Welcome to my online portfolio (eFolio). As a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program, I had the opportunity to learn several student development theories, critical issues in Higher Education, research methods, and an overview of human resources management, finance, and community-university communications.

During the completion of my master's degree, I worked as a graduate assistant for Resident Academic Success in the Department of Residential Life at St. Cloud State University. In this capacity, I was the co-chair for the Special Events and Service Learning Committee, participated in search committees, and collaborated with several internal and external campus partners, including Department of Campus Involvement (DCI), University Program Board (UPB), Residence Hall Association (RHA), and Sodexo. I was also the Advisor for the RHA Social Justice Committee, where we hosted events that addressed LGBT issues (i.e. The Closet Project), hunger (i.e. Oxfam Hunger Banquet), racism, and body image. In the summer of 2015, I served as the Summer Assistant Hall Director for Coborn Plaza Apartments. 

In the two years of graduate school, I strengthened my leadership skills, my knowledge of higher education policies & procedures, and my understanding of the administration role in establishing relationships with faculty, staff, students, and community partners. This education journey fueled my passion for students and it provided possibilities to learn more about student development and how administrators can positively impact the experiences of college students.

This eFolio is designed to showcase my educational and professional accomplishments in Higher Education. It also displays artifacts for all 14 competencies that I developed while enrolled in the Higher Education Administration program at St. Cloud State University. If you explore this eFolio, you will also have the opportunity to learn about my leadership philosophy and how this program has impacted my life and experience at St. Cloud State University.

I am currently working at the University of South Florida as a Residence Life Coordinator in Residential Education.

In this capacity, I assist in the design and implementation of academic initiatives, programs, and events for all residents; build and maintain strong partnerships with faculty, support the Faculty-in-Residence and Faculty Fellows programs; co-manage 12 living learning communities and provide strategic vision to LLC partners; administer academic initiative programming budgets and LLC program budget and student fees; and develop student and professional staff training sessions for academic initiatives and LLC program and assist with LLC RA recruitment and community placement.