Allyson Agustin

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Waialua, HI
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University
Online Student
Assistant Director of Admissions, Hawai’i Pacific University


Reason you chose the SAHE Program: “I chose SAHE because this program aligned with my goals of wanting to support students in higher education. After completing the Student Affairs Administration Graduate Certificate, I knew that I wanted to continue learning more with the SAHE program.”

Chris Amerman

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student


Reason you chose the SAHE Program: “I chose the SAHE program because I wanted to become a better person for myself, and the people that I work with. I wanted to learn more about myself, and how I can help others to reach their potential.”

Mustafa Anwar

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Marquette University
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing 


Reason you chose the SAHE program: “There are a number of reasons why I chose the CSU SAHE program, and ultimately it came down to my own self-desire to develop myself personally and professionally. There is a strong focus on self-reflection, the scholar-practitioner identity, and the space to develop myself personally, critically, and holistically. Developing my portfolio through the autoethnographic reflection has shown me my worth as someone who uses lived experience to inform my practice. I chose this program because it truly is not like any other, and I found myself learning more about the person I want to show to the world. Since coming to CSU and learning more about student affairs in higher education, I have a stronger sense of how I want to contribute to the world around me. I know who I want to be and how I want to continue thriving.”

Reine Atrach

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Clarkston, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: 2020
Online Student
Student and Alumni Services Specialist, Hamad Bin Khalifa University – Doha, Qatar


Hope(s) for the SAHE Program: “I have been working as a student affairs professional for five years now, and though I have enjoyed it, my work experience still feels like it is missing something important.  My hope is that graduating from the SAHE program will make me a stronger individual and a well-rounded student affairs professional by providing me with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the field.”

Leah Badillo

Hometown: Jourdanton, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Palo Alto College & Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Online Student
Senior Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science program – Palo Alto College 

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the SAHE program at Colorado State University because of the opportunity to work and collaborate with my classmates, the staff, and the faculty who are practitioner-scholars in the fields I plan on pursuing. I have a passion for learning and working with students who are working towards achieving their education and career goals. My goals after attaining my Master’s degree is to continue to grow in my role as a Senior Advisor and move into a Project Director position, then become a Dean, Vice President of Student Success and ultimately becoming a college or university President.”

Hydie Cheung

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Hong Kong
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: 2020
Online Student 

Reason you chose SAHE: “The wide aspects of topics within the SAHE program is not only highly valuable to student affairs professionals around the world, but also inspiring to us as higher education professionals. Aside from the interactive discussions with my peers, one of the best part of the program is to learn and grow from building your portfolio and establishing a close relationship with an adviser. It really opens up my world and reminds me why I want to continue working in this field.”

Kami Clairmont

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Helena, MT
Undergraduate Institution: Towson University
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: 2020
Online Student 
Program Coordinator, Alumni and Student Connections at Pacific Lutheran University

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the SAHE program because after jumping from career to career, I kept feeling my heart being pulled back to my true passion: higher education. I wanted a program that provided close knit relationships, a focus on diversity and inclusion, and that would offer the opportunity to grow. I found all of this in the SAHE program and beyond. I chose the online environment because I needed a program that could be completed from anywhere. Finishing my fourth semester, I have not completed a semester in the same state thus far – pretty crazy, but it works for me!”

Alejandra Dominguez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela/Sunrise, FL
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant for Campus Information & Box Office, Campus Activities

Reason you chose SAHE: “Because of the opportunity to learn from scholar-practitioners, the strength of the program, and because of CSU! During my time as a College Advisor in Denver, I worked closely with many higher education partners in the state. I was constantly impressed with the support provided by CSU student affairs professionals to my students and knew I would feel proud to be a part of this team.”

Hannah Elliott

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Fullerton
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant for Training, Selection, and Development, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “When comparing programs, I appreciated SAHE’s focus on self-reflection and the scholar-practitioner identity. Being able to focus on theory-to-practice has been very helpful within the work that I do as class discussions are hardly left in the abstract and focus on tangible examples. Developing a portfolio instead of a master’s thesis was also important to me as I feel that reflection and showing competency through the work I have done and experiences I have lived through are more important to me than conducting my own research.”

Alicia Foos

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University             
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: Spring 2020
Online Student
Academic Support Coordinator, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program – Colorado State University

Hopes for the SAHE Program: “To feel more confident and comfortable with the higher education system.”

