Christina Diggs

Christina Diggs

Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Present

Resident Director

Wagner College

  • Oversee Wagner's newest residence hall for senior year residents
  • Implement and coordinate an educational curriculum in residence hall that focuses on career development and life skills for post-graduation success
  • Supervise, train, and recruit student resident advisor staff
  • Participate in student conduct process, including meeting with students and designing educational sanctions
  • Advise student group on healthy relationships and sexual violence
  • Manage all operational and facilities issues within building
  • Work with Residential Education staff to facilitate campus-wide programs and initiatives
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

Assistant Director, Career Development

http://www.lehigh.edu
  • Provided one-on-one career counseling to undergraduate students on selecting a major, building a resume, obtaining internships and jobs, and navigating career paths
  • Facilitated workshops on a variety of topics including resume development, interview techniques, and networking
  • Oversaw office operations with respect to students' career development, which includes scheduling workshops, coordinating presentations with employers, maintaining office statistics, updating office website
  • Assisted with the ongoing development of the Career Library
  • Advised student board focused on improving services for Arts and Sciences students
May 2007 - Dec 2007

Coordinator of Residential Life, South Mountain College

Lehigh University
  • Collaborated with administrative team of faculty and students to implement a residential college in its first year
  • Planned and facilitated summer retreat for students, faculty, and staff to determine program goals
  • Coordinated, planned, and facilitated social, intellectual, and cultural events for faculty and students
Jan 2005 - Nov 2007

Hotline Volunteer

Lehigh University

  • Volunteered to serve on call for four weeks each semester on a twenty-four hour, seven day-a-week rape and sexual assault crisis line for students
  • Assisted with the training of new members
  • Planned and presented programs on campus about sexual assault and relationship violence
  • Completed thirty hours of training on sexual assault, rape, relationship violence, harassment, and stalking
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Head Resident Assistant

Lehigh University

  • Collaborated with Residence Life Coordinator to supervise five resident assistants
  • Co-Chaired the Residence Life Training Committee, planned and facilitated summer and winter training sessions
  • Advised a house of twenty, second-year students
May 2006 - Aug 2006

ACUHO-I Intern, Douglass College

Rutgers University

  • Developed learning outcomes, department philosophy, and an implementation strategy for the Douglass College office of residence life
  • Revised and restructured Resident Assistant and Peer Academic Leader resources manuals
  • Planned and presented mini-conference for interns and supervisors
Jan 2006 - May 2006

SAFE Advocate

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Received thirty hours of training on domestic violence, relationship abuse, stalking, harassment, and the criminal justice system of the District of Columbia.
  • Conducted intake sessions, developed safety plans, and provided information and support to clients filing for protection orders at the D.C. Superior Court

Education

Education
May 2007 - Aug 2008

Master of Education

Lehigh University

GPA: 3.9

Relevant Courses Include: Program Evaluation, Supervision and Professional Development, Leadership and

Decision‐Making, Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives

Academic Honors: Presidential Scholar (2007‐2008), Elizabeth Major Nevius Award for Leadership, Citizenship, and Scholarship (2007)

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honors

Lehigh University

GPA: 3.8

Academic Honors: Graduated with Political Science Departmental Honors, Roy Eckardt College Scholar, Dean’s List (All Four Years), Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society, National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Completed honors thesis on The Effects of Advocate‐Law Enforcement Relationships on the Success of On‐Call Advocate Programs

Jan 2006 - May 2006

Washington Semester Program

American University

Studied the conflict of Northern Ireland; traveled through Northern Ireland; visited with non‐profit organizations,

NGO’s, political leaders, and others involved in the conflict; completed research project on the effects of integrated schooling on community relations

Summary

  • Extensive experience working with students and their development
  • Committed to serving at-risk, underrepresented, and in-crisis populations
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, and self-motivated with strong leadership abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills developed in both academic and professional environments

Conference Presentations and Publications

Conference Presentations:

  • One Step at a Time: Bridging the Path from College Student to Professional , Stony Brook University RA Conference, 2010

  • Role of Advocates and Peer Educators in Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism in Sexual Violence Prevention Education. National Conference on Sexual Assault in Our Schools, 2007 and 2008
  • Supporting LGBT Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Classroom and through Research. Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association Conference, 2008
  • Staff Development for Resident Assistants, MACUHO Student Staff and Live-In Conference, 2005

Publication:

  • Committing to Serve: Post-Graduation Service Opportunities for Students. BRIDGES, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers News, 2009-2010 (3)

Awards and Honors

  • Case Study Competition Winner, College Student Personnel Association of New York State, 2010
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment, Lehigh University, 2009
  • Branch Out Award, Community Service Office, Lehigh University, 2009
  • Distinguished Service Star, Community Service Office, Lehigh University, 2009
  • Outstanding Service to the Community Award, LGBTQA Services, Lehigh University, 2008
  • University Service Award, Lehigh University, 2007
  • Outstanding Service, Women’s Center, Lehigh University, 2007
  • Residence Hall Association Character Award, Lehigh University, 2006