Introducing ASAP's HESA Student of the Month for April: Kevin Franco!
As a social justice researcher and practitioner in education, Kevin critically analyzes educational issues through a lexicon of race, class, gender, and sexuality. With over five years of professional experience, Kevin has worked in the college access and college success field assisting a spectrum of low-income, first generation college students with their educational pursuits. Simultaneously, Kevin has conducted mixed methods research assessments at Occidental College and is currently a Research Assistant working on an implementation study of the Community Schools initiative for the RAND corporation.
Originally from San Fernando Valley, CA, Kevin attended UC Berkeley and received a B.A. in Sociology. Kevin’s passion for social justice, inclusion, and equity in education began when he co-founded the Queer Straight Alliance at UC Berkeley. His work in the Queer community sparked his drive to view leadership opportunities as a platform to incite social change. Prior to NYU, Kevin was the College Success Director for the non-profit organization, Heart of Los Angeles. At HOLA, Kevin was responsible for directing and supervising a team dedicated to ensuring the degree completion of 200 low-income, first generation college students, also known as “HOLA alumni.”
Kevin is a first year graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs with a concentration in Social Justice M.A. program. He continues to entrench himself in education to further restructure and develop pathways for historically underrepresented students.
Introducing ASAP's HESA Student of the Month for March: Cassie!
"I am currently a first-year full-time student in NYU’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program, and interning as the Student Life Coordinator at Steven’s Institute of Technology’s Office of Graduate Student Affairs. I was drawn to the program as it was the perfect mix of theory (class) and practice (internship and opportunities), allowing me to further develop as an engaged scholar. In my internship I work with graduate students- advising Graduate Student Council, Graduate Research Conference, clubs and organizations, coordinating Women’s Program, and assisting with orientation and commencement. I enjoy working with this population of students because it challenges me to find ways to intertwine academics and student affairs. Also, NYU’s HESA has provided me with opportunities to be reflective and contribute my voice to the student affairs community. Last month I was the graduate keynote speaker at the 2017 Student Affairs Conference at NYU, where I shared how the misspelling of my name has provided me the opportunity to better understand my Korean American social identity (my name is spelt Cassie but pronounced Casey)."
Cassie is a first-year, full-time graduate student in the program. Keep a look out for our HESA Student of the Month for April!
Dear ASAP member,
Our first ASAP meeting of 2017 will be next Monday, February 13th in the Kimmel 909. Food and drink will provided.
Come to find out what's going on this semester, how to get more involved, meet some new people or just to say hi! The meeting will be at 8:45pm. If you have not joined ASAP yet, you can join at this meeting.
There is an one-time due payment of $15 that allows us to plan events including visits to other campuses, bring speakers, and it contributes to the full time student Recruitment Days. I will be bringing change for all of you that are paying in cash or you can Venmo me.
General Body Meeting: Monday 8:45 PM -9:45 PM
Monday 2/13/2017 Kimmel 909
Monday 3/6/2017 Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 383
Monday 4/3/2017 Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 383
Monday 4/17/2017 Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 383
Monday 5/1/2017 End of Semester GBM/Graduate Appreciation, GLOBAL CTR CLASSROOM 383
Committee Meeting: Monday 8:45 PM -9:45 PM
Monday 2/27/2017 Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life 361
Monday 3/27/2017 Kimmel 904
Monday 4/10/2017 Kimmel 906
Monday 4/24/2017 Kimmel 904
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Introducing ASAP's HESA Student of the Month for December: Ryan Grubbs! Here is what Ryan wanted to share with you all about his experiences in the NYU HESA Masters Program so far:
"I started at NYU three years ago as the assistant for the Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies. Before that, I was doing legal work as I figured out if law school was the right path for me. When I realized that my passion was not for the law but for working with colleges and universities, I made the transition into higher education. When I learned that graduate study in higher education was a possibility, and that NYU had such a program, I jumped at the chance to enroll. NYU's program in Higher Education and Student Affairs has been a great complement to my practice as a higher education professional; the coursework provides a theoretical foundation that supports my day-to-day work in my office. I have greatly enjoyed working and learning with my colleagues in the program—especially my fellow part-timers—and I benefit from their insights and contributions both in and out of the classroom."
Ryan is a second-year, part-time graduate student in the program. Keep a look out for our HESA Student of the Month for January!
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