I want to help underrepresented students pursue academic and career development opportunities that I was fortunate to have, but many peers didn’t have growing up and students now do not.”
I love the energy and enthusiasm that flows throughout the college, and I want to build on that to assist underrepresented minority and women students successfully matriculate a STEM program.
I lead and support the college’s strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This includes the recruitment and retention of diverse undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff; programming focused on diversity and inclusion; supporting faculty with research initiatives focused on the inclusion of diversity; and supporting resources for undergraduate and graduate students who are underrepresented minorities (ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability), women, and first-generation college students.
I have a strong interest and passion for exposing students of color and women to STEM education. I want to help underrepresented students pursue academic and career development opportunities that I was fortunate to have, but many of my peers didn’t have growing up and current students struggle to gain access to.
Experiencing the creative flow of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement (OIDE) team. Also, on my first day in this role, it seemed as if I had been a part of the college for years, which was so exciting.
Take advantage of everything IST and Penn State have to offer. Never be afraid to ask for academic, career, or personal assistance.
Running out of Rec Hall and leaping into my mother and father’s arms after summer commencement with my bachelor’s degree in my hands.
Last updated November 2022