Position on Board: Program Coordinator (2020 - Present)
What is your “Real” job position? I work for the Univesrity of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences as an academic advisor with a speciality in supporting international students. I accomplish this through campus advocacy and connecting them to University resources. I assist Associate Deans with faculty trainings around amplifying international student experiences and voices in the classroom, curriculum development, and cultural competency trainings. I also serve on Staff Council for the Personal and Professional Development Committee.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone just entering this line of work? Leverage your resources and don't be afraid to ask questions.
How many years have you been working in the learning/development realm? I have been an educator and conducting trainings/workshops for the past 15 years.
How did you first get into the learning and development world? My professional career has always centered around empowering individuals through experiential learning either through Outdoor Education or Higher Education.
What’s a favorite quote that helps give you inspiration and keep you going?
“The greatest shapers don’t stop at introducing originality into the world. They create cultures that unleash originality in others.”
― Adam M. Grant, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World
What is the must-have book or resource sitting on your desk right now? Change Management, How to Manage Change in a Crisis with No Time To Plan
Where can we find you when you’re not working? You will either find me in the woods hiking, biking, kayaking, or running, or in the kitchen trying out new recipes.
How did you get involved with VT Chapter ATD? A colleague and long time Talent Development specialist, Paula Cope told me about the chapter.
Can you share your favorite Vermont ATD moment? Leading my first SIG on Change Management.