Dion at the Grand Crayon
Dion at the Grand Crayon



Master of Science in Instructional Technology                                                                                                                 May 2010

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice                                                                                                                                        May 2008

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania



  • Highly trained in areas of diversity and multiculturalism, crisis response, supervision and programming, mental health, safety, educational programs, health and wellness, life skills and conflict mediation.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills through documentation of programs, crisis situations, budgeting, and professional communication with peers, faculty, and parents.
  • 10 years of cross-campus collaborations interacting with faculty, academic departments and programs to develop educational opportunities for students to fully engage in their academic experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork, collaboration and goals.
  • 8 years of experience building community, supervising hall and apartment staff to create a living and learning environment conducive to promoting student success.
  • Experience selecting, training, supervising and evaluating paraprofessional staff as well as marketing and recruiting for staff, programs and events, offering tours for incoming students.
  • Extensive experience establishing and maintaining effective collaborative supervisory and colleague working relationships.



Diversity Coordinator: Student Affairs                                                                                                                      August 2016 - Current

Washington State University Health Sciences, Spokane, Washington 99201

  • Recruited, trained, advised, supervised, and evaluated 8 student coordinators to create an inclusive and engaged community for a campus of 1600 students.
  • Developed and maintained educational resources that promoted self-discovery for students, faculty, and staff
  • Developed and facilitated training sessions for campus community
  • Oversaw the creation, staffing, supervision, operations, strategic planning, and assessment efforts of the Diversity Center
  • Created and implemented LGBTQ+ Ally training and LGBTQ+ Ally network on campus.
  • Devised and implemented creative marketing strategies and promotional materials for Center programs, conferences, trainings, services, awareness campaigns, and initiatives
  • Identified, developed, and cultivated relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with academic and student service departments, community organizations, and external agencies to increase Center and University visibility and expand support services and co-curricular educational opportunities for students
  • Managed a $100,000 annual budget, prepared invoices, and maintained an audit-ready program.
  • Managed and created Diversity Center website and social media
  • Served as the advisor to the Black & Latinx Student Union and the Cougs for Diversity & Inclusion

Live-in Assistant Director: Summerfuel program at Tufts University                                                           Summers 2009 – Current

Summerfuel (Academic Study Associates), New York, New York 10012

  • Supervised and developed 3 Live-in Professional Residence Life Staff members known as Head of House.
  • Oversee Residence Life Program for Summerfuel 20 Resident Advisors and over 200 domestic and international high school students living on a college campus
  • Managed daily operations of residential building including the Student Information Office & Medical Assistance Room.
  • Facilitated training sessions and teambuilding workshops for staff during RA Orientation Week
  • Collaborated with facilities management and housing to ensure the safety, security and cleanliness of the apartments
  • Advised CAB (Community Activities Board) meetings and events
  • Designed and implemented daily afternoon activities and evening programs using the “SPACE” model (Service Learning, Personal & Social Awareness, Academic College Preparation, Community Building, Entertainment/Recreation) to foster community development and engage students in open dialogue
  • Managed summer programming and residential budget
  • Led weekly staff meetings and conducted weekly Health & Safety Checks in student suites
  • Served as professional staff Trip Leader for weekend excursions to Boston, Paintball, Six Flags New England
  • Served in rotational professional on-call system for summer program and responded to behavioral & medical issues

Live-in Area Coordinator: Residence Life                                                                                                                          June 2015 - July 2016

University of Montana Missoula, Missoula, Montana 59812

  • Supervised 10 student staff to create an inclusive and engaged community for over 2000 tenants\residents.

  • Developed learning outcomes based on family, graduate, and single student’s apartment community needs.

  • Assisted paraprofessional staff in creating personalized and area(s) specific goals.

  • Designed and implemented a comprehensive educational community development plan and monitored budgets.

  • Created a student staff handbook for the apartment staff.

  • Designed student staff recruitment procedures and facilitated training sessions.

  • Advised and mentored Resident Advisors on Quality circle based Department need.

  • Managed daily operations of 2 Apartment Complexes and worked with a diverse student population.

  • Independently managed and directed a team of crisis responders to document and follow up with crisis/emergency situations on a rotational on-call basis to deal with students struggling with suicidal ideation, domestic violence, sexual violence, crime, medical emergencies, conflict mediation, policy enforcement, and substance abuse.

  • Developed the guide to living in apartments for both family housing and single student housing

  • Served as a conduct officer for residential area processing and adjudicating conduct violations.


Live-in Residence Coordinator:  Residence Life                                                                                                            July 2013 – May 2015

University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

  • Supervised 11 Resident Assistants, 1 Peer Mentor to create inclusive, vibrant, and engaged community for over 288 residents.

  • Developed learning outcomes based on residence hall and apartment community needs, and assisted paraprofessional staff in creating personalized and floor specific goals.

  • Designed and implemented comprehensive community development plan consisting of programs such as All-Hall events, staff goals, team building and educational opportunities.

  • Designed and Facilitated “The Clothesline Project” for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Advised and mentored Resident Advisors on collaterals based on our core values (Citizenship, Inclusivity, Leadership, Personal Growth, Safe Environment and Wellness).

  • Managed daily operations of residence halls and apartment complex and worked with a diverse student population.

  • Collaborated daily with the Department of Housing and Conference Services to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the halls, assignments, emergency space use, inspections, and opening/closing processes.

  • Served on hiring committee for incoming professional staff.

  • Responsible for effectively developing, monitoring and tracking yearly operating programming budget for the residence hall and apartment complex.

  • Served on-call for the campus and worked collaboratively with University Police Department.

  • Served as a conduct officer processing, adjudicating, and tracking over 200 student conduct violations.




  • Diversity Week Planning Committee/chair: Washington State University Health Sciences                                      2018 –
  • POC Affinity Group/chair: Washington State University Health Sciences                                                                     2018 –
  • Diversity Committee/chair: Washington State University Health Sciences                                                                   2016 –
  • Live-in Residence Life Coordinator:  Penn State Mount Alto                                                                                            2010 – 2013
  • Live-in Graduate Hall Director: Bloomsburg University                                                                                                    2008 – 2010
  • DASL Mentor/Member (Developing Ambitious Student Leaders)                                                                                  2007 – 2010
  • BUSTED Actor/Stage Manager (Bloomsburg University Theatrical Educational Drama)                                         2006 – 2010



  • Nursing Diversity Committee/member: Washington State University Health Sciences                                             2017 –
  • Equity Committee/member: Washington State University Health Sciences                                                                 2016 –
  • Co-presenter at UM Symposium on Race and Ethnicity: Race Caucus                                                                           2016
  • Veteran Affairs Coordinator Hiring Committee                                                                                                                   2014
  • Trained in Title IX, Minors on Campus                                                                                                                                 2013, 2014
  • Title IX Hiring Committee                                                                                                                                                        2013
  • ACPA (American College Personnel Association) member /attended RCI Conference                                              2010 – Present



  • Adobe System (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc), Microsoft Office

  • Training Software: Lectora, Hot Lava, Hot Potato Suites,

  • Housing Software: Banner Operating Systems, StarRez, Adirondacks

  • Conduct Systems: Maxient, Advocate, Judicial officer

  • Learning management system: Blackboard Systems, Angel LMS, Moodle, BOLT

  • Card Access system: Onity, Personal

  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified



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