I’ve worked in higher education for more than two decades in both academic and student affairs. As a practitioner, I help colleges and universities recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented and minoritized students into STEM programs by helping to develop student-centered experiences. As a researcher, I study psycho-social factors affecting career trajectories of URM students in graduate education and health professions training. Much of my work is about determining what institutional, environmental, and personal experiences influence a student’s decision to stay in or leave their program. (Also why students choose certain career paths and at what stages in their education and training do they encounter barriers that make them want to leave academia).
On my website you’ll find my portfolio of work: samples of my research, teaching, and philosophy to help you get a better idea of the type of leader, practitioner, and scholar I am.