What was your favorite part about working in Rutgers Residence Life?
“I was a part of Rutgers Residence Life for eight years. I held the role of Resident Assistant, Hall Director, and finally a Graduate Resident Assistant. While all of those roles were uniquely important to my development in Student Affairs, the roles I enjoyed the most were those working with our first year population. Students that come to the university are very heavily influenced by the experiences, attitudes, and personalities that surround them. For me, every interaction with a student was an opportunity for mentorship. Watching each of these students embark on their individual paths with my support was a rewarding experience. I was happy knowing that I played a part in shaping how they felt about university.”
What other opportunities did you partake in while working at Rutgers?
“While pursuing my undergrad and graduate degrees, I was also an active member of the engineering community. I sat on executive boards for both the Minority Engineering Educational Task (MEET), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society. I was fortunate to participate in internships and cooperative learning experiences with Fortune 500 companies, and I worked closely with Residence Life to implement the Student Assistant Program when we acquired the residence hall safety program from the Rutgers Police Department. I served as an engineering tutor/study group facilitator during the academic year, and spent summers coordinating projects and math classes for summer