Some of my major interests in the field of higher education include student development theory and working with at-risk students to ensure academic success. More specifically, I am extremely interested in learning about foster cared youth who age out of the system and begin their college process. I am intrigued by this population because I have been a foster parent and see that it is difficult for these students to successfully start the college process and graduate. I aspire to do research in this area to provide more answers and assistance. I know how it feels not to have anyone to turn to. This i...
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...m naturally. As a current higher education professional, my personal uniqueness seems to capture my student’s attention and positions us to have an engaging relationship. I am very sincere and transparent with my students, which makes them trust me. I am a leader, friendly, well-mannered and helpful to everyone. Having these qualities are necessary when entering a new program. I look forward to achieving individual and group success at UNT and I believe this will help in terms of the Department of Higher Education’s success and reputation. I knew from the moment I had my first in-person interaction with UNT in February 2014 that it was the perfect fit for me. I was welcomed with each visit and contact that were made. I hope that the Department of Higher Education at UNT sees my potential, as I know that I can be an asset because of my natural student-first mentality.
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