My Responsibilities

As Residence Director of 17th Ave Hall & Keeler Apartments, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student and professional staff members in our efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within our halls. I am responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction for continually demonstrating our values of conflict, engagement, safety, social justice, and well-being as well as supporting the academic mission of the University.

Where I Can Help

  • Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
  • General questions about 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments
  • Engaging effectively in conflict and roommate issues
  • Diversity and Social Justice dialogue and action
  • Crisis/emergency response situations
  • Health and well-being check-ins
  • Student conduct and/or policy questions
  • Willingness to address specialized needs
  • Getting involved in Groups
  • Concerns about students' overall safety
  • Student engagement and involvement opportunities

Educational Background

M.S. Community Health Promotion & Education, University of Cincinnati, 2008
B.A. English Literature, Honors Scholar, University of Cincinnati, 2002

Arrival to the University of Minnesota


Previous Positions Held

Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017
Program Coordinator of the Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati, 2008-2014
Assistant Residence Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, 2006-2008, 2002-2004
School Manager of Aston English School, Jinan city, China, 2004-2006
Level II Facilitator of Kingian Nonviolence training, earned 2014

As a student:
Facilitator & Intern, Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati 2007-2008
Peer Educator, Student Wellness Center, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2002
Multiple internships regarding sexuality & sexual health: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Social Health Education, Columnist with The News Record, Guest Presenter with MTVu
Resident Advisor, 1999-2000
Student worker in Graduate & Family Housing, 2000


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