Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education, Expected May 2019, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Certificates: Women’s and Gender Studies, and Preparing Future Professoriate

“Identity Performance Among Muslim International Women: A Narrative Inquiry”

Master of Arts, Student Affairs in Higher Education, May 2006, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA

Bachelor of Science, Communication, Minor: Information Systems,

December 2003, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

 

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

College Access Collaborative – Graduate Assistant, May 2018-Present

  • Conceptualized and implemented all logistics including identifying venues, scheduling speakers and promotion materials, for 26 MyCoalition (the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success) Tour events in 13 cities across Virginia (VA) and managed a $33,000 grant
  • Created and executed assessment initiatives, for new college access pilot programs, and conducted assessments by benchmarking college access programs and composed end of the year reports for the Director and Associate Vice Provost
  • Develop and deliver college awareness workshops to high school juniors and seniors across Virginia (VA)
  • Researcher at Center for Research in SEAD (Science, Engineering, Arts and Design) Education, working on data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and report writing on “Kindergarten to College Program” study

Student Success Center – Graduate Assistant, August 2014-May 2018

  • Advised and mentored over 350 Presidential Scholarship Initiatives (PSI) students (first generation, low socioeconomic status), planned, implemented, and assessed programming initiatives, provided on-going emotional and academic support, generated online tools to manage, monitor and evaluate student enrichments, administered MBTI and other instruments, and disseminated weekly electronic newsletters
  • Coached 15-24 undergraduate students focusing on holistic support (emotional, social and academic)
  • Instructed 24 undergraduates each semester (8 classes), in 3-credit Academics Success Strategies course (UNIV 1004), topics included: time management, goal setting, leadership development, reading and writing strategies, note taking and test taking strategies, public speaking, presentation skills, and working with professors
  • Developed and presented academic success workshops (60 minutes) across campus
  • Explored and implemented qualitative and quantitative program assessment initiatives for the center (e.g. focus groups, interviews and pre-post surveys)

Cranwell International Center – Graduate Assistant, August 2013-May 2014

  • Planned, created, and spearheaded orientation, academic, social and leadership initiatives for international students
  • Supervised, trained, and mentored 29 Global Ambassadors, and advised 8 Council of International Student Organization (CISO) members
  • Generated all programming communication including social media efforts for the center

Duke University, Durham, NC

Residence Coordinator, Central Campus (Apartments), Housing, Dining and Residence Life and Pre-Major Academic Advisor, Trinity College of Arts and Science, May 2010-July 2013

  • Launched the first residential program for apartment-style housing, 1,500 undergraduates, and organized, planned and implemented academic and social campus-wide events for 1,500 residential students
  • Successfully selected, trained, supervised, and evaluated 14 undergraduate resident assistants and 3 graduate assistants
  • Developed best practices manual and protocols for 150 Resident Assistants and advised Central Campus Council (14 student Leaders) on campus policies and procedures, programming initiatives, and student advocacy for all residential students
  • Effectively managed and administered staff payroll for student staff, staff appreciation budgets 17 members, and annual programming budgets of $45,000-90,000
  • Partnered with Student Affairs Division Case Manager to monitor, manage, and provide psychological support to students of concern (personal and academic)
  • Served as a conduct officer, adjudicated students for residential and university policy violations
  • Established and revised residential party planning protocols for fraternities, sororities, and living learning communities and advised living learning communities and fraternities on event planning and risk management practices
  • Assisted with on 24-hours emergency on-call coverage for all residential campuses (approximately 5,600 students), including responding to mental health, facility management, and student support emergencies
  • Successfully advised 12 freshman and 12 sophomore students each semester, guided them through the major declaration process, and Long Range Planning (including essay reviews and course selections for graduation requirements)
  • Collaborated with faculty and other advisors to create career programming for students and completed academic and professional development trainings on effective advising strategies
  • Evaluated and reviewed mid-term and final grades for academic advisees, and helped students in setting realistic academic goals, and mentored students in academic jeopardy to develop skills for future academic success

Residence Coordinator, Few Quadrangle, Residence Life and Housing Services and Pre-Major Academic Advisor, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, July 2006-May 2010

