SDG 4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
I began my career in higher ed at a small college working in career services and then spent 15 years at Becker College as an adjunct professor teaching in the Division of Humanities. While there, I worked cross-functionally through various grant-funded positions including co-creating a Student Success Center, Head Softball coach for 5 years, curriculum development team, residence life and tutoring and Academic Advising. I also worked as an adjunct at QCC for 7 years, which included advising first-year students and a major project for the president of the college that allowed me to travel to a conference in Baltimore where I presented my findings on the grant-based study that resulted in drastically raising retention and pass-rates in developmental English courses. Most recently I was the Academic Program Manager at an institution that offered the opportunity for international students to come to the US, gain marketable skills and enter the workforce. There I managed a campus of 100 students and 10 faculty and focused my efforts on strategic planning, retention, student success and committee work. I have joined the CS department in hope of supporting undergraduate, graduate students and faculty using a developmental advising approach. My focus will be coordinating, developing, implementing, and overseeing new policies and procedures for streamlining advising at the departmental level by creating best practices and focusing on student success and data-driven decision-making. I have a BA from Worcester State University in English & Writing, a M.A.Ed. from the University of Phoenix in Curriculum & Instruction, and an Ed.D. (A.B.D.) from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership and Policy. Places I’ve lived: Massachusetts, London, England, and Texas. Ask me about: Family, Music, My dog Bella, Technology & Society, Educational Equity, ML Baseball, college Softball and Manchester United!
SDG 5: Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities - Reduce inequality within and among countries
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development