Communication Ability

Awards and Honors

  • Best Communication Award in the Graduate Case Study Competition, NODAC 2012 (October 2012)

  • Recognition from the IN8 Reticent Society of James Madison University for contributions to the university (November 2011)


To serve universities and their students as a professional in the field of Student Affairs, to continue to grow as a member of the profession, and to enhance the college experience for university students by demonstrating a positive influence and example.

Professional Development

Safe Zone Ally (September 2012 - Present)
  • Trained in order to better assist and advocate for students who identify as LGBTQIQ

Safe Harbor Advocate (September 2012 - Present)

  • Provide support, reassurance, crisis intervention, safety planning, and information to survivors of sexual assault throughout their recovery process
  • Connect the survivors with services that may include medical, legal, counseling, judicial, and academic resources

I-Lead Conference Facilitator (September 2012)

  • Facilitated a small group of ten students at a leadership conference for first and second-year students

National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Member (September 2012 - Present)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Member (January 2013 - Present)



Interpersonal Communication

Team Building

Group Facilitation

Customer Service

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Work experience

Work experience
May 2012 - Present

First Year Experience Graduate Assistant

Auburn University
  • Assist with publicity, selection and training of approximately 100 undergraduate orientation leaders
  • Co-teach a first-year seminar with a full-time staff member
  • Coordinate off-campus ad sales for the orientation handbook
  • Coordinate assessment for Camp War Eagle (CWE)
  • Assist with supervision and mentoring of 62 CWE and 38 Successfully Orienting Students (SOS) student leaders
  • Coordinate specific aspects of the CWE and SOS programs
  • Assist with coordination of the FYE website and social media
  • Communicate with staff across campus and the community about CWE and SOS programs
Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

Orientation Office Assistant

James Madison University
  • Reported directly to the Assistant Director of Operations and the Administrative & Operations Specialist
  • Answered visitor/caller questions
  • Offered quality customer service as the first staff member of the Orientation Office to which many students and families spoke
  • Assisted in development and implementation of orientation services
  • Performed operational office duties
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011

Orientation Peer Adviser

James Madison University
  • Facilitated small groups of 10-20 incoming first-year and transfer students and 16-20 peer mentors
  • Aided in development of first-year student class schedules and assisted with the course registration process
  • Acquainted new students with campus services, activities, and facilities; assisted in the development and implementation of orientation services
  • Collaborated with Academic Advisors, Residence Life staff, Dining Services, and other campus faculty/staff
  • Participated in and provided opportunities for personal goal-setting and reflection
  • Served as a positive role model to incoming students
  • Encouraged the development of institutional pride by welcoming new students and their families, as well as familiarizing them with the traditions and spirit of James Madison University


May 2012 - Present


Auburn University

Concentration in Student Affairs


  • Student Services Administration in Postsecondary Higher Education
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Organization in Higher Education
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • Learning Theory and Educational Practice
  • Foundations of Leadership - Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Basic Methods in Education Research
Aug 2008 - May 2012


James Madison University