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University of Michigan School of Information

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Alissa Talley-Pixley

Associate Director of Engaged Learning Office Email: Phone: 734/764-1865
Office: School of Information/777 North University Staff Unit: Engaged Learning Office LinkedIn


I facilitate connections in the intersection of information, communities, and higher education by working with organizations, faculty, and students to develop opportunities that have high impact. In my role with the Engaged Learning Office, in partnership with colleagues and faculty, I recruit, develop, and evaluate projects for UMSI client-based courses. I also facilitate experiential learning and service engagement opportunities for students, including Alternative Spring Break, Fall Break, UMSI Service Week and I work with the A2DataDive and other student organizations.

I am a graduate of the MSI program (2012), and believe deeply in the School of Information's mission and values. I am motivated by change that is created in an innovative workplace that values continuous improvement for the betterment of all.

I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, toddler, dog and cat, and enjoy long walks and yoga.


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Honors and Awards

Foundations of Leadership program completion, 2019

Leading Change Practicum Participant, 2018

UMSI Outstanding Staff Recognition Award, 2015


Master of Arts in Higher Education, University of Michigan

Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Michigan


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