Hi! My name is Ayat Abbas and I am an Academic Advisor at Aurora University. My first name is pronounced like "Hyatt", but without the "H". I am here to guide you through your academic career. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that may come up during your time as a student here at Aurora.
I obtained a Masters in Social Work from University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work. Prior to this, I received my Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Throughout my social work journey, I have become passionate about advocating for others to ensure that their needs and goals are being met. I am eager to advise students who have similar interests and passions within the social work realm. It is my goal to always be a supportive ally for all students who need guidance.
Outside of work, I really enjoy traveling with my twin sister. Being outdoors is something I love to do, and I have many adventurous trips on my bucket-list (i.e. visiting all major national parks!). In addition, I like to call myself a DIY kind of a gal. I love to create customized presents for my friends on my new Cricut machine, and I also like to push myself to create things for cheaper such as edible arrangements, and even some home decor! Adding to my creative side, I love to bake (my current favorite is cookies). Lastly, I love trying new foods, and exploring new local restaurants everywhere I go.
I look forward to getting to know you, and most importantly, supporting you in your goals and dreams!