I am a Ph.D. student in education leadership and policy studies in higher education -- essentially, I study both the human and business aspects of universities. Before starting my Ph.D., I worked as an academic advisor within a leading honors program. I earned my masters in student affairs practice from the University of Virginia and my bachelors in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I have been teaching at the college level since my own college days! I started as a breakout session (what we called "recitations") leader and later developed my own course. While I was an academic advisor, I taught a course preparing students for our program - equipping them with the tool of reflection to take their collegiate experience by storm. I have spent the first year of my PhD program designing courses on leadership and contributing to the development of a leadership minor.
Oklahoma State Univeristy, Graduate Research Assistant
2015 - 2016
Within my role as a research assistant, I work closely with my advisor on his various research projects, including editing his work as well as leading efforts on new research initiatives. Additionally, I work with another professor on developing existing and new academic leadership programming.
University of Cincinnati, Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
2012 - 2015
My primary responsibilities included: advising students in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, College of Nursing, and College of Allied Health Sciences; coordinating our Annual Welcome Retreat; and co-advising the University Honors Association student group. Additionally, I served on various committees across the university including a committee developing a manual for new advisors, the Student Leadership Conference Planning Committee, and the UC International Committee as well as several hiring committees. Previously, I also...
University of Virginia, Graduate Intern
2012 - 2012
My primary responsibilities included: revamping and maintaining the Facebook pages of the various programs administered by OSSAP as well as other marketing tasks, coordinating and performing outreach for the upcoming summer session, and providing assistance for a research study on transfer students. My research tasks include rewriting our survey, conducting focus groups, data analysis, and data management.
Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea, Coordinator of the Global Ambassadors Program
2011 - 2011
The Global Ambassadors Program is a part of the Semester at Sea Outreach Department. As Coordinator, I worked with over 180 undergraduate students throughout the United States, Canada, and China to coach them in the process of organizing presentations, tabling efforts, and other outreach activities.