  • Successfully selected, supervised, trained, and evaluated 12 Resident Assistants and 1 Graduate Resident
  • Offered academic, crisis, and programmatic support to approximately 25 student leaders in three social fraternities and two selective theme communities
  • Co-advised the Few Quad Council (11 undergraduate student leaders) and supported the residential programming model to meet the needs of 450 residents
  • Administered staff payroll, supplies, and annual programming budgets of $25,000
  • Served on 24-hour emergency response on-call coverage for all residential campuses, approximately 5,600 students, and provided on going support to students in distress
  • Collaborated with the Faculty-in-Residence in creating and implementing bi-weekly academic community building initiatives for 450 residential students
  • Advised 24 undergraduate (first year and second year) students each semester, successfully guided them through the major declaration process, and meeting all graduation requirements
  • Collaborated with faculty and other advisors to create career programming for students and completed academic and professional development trainings on effective advising strategies
  • Used transformational advising strategies to meet with each student at least 2-3 times a semester to evaluate and review mid-term and final grades and helped student with creating academic goals

 

CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE      

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Diversity Recruitment Roundtable, Enrollment Management, May 2017-Dec 2018

  • Served on and participated in the monthly commission comprising to review and reform recruitment initiatives to increase access for underrepresented, low socioeconomic and marginalized populations

Advisor, CommonWealth of Scholars (undergraduate student organization), June 2015-August 2016

  • Mentored and advised 8 executive members on programming, university policies and academic support

Program Reviewer, Cranwell International Center, August 2014-May 2015

  • Audited and conducted CAS assessments with 3 members and created and complied an assessment report

Beyond Boundaries, InclusiveVT Initiatives, August 2015-May 2016

  • Collaborated on a yearlong strategic planning initiated by Virginia Tech President to provide expertise and innovative thoughts on inclusivity. Engaged with 15 upper-level administrators and developed approaches to advance Virginia Tech as a global leader. Conceptualized a 45+ page report, highlighting innovative strategies to advance Virginia Tech as a (global land-grant leader)

Duke University, Durham, NC

Member “A-Team”, Division of Student Affairs, July 2006-July 2013

  • Served on a crisis management team, reviewed campus safety policies and held students accountable during major campus wide events

Resident Assistant Leadership Council, Advisor, RLHS,  July 2010-August 2012

  • Mentored 14 Resident Assistants and advised 7 executive board members on residential programming, policy development, budget management and professional development initiatives for all student leaders

Early Arrivals, Coordinator, Accommodations, Administration, and Finance, RLHS, May 2008-August 2008

  • Managed the early arrivals process for 1,500 students on all three campuses. Created a centralized check-in process and reviewed student evaluations of their classes abroad

Global Education Office, Summer Internship, Summer 2008

  • Managed the “StudioAbroad” database, updated study about website and created assessments reports for the Study Abroad Fair

Judicial Administrative Officer, Dean of Students, August 2008-Dec 2008

  • Managed the centralized student conduct for 3 campuses, adjudicated students and created, organized, and maintained the judicial incident report databases

Resident Coordinator Recruitment Committee, RLHS, December 2010, Spring 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012

Duke Human Resource Management Program, Spring 2007

  • Completed 36-hour program on human resource strategies, identified and tested on knowledge and practical real life experiences and gained skills on hiring practices

 

COMMITTEE EXPERIENCE

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) Leadership Institute, May 2019
  • Hispanic College Institute, Summer 2017, Summer 2018
  • Uplifting Black Men Conference, February 2018
  • Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD), University Governance, September 2013-May 2016
  • Sexual Violence and Prevention Committee (SVPC), Women Center, September 2013-May 2014

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Resident Assistant/Professional Staff Training Committee, Summer 2007, Fall 2012-July 2013
  • Chair-Professional Development Committee, HDRL, July 2011- August 2012
  • Program Coordinator, Search Committee, International House, Spring 2012
  • Student Affairs Division Outcomes Working Group, Spring 2009
  • Duke House Model Discussion Group, Fall 2009-Summer 2010
  • Wellness Center Program Coordinator and Assistant Director Search Committee, Fall 2009-Summer 2010
  • Asian American Working Group member, Summer 2009-January 2011
  • Sustainability Committee, Summer 2008
  • Student Affairs Division Learning Objectives, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009
  • Housing Publications Committee, Summer 2007 and Summer 2008

