What brought you to KU: I first heard of opportunities with KU Student Housing through connections within UMR-ACUHO. Through conversations with staff, it was evident that KU Student Housing is truly dedicated to serving students and the enhancing the student experience, which are both important to me. Through my interview process it was clear that staff not only showed care and support for students, but also for one another within the department through genuine relationships. Having the opportunity to spend time on campus and in the Lawrence community through my interview process, I knew both the university and community had everything and more that I was looking for in my next personal and professional home.
What is your most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing: My most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing is having the opportunity to work with and support the students that live within our Gender Inclusive Housing. Our Gender Inclusive Housing is a housing option that allows students to live in a suite, regardless of sex, gender identity, or gender expression of suite occupants. Working with students that live in Gender Inclusive Housing has helped me better support students through intentional and developmental conversations and helped strengthen campus partnerships with the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.
Where is your favorite place on campus or in Lawrence: My favorite place in Lawrence is Rock Chalk Park. I love it as Rock Chalk Park is a partnership between the University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence. KU Athletics has facilities for tennis, track and field, soccer, and softball located at Rock Chalk Park. The City of Lawrence has a public work out facility that is free for community members and where our departmental volleyball team plays. I also love the different outdoor trails that are a part of Rock Chalk Park. Overall, this area is a great place to spend some time in a variety of different ways.