I write today with an effort to inform and provide a foundation of why we see such a resistance to change and specifically, racial justice. It hurts me to log into social media lately. It feels heavy and dark and feels like I'm navigating a world without light. I've seen numerous posts from friends that … Continue reading Teaching Critical Consciousness: Why white people don’t “get it”…but still can.
What is it about the summer that is so healing? Every year I find solace in the sun, waking up a bit later than usual, finding retreat in my garden of vegetables and flowers. It is my most favorite time of year. This summer however, I find myself with a lack of motivation and looking … Continue reading Finding relaxation without guilt
Just returned home from a long and emotional day at work. A day in which I gave energy - and all my energy - to others. I was willing to do this for my students, colleagues, and friends. I am working through the paralyzing feeling of panic, fear, and disgust. I am trying to work … Continue reading I love you, fiercely.
Currently, I am co-leading a study abroad in Stockholm, Sweden for the month of May. I am a faculty member in the leadership studies program at Iowa State University. We teach global leadership and offer students to enroll in 2 courses over a month period: LD ST 370: Global Leadership and LD ST 333 Women … Continue reading Lessons from Faculty: Global Leadership Abroad in Stockholm, Sweden
As a recent Ph.D. graduate and new faculty member at Iowa State University, I find many new prospective Ph.D.s asking me several questions and for advice on going through the same process and path to the Ph.D. in Higher Education. In fact, I could have had free coffee everyday for a month if I had … Continue reading My Two Cents: The Ph.D. path in Higher Education Administration
I wanted to archive and share a post that really resonates with my professional identity. It is with great honor that I was able to post for the The Student Affairs Collective and the #SAsurvives initiative a couple weeks ago. Hopefully my voice to empower others. Here is a link http://studentaffairscollective.org/sasurvives-silence-gives-sexual-assault-power/
It is my favorite time of year. In the past couple weeks, I have former students pop their heads in my door, email me to meet up for coffee or lunch, and random hugs as I walk across campus. It is a time of reflection, new beginnings, and celebrations. It also is a time called … Continue reading The Red Zone: Sexual Assault and the College Campus
Throughout my life, I have been blessed and cursed with the "I want to learn everything and do everything I can" attitude. Maybe it's the counselor in me. Maybe it's the adult child in me. Maybe it's the perfectionist, control freak in me. Or just maybe, it's the higher education professional in me that wants … Continue reading Self-care in Higher Ed
This morning, I was interviewed about my experiences as a first-generation student in relation to careers. I can't help but reflect on my interview and notice a theme. As a first-generation student, I come from humble beginnings; raised in a working class family where my father works as automotive technician and my mother as a … Continue reading How do I (fill in the blank)?
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