Denise Mostowfi

Success Coach, Director of Academic Coaching and Transition

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Areas of Interest

  • Undeclared/Exploratory students
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Neurodiverse students
  • Transfer students, both traditional and working adult
  • Academic planning, transcript evaluation, and GPA calculation
  • Re-entry students


  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential, University of San Francisco
  • MS, Counseling, San Francisco State University
  • BS, Psychology, California Lutheran University

Professional Organizations

NACADA - National Academic Advising Association

Fun Facts

Year Started at USF: 1987

Hometown: Atwater, CA

  • Our cat, Lucy, is my alarm clock every morning.
  • I’m a strong believer that exercise, in particular, walking, keeps me happy. When I don’t exercise, I feel crunchy.
  • My family is very important to me and music is a big part of our lives.  I like going to concerts with them and have enjoyed listening to everything from alternative rock to metal core. I especially enjoy watching my husband and teenage son perform in their respective bands. 
  • I’m in the best book group ever. Even on the rare occasion, I don’t read the entire book (or even at all!), I can show up to see my friends without judgment. It doesn’t get any better than that.
  • During one of my intersessions in college, I sang my way through Europe.
  • Favorite Quote:  Train your mind to see the good in every situation. - Unknown

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