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Graduate Retention Fellow, Center for International Education and Civic Engagement
Major in Anthropology & Sociology, Minors in Business/Management and Social Services
What have you been doing since Commencement?
Since Commencement, I have been very busy! I moved to Philly for the summer to work as a resident counselor for a pre-collegiate program at the University of Pennsylvania. Afterward, I worked at UIC-Rockford Medical Campus to assist with Urban Health Program, a program who's goal is to support students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to enter health science and health professions. Currently, I attend Salem State University for the Higher Education in Student Affairs Masters program. I serve as a graduate retention fellow for the Center for International Education and the Center for Civic Engagement. This summer, I will be a new student orientation intern at Temple University, where I will coordinate and implement orientation sessions for more than 5,000 students!
How did Knox help you get there?
During my time at Knox, I have discovered the importance of learning beyond the classroom setting. As a result, I have been incredibly involved on campus as well as in the community. I have seen how this has benefited my personal growth and development and have formed great relationships with student affairs professionals who have helped me along the way. My interest for equity within higher education began with my sociology courses. I was able to develop my interests for college access and retention further through my experiences at KnoxCorps, the ACM Urban Studies program, funding for summer internships from the Bastian Family Career Center, and my mentors from TRIO and SPARK.