Sonia Garcia

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
RamEvents Graduate Assistant, Campus Activities

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the SAHE program because of the programs four core values, the international field experience, and the emphasis on scholar practitioners. The financial package that CSU offers also allowed me to move from my hometown to Colorado without taking out loans.”

Neely Goree

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Moody Bible Institute
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant, Student Resolution Center

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the SAHE program at CSU because of the warm welcome I received from students and faculty during my interview process. I could tell that the program would be an amazing opportunity. I’m happy to say I made the right choice!”

Manilyn Gumapas

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Elgin, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: North Central College
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Research and Administrative Graduate Assistant, SAHE Program
Chapter Graduate Advisor, Sigma Nu Fraternity

Reason you chose SAHE: “I was drawn to the SAHE program at CSU because of its emphasis on being both a scholar and a practitioner, the cohort model, both the program’s and CSU’s values for diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and the program’s strong values of reflection and self-awareness. As someone who deeply appreciates and prioritizes all of these aspects and practices, the CSU SAHE program seemed like the perfect next step in my pursuit of a career in student affairs. Now that I’m here, I’m more confident than ever to say I made the right choice and I feel so lucky to be here!”

Chelsea Hapner

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Zeeland, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Hope College
Expected Graduation: 2019
Online Student
Building Monitor, University of Maryland University College

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed the full SAHE journey!  I love the classes and topics, the online formatting, the professors, and the new connections and friendships being made!  The SAHE program is both challenging and rewarding.”

Shay Harris

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate Institution: The College at Brockport -SUNY
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Assistant Resident Manager, University Housing 

Reason you chose SAHE: “SAHE values reflection and self-awareness, which are frequent practices in my life. Within the program, these values show up in many ways, particularly the auto-ethnographic portfolio we create over the course of our two years. As a professional I aspire to be a reflective practitioner and I believed the portfolio would help me achieve this. Then there are the folks I met during interview weekend. My fellow candidates, the current students, and some faculty were very welcoming, personable, supportive, and most importantly–REAL! This eased many of the anxieties I had about interview weekend, which allowed me to truly engage with the process. When I envisioned myself being friends, colleagues, and a student of those I met, I knew CSU is where I needed to be.”

Lela Hautau

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Pacific Grove, California
Undergraduate Institution: Baker University
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing 

Reason you chose SAHE: The current students made me want to come here. They were real and transparent. The faculty were also very supportive from the moment I arrived. I knew I would get the support I needed, while also being challenged to reflect on who I am and who I want to be both personally and professionally.”

Claudia Hernandez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Fort Lupton, CO
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Student Services Graduate Assistant, INTO CSU

Reason you chose SAHE: “I had narrowed down my graduate school search to an out of state program as well as the CSU SAHE program. During interview days I felt a sense of community and empowerment as everyone there was excited to see each other succeed. Ultimately, I chose the SAHE program because the faculty and staff made themselves incredibly available and made sure to reach out to see if all of my questions were answered, I had begun to establish a community before I had even confirmed to the program.”

Cozy Huggins

Hometown: Heber City, Utah
Undergraduate Institution: Westminster College
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Student Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “I was really looking for a place that brought me out of my comfort zone and had community to it. I love the cohort model and the experience I get as an Assistant Residence Director.”

Ethan Jackson

Pronouns: they/them/theirs
Hometown:
Bluffton, Indiana
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University-Kelley School of Business
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: When I was initially researching Graduate School six years ago I came across CSU’s SAHE program. At the time I saw they were talking the social justice talk and after coming am elated to see this program also walks the walk! I was nervous to return to school after working full time in higher education for four years, but I am having a great time surrounded by peers, practitioners, and faculty that engage me with real world examples!

Reanna Klanseck

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown:
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Undergraduate Institution: Boise State University
Online Student
Battalion S1, U.S. Army

Reason you chose SAHE: “I discovered my passion for working with students in higher education as a Resident Assistant in college. Through this experience, I was blessed with the opportunity to support and challenge my residents, but I never had any of the knowledge behind it besides the basics that were taught in training. I had never heard of student development theories or campus ecology before, and I didn’t do any research or evaluations in the role. I chose the SAHE program to learn more and become more engaged with student affairs and student development. I believe that CSU’s online SAHE program is the only online program worth enrolling in. It is a rigorous academic program with practitioner faculty, practicums, in-depth curriculum, and countless opportunities.”

