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As a student affairs professional, it is my goal to transform students and help them stay focused academically, physically, and emotionally. Student affairs is always changing and I must evolve alongside the profession in order to better connect with my students. It is important to manage change while serving as a leader and a mentor.

Input | Relator | Intellection | Learner | Achiever


M.A., Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL)

Top areas of study include:

• Transition and Orientation

• Academic and International Student Advising

• Student Conduct and Compliance

• Financial Aid

B.S., Business Administration, Marketing

Minor: Mass Communications

• Summer Study Abroad 2008: Business-specific trip to Germany

• National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

• Campus Activities Board (CAB)

• Residence Housing Association (RHA)

Work History

University of Denver

August 2016Present

Intern, Academic Advising and Discoveries Orientation

• Implemented and designed a survey in Qualtrics for transfer students who attended Discoveries Orientation and developed an executive summary highlighting the findings

• Response rate was 17.6% and students were fairly satisfied with the information they received throughout the orientation

• Drafting a workbook for academic advisors working with students on academic probation to aid in developing their emotional intelligence, based on Daniel Goleman’s (1995) research

University of Northern Colorado

Aug 2015Present

HESAL Graduate Research Assistant

Outreach, Engagement, and Technology
• Recruit and engage with 25-30 prospective M.A. and Ph.D. HESAL students to bring them to campus

• Coordinate the HESAL Graduate Assistantship Interview Days for prospective M.A. and Ph.D. HESAL students, 2016 and 2017

• Member of the HESAL Social Media Task Force; assisted in launching and maintaining the Facebook page which reaches over 150 current students, staff, and alumni

Academic Research
• Provide support for Dr. Tamara Yakaboski’s internationalization at home (IaH) research through interview transcription, coding (via Dedoose), and annotated literature reviews

• Edited and provided feedback on research manuscripts, such as, “Titillation, Murder, and Romance: Hollywood’s objectifying anti-intellectual campaign against women” and “The Prism of Hollywood: Depictions of Racial Diversity in College Films,” for authors Dr. Tamara
Yakaboski and Saran Donahoo

University of Northern Colorado

April 2016Present

Co-Advisor, Student Judiciary

• Assist with large group advising and one-on-one advising of student justices who uphold the Student Senate constitution, by-laws, and the university’s conduct process

University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL)

May 2016 August 2016

NODA Intern, Office of New Student Programs

• Managed 11 undergraduate orientation leaders and assisted with orientation leader training

• Assisted with five new student orientations and three transfer student orientations, as well as managing two overnight events

• Managed social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat)

• Created a campus-wide student leader social media manual

University of Northern Colorado

Jan 2016May 2016

Office of Financial Aid Intern

• Assisted with marketing and implementation of programming to increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Universal Scholarship Program applications

• Researched and designed a marketing handout detailing federal loan information

• Assisted with student employee interviews and helped reshape the interview process

• Assessed and evaluated peer counselor training
      • Findings: Students prefer hands-on experience and learning through case studies and peer counselor-lead presentations

• Assisted Peer Counselors with walk-in financial aid questions from students and families

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group

May 2013Aug 2015

Executive Assistant

• Managed customer service via email, phones, and voicemails for seven haunted attractions

• Supervised and trained two individuals to assist with phone calls during off-season special events

• Managed set up and tear down of three trade show events

• Coordinated services for events, such as transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing, and event security for 100 - 500 attendees

Mancomm & Blue Gavel Press

June 2011March 2013


• Editing and page layout for 24 state employment law and OSHA regulation guides utilizing Adobe FrameMaker and InDesign

• Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Rock the Dock

Aug 2007Apr 2010

Event Manager

• Conceived, planned, and implemented annual on-campus concert festival

• Booked over 20 artists from the Midwest and Northeast and coordinated funding and personnel across multiple student organizations

Professional & Institutional Associations

• President, HESAL Student Organization (HSO), 2015 – Present
• American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2015 – Present
• College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC), 2015 – Present
• National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), 2015 – Present

Volunteer Activities

Assisted with implementing and promoting the “Don’t Be A Monster” anti-bullying program through the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group’s non-profit wing, Imagine Better, Inc.

Work with students to correctly fill out their 2016-2017 FAFSA and Universal Scholarship application outside of designated work times