From 2019 to 2022, as a part of TRIO Student Support Services at Finlandia University, I provided academic coaching to about seventy students and career coaching to about 180 students. TRIO SSS participants are first-generation college students, students from modest means, and/or students who experience a learning or physical disability.
I also served as the chair of the President’s Social Justice Task Force, on the Student Intervention Team, on the Equity & Diversity Committee, on the Conduct Board, and as the Athletics Diversity & Inclusion Designee. During the spring 2020 semester, I was the Interim Advisor for the Black Student Union. In spring 2021, I was part of a small task force that reimagined Finlandia’s new student orientation and first year experience. In 2021-22, I was the Finlandia Co-chair of the Parade of Nations Committee, planning and executing the annual parade through Houghton and Hancock celebrating our international community. In 2021-22, I organized the writing of Finlandia University’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement.
As a TRIO professional, I am a member of Michigan College Access Program Personnel (MI-CAPP). I joined the MI-CAPP Technology committee in spring 2021 and chaired that committee from fall 2021 to spring 2022. In this role, I facilitated our virtual state professional conference in May 2021, the virtual side of the hybrid, regional Education Opportunity Association Conference in November 2021, and our hybrid state professional conference, remotely, in April 2022. In spring 2022 I also assumed the role of Research & Evaluation Chair.
Resources I have created for my students and colleagues:
MI-CAPP Hybrid Professional Conference* (2022)
MI-CAPP Student Leadership Summit* (2022)
MI-CAPP Virtual Professional Conference* (2021)
TRIO SSS Career Services website (active)
Black History Month at FinnU website (2021)
Anti-Racist Reading List (2020)
TRIO SSS 2019-20 Awards website (2020)
How to Thrive in Online Learning** (2020)
A unit on Skills and Values for UNS 116 Vocational Exploration***
Sisu Seminar section website***
*I built and managed the conference website.
**a website with resources specifically for FinnU students at the beginning of the pandemic, link omitted for privacy
***a course I co-taught fall 2019, before everything went online