What do you do at Brandeis?
I am the Area Coordinator for Massell Quad and Rosenthal, which means I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of, and student development within, those areas. This plays out in many different ways, but the most tangible and visible way is through the work I do advising and supervising the Community Advisors in my areas. I would love to say that I have a major effect on the development of the students in my area, but most of that credit needs to go to the wonderful CAs with whom I work. Outside of programming and supervision, one of my main responsibilities as an Area Coordinator is to work closely with the Director of Student Rights and Community Standards and oversee conduct cases that arise in my areas.
I've worked at Brandeis for 2 years and 3 months (first day was July 1, 2013), but it feels like I just got here.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to read fantasy literature. My life changed the day I was introduced to Tolkein, Jordan, etc., and I hope it never stops having such a strong effect on me. However, I don't read every night - on a typical Wednesday night, you can find me at Joe Sent Me playing trivia. When possible, I love to reconnect on the weekends with friends from my undergraduate and graduate years at Boston College. During the summer, when I have an abundance of free time, you can find me joining a recreational sports league and (sometimes) winning championships.
Please share interesting facts about yourself that others don't know?
"Students are the Reason"
The Division of Student Life and Success includes various offices that work to enrich the student experience. These offices are overseen by the Dean of Students, Jamele Adams. Student Life serves as an advocate for all Brandeis students, strives to ensure the quality of their overall co-curricular experience at the university, and promotes opportunities for students to engage in leadership activities and to experience personal, social, and emotional growth and development.
The staff maintains a varied program of social, cultural and intellectual events during the academic year. Our staff works to build a community based upon mutual understanding and consideration. The work of student life and success reflects the commitment to our core values: citizenship, integrity, respect, civility, lifelong learning and embracing diversity.