Lead Student Experiences Coordinator
I serve as the Lead Student Experiences Coordinator for the GEAR UP for MY SUCCESS grant at the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center. I have worked in a variety of areas within higher education, including financial aid, admissions, and career services. I previously served as the Parent and Community Coordinator for a previous GEAR UP urban grant at the K20 Center. I am a first generation college graduate, growing up in rural Oklahoma and have completed a bachelors and masters degree program.
The High School GEAR UP Kickoff activity will focus on postsecondary benefits, options, and terminology. This activity will also explain how the GEAR UP grant will help students reach their college and career goals. Students will create a goal for what they can do in high school to increase their preparedness... Read more »
This campus visit lesson focuses on identifying and mitigating obstacles to postsecondary education. Student participants will have an opportunity to discuss why they should want to go to college and what could potentially prevent them from going. They will then explore some of the critical careers... Read more »
This 9th-grade campus visit focuses on increasing students’ postsecondary education (PSE) awareness and preparation. Students will recognize the factors that influence the accessibility of PSE options, identify solutions for funding PSE, and create actionable steps for increasing their chances of success... Read more »
This professional development session focuses on insights and strategies for creating a college- and career-going culture in schools. Participants will be asked to: (1) analyze the significance of a college- and career-going culture, (2) assess the current college- and career-going culture at their... Read more »
This 7th-grade campus visit focuses on providing an opportunity for students to tour a college campus and learn about different facets of college life. Students will participate in a learning activity to familiarize themselves with college degrees and other postsecondary education (PSE) options for... Read more »