 

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

  • Title IX, The Violence Against Women (VAWA) & Working with Minors, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, January, 2017
  • Title IX and Retaliation Compliance, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, January, 2015
  • Safe Zone Trained (LGBTQ+ Identity), Duke University, Durham NC, Fall 2011

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Instructor, Student Success Strategies UNIV-1004, Student Success Center, August 2014-May 2018

  • 3 credit, Academics Success Strategies class for up to 24 undergraduate students

Instructor, Clark Scholars Summer Transition Program, College Access Collaborative, August 2017

  • Conceptualized, developed and led the transition program for 10 freshman Clark Scholars

Co-Instructor, Higher Education Department (HED), School of Education, Spring 2017

  • EDHE 5284- Master’s Education Practicum class to 21 Masters students at Virginia Tech

Teacher/Recitation Leader, Summer Academy, Summer Session II , June 2016-August 2016

  • 4-week curriculum to 50 undergraduate pre-freshman students on transitioning to college

 

PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

Contributing Author (edited volume), “Remixed and Reimagined: Innovations in Religion, Spirituality, and

(Inter)Faith in Higher Education,” April 2019

  • Identity Performance of Muslim International Women in Campus Microsystems- A Narrative Inquiry

 

Research Paper and Presenter, American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Boston, MA    March 2019

  • Presented on “Contextual Conformity and Narratives of Muslim International Women’s Identity Performance”

 

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Presenter, Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, January 2019

  • Presented on “Conflict Resolution in the Classroom: Strategies to Create Teachable Moments”

Presenter, Clark Scholars, January 2019, August 2018

  • Facilitated workshops on “Goal Setting, Time Management and Proactive Academic Strategies”

Presenter, Division of Student Affairs and Higher Education Masters Cohort, October 2018

  • Led a discussion on “Supervision Best Practices for Supervisors and Supervisees”

Presenter, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Pre-College program, September 2018

  • Presented on “MyCoalition Application Process and College Preparation Strategies”

 Research Presentation, Flash Talk – GSA Research Symposium, March 2018

  • Identity Performance Among Muslim International Students: A Narrative Inquiry

Facilitator/Presenter, Cranwell International Center, August 2013-May 2014

  • Developed and taught 4-week curriculum for 35 Global Ambassadors in collaboration with 4 faculty members

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Emerging Scholar in Residence, American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for Women’s

Identities (CWI), Spring 2019 –Spring 2021

  • Serve a two-year term in collaboration with an appointed Senior Scholar. Will co-present and collaborate with the Senior Scholar in a guaranteed CWI sponsored program at ACPA annual convention during each year including coordination and facilitation of the annual Writing for Publication workshop. Will serve as a mentor to the Emerging Leader, provide input on social justice issues and serve as a reviewer for conference programs and/or awards in area of expertise

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Spring 2019

  • Recognized for outstanding scholarly achievement, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Inducted at Bouchet Society Conference, University (April 5-7)

Don G. Creamer Research Awards, Spring 2018

  • Awarded $1,500 towards dissertation research based on high-quality, rigorous, and relevant research in higher education

Graduate Perspectives Program (GPP), Switzerland, Italy and France, May 2016-June 2016

  • Selected by the VT graduate school to engage in a two-week international comparative study on Higher Education in the U.S. and Europe. Visited 9 universities with the Dean of Graduate Students, across Switzerland, Italy, and France, conducted research and wrote a paper on Internationalization of Higher Education in the U.S. and Europe and presented research findings at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. to policymakers, faculty from across the state as a culmination of our research

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Fall 2014-Fall 2018

 Alpha Epsilon Honors Society, Spring 2018-Present

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Member, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, May 2017-Present
  • Member, ACPA (American College Personnel Association), August 2005-Present
  • Member, HEA (Higher Education Association), September 2013-Present
  • Member, GSA (Graduate Student Assembly), September 2013-Present
  • Member, ASHE (Association for the Study of Higher Education), August 2014-August 2017
  • Member, NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administration), August 2005-July 2016
  • Member ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers), July 2006-July 2013

 

 

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