higher education professional | educator | doctoral student

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I live in New York City. Originally from Lima, Peru, I moved to New York City at the age of twenty-one. I am a Community College graduate with a BA in Psychology and an MA degree in Educational Psychology both from Hunter College in the City University of New York. Currently, I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

I am a higher education professional and my portfolio covers four main areas—electronic portfolios use and curriculum integration; digital learning programming; faculty development; faculty, staff and student professional development; and data design and assessment for program outcomes. I presently work at the Center for Teaching and Learning at LaGuardia Community College in Academic Affairs as the Interim Associate Director for ePortfolio and Digital Learning.

My interest in education dates back to my days in high school when I wanted to become an English teacher. Over the years, my professional and educational experiences have shaped and expanded my vocation to higher education. Over the last 8 years at LaGuardia, I have been engaged in multiple initiatives and working closely with both Academic and Student Affairs colleagues to promote student success in multiple academic junctures. These experiences spurred my interest and led me to pursue a doctoral degree in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at Teachers College in Columbia University. Building off my early training in psychology coupled with my professional experience, I want to strengthen and deepen my theoretical understanding of the higher education enterprise, translate this to research-driven processes and findings, and promote policies and practices conducive to student success.

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