Developing greater awareness and mastering the art and science of academic advising are long term goals of mine. Every bit of my unique background and education is in service of improving the educational experiences of college students. My advising practice guides multicultural college students to the academic and career success they define. The mantra 'Business of One' from career strategist and coach J. T. O'Donnell and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz have become part of my advising ethic to teach accountability and awareness through student interactions. Each day is an opportunity to be and better, placing greater focus on cultivating a self-reflective practice full of curiosity and care (of self, others).
Along the way, the advising and writing I am grateful to do have clarified a few things for me:
Academic advising is the threshold through which students travel in college; its outcome has implications on their personal and career development for years. Daily, I test for equity and inclusivity in my advising practice as a change agent for higher education. I love the service I am privileged to offer. Initially this website was a blog used to compare textbook knowledge to real world application for assignments in graduate school. It served me well to build ideas for publication and presentation while sharing parts of my journey until I realized the vulnerable lessons about service and empathy I have learned I cannot continue silently offering the world. Working towards obtaining my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, I write to support and challenge the treatment of emerging college student populations. To create provocative pieces that better advocate for facing what is resisted. No longer afraid to change, only to be the same, my writings are the very Wilds of Learning.