BIO & RESUME

EDUCATION

Degree Programs
//In-Progress: 2020-2023
Master of Interactive Technology

Digital Game Development

GPA: 3.64

46 Semester Hours

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY - TX

Activities and Societies:

  • Member, Student Activities Committee

"I chose to pursue this program for several reasons. I have always been tech-savvy, creative, and artistic, however, I have had little opportunity to utilize those skills or express my talents in my former career in higher education over the last several years. While I love working with students, something was just missing for me. Through my own love of games (all types), and my interests in virtual communities and virtual reality, I have become interested in designing virtual worlds. Separately, I am interested in applying game design to the education sector. This programs allows me to conduct research on a thesis, help other students learn, master the skill of problem-solving when faced with new software and project needs, and get into the gaming industry with highly sought-after project-management and leadership skills."

 

Thesis: TBD

Master of Science

Higher Education Administration

GPA: 3.81

40 Semester Hours

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE - NH

Activities and Societies:

  • Member, Psychology Club

"I chose this 40 credit hour program in part because of its emphasis on assessment. My research has always focussed on students from diverse backgrounds including first generation, foster students, LGBT students, first year students, adult learners, etc."

 

Capstone: Establishing a Framework for New England College's First LGBT Resource Center

Bachelor of Arts

College Student Development, Diversity, & Wellness (Individualized Studies)

GPA: 3.94

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY - MN

 

Activities and Societies:

  • Co-Chair, Lavender Bridge (Student Organization)

  • Member, TRiO Student Support Services

 

A snippet from my undergraduate portfolio:

"I wanted to have a degree title that differed from the other grad school applicants and, I wanted the interviewers to ask me why I chose this degree instead of the one's most candidates choose. I knew that in grad school I would learn about student development theory, areas of student affairs, administration and law elements to higher education, and the history of higher education. In my undergrad program, I really wanted to focus on the type of students that I might run into and, I wanted to discover tools I could use with them. The individualized degree program did that for me."

 

Research Topics: Native American resource centers, Canadian student experiences with American collegiate athletics, transgender student barriers, and other population/issue-specific themes surrounding the college experience.

Associate of Arts

Focus Area: Educational Psychology

COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - OH

 

Activities and Societies:

  • Co-Chair, CSCC Pride

  • President, Psychology Club

  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

  • Member, TRiO Student Support Services

 

"I began my studies with the intent on becoming a  science teacher in grades 6-12, and therefore, pursued coursework in adolescent psychology, educational technology, and K-12 education. I soon became more interested in working with college students and shifted my focus of research and course selection on the older student; this resulted in taking additional courses pertaining to the psychology of diverse populations, a course on stress management and wellness, and a variety of other courses."

LINKEDIN LEARNING

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Information Literacy

  • Careers in the Game Industry

 

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - TX

  • Intro to Game Design

 

MICROSOFT

 

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

  • ADA Accommodations for Internships and Practicums

  • Safe Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Students, Staff, & Faculty

  • 2018 NACADA Region I Conference

  • 2017 ACPA Convention

  • 2017 Assessment in Higher Education Conference

  • The Productivity Circle: Collaborative Work to Empower Students with ADHD

  • Deaf Culture Awareness

  • Military & Veteran Student Populations

  • Integrating Academic & Career Advising

  • (RE)Centering Bi+ & T* Students

  • National Coalition Building Institute (Prejudice Reduction Workshop)

  • Career Development Think Tank

  • LGBTQ Ally Training

  • Innovation Summit

  • Academic Advising for Military Students

  • United: Advancing Equity and Inclusion Summit

  • Trans* Ally Training

  • Furthering Student Development through Collaborations with Academic Affairs

  • Sharing Responsibility to Enhance Foster Youth Graduation Rates

  • Workplace Wellness

  • College Students and Alcohol Use

KILGORE COLLEGE - TX

  • Web Design I

  • Government

  • History

  • Business Applications

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY - ONLINE

  • Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession

Continuing Education