Cassie Marshall

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown:
San Jose, California & Seattle, Washington
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Resident Manager, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: Everything about CSU’s program stood out to me: the scholar-practitioner focus, small cohort model, emphasis on social justice and reflection, the academic rigor, and awesome faculty who are leaders in the field. I really wanted an experience where I could gain serious work experience in student affairs while also challenging myself personally and in the classroom. During interview days I remember meeting amazing people and having invigorating conversations. I remember thinking: ‘wow, if I get the chance to do this, it will change me’ and ultimately that feeling is why I chose CSU’s SAHE program.

Andrea Martinez

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown:
Austin, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Franklin and Marshall College
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: It was a gut feeling. When I visited for Interview Days, it felt like it mattered that I was there. I also appreciated how reflective and intentional SAHE was about everything from the curriculum to the faculty interviews. Staff, faculty, and graduate students all built this community, and I needed that support system in a program.”

Maria J Matta Moreno

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: El Paso Community College & University of Georgia
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the SAHE program because it had everything I was looking for. It’s a strong introspective program that focuses on social justice. There were ample assistantship opportunities that offered several benefits such as tuition remission, health insurance, and, because of the assistantship I was offered, also free housing. The financial piece was a great incentive for me to chose this program, but also knowing that it is one of the top program in the states that is preparing me to be a reflective expert in this field. Ultimately, this program was the best choice and best fit for my wants and needs out of this experience.”

Amber Mazurana

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Windsor, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Butler University
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: 2022
Online Student
Senior Instructor, Colorado State University- School of Dance 

Reason you chose SAHE: “Amber has been teaching at CSU in the School of Dance for almost a decade. After a twenty-year career performing professionally and training dancers in pre-professional programs, she discovered a passion for working with students in higher education. Currently in her second year of the SAHE program, Amber continually strives to gain a deeper understanding of the important issues affecting her students and the field at large. As a student affairs scholar-practitioner, she aims to listen intentionally, challenge while providing support, guide choices, and facilitate holistic growth. As a mother, wife, friend, colleague, teacher and mentor, Amber hopes to share her passion for life, help others on their journeys and positively impact her community. The online SAHE program at CSU allows her to fulfil all these roles while giving her the flexibility to learn the essential skills needed to excel in higher education.”

Tess McGinty

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Newcastle, WY
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming
Online Student
Assistant Director, Colorado State University Mountain Campus

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: “The online SAHE program provides access to the same legacy of excellent teaching and program design as CSU’s residential program, but offers me the flexibility to progress at a manageable pace while I continue to work full time. I am able to develop connections with and learn from the perspectives of students around the world, not just here in Fort Collins. The SAHE faculty and administrators dedicate the same commitment to individual student success in the online program as they do the residential program – and that says a lot! I appreciate the in-depth design and instruction, as well as opportunities to engage with faculty within and beyond the class setting. Lastly, as a nontraditional student, I appreciate the opportunity the online SAHE program affords to connect with others who are also currently working full time and at various stages of their careers.”

Mary McGee

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Resident Director, University Housing

Hope(s) for SAHE Program: I chose the SAHE program because I wanted to push myself outside of my comfort zone personally, professionally, and academically. I loved SAHE’s focus on self-reflection, social justice, and becoming a scholar-practitioner. I feel really privileged to be part of this program and am grateful for my assistantship that allows me to implement what I’m learning in the classroom to the students I interact with. In addition, I have struggled to find my community in the past and feel like I have begun to find my people at CSU. I was born and raised in Illinois and this is the first time where I feel like I’ve genuinely connected with folx. Transitioning to a new state, new graduate program, new institution, and new job has not been easy, but I have enjoyed being challenged and watching myself grow through that process. I’m really grateful to be in this program and hope to continue growing at CSU.”

Tanisha Muquit

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh & Berkeley, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose SAHE because I wanted to be in a scholar-practitioner model where I could apply what I was learning to real life situations. I also wanted experience working at a predominately white institution to learn how to best support students with different identities, both marginalized and privileged, in that context. Additionally, it was really important for me to be in a program that valued social justice and inclusion and was not afraid to engage in conversation around difficult topics. Lastly, I knew I needed to be in a cohort model. I love that my cohort challenges me to grow and also supports me during tough times. So far, SAHE has been a wild ride! It’s a difficult but extremely rewarding journey and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Go Rams!”

