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)

Objective

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)

Skills

Skills

Interpersonal Communication

Team Building

Group Facilitation

Customer Service

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Work History

Work History
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

Education

Education
May 2012 - Present

M.Ed.

Auburn University

Concentration in Student Affairs

Courses:

  • 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

B.S.

James Madison University