Pre-Professional Advising Staff

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Elizabeth V. McAllister

Elizabeth V. McAllister was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and aside from a five-year stay in Florida, has lived in North Carolina all her life. Elizabeth attended East Carolina University where she received a BS in Communication (Radio & TV Production), in May 1993. In March 1994, she began working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at ECU. From 1994 - 2005, she worked her way up to Assistant Director of Admissions, where she worked primarily with transfer students. Elizabeth completed her MA in English: Technical & Professional Communication in December 2004. In October 2005, Elizabeth began working as an Academic Advisor for the College of Allied Health Sciences. In May 2010, she became Director of the Center for Pre-Professional Advising. Elizabeth advises undergraduate students who are undecided on a major, but know they are interested in a career in dentistry, medicine, or law. Additionally, she serves as the "pre-med," "pre-dental," and "pre-law" advisor (which is secondary to the students major advisor), and is the faculty advisor for the Pre-Dental Honor Society, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Optometry Club, and the Magnolia Belles.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys serving in the music ministry at St. James United Methodist Church, ECU football, playing on a competitive trivia team, reading, traveling, baking, painting pottery, and spending time with her husband and their family and friends.

Elizabeth Locklear

Elizabeth Locklear
Academic Advisor

Elizabeth grew up in Pembroke, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2014. In 2016, Elizabeth received a Master’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Health Communication from East Carolina University. Before joining the Pre-Professional Advising Center, Elizabeth worked as an instructor at Pitt Community College in the English and Humanities department. Elizabeth began working in the Pre-Professional Advising Center, in May of 2016, as a Student Services Specialist. 

In March 2017, she was promoted to Academic Advisor for the College of Allied Health Sciences and provides advising for students majoring in Health Information Management, Health Services Management, and Pre-Occupational Therapy. Elizabeth also serves as the faculty advisor for P-OTSA (Pre-OT Student Association).

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to the beach, and playing with her two yorkies, Mila and Trixie.



Ashley Roseno
Academic Advisor
College of Allied Health

Ashley grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, and has received three degrees from ECU. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science (2011) and completed her dietetic internship (2013) at ECU. Then she decided to also pursue a Master’s of Science in Nutrition Science (2014) and a Master’s of Education in Adult Education (2015) at ECU as well. She has recently changed the pace and is currently seeking a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at NC State University. While completing coursework at ECU, Ashley has worked with the Food, Math, and Science, Teaching, Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative as a research assistant and project coordinator where she has published three manuscripts and presented numerous research projects. She currently serves as the Nutrition Science Academic Advisor and a part-time, relief Clinical Dietitian I at Vidant Medical Center. Ashley advises students in both undergraduate Nutrition Science tracks at ECU. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, working out, going to the beach and theme parks, and of course, supporting the Pirates!

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Melissa Watterson
Academic Advisor
College of Allied Health

Melissa grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in English, then went on to get her Master’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Health. Before becoming an Advisor, Melissa worked as a public speaking instructor at ECU.

Melissa advises students majoring in Rehabilitation Services, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Physician Assistant students. Melissa also serves as the Pre-PT and Pre-PA club faculty advisor.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys watching her Philadelphia Eagles play football, working on research, shopping with her mom, gardening with her dad, and playing with her pitbull, Summer Mae and hamster, Taco.


Rachel R. Person
Student Services Specialist

Bio coming soon!