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Jesus Villa

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Academic Success Advisor
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1604
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Transborder Studies
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Originally from New Mexico, Jesús began his undergraduate career at Arizona State University in 2007. He graduated in 2011 with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Religious Studies. He worked for two years as a forensic death investigator and forensic anthropology lab assistant for the Maricopa County Office of the Medial Examiner before returning to ASU in 2013 to pursue his Master’s degree. Jesús graduated in 2016 with an MA in Anthropology of Religion; his thesis, "African Healing in Mexican Curanderismo," focuses on the West African ritual and ethnomedical contributions to curanderismo, the traditional healing art of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. During graduate school, Jesús worked as a Success Coach with the ASU First-Year Success center, and rejoined the FYS team as a Coordinator after graduating; he was promoted to Coordinator Senior and head of the CLAS coaching team in 2018. Jesús currently serves as an Academic Success Advisor for the School of Molecular Sciences; a PhD student in the School of Transborder Studies; and an adjunct professor of Anthropology and Storytelling for the Maricopa County Community College District. 



2011: BA in Anthropology, Arizona State University

2016: MA in Anthropology of Religion (Religious Studies), Arizona State University