Gabriel Navarro

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Pace University
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant, RamRide

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose SAHE because of the theory-to-pracitce model, focus on social justice, and diversity of the cohort.”

Jerry Nguyen

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Hue, Vietnam
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia College of Missouri
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “The CSU SAHE program has everything I was looking for in a graduate program. I am passionate about diversity, social justice, and inclusion (DSJI); so I want to a professional path/ graduate program that allows me to advocate for those pieces. The SAHE program has a strong focus on DSJI, and the program model is based on self-reflection and scholar-practitioner. Being able to reflect on how my identities show up in my work, learn/examine theories in the classroom, and then immediately apply those theories to my daily work was very valuable to me. The financial aid package offered by the SAHE program is another great incentive. I was able to get a graduate assistantship that covers my tuition, room and board, health insurance. Having an assistantship also contributes greatly to my professional development and growth. I also love that the program is based on a small cohort model. I went to a small private liberal arts school for my undergraduate and came to highly appreciate a small, discussion-based classroom.

Jessie O’Neal

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
Online Student
Graduate Admissions Counselor

Reason you chose SAHE: “I am always striving to be the best at what I do and I want to be somewhere where I’ll have the opportunity to develop my skills and work with people I can truly learn from. Some of the most innovative industry leaders work at Colorado State University and that’s a big reason why attending this institution really excites me! In my current role as Graduate Admissions Counselor for the College of Business at CSU, I have been able to work alongside faculty, staff, and students and love it. I find inspiration in the experiences, the relationships, and the knowledge I have gained. I appreciate being a part of a university culture and enjoy mentoring and motivating the people around me. The environment and culture of a college can be exciting and rewarding and I want to experience it, furnish it, and give that back to the students. I went to the University of Maryland and truly believe that my experience there, in a supportive, inclusive, and cultivating environment, helped me to learn and grow into the person I am now, and I would love to be able to provide that for others. In the future I not only want to ensure that student’s in higher education have an enriching experience that supports them in their diverse backgrounds, strengths, and values but I also want to create foundations in order to make sure that what they do experience is well thought out, supportive, and intentional.

Camila Ozores Silva

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina & Tampa, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Florida
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives & Leadership, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose SAHE because it provides challenge in a way that both allows me to learn and grow, and also provides support. I also appreciate the cohort model of this program and the chance to explore different functional areas through my assistantship, practicum, internship, and other opportunities.”

Belinda Palomino

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Harlingen, TX
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas – Pan American
Expected Year of SAHE Graduation: 2018
Online Student
Current Employment: 
Coordinator II of Student Life & Engagement – Texas State Technical College

What you’ve enjoyed most about the SAHE Program: “My favorite thing about the SAHE program is having a diverse cohort that enhances my experience through unique perspectives.  I am also grateful for the support and guidance provided by my wonderful advisor.”

Carina Palomino (Orozco)

Pronouns: she/her/Carina’s
Hometown: Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Resident Manager, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE:Throughout my undergraduate experience I learned the most outside of the classroom. I was highly involved with the alternative break community and mentorship programs. I found my love and passion for social justice, working with others, and supporting students’ success through these experiences. Thank to my mentors and support system, I learned that what I enjoyed the most during my undergrad career is a field of work, therefore I applied to SAHE.”

Mariah Pursley

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
RamEvents Graduate Assistant, Campus Activities

Reason you chose SAHE:I chose the SAHE program because the program’s values are aligned with my own and because I knew this program would challenge me to grow as a scholar-practitioner.”

Elizabeth Rademacher

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
Online Student
Academic Student Success Manager, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos

Reason you chose SAHE: “I had been working in student services at UNM-LA for a few years when I realized this was going to be my next career. I love working with students and most of all helping them achieve their goals. I knew I needed more tools, resources, and understanding in order to do my job more effectively and in order to move into other positions within student affairs. As an alumna, I got a mailer for CSU Online. When I looked at the offerings and found Student Affairs in Higher Education, I was thrilled. As I read the course descriptions, I was so excited about the courses I could take, I could not wait to get started! I looked at other programs that just did not provide the kind of course work I wanted to deepen my understanding and propel my career and personal growth. SAHE has done that more than I could ever anticipated. I have really loved the program, the connection with faculty, and the high quality student/ peers. I cannot recommend the program highly enough.”

