I am a student-centered, socially conscious postsecondary administrator and educator with seven years of progressive responsibility developing and implementing access and retention initiatives for culturally diverse, academically at-risk, learning-differentiated, and multilingual students. My professional experience includes managing enrollment and providing financial aid counseling for a corequisite English as a Second Language/general education associate-degree program for 70 Latinx English learners; supervising an academic support staff of 140 peer tutors, study hall monitors, and graduate and professional academic coaches in a learning center serving 800 Division 1 student-athletes; and teaching courses in English composition and grammar, sociology, ESL, and university studies to undergraduates at Carnegie-classified R1 and M1 institutions over seven years.
Originally a PhD student in early modern studies, I have a strong academic background in critical theory, cultural studies, composition pedagogy, and qualitative approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. I have studied Hispanic languages and cultures at the graduate level and am currently enrolled part time in a master’s program in higher education administration, where I also served as graduate assistant in institutional research. Before pursuing advanced degrees and a career as a university administrator, I was employed as a writer, copyeditor, and designer for print and online publications.