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My country, 'tis of thee: A Charleston Reflection

This month, my best friend turned 30.

We’re still single, trying to figure out what to do with our lives and living on opposite coasts at the moment, so we decided that for each of our 30th’s, we’d choose something big, and wallah!   1,347 more words


The Boston Chronicles

This has been another leap in my Student Affairs journey and it has only been three weeks. I started simply learning about UMass Boston, reading diversity reports, questioning students in our office, and really seeking to gain as much knowledge about my institution as possible. 980 more words



Almost a month ago (I’m late, I know!), I finished my first year as a student affairs graduate student. This year was a huge transition for me, but I’ve seen more growth in myself than I thought possible. 1,014 more words

#dayinSA: Series on the Student Affairs Collective

I wanted to briefly announce that Sara Ackerson and I are co-editing a series of guest posts over at the Student Affairs Collective. This series will run through the month of June, profiling student affairs professionals from a wide variety of institutions and backgrounds, and who are at different places in their careers. 104 more words

Student Affairs

Why I Decided Against a Gap Year

I knew back in 2012 right before my Sophomore year of undergrad that I wanted to pursue a graduate program in Student Affairs. With this decision came a whirlwind of people trying to convince me to either take time off beforehand or go go straight from undergrad to grad school. 432 more words

Higher Ed

It's just Twitter

Without fail, the annual “how should we use Twitter as student affairs professionals” conversation started again yesterday. Call me a curmudgeon, but I am tired of this conversation and here is why: 633 more words

Student Affairs

The Communication of Place: First Impressions and Physical Structures

*** Originally published at thestudentaffairscollective.org on 5/4/15

Think of the first time that you set foot on your campus.  What thoughts ran through your mind?  Think of the sights, sounds, or smells.   746 more words