What brought you to KU: I originally came here for my graduate work and my assistantship in Scholarship Halls. That experience set the foundation for me going out into my first full-time position. After leaving, I was able to see how the department was continuing to evolve and become more intentional in the work it does for students. Once I heard of the chance to come back as a full-time staff member, I knew this had to be my next step. At KU Student Housing, I get to work in a place that hears out my ideas, gives me the opportunity to implement new things in my community, and ensure that I will be ready for my next step, wherever that may be.
What is your most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing: The most exciting experience so far has been the ability to work with our Hawk Link Living Learning Community. This LLC is in its formational years and so being able to assist the Office of Multicultural Affairs develop ways support students of color, queer students and undocumented students in the hall has been impactful to how I do my work to support students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
Where is your favorite place on campus or in Lawrence: My favorite place in all of Lawrence is the campanile. This place is located on campus near the stadium and a large green space. The campanile has historical importance as a war memorial and is part of a major KU tradition where on graduation day, students pass through the doors on their way down the hill towards commencement. For me, it provides a space to reflect, recenter, and to take a quick disconnect before heading to my next commitment.