around?
A:  Talk to my dog.  A lot.

Q: What is your favorite place on campus?
A:  Our tailgate tent on home game Saturdays.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:  Zapp’s Cajun Crawtators.               

Q: What is your dream travel destination?
A:  Wimbledon!

Q: What is your most memorable experience at COSAM?
A:  There was this one phone call…

Q: If you could trade places with anyone at COSAM for just one day, who would it be and why?
A:  Valerie Tisdale.  She makes me happy.

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