Lazareth Sye

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Online Student

Reason you chose SAHE: I applied for the SAHE program after learning that I could study the field of student affairs for the job of my dreams, Dean of Students. I have always been passionate about students, watching them enter college, seeing them grow as individuals, gaining independence and finishing their degrees. Just knowing that I played a small part in their journey makes waking up every day liberating. I served as my university’s student body President and was a Resident Assistant in the reslife. Each of these experiences gave me a window in the field of student affairs and ignited a passion for service and a drive to advocate for institutional change so that colleges start working for the students interests. For me, there was no other program out there but the CSU SAHE program and every day reaffirms that I made the right choice. Go RAMS!”

Bryanna Streeter

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: La Palma, California
Undergraduate Institution: Soka University of America
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Assistant Residence Director, University Housing

Reason you chose SAHE: I knew I wanted to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs, and the SAHE program had all the elements I was looking for to best prepare me as a scholar-practitioner. During my interview, I was blown away by the compassion SAHE faculty and students brought into their work. I especially love the program’s focus on social justice and self-reflection as tools to challenge and understand ourselves as student affairs professionals as well as the students we serve. I also enjoy being able to apply my learning everyday in my housing assistantship.”

Haley Todacheene

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Athletics

Reason you chose SAHE: In deciding on a graduate program SAHE attracted me through their strong emphasis in the scholar-practitioner model. Taking what I am learning in the classroom and applying that knowledge as a practitioner in my assistantship and other practicum experiences will provide me so many learning experience that will only add to my knowledge as a student affairs professional. During interview days, the support and welcome I felt was tremendous. The faculty, staff, and fellow SAHE students are so excited to support, educate and empower the SAHE community, which made me want to be a part of the program even more! Additionally, I value the cohort model as it provides diverse community of student affairs scholars as well as unique perspectives.

Holly VanHouten

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Longview, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Texas
Online Student
Scholar Relations Coordinator, The Terry Foundation

Reason you chose SAHE: “I chose the CSU SAHE program because of the focus on how to incorporate theory into practice. The program has a strong emphasis on diversity, inclusion, privilege, power, and oppression and has helped to refocus my worldview to meet my students where they are and better appreciate where they have come from. The SAHE program challenges us to grow as individuals while training us and developing our knowledge about the field of higher education. I’m proud to be a CSU Ram and look forward to completing the SAHE program in Spring 2020.”

Shaill Vasavada

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
SAHE Class of 2020
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Reason you chose SAHE: “SAHE was the complete package I was looking for in a graduate program. I was specifically looking for programs that utilized a cohort model and portfolio or capstone project rather than a cumulative exam. Through the cohort model, I have fostered friendships that allow me to learn from my peers. Each of us brings a unique perspective and set of skills to the program that allow for a more dynamic and diverse learning environment. The portfolio provides an opportunity to reflect on not only professional competencies, but also personal experiences and moments of learning that will help me long after my years in SAHE. This program is committed to challenging and engaging students in the process of developing as student affairs professionals; faculty and staff genuinely want to see the field grow and that starts with empowering competent professionals. The assistantship program also provides an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-life student affairs settings. I am very fortunate to have an assistantship in the area I hope to pursue professionally after graduation and know that through this program I am gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. I am so happy I chose SAHE and can be part of a community that is dedicated to personal and professional growth and learning.”

 

Steve Willich

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Stoneham, CO
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
Expected Graduation: 2019
Online Student
Current Employment: 
Director, LGBTQ Student Resource Center – Auraria Campus, Denver, CO

Reason you chose SAHE: “I had a few colleagues who had been a part of the residential program, and they spoke highly of their experiences. In looking at various programs, CSU has a great reputation for educating student affairs practitioners. I live and work in Denver, so taking on-campus classes was not feasible. When the online program formed, I jumped at the opportunity!”

Diane Yang

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
SAHE Class of 2021
Residential Student
Graduate Assistant, Career Center
Chapter Graduate Advisor, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

Reason you chose SAHE: The CSU SAHE program was the right choice for me because of the emphasis on the scholar-practitioner model. I resonate with the concept of theory-to-practice where I can directly apply learning to professional and personal experiences. I also appreciate the opportunities to broaden my international experience and work with ranging identities at a predominantly white institution.”