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Education

Aug 2008Present

Master of Education

University of South Carolina

Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Residence Hall Director

University of South Carolina, University Housing

  • Manage the daily operations of Wade Hampton, a 180-bed first-year female residence hall.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate a staff of 7 Resident Mentors
  • Oversee intentional conversations between Resident Mentors and residents to promote the Resident Student Learning Model
  • Interview professional staff candidates for vacant Residence Life Coordinator positions
  • Participate in Resident Mentor Selection
  • Serve as a judicial hearing officer and construct educational sanctions with students to create opportunities for learning and growth
  • Advise the Wade Hampton Hall Government and oversee a budget of approximately $7,000 to provide educational and social programs in the areas of character, leadership, citizenship, academic success, and self-responsibility
  • Serve as the primary responder for 180 residents in Wade Hampton and serve on University Housing’s duty rotation, responding to crisis situations and incidents for the entire campus
  • Manage front desk operations including supervision of several desk assistants, an online payroll system, and coordination of daily desk operations
  • Maintain sanctioning records for five residence halls and over 90 student desk assistants
  • Collaborate with the Student Success Center by making face-to-face contact with at-risk students, creating an action plan, and referring to appropriate campus resources
Aug 2009Present

University 101 Co-Instructor

University of South Carolina
  • Co-teach a three-credit academic course for 23 first-year students to promote their successful transition from high school to the university
  • Facilitate class discussion on topics relating to academic success, time management, transition, and socially controversial issues
  • Evaluate students through written assignments, class participation, tests, and presentations
  • Maintained student attendance records
May 2009Jul 2009

National Orientation Directors Association Intern

Bentley University, Office of New Student Orientation

  • Trained and evaluated 51 Orientation leaders
  • Directly supervised, mentored, and motivated 12 Orientation Leaders
  • Served on an on-call duty rotation for over400 incoming first-year students
  • Created and facilitated activities for each orientation session to participate in
  • Developed learning outcomes for each orientation session
  • Designed an online assessment to measure the intended learning outcomes for each orientation
  • Collated, synthesized, and presented the results of the orientation assessment
Jul 2008May 2009

Assistant Residence Life Coordinator

University of South Carolina, University Housing

  • Co-managed the daily operations of Patterson Hall, a 9-story residence hall that holds approximately 650 first-year females
  • Supervised, trained, evaluated, and conducted one-on-one meetings with a staff of 24 Resident Mentors
  • Oversaw intentional conversations between Resident Mentors and residents to promote the Resident Student Learning Model
  • Served as a judicial hearing officer and construct educational sanctions with students to create opportunities for learning and growth
  • Advised the Patterson Hall Government and oversee a budget of approximately $13,000 to provide educational and social programs in the areas of character, leadership, community responsibility, academic success, and self-responsibility
  • Served as the primary responder for 650 residents in Patterson Hall and serve on University Housing’s duty rotation, responding to crisis situations and incidents for approximately half of the campus
  • Collaborated with the Academic Center for Excellence by making initial contact with student on academic probation and developing an action plan
  • Managed front desk operations including supervision of several desk assistants, an online payroll system, and coordination of daily desk operations
  • Developed and maintained sanctioning records for five residence halls and over 90 student desk assistants
Mar 2009May 2009

Office of Student Judicial Programs

University of South Carolina

  • Observed high-profile judicial hearings involving alleged violations of academic integrity, the alcohol and drug policy, and hazing
  • Remained current with new developments affecting judicial programs at universities
  • Attended Carolina Judicial Council training sessions and hearings
Jan 2009Mar 2009

Office of Sexual Health and Violence Prevention

University of South Carolina
  • Observed the day-to-day functions of the office of Sexual Health and Violence Prevention
  • Assisted in promoting awareness on stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and issues surrounding women’s health
May 2008Jul 2008

Summer Intern

University of South Carolina, Resident Student Learning

  • Conducted an assessment to evaluate the positive and negative outcomes of raising the minimum GPA requirement for Resident Mentors
  • Edited and created learning outcomes for the Graduate Assistant and the Resident Mentor training schedule for the Fall of 2008
  • Generated Behind Closed Doors scenarios for Resident Mentor Training
  • Composed scenarios and created thought-provoking questions for Resident Mentors to stimulate intentional conversation in small groups
  • Conducted phone interviews with and hired new Resident Mentors

Certifications

Aug 2009Present

Resident Mentor Training

University of South Carolina
Feb 2009Present

Student Leaders in Diversity Conference

University of South Carolina
Nov 2009Present

Appreciatively Advising the Struggling Student Organization

University of South Carolina

Portfolio

Committees

Safety September 2009 – Present

University Housing, University of South Carolina

Serve on a community with various members from University Housing, facilities, and Campus Safety to

review current practices and propose improvements

Self-Responsibility                                                                                                                        August 2009 – Present

University Housing, University of South Carolina

Chair a committee comprised of Resident Mentors from multiple buildings

Develop a presentation for over 90 Resident Mentors regarding self-responsibility and how to incorporate

it into their residents and community gatherings

Duty & Crisis Protocol                                                                                                   January 2009 – May 2009

University Housing, University of South Carolina

Reviewed and evaluated current practices of the on-call duty system

Recommended and procured updated technology to supplement the on-call duty rotation

Health and Human Development                                                                                    September 2009 – May 2009

University Housing, University of South Carolina 

Instituted a plan to increase the emotional and physical health of Housing Staff Members through educational

and interactive programs 

Involvement and Recognition

University of South Carolina

Black Graduate Student Association                                                                                              2009 - Present

Student Personnel Association                                                                                                       2008 - Present

Graduate Advisor of the Year                                                                                                                2008 - 2009 

Hall Government Advisor of the Year                                                                                            2008 - 2009 

Western New England College

Academic Progress Monitor                                                                                                                 Spring 2008

Resident Advisor                                                                                                               August 2006 - May 2008

Telecounseling Student Supervisor: Admissions                                                            May 2006 - May 2008

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges                                              Fall 2007

Skookum Award Winner                                                                                                                        Spring 2007

Psi Chi                                                                                                                                                      Spring 2007

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society                                                                                                    Spring 2005

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