As the Residence Director for Territorial, I am responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management of my residential community. I focus on developing and maintaining our inclusive practices that best serve the necessary learning environment for all students. My role is to help guide students in creating a meaningful experience by building connections and opportunities. Through supervising the Community Advisers, I aim to be an overall resource for our residents. Empowered by the mission and values of the University, I also collaborate with others in the spirit of student success, leadership, innovation, and life-long learning.
Where I Can Help
- General questions about Territorial Hall as well as Housing & Residence Life
- Student conduct or policy questions
- Engagement and involvement opportunities at the U
- Conflict Resolution with roommates, peers, or hall staff.
- Health and wellbeing check-ins, and processing COVID-19
- Addressing the unique needs of first-generation, out-of-state, and/or non-traditional college students.
- Conversations around identity, racial and social justice.
- Transitioning to Minneapolis from the Chicago-land area.
Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins ,CO.
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, minors in Psychology and Sociology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Arrival at the University of Minnesota
Previous Positions Held
Assistant Residence Director, Colorado State University
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
First-Year Orientation Intern, Dominican University
Residence Hall Coordinator, Marquette University
Points of Pride
I am a proud ambitious practitioner-scholar that strives to foster transformative student-centered experiences and critical thought through authentic story-telling. I am proud that my work is rooted in an ethic of love that recognizes the individual perspectives that shape the student experience. I am also proud that through discussing complicated social issues and identity-based complexities, I can empower students from every background to embrace their own sense of self-authorship in a community that cares. Alongside the people I meet on my journey, I am proud to be helping create a more social-just world.
My Favorite Quote / Motto/ Personal Philosophy
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Resting in Power, Maya Angelou
Life Outside the U
I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and loved ones whether that is here in Minneapolis or back home in Chicago and Milwaukee. I spend a majority of my time reading, discovering and listening to new artists/podcasts, solving puzzles or hosting socially-distant game nights. You can also find me working on crafty things such as practicing calligraphy, photography, or various DIY projects. I love exploring new places, so if you have ideas for my Minnesota bucket list let me know!