I’ve collected a few of the projects that I have worked on in my career both as a student affairs educator and within the technology realm. The projects represent the variety of ways that I have continuously connected with my passion areas of social justice education, technology integration, design, and educational program design.
During the summer of 2013 I worked with a couple of colleagues (Ashya Majied and Jill Zalewski) to create new community development manuals for our entire residence life team. This included completely reworking our previous document for the resident advisors as well as creating new documents for the Resident Directors and Assistant Directors. These workbooks are in use by our staff regularly to reaffirm what they planned and how they have followed through with their plans.
The community development model was updated in the summer of 2014 to bring the community development work of our Resident Advisors in line with the new student success model at George Mason University. In addition to crafting a new design for the guide and updating the information included, I worked with Ashya Majied to incorporate more resources in the new Student Engagement Guide for 2014.
Community Development Marketing
Part of my plan for my communities in Piedmont, Tidewater, and Dominion halls (PDOT) at George Mason University included publicizing what our community is about. I wanted to find a way to represent what the experience that residents would receive as a resident of PDOT. One of the first ways was to create a simple logo that we could use on program advertisement as a visual representation of the community. In addition to creating this visual representation, I wanted to create posters that would emphasize the theme and use some materials that I was inspired by.
The study lounge walls in Metcalf residence hall at North Carolina State University were bare and I wanted to enhance the look of the room while also providing students with helpful information regarding their academic performance and resources. I used information from NCSU’s Tutorial Center, Counseling Center, and other online resources for the information and printed the posters for the study lounge space.
RA Training Schedules
As a member of the RA Training Committee for Central Campus at North Carolina State University I created a training schedule for Fall 2010 RA Training in addition to 3 In-Service trainings.
Presentations and Activities
I have facilitated many training activities and workshops for students in a university setting. These are a few examples
- Man in a box
- Unearned and Unwanted – A conversation on privilege
- Baby Mall
- Community Development
- Needs Based Programming
- Holistic Leadership
- Time Management