Sean Navarro is a University Innovation Alliance Fellow for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas (KU). In this position, he will be involved with programs that build more effective pathways for students to reach success.
Before coming to KU, Sean was as an academic advisor at the University of Missouri (MU), working with students who were in the process of deciding on their major and students in transition as they worked on gaining eligibility to enter their desired major. In addition, he worked in the MU Career Center as an undergraduate and graduate assistant in a similar capacity by helping students explore the various major and career paths that are available to them. He has held leadership roles on the Missouri Academic Advising Association executive board as the Vice President of Membership and is the current president for the organization.
Sean has interest in the areas of career development, positive psychology, strengths-based approaches, and motivational frameworks. He earned a Master of Education in Counseling (Career) Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Missouri. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, and is currently a member of the Missouri Air National Guard. Sean was raised in Lenexa, Kansas.