Fellow at Office of Intercultural Education at Bates College
- Promote academic excellence and build community for all students on the Bates College campus with a particular focus on students from underrepresented populations
- Work in collaboration with staff to design and implement workshops and programs in the following areas: the first gen experience, academic success, cultural events, social events, community building, and alumni engagement.
August 2015 - Present
Resident Assistant (Junior Advisor) at Bates College
- Serve as a resident peer adviser to a first year center comprised of 13 entering students and advise them on academic and social issues as they make the transition from high school to college. Advising topics include the logistics of course registration, general education requirements/departmental requirements and academic or personal support services like the college writing center, student affairs and the health center.
- Plan and produce extracurricular and educational programming for my first year student center with the intention of guiding them toward groups and organizations on campus that might be of interest to them.
- Mediate disputes between or among roommates and work with the Assistant/Associate Director of Residence Life to resolve protracted disputes or situations.
August 2015 - Present
Program Coordinator at Inside Africa Fashion and Cultural Showcase
- Work collaboratively with African fashion designers around the Lewiston-Auburn Area in Maine to plan and implement a showcase of fashion from over 20 countries in the African continent.
- Coordinated the donation of traditional African regalia and artifacts, securing of models and display venues
- Oversaw entertainment acts and music
- Managed event advertisements, invitation mailings and catering
Community Liason Officer at Carribean Students Associaition and Africana Clubs
- Cultivate informed civic action and educate club members about the unique character, assets, and needs of the lewiston community
- Mobilize club members to participate in or host at least one civic effort per semester that ideally utilizes the strengths or interests of the club. Examples of such events are the Inside Africa Fashion Show, The haunted house and carnival for the tree street youth and the Kennedy Park cleanup initiative with the bright future healthier you organization.
- Build community liasing skills through a number of optional trainings and workshops coordinated by the Bates College Harward Center
- Help club members access grant programs, leadership development opportunities, community events, and other benefits relevant to their current work and future careers through the Bates College Harward Center
September 2014